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    Quitting investment banking for consulting (London). I need help.

    Mckinsey London
    Most recent answer on May 22, 2021
    <p>I've been working in a bulge bracket for the past 14 months. While it's been my dream to work in investment banking, I've come to realise that expectations fell short. Not that I expected meager hours, but oh my goodness how I'm burnt out. My social life is literally dying before it had a chance to start. I'm not sure if this burnout rate will continue, but I genuinely want to exit.</p> <p>I come from a target 2-year MSc program in Europe, graduating in the top band of my class. I had already interned at McKinsey London and I have acquaintances who work there and could attest to my experience. I understand very well that consulting hours aren't great either, but I've been told (anonymously) that things are little less heated in consulting (specifically MBB)</p> <p>My issue is that I'm fretting about how it would look to others, going into investment banking only to chicken out after 15 months. Would it be a bad look overall? Am I thinking this right? </p> <p>Appreciate your help. Thank you.</p>
    Hi there, Sorry to hear about your challenges. In terms of your questions: You can definitely move to MBB with 15 months of IB experience (I helped several people who did so), but you will probably get max 6-12 ... (read entire answer)
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    Application for McKinsey London office

    Mckinsey London
    Most recent answer on May 19, 2021
    <p>Dear all coaches,</p> <p>I have a question about transferrable of application invite across different McKinsey offices.</p> <p>Some background about myself: I'm a Chinese national and went to business school in US, with 10+ industrial experience. I'm planning to apply for an associate role at McKinsey.</p> <p>Previously I had my 1st talk with McKinsey China and was already invited by recruiter from McKinsey China office to fill online application so she can arrange the following interviews accordingly as the next step, but then I changed my mind about office location - I want to apply for London office now. But since I have no education/working experience in UK before, I wonder how I can best approach to get an interview by London office.</p> <p>One idea is to reach out to McKinsey London recruitment team with this application invite sent by recruiter in China. Do you think I will have a greater chance to be invited for interviews at London office if I do so? Or should I still go for a zero-based approach and network with consultants in London from scratch to form a strong referral case to increase my chance?</p> <p>If I should go for referral approach, will a referral from engagement manager in McKinsey Germa office be considered by McKinsey London office?</p> <p>Thank you all very much for advice in advance,</p> <p>Y</p>
    Hi there, I agree with Ian that would be more difficult to get an invitation for McK London and would be far more likely to get one for McK China with your background. One way to reach your goal could be to join McK C ... (read entire answer)
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    BA at McKinsey London

    BTO English London McKinsey Mckinsey London
    Most recent answer on Apr 29, 2021
    Anonymous asked on May 31, 2016
    <p>Anyone here that has interviewed/ will interview with McKinsey London?</p> <p>Would be glad to share experiences and possibly practice together! Got a final round in a few weeks.</p> <p>Cheers!</p>
    Anyone here that has interviewed/ will interview with McKinsey London? Would be glad to share experiences and possibly practice together! Got a final round in a few weeks. Cheers!
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    London MBB/tier2 consulting

    bain london bcg london London Mckinsey London oliver wyman london
    Most recent answer on Feb 22, 2021
    <p>Hello everyone. I would like to ask a few questions related to working in MBB London. I've been working in biotech for almost one year now and I'm thinking about getting into consulting after I've been introduced to the job online. I have been accepted by London business school for a master's in management and MBB/tier2 consulting positions are pretty much attainable from the. So my questions are:</p> <p>1) Will I be assigned to deals only within my area of specialization? if not, what do you suggest I learn to be better in consulting for other sectors?</p> <p>2) What's the travel frequency and what are the typical destinations? (in the aftermath of COVID)</p> <p>3) I am exiting my job pretty early because it's incredibly boring :|| how likely is it that I'll face the same issue in consulting? </p> <p>Thank you all!</p>
    Hey, Ideally yes, if they plan well you should be staffed on roles suited to your skills. But this could change due to shift in client requirements, budget changes & other priorities etc. Be prepared to be staf ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey London: CV Length

    London McKinsey Mckinsey London
    Most recent answer on Feb 01, 2021
    <p>Is there a strong preference for a 1-page CV?</p> <p>I'm a final year student with 4-5 relevant work experiences and 3-4 university leadership positions. My 1-page CV only includes one of the leadership positions and I'd like to expand on the other. My university contacts have given conflicting advice, with some saying that it's a hard cap at 1-page and others saying it's fine to exceed if you're using the pages judiciously.</p>
    Having seen the McKinsey London BA/JA candidate CV book for the last 5 years, I would say less than 2-3% of CVs go over a page. If you really want to then it's not a deal breaker but I would make sure that you are manag ... (read entire answer)
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    Experienced Hire Application MBB London vs Dubai during covid-19?

    bcg london BCGDubai COVID-19 dubai Experienced Hire London McKinsey Dubai Mckinsey London transfer
    Most recent answer on Dec 30, 2020
    <p>Hi, I am currently working for <strong>Accenture in a European Office</strong> (top performer, BA, offering lead with team responsibility, likely to be promoted in march). <br> I am planning on applying to <strong>McKinsey/BCG</strong> for a <strong>Junior Associate/Junior Consultant</strong> position but am unsure about which office to apply to <strong>London vs Dubai </strong>(referrals in both cities for both companies). </p> <p>My first preference would be London but getting an offer is more important than the location to me, therefore temporarily starting in Dubai and transferring later is also an option. <strong>Would you have any insights on the interview process competitiveness/likelihood of getting an offer/ current covid-19 recruiting targets/ possible transfers to London in the future?</strong><br> <br> Thanks a lot in advance!</p>
    Hey there, Let me challenge your thinking and approach here..sounds like you are doing well at Accenture and on track to get promoted in March. So why the need to change now and not next summer/later in 2021 when thin ... (read entire answer)
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    Do all McKinsey offices use Imbellus?

    Imbellus McKinsey Mckinsey London paris
    Most recent answer on Dec 10, 2020
    <p>Hi, everyone. I am curious if Imbellus is used in Europe offices (London, Paris).</p>
    Hi Anonymous, Using software/gamification to streamline high-volume recruiting process will definitely increase and McKinsey's plan is as well to roll it out globally. I cannot comment on those 2 offices specifically ... (read entire answer)
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    MBB London Office Screenings Requirements

    bain london bcg london CV screening Mckinsey London paris
    Most recent answer on Nov 24, 2020
    <p>Dear community,</p> <p>I am a french student enrolled in two top grandes ecoles that are prestigious enough to pass the screening phase in the Paris Office. I am in my penultimate year, and I wish to apply for a summer internship at one of the MBB firms in London. I would like to know if there any risks that I don't pass the CV review there? How can I maximize chances if I don't know anyone there? The question behind this is to know if in London they are aware about the specificities of the french education system.</p> <p>P.S.: I am not applying to the Paris Office, because they don't take summer interns, but only 6-month internships</p> <p>Thanks in advance,</p> <p>Regards,</p>
    Hello! One step at a time, I would focus on CV and CL first, to ensure you pass the "first cut". Send over if you want. Cheers, Clara
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    McK London 2nd round

    McKinsey Mckinsey London
    Most recent answer on Nov 17, 2020
    <p>Do McKinsey London office give out final round interviewes on a rolling basis (provided you passed your 1st round)? </p> <p>Or do they compare you against candidates on that day (i.e. candidates that perfromed well on your interview day)?</p>
    It's dependent on your individual performance unless you are "on the fence" where you will go through calibration based on relative scores.
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    Interview process and evaluation criteria London

    bcg london Mckinsey London Referral
    Most recent answer on Sep 02, 2020
    <p>I intend to apply for BCG/Mckinsey in London</p> <p>Bachelor graduate from German business school and work since Spring 2018 for a Malaysian based PE in Mumbai, India. Most of my colleagues are ex-BCG and I have received two referrals that are now passed onto Senior Partners in London.</p> <p>In Germany, the attention given towards grades is quite high. Since my undergrad grades are certainly not representing the standards set by the majority of applicant and current consultans, I wonder to what extend grades play a role for London. Does the referral and extensive work experience (2.5 years that include M&amp;A and PE) outweigh bad grades?</p> <p>Also, if anybody could share some insight on the interview process and certain evaluation criteria, that would be very helpful.</p>
    Hi Anonymous, BCG process: First round: Two interviews, standard fit+case Second round: Two interviews with more senior folks, fit+case but slightly less predictable Evaluation criteria (for cases): Cas ... (read entire answer)
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    Common MBB London Exits

    bain london bcg london London Mckinsey London
    Most recent answer on Jul 13, 2020
    <p>I'm joining MBB London next year and I wanted an insight into what the most common exits where? I imagine PE is popular but where else do people exit to?</p>
    Hi Anonymous, I like your thinking process to look at your longer-term goals well in advance of joining MBB and not loosing the big picture on your career - it's definitely something most candidates should do as well! ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey Hierarchy: The Different Position Levels

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    Most recent answer on May 20, 2020
    <p>Hi,</p> <p>I am looking at the hierarchy of positions at McKinsey London specifically, and to my knowledge (correct me if I am wrong), from bottom to top, the positions are<br> 1. Analysts,<br> 2. Associates,<br> 3. Engagement managers,<br> 4. Partners</p> <p>Is there anything I am missing?</p> <p>When I am looking at the career website, there are positions such as junior/senior consultant? Does this refer to the associate position? Where does it fit into the hierarchy?</p> <p>But then again, there are also specific positions as an associate? Are these the same roles as the junior/senior consultant?</p> <p>Thanks and regards,</p>
    Hi, That is correct, the traditional track at McKinsey from bottom to top is Analyst>Associate>Engagement Manager>Associate Partner>Partner. Moving from one position to the next normally takes 1 to 3 years ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey London Summer Intern Applicants: Have you received online assessment (game) invitation?

    BCG McKinsey and Bain London McKinsey McKinsey & Company Mckinsey London
    Most recent answer on Feb 01, 2020
    Just reach out to HR to ask when will you get it
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    Mckinsey London Referral Bonus

    Mckinsey London
    Recent activity on Mar 10, 2018
    <p>Hello all,</p> <p>Do anyone know how much referral bonus do mckinsey consultant get in London office? Say you succesfully referred an associate?</p> <p>Thanks,</p>
    Usually in Europe, a successful referral is compensated in low thousands euro/pound. This assuming your name was not already in a "target list" from consulancy (e.g. if you are at LBS, you do not qualify as a referral) ... (read entire answer)
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    Please estimate the value of a golf course?

    Mckinsey London
    Recent activity on Feb 10, 2018
    <p>How can this quesiton be approached? Thanks! </p>
    Hi, In addition to what Bruno said, think about other ways to estimate the value: NPV of all the existing revenue streams that the company has Valuation using the comparable golf courses Valuation using the co ... (read entire answer)
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    Experience with McKinsey PST round?

    BCG Potential Test Case Material First Round first round interview Good resources I'm preparing to McK coming next week Johannesburg Preparations math test McKinsey Mckinsey London McKinsey PST Nairobi prep preparation Problem Solving Test PST PST ; McKinsey
    Recent activity on Oct 23, 2017
    <p>Hello PL community! Reaching out to ask for advice and experience/s with Mckinsey's PST? I have asked several peers about their experiences and how good/bad they felt after taking it and have received varied feedback! </p> <p>Looking to hear about experiences, and what was the best way you prepared for it! </p> <p>Please and thank you! </p>
    The PST is a battle against time but the favourable aspect of the test is that it is not negatively marked so it's a no-brainer to attempt every single question. Bear in mind that it's very easy to get caught up in th ... (read entire answer)
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