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    MBB Experienced Hire Event

    Bain Bain & Company BCG Boston Consulting Group McKinsey McKinsey & Company
    Most recent answer on Aug 02, 2021
    <p>Hi All, I was recently invited to one of the MBB London experienced hire networking event (twice). At the end of the call the host gave us a deadline to apply for the consultant role which is approaching soon. At this stage, I do not have an official referral available, however, both the events application were based on submission of our resume.</p> <p>Should I go ahead and apply for the consultant role through online application? (since both the events were through submission of resume) or should I try harder to get a referral? (I don't think I can get a referral in such a short span since the application deadline is by the end of this month)</p> <p>Thank you in advance!</p>
    Hi! Check this on the company website but from what I know, experience hire recruitment goes on all year round, meaning there shouldn't be deadline - you can submit your application anytime. If this is the case, I wou ... (read entire answer)
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    Post-acquisition cases

    Bain Kearney MBB
    Most recent answer on Jul 30, 2021
    <p>Hi, I have received 2 cases on post-acquisition - how to realize synergies - during my interviews with different tier-one consulting firms, and I did badly.</p> <p>What is the framework to go with post-acquisition cases?</p> <p>Thanks.</p>
    Hey, If your question is specific to synergies, you need to be clear on following aspects before you think of a framework and solution: Are you looking at cost savings/revenue synergies once the two firms have mer ... (read entire answer)
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    Bain South East Asia culture?

    Bain Bain & Company
    Most recent answer on Jul 30, 2021
    <p>Hi, I would be applying to Bain in South East Asia soon. May I know what is the culture like in Bain South East Asia? Thanks!</p>
    Hi there, I highly recommend you use this as a networking "excuse". You're best off applying with a referral. While searching for one, reach out to people there to better learn the culture :) In general, from my und ... (read entire answer)
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    Feedback call With interviewer Result

    and Bain Bain BCG Client and MBB MBB McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Jul 30, 2021
    <p>I did my  1st round interview on July2th and July 10th with one of MBB. I was notified that I passed the first round on July 15th. I just had a feedback call with my 1st interviewer today. She gave me very positive feedback with just a minor area of improvement, while I am happy. I am curious to hear the feedback from my 2nd interviewer.</p> <p>1. Is it usually just one interviewer gave you feedback (representing 2 interviewers) ? Or It will be 2 different people. </p> <p>2. I emailed my 2nd interviewer on July 17 and July 25th asking for feedback, should I reeach him again or it will be annoying ?</p> <p>Thank you for your advices</p>
    Hi, congrats on a job well done for the 1st round! The two interviewers from the same round will discuss and compare notes after the two interviews are completed. So the feedback you received has already combied feedb ... (read entire answer)
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    Recent feedback on Bain Middle East

    Bain Bain & Company BainDubai dubai MBB Middle East
    Most recent answer on Jul 26, 2021
    <p>Hi everyone!</p> <p>I've read a lot of negative feedback on the culture of Bain Dubai on multiple forums. Most of the responses were 3+ years old and was wondering if anything had changed since then.</p> <p>Thanks!</p>
    Culture related questions can always be biased - I recommend to take them with a bag of salt. Within the same office you can land-up with a wide variety of team cultures. All consults (including Bain) in the Middle- ... (read entire answer)
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    Do different MBB offices offer interviews on the same day?

    Bain BCG internship MBB Mck McKinsey recruiting undergrad
    Most recent answer on Jul 26, 2021
    <p>I'm recruiting for undergrad internships at MBB right now and have not gotten an first-round invite  or rejection email yet. Some other kids seem to have gotten rejections, invites, and even waitlists, but I have not recived any of those at this point. </p> <p>Could this be because the office I'm applying to has not made decisions yet? I'm curious if the various US offices just don't work on the same timelines. Btw, I completed McKinsey's Imbellus last week, but not gotten anything for BCG.</p>
    Hi there, Yes timelines across offices are different AND rejections/invites just come at different speeds for everyone. Please just be patient (and double-check that you applied!) and you should start hearing back s ... (read entire answer)
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    Feedback Call with Interviewer

    Bain BCG Mck
    Most recent answer on Jul 24, 2021
    <p>I just passed my 1st round at one of MBB. The interviewer didnt give me written feedback but he offers to have 15 mins call. My questions </p> <p>1) How can I maximize this call ?</p> <p>2) How can I ask the most relevant feedback considering the time is only 15 mins</p> <p>3) Beside case/fit performance, anything I should discuss ?</p> <p>Thank you for the advices </p>
    Hey there, Usually, they won't go into much detail. 1+2. Ask specifically for improvement advice + specific examples where you displayed weaknesses and strengths + concrete improvement advice (again with examples to ... (read entire answer)
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    Hypothesis Testing

    Bain BCG hypothesis hypothesis testing McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Jul 23, 2021
    Anonymous A asked on Jul 23, 2021
    <p>Ola,</p> <p>I have been practicing cases for a while. However, I still need to improve my  hyphothesis testing ability. Any tips/resources on how to practice hypothesis testing ? Grazie</p>
    Ola, I have been practicing cases for a while. However, I still need to improve my  hyphothesis testing ability. Any tips/resources on how to practice hypothesis testing ? Grazie
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    Scheduling for 2nd Round Interview

    2ndround Accenture Strategy Online test Bain Bain & Company BCG BCG Technology advantage Client and MBB MBB MBB & Big 4 Mck
    Most recent answer on Jul 14, 2021
    <p>Hope everyone is well. I have just been informed that I pass 1st round of one of the MBB. I have got a couple of questions</p> <p>1. They offered me to do 2nd round next week. But I prefer to do it next month as I need more preparation and want to take quick break first. How should I explain to them ? Is it common to have one month break between round ?</p> <p>2.When I asked about feedback from 1st case, the HR did not respon on that issue although they replied my other unrelated question. How should I approach so I can get that feedback ? Should I directly email my interviewer if I dont get from HR ?</p> <p>3.I am performing (relatively) well on my 1st round. Although not sure how it will go with partner-level question later. How long should I take break ? </p> <p>4) Any advice on preparing 2nd round ?</p> <p>Thank you very so much for your advice.</p>
    Congrats! 1. I guess this ones a tricky one in the times of virtual interviewing when you're never really fully "unavailable". I would encourage you to express your preference but you may have to just go with what the ... (read entire answer)
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    In Between Interview

    Accenture Strategy Online test Bain BCG BCG Case Interview MBB Mck
    Most recent answer on Jul 06, 2021
    <p>Hi,</p> <p>I did my first interview (first round) with one of the MBB last friday. I will have my 2nd first round interview this Thursday. I think it went okay/well (dont want to comment too much on my own performance). I have a couple of questions</p> <p>1.What usually those two interviewers discuss to make decision?</p> <p>2.How can I leverage these two days ? Should I focus on the thing that  I was lack on my 1st interview </p> <p>3.My first interviewer was so friendly and also the case has no exhbit. Should I expect that my 2nd interview will be the "bad cop" ? Also, will the case type be different between these two ?</p> <p>4. On FIT they only ask me to introduce myself and the reason why consulting. So I still save some of my story. But should I change the way/content on my intro and reason why consulting (to come up with new content) ?</p> <p>5.What should I do to take advantage of these days ? any particular thing should I do ?</p>
    1. They will compare notes to see if there's a deviation on their recommendations. When aligned, it's a very short and straightforward discussion 2. Definitely focus on your round 1 feedback - BOTH your strengths and ... (read entire answer)
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    1st round Interview with partner

    Bain BCG McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Jul 01, 2021
    <p>I just got my invitation for one of the MBB first round. But, I am wondering why I will have my interview with partner for the first round.</p> <p>Also, since they scheduled like less than 24 hours before the interview, I need to reject that because I have another commitment. </p> <p>Any thought on this ?</p>
    Hi there, Having a partner as an interviewer in the first round is not common but possible. Usually it is just a matter of interview schedule Given they provided such short notice, it is totally fine if you ask to ... (read entire answer)
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    Why BCG ?

    Bain BCG BCG McKinsey and Bain McKinsey oliverwyman
    Most recent answer on Jun 29, 2021
    <p>Hi All, I have struggle to find how to answer "why BCG ?" I tried to ask a couple of consultants and do my own research. However, I have not got strong answers related to this. </p> <p>Globally, what are the difference between BCG and MCk/Bain ?</p> <p>Locally, how can I do research to know more about differentiator in specific office ?</p> <p>Overall, how can I answer this question well ? How many points should I provide ? </p> <p>Thank you for your help</p>
    Hey there, I'd recommend you to answer this question both from a fact-based perspective as well as a personal level, in a top-down manner: ''I want to work for BCG mainly for <3-4> reasons, first......second.. ... (read entire answer)
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    Investment Decision Case

    AT Kearney Bain BCG Boston Consulting Group Case Interview MBB McKinsey McKinsey & Company Oliver Wyman Structure
    Most recent answer on Jun 27, 2021
    <p>Hi All,</p> <p>Been thinking of the following case question and I would appreciate your feedback.</p> <p>"<strong>Company X wants to invest in building a hotel if payback period is X years or less, should they invest?"</strong></p> <p>My structure is the following: </p> <p>"since payback period is the investment divided by annual profits we need to look at the following; </p> <p>1- Investment costs </p> <p>2- Running cost (after building hotel)</p> <p>3- Revenue streams and demand ( rooms, resturants, spa, etc) </p> <p>4- Market &amp; compition (not sure if I should concider this as a bucket or not) "<br> </p> <p>I would appreciate feedback on my structure and suggestions too. I don't know if my buckets are concidered a bit detailed?</p>
    Hello! Sounds pretty good and comprehensive! The only advise I would give you is also review the NPV formula in perpetuity vs. the "normal" one we normally use, since if you see that in an interview for the 1st time ... (read entire answer)
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    Rejecting Interview Invitation

    Bain BCG MBB Mck McKinsey & Company
    Most recent answer on Jun 27, 2021
    <p>Hi Recently, I got a couple of MBB Invitation but they always give me one day notice (giving me the invitation one day before the actual interview). They already gave me two interviews (but all of them always one day notice). Is it okay if I reject it again ? I told them I have another agenda that I can not adjust to.</p> <p> I feel although HR prefer to go quicker but I feel it's worth to delay a bit to make sure I am not in rush in the last minute. I also already told them previously if they can give me invitation like 3 days before the actual interview. I have been preparing a lot but having only one day notice is not really something comfortable as I need more time to really prepare my interview and mentally.</p> <p>Thank you for sharing your thought</p>
    Hi there, it's perfectly fine to ask the HR to reschedule, though it should not be too far into the future. A couple of points to include in your email or message to them: Reason for rescheduling (e.g., schedule con ... (read entire answer)
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    CaseLingo

    Accenture Strategy Online test Bain BCG cost-benefit analysis FIT frameworks mckinsey Imbellus McKinsey PST
    Most recent answer on Jun 27, 2021
    <p>Hi, </p> <p>One of the area that I want to improve on my case performance is to avoid Caselingo (common terms that candidate use during case). Here are my list of case lingo and how can I change that to differentiate myself from most candidates? </p> <p>1. When want to recap--&gt; I would like to recap to make sure I got the case correctly</p> <p>2.To ask clarifying questions--&gt; Do you mind if I ask a couple of questions to get better feel about this case ?</p> <p>3.To ask few minutes to structure --&gt; Do you mind if I take few minutes to structure my thought and get back to you ?</p> <p>4. After presenting strucutre--&gt; If my structure sounds good to you, I would like to strat with analyzing XXX if possible. Specifically I want to ask if we have any data/info regarding YYY</p> <p>5.Asking time for exhibits --&gt; Can I take quick moment to understand more about the exhibit possibly come up with clarification ?</p> <p>6.Please add if there is any other relevant step when most candidates use case lingo.</p> <p>Please help me improve those sentences so i can be heard as more natural. Thank you so much</p>
    Hello! I need to admit that your post made me laugh :)  Although I agree with avoiding caselingo, none of the ones that you mention isolated would be a red flag to me! Just try to be balanced, and that´s it! Hope ... (read entire answer)
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    Name dropping of a partner's name

    Bain
    Most recent answer on Jun 25, 2021
    <p>Hi, I'm applying for Bain EU office after a mentoring call with a Bain partner in US, who worked with on a project a few years ago. At end of the call, she asked me to put her name in cover letter at my application and mentioned to HR that we have talked. </p> <p>I originally expected her to ask for my resume then forward it to HR but it didn't happen that way, so I have two questions:</p> <p>1. can a Bain partner do a referral across continents by its regional staffing policy? i.e. a partner in US refers a candidate to EU office.</p> <p>2. will a name dropping of this partner in the cover letter work in your perspective? </p> <p>Thank you all.</p>
    Hey there, 1. Yes, that should be possible, often in the form of an informal email and that's it. 2. Yes, it will definitely work, however, the impact might vary. Also, if they refer you anyway, the additional name ... (read entire answer)
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    Should I mention current employment ?

    Accenture Strategy Online test Bain Bain & Company BCG Cats in the Berlin Olympic Stadium McKinsey Oliver Wyman interview The Boston Consulting Group
    Most recent answer on Jun 25, 2021
    <p>In short: I am about to do Interview with MBB, currently I have been working for 2 weeks for another company (comp X). Comp X is also consulting but in a specific topic. So I can just relate little bit although by the time I interview I would have just worked there for 3 weeks.</p> <p>1.Should I mention that on my introduction ?</p> <p>2.What are the pros and cons to tell them from begining/waiting them to ask? </p> <p>3.Should I just wait until they ask what do you do ?</p> <p>4.Is it a big deal ?</p> <p>In Long:</p> <p>December: Graduated from Uni</p> <p>December to April: took break</p> <p>April: Applied to this MBB and applied to Company X</p> <p>May: MBB Invite me for Interview, Company X give offer</p> <p>June: MBB give the exact date for Interview, I started working for company X</p> <p>I just dont want to be seen as someone who took job and wants to leave directly (unloyal person) but dont want to be seen to be unemployed too long.</p> <p>Thank you so much</p>
    Credibility and trust comes with honesty There is absolutely nothing wrong with your situation and there is no need to hide or shy away from being open about your circumstances. And you have a good consistent story to ... (read entire answer)
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    Which is the best resource for Market Sizing drills?

    Bain Market sizing
    Most recent answer on Jun 24, 2021
    <p>I have tried Rocketblocks and I don't like the fact that they don't show their answers as a proper framework/issue tree. </p> <p>Does anyone recommend any other resources to practise Market Sizing? I am looking for drills, wherein I draw my structure and then I compare to the expert's structure/issue tree. </p> <p>Let me know if you have any leads!</p>
    Hi, have you checked this? https://www.preplounge.com/en/bootcamp.php/case-cracking-toolbox/identify-your-case-type/market-sizing Best, Antonello
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    D-7 Interview

    Accenture Strategy Online test Bain BCG Cats in the Berlin Olympic Stadium MBB McKinsey Oliver Wyman interview
    Most recent answer on Jun 24, 2021
    <p>I will have my 1st round MBB interview in a week. Currenly I have done total of 100+ cases and did some prep for FIT interview (still need finishing touch). I am also working full time.</p> <p>1.What should I do for my 7day preparation ? In terms of prep and anything related</p> <p>2.What should I avoid during these 7 days ? In terms of prep and anything related</p> <p>3.Any materials/Things should I review ?</p> <p>4. Should I do case everyday at least once ? When should I stop ?</p> <p>5.Any other advice please ?</p> <p>Thank you so much/ muchas gracias</p>
    Hey there, Without knowing your performance on case and personal fit/ PEI, it is quite difficult to give an honest assessment. My general advice would be: 1.Keep the overall workload light. After 100 cases, ... (read entire answer)
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    Interview Process

    Bain BCG McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Jun 22, 2021
    <p>Hi, During the interview I am wondering</p> <p>1. Assuming it's through zoom, will they share exhbit through share screen or thtough attachment ? Can we save them ? If it's through share screen, how can I remember that exhibit to help my next question?</p> <p>2.Will the case be presented in Local currency or USD ? Will it be local problem ? Assuming that it's not US based country</p> <p>Thank you</p>
    Hi there, The the exhibit will be shared through the screen. If you need to remember anything, you should write it down! You can always ask them to go back, but start practicing how to write down important informati ... (read entire answer)
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