Reapplying to a different office

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New answer on Nov 23, 2020
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DM asked on Feb 19, 2020

Is it possible to reapply to a different MBB office in a separate application without waiting a year (not indicating this office earlier in the application)? Or is the application cross-matched to the records and "wait" year applies to the firm globally.

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Anonymous replied on Apr 30, 2020

No, since the hiring system is global

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Daniel
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replied on Feb 19, 2020
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McKinsey system is global, so no

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Nathaniel
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replied on Feb 20, 2020
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Hello DM,

It is not possible to do this as the applications are global in MBB firms.
Your applications would have been stored in a global database and other offices would be notified that you have gone underwent process in other regions / offices as well as the related results.

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,
Nathan

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Francesco
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replied on Feb 20, 2020
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Hi DM,

if you have applied online you have been flagged in the system since MBB have a centralized database; in this case, applying again online during the ban period will very likely lead to rejection due to the previous application.

The only possible way to avoid this is using a very strong referral (partner level), although there is not guarantee it will work. Some people also try to cheat the system changing emails/names in the application, however even in this case you may be detected.

If you have applied “informally” forwarding your CV via a referral, you may have not been reported in the system; if that’s the case, you will be assessed again based on the new documents uploaded. I would recommend to apply via a referral and review your CV in this case before the new application.

Hope this helps,

Francesco

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Clara
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replied on Feb 19, 2020
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Hello!

Long story short: NO, since the applications are global.

However, some situations could be peculiar (e.g., someone being rejected and later re-applying and getting accepted in offices with particularities such as language, etc.)

Cheers,

Clara

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Sidi
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replied on Feb 19, 2020
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Hi!

Normally it should not work, because your application should be on the global records. However, in practice, I know of several instances when candidates have interviewed with the same MBB firm within just a few weeks in different geographies (e.g, recently one person that I know interviewed with the Moscow office of BCG after having been rejected by the Paris office just 5 weeks prior to that). One thing these cases had in common was that they used personal referrals rather than standard application channels.

Cheers, Sidi

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Gaurav
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replied on Nov 23, 2020
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Hi DM,

No, you have to wait until the ban period ends.

The one thing you can do is to find a referral, but you should have a good explanation of your rejection.

Do you need any further help?

All the best,

GB

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Antonello
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replied on Feb 29, 2020
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No, you can't. The only way you can think about is obtaining a referral and clearly explain to you contact the situation.

Best,
Antonello

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Luca
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replied on Feb 27, 2020
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Hello,

Unfortunately it's not possible. There is a worlwide database that is shared netween offices.

Best,
Luca

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Ian
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replied on Feb 23, 2020
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Double-check with HR that the wait is a year, and yes you will do to do so....unless you get a strong referral

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Vlad
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replied on Feb 19, 2020
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Hi,

Mostly no, since the application system is international. Some of the markets will allow you doing that, but these are very small exceptions.

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