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    Moving from big4 to T2/MBB

    Big4 career progression operations
    Most recent answer on Jun 29, 2021
    <p>Hello all.</p> <p>I am a recent Australian grad who got an offer for Operations at KPMG and was wondering if it would be possible to move into T2/MBB in the long term? Would I be best to accept this or try work as an engineer then do an MBA?</p>
    Hey, Its very hard to give pointed advice just based on your 3 sentence question. Broadly, if you tick the boxes- good experience to demonstrate consulting skills, CV, referral etc then I dont see why moving to MBB/T2 ... (read entire answer)
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    Nuances of different firms

    Big4 differences MBB tier2 tier3
    Most recent answer on Jun 27, 2021
    <p>Is there any source of information that compile the nuances of different consulting firms? </p> <p>So far I can gather below information (might be wrong and/or incomplete in some cases). I understand that it's gonna be almost impossible to do all firms' nuances, but the firms listed below can be the scope.  </p> <p>McKinsey: often regarded as the best, great network, great mentorship, strong in pretty much anything </p> <p>BCG: more 'posh' than McKinsey, strong in innovation, digital, among others </p> <p>Bain: amazing culture, pragmatic delivery, strong in PE </p> <p>Kearney: often regarded as the leader of tier 2 </p> <p>Oliver Wyman: strong in financial and PE, good culture </p> <p>Roland Berger: strong in auto industry, strong in Europe, but so-so in America </p> <p>Simon Kucher: leader in pricing strategy, strong in marketing, though having limited presence </p> <p>Strategy&amp;: still having the Booz vibe and reputation, though PwC's name is kinda weaken the brand?  </p> <p>Monitor Deloitte: was strong as Monitor, not as strong under Deloitte </p> <p>Alvarez&amp;Marsal: having more while collar vibes compared to all above, trying to climb the ladder </p> <p>EY Parthenon: still confused with EY as the parent</p>
    Hi there, I agree with Adi that this is quite a broad question! There a heaps of resources online (including the company websites) that you can leverage. If you're looking to really understand cross-country differen ... (read entire answer)
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    Does Tier 2 include the big 4 strategy consulting arms (Parthenon and Strategy&) in the U.S.?

    Big4 strategy
    Most recent answer on Jun 11, 2021
    <p>I've seen some include strategy groups of the big 4, such as Parthenon and Strategy&amp;, under Tier 2 while others say they're still big 4. I don't understand why these strategy groups wouldn't be included in tier 2 as they were once independent strategy firms before they were acquired. Are other tier 2 firms, such as Oliver Wymann or LEK, better than Parthernon or Strategy&amp; in the U.S.? I'm specifically interested in going into brand management or focusing on marketing.</p> <p>Based on my interests, will joining MBB, instead of the aformentioned firms, provide me with more opporutnities? I've read MBB is best if you want to go into PE, which I'm not interested in.  </p>
    Hi there, The definition of Tier 2 for strategy consulting is pretty “fluid”. Different people consider different companies as Tier 2. In general, I would consider “clear” Tier 2: Oliver Wyman, Strategy&, Kearne ... (read entire answer)
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    Case interview at EY. Related material will be provided 48 hours before interview. Any experience? What to expect?

    Big4 case study Casestudyinterview consulting Ernst & Young EY risk consulting
    Most recent answer on May 11, 2021
    <p>Hi everyone!<br> <br> I have an interview at EY. Due to online case interview the material required for the analysis will be provided 48 hours before. I have to develop a presentation for the interview with all the analysis and present it to the interviewer (mostly Manager) in 5 minutes. Total interview will be mix of case study + behavioural, so might be of total 60 min. <br> <br> I would appreciate your help and suggestions. <br> <br> Thanks in advance!</p>
    Hi there, First, good luck! This is very much a written case. I recommend the following: Remember that most casing tips apply here (i.e. be very clear+focused on the objective, ruthlessly cut out information ... (read entire answer)
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    Any experience with EY BAP FSO case interview in NY? Thanks!

    Advisory Big4 consulting EY
    Most recent answer on Apr 29, 2021
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    Can I apply to the same program but different locations with PWC?

    Application Audit & Assurance Big4 graduate program MENA Middle East PwC
    Most recent answer on Apr 24, 2021
    <p>So basically I applied to the PWC Assurance graduate program in the GCC on 11/March and got ghosted (Application Received | Status Unchanged). I can't help but feel like I wasted an application with PWC as you can only apply once every 6 months. </p> <p>I was wondering if I can apply to the same program in a different GCC country? (e.g. UAE or Kuwait instead of the country I originally applied to)? They have the same program available for these locations and the applications are open.</p> <p>I tried really hard to get in touch with the local office to which I originally applied to get a timeframe for their decision-making process or feedback on my application or even ask them if I can apply to another location but have been met with radio silence.</p>
    Hey there! The Situation is really difficult. However, I would suggest you to contact the second office you want to apply to, explain your situation and ask them if you can submit you application in such conditions ... (read entire answer)
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    Consulting firms in India

    Accenture Big4 grant thornton LEK MBB Oliver Wyman
    Most recent answer on Apr 18, 2021
    <p>Hello, </p> <p>I am an engineer who is considering a Master in Management degree in Europe from a top-ranked school, and I am interested in the Consulting sector. I will mostly return to India after the degree owing to language concerns, and I had a few doubts regarding the firms:</p> <p>1) Do the major consulting firms in India recruit graduates from abroad, or do they only select candidates who studied in India? What should I do to improve my odds?</p> <p>2) What are the language requirements in the Indian offices? Is English sufficient or is Hindi or Tamil or Marathi required?</p> <p>3) Is there any contact between the offices of consulting firms in different countries? Will the networking in Europe be of any assistance?</p> <p>4) How is the quality and type of work done by consulting firms in India compared to Europe and the US? How is the office culture?</p> <p>5) How are the exit opportunities and general working conditions?</p> <p>Thank you all in advance for your replies</p>
    Hey, why dont you directly message Coaches on PrepLounge who are based in India. They surely will be a better position to advise on your specific questions. You can search easily here by location- https://www.preploun ... (read entire answer)
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    Educational Leaves at A.T. Kearney

    A.T. Kearney ATKearney Big4
    Most recent answer on Apr 14, 2021
    <p>Hello everyone! </p> <p>I am currently interviewing with most consultancies and recently received an offer at A.T. Kearney. As I liked the atmosphere a lot I am really considering to start my professional career there. </p> <p>Just one thing which I forgot to ask and now would like to know if anyone here can share some information: are educational leaves at A.T. Kearney common? and do you get supported financially if you decide to pursue a Ph.D. / MBA?</p> <p>On a different note: what do exit opportunities look like? is changing to MBB possible?<br> <br> Many thanks for your help!</p>
    Hi, - Sponsoring the MBA is defintely not a common practice in that firm. However I know some people who did it, and I also confirm that there will no difficulties for you to get at minima a LOA (in case you are not s ... (read entire answer)
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    Working Hours Tier 2 vs. Big4

    associate Big4 consulting job Finance Job offer strategy consulting tier2 working conditions working hours
    Most recent answer on Apr 03, 2021
    <p>Hello together, </p> <p>I'm currently deciding between a Big4 and a Tier2 consultancy in Germany. At the Big4 firm, when they heard about it, they really advertised their work-life balance and that I should look at where I want to be in my life at 40. <br> Do you have any insights for me? The topic has really made me waver a bit. From what I hear from the Tier 2 company, we talk about 14-16 hours a day, while the Big 4 company talks about 10-12 hours a day. I'm aware that you work a lot in consulting - I don't have a problem with that at all. I just think that the argument from the Big4 firm is not quite true. If I want to be successful at a Big4 company, then I have to go the extra mile and end up with the same number of hours. Whereas the Tier 2 firm simply appeals to me more in terms of content. </p> <p>I'm sorry that I might be annoying here with a topic like this, but I would be a bit thrown off by it.</p> <p>Thank you for your input and Happy Easter! </p>
    Germany and Consulting= generally bad work life balance regardless of the consulting company :). Dont base your decision on this factor and its going to be hard initially. Balance will improve over time but even then it ... (read entire answer)
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    PwC Tech Deals case interview

    Big4 Case Interview M&A PwC PwC Interview tech deals virtual
    Most recent answer on Feb 21, 2021
    <p>Hi, </p> <p>I am invited for a 2 hour virtual case interview for PwC Tech Deals Manager (DDV) role. It will be really helpful if anyone can provide me some insights on this type of case interviews or what areas they focus on (e.g. tech implications of valuations etc.). </p> <p>Thanks. </p>
    Hi Pranet, First, congratulations and good luck! What to expect in general You should absolutely expect cases/questions to be much more deal focused. As such, you should practice M&A/DD cases. Furthermor ... (read entire answer)
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    Final response after interviews

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    Most recent answer on Jan 12, 2021
    <p>Hello,</p> <p>I finished all interviews with one of Big4 companies in the middle east. When should I expect a response?</p>
    Hi there, It could take anywhere from a day to even weeks. I recommend you try and forget about it until the response comes (easier said than done). Feel free to followup with HR if they haven't responded in 2 weeks ... (read entire answer)
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    Case study interview at Big4

    Big4 capital markets Case Study Mentoring Experienced Case Study Partner
    Most recent answer on Jan 02, 2021
    <p>Hello,</p> <p>I am a civil engineer, currently preparing for case studies interviews at the capital project services department at Big 4. I am looking for a coach or experienced partner in construction management, project controls (scope, schedule cost, risks, etc.), contracts and claims management. If you have relevant experience, please reply to my question and I will direct message you to set a meeting.</p>
    Hello! I am an Architect who worked in the construction industry before, feel free to PM. However, agree with Antonello, I am most certain that the scope of your interviews is going to be bigger -happy to help-. ... (read entire answer)
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    Kearney Middle East recruiting process red flags?

    2nd round ATKearney A.T.K. AT Kearney ATKearney Big4 Middle East Middle-east MiddleEast
    Most recent answer on Dec 29, 2020
    <p>Context: I'm an MBA student at a US school (intl student) and applied to job through campus portal. 1. Scheduled interviews 1-2 days before </p> <p>2. In one of my first rounds a senior manager trashed Strategy&amp; and even said 'don't apply there'</p> <p>3. No feedback between first and second round </p> <p>4. Rejection email 2 weeks after the final round (only offered feedback the following week) </p> <p>5. Had gotten accustomed to calls after round 1 and final round at MBB so this was disturbing </p>
    Hi Anonymous, My perspective on that: Short-term schedule: without details difficult to say - but in principle nothing that unusual; if it would not work for you should be possible to re-schedule Definitely unpr ... (read entire answer)
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    How much does it cost to become Partner at MBB/ Big4?

    Big4 buy-in loan MBB McKinsey&Co partner
    Most recent answer on Dec 22, 2020
    <p>So, I know most firms ask for a fee (investment) to buy into the partnership. I've never heard anyone speak frankly about how this works:</p> <p>- how much is typically asked for?</p> <p>- does this vary as to whether it is a REAL partnership vs. Inc./PLC?<br> <br> - what's the typical ROI? I presume this is declining?</p>
    Hi, The cost will be very depends on the firm. However, usually the firm will give you a soft loan that will be paid by your revenue in the future. Unfortunately, the exact number will be very unlikely to be availab ... (read entire answer)
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    Case Interview - Deloitte Switzerland Forensic Technology / Financial Crime

    Big4 caseinterview Deloitte Deloitte Consulting
    Most recent answer on Dec 15, 2020
    <p>Hello community,<br> I was wondering if someone has experience with cases focused on forensic topics especially with Deloitte Switzerland.<br> Any tips are highly appreciated, thank you a lot!</p>
    Hello! Sorry, what do you mean with forensic topics? Not sure if it´s a language misunderstanding, but never heard :)
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    Big4 Case interview (2nd Round)

    Big4 Case Interview
    Most recent answer on Oct 31, 2020
    <p>Hi All,</p> <p>I have already had my first interview with Big4 and had received confirmation mid-April on the phone that I will be further instructed regarding the 2nd round case interview. Since then I have not received any email/ phone call, So a couple of days ago I decided to approach the HR regarding this but have not received any reply yet.</p> <p>Could you please advice me what should I do next? Should I just wait for their response?</p> <p>Thank You in advance</p>
    Hi Anonymous, I would call directly the HR – it would be the easier way to get a reply. Best, Francesco
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    How helpful is the pyramid principle book by Barbara Minto in consulting ? Is it worth buying?

    ATKearney Bain BCG Big4 case partners casepartnerswanted MBB Mck
    Most recent answer on Oct 31, 2020
    Hello! It´s an interesting book, since the method is good for presenting. However, instead of buying the book, perhaps I would rather participate in a session/workshop applying it -it´s the way you truly learn it, ... (read entire answer)
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    Advice on fit questions and case interview at A.T. Kearney

    A.T. Kearney approaching a case ATKearney behavioral interviews Big4 business analyst Case Interview coffee consulting Interview interview process Paris interviews Personal Fit
    Most recent answer on Oct 29, 2020
    <p>Advice on fit questions and case interview at A.T. Kearney - Paris office for the Business Analyst position. </p> <p>- Typical questions asked to inexperienced applicant</p> <p>- Most common case interview</p> <p>Thanks</p>
    Hi, I recommend the following approach: 1) Start with "Case in point" book - you can download this book for free everywhere. It's not the best guide on how you should approach the cases, however, it will give you th ... (read entire answer)
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    Deloitte Financial Risk Advisory - Case Experience?

    Big4 Case Interview case study Deloitte Deloitte Consulting Financial risk management Risk Management switzerland zoom
    Question edited on Oct 05, 2020
    <p>Hello PreLounge-Community,</p> <p>does any of you have experience with Deloitte's interview process in Zurich?</p> <p>I will soon have a second interview (case interview) for the Risk Advisory department and I would be happy if you would share your experiences with me on the following topics:<br> - Experience with zoom<br> - Experience regarding case style / topics<br> - Preparation recommendation</p> <p>Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you!</p> <p>BG</p>
    Hello! Two main things here: Experience & prep for zoom meetings: In terms of content, it is the same as in-person interviews, since the skillset that interviewers are looking for is exactly the same ... (read entire answer)
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    Big 4 strategy consulting - interns

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    Most recent answer on Sep 22, 2020
    <p>I've been seeing a couple of posts where people are saying that the Big 4 strategy branches aren't hiring full-time until next year - is this true for interns as well? Would just like to confirm thanks :) </p> <p>PS - curious about Asia's recruiting cycle more specifically</p>
    For such specific questions, ideally reach out to the relevant recruiters and ask them directly about open positions, application,deadlines, etc.
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