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PrepLounge's cases vs Real life MBB cases

Anonymous A

Hi all,

How PrepLounge's cases compared to real MBB cases given these days?
PrepLounge's cases are a close enough simulation to real MBB cases today?

Thanks!!

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Andrea
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replied on 03/26/2018
I am a former BCG decision round interviewer with 300+ real interviews conducted and 8 years interviewing experience

They are a good starting point. However you will get the closest fidelity to the real experience either by either case-mocking with:

  • Current employees at MBB who are also part of interview cadre. If you are already invited to interviews you can request 2-3 of such opportunities by simply reaching out to your recruiting contact and expressing interest. If you are not at that stage yet, you can try to reach out to current employees and ask for an informational interview and then a subsequent mock case.
  • Former employees of MBB who were part of interview cadre. These people know the process intimately and have their own library of cases that is very close to what used by MBB.

My suggestion is that during your preparation journey you use both methods i suggested above to the maximum extent you find beneficial (definitely use up all 2-3 free mocks you can get from MBB).

Disclaimer: I am aware that this advice includes a shameless self-promotion to the services I offer and my own profile. :D

Hope it helps,

Andrea

Astrid replied on 03/26/2018

Hi Anonymous A,

thanks for asking your question on our Consulting Q&A!

PrepLounge’s mission is to help our users to land their dream consulting jobs.

This is why we built a vast case library consisting of carefully selected case studies which are used by top consulting firms during their interview process. Some of them are provided by consultancies themselves (e.g. Bain & Company), and these cases help you to prepare for their specific case style before your interview.

We know that many PrepLounge users landed an MBB job offer using our platform to prepare for their case interviews. Thus, we strongly believe that going through the cases with other case partners and/or experts should allow you to be ideally prepared for your MBB case interview.

However, there is always room for improvement. So if you can give us constructive criticism, it is more than welcome! We always aim to enhance our service and resources.

Best of luck for your case prep and upcoming MBB interviews!

Astrid

PrepLounge Community Manager

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B replied on 03/26/2018
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Hey anonymous,

They are good proxies for it... but to be honest the best resources (by order of relevance!) are the cases on the major consulting firms websites, the ones built by (ex)consultants and the ones existing on the best business schools consulting clubs (US ones + Insead + LBS)

Best

Bruno