Reapplying to BCG few months after - different office

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New answer on Sep 15, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Oct 24, 2018

I arrived to the last round, but I did not pass.

Would it be possible to apply to another office few months later (since now I am in good shape in terms of case preparation)?

Is there a "global centralized HR system" or each office uses its own Applicant Tracking System?

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Anonymous replied on Oct 24, 2018

The "proper" answer is that you won't be able to apply for 1-2 years, or until something significantly changes on your profile (as Guennael says).

The "other" answer is that you could try and reapply - change your email, mailing address, use/don't use your middle name... while I am not advising you to do this, it is possible that you might get through the automatic checks and get another interview. However, think carefully before doing this, or if its better to either focus on different firms or wait 1-2 years before reapplying.

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Henning
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replied on Sep 15, 2020
Bain | passed >15 MBB interviews as a candidate

Yes, a centralize database will try to capture these attempts based on a number of data fields. Having said that, no system is perfect.

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Anonymous replied on Sep 15, 2020

Hi A,

Yes, the database system is centralized, indeed. That's why I would recommend reapplying no sooner than 1-2 years (that's pretty standard).
Otherwise, you have to impress them with your greatly improved profile.

Best, André

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Vlad
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replied on Oct 25, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

The base is centralized. So you can do it only if you change the name / e-mail.

Moreover, while you were applying you had to select several offices. (usually, it's a choice of 3-4). I would not try applying again to these offices.

Best

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Guennael
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replied on Oct 24, 2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

There is a centralized database, yes

If your profile hasn't changed and they haven't indicated you should reapply so far, I would strongly advise you do not reapply until probably a couple of years until your profile is different (work experience, degrees).

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