Mckinsey & Co success rate based on locations?

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Anonymous A asked on Dec 28, 2019

Are there certain locations that have high chances of success in comparison to other locations?

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Clara
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replied on Dec 28, 2019
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Hello!

Indeed! Some locations are particularly wanted, hence, more difficult -at the end, is pure offer-demand as in everything-.

Furthermore, some offices -like Cairo and others in Middle East- have some quotas for locals.

Hope it helps!

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Clara

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Nathaniel
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replied on Jan 20, 2020
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Hello there,

There are of course a variability in the competitiveness level of different offices within the Firm. For examples, offices in global hubs such as London, Singapore, HK, NY, San Francisco, are really in high demand.

In average though, the chances of getting in are still equally difficult if we compared to other companies in each regions / countries.

Moreover, in some countries, ability to speak local languages and familiarity with the local culture ('how things work here?') is expected, as consulting relies on trust-based relationship with clients.

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,
Nathan

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Antonello
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High chances nowhere. There are only offices more competitive than all the others (e.g. NY, London, San Francisco).

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Antonello

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Luca
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replied on Dec 30, 2019
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Hello,

I confirm that there are offices more wanted than others, where competition is higher. Anyway the minimum standards are similar and high everywhere. Consider also that for most of the offices you have to know the native office language to apply (there are some expections like Middle East).

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Luca

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