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    Accenture Strategy in Middle East. Other than O&G, what are the industries mostly served by the firm?

    abu dhabi Accenture Strategy dubai Middle East
    Most recent answer on Jul 31, 2021
    <p>Compared to other firms, are their projects more implementation-based rather than strategy?</p> <p>Thank you all for any information you can share about the UAE office! :D </p>
    Hi there, In terms of industries, the Middle East has the following focuses: Government / Public Sector Oil & Gas Energy Public works/infrastructure/construction Financial Services Travel and Tourism ... (read entire answer)
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    Case interview question - Public Sector

    1stround BCG BCG Case Interview MBB Middle East
    Most recent answer on Jul 29, 2021
    <p>Hi All, <br> I was wondering if you have any tips or insights in regards to preparing cases targeting the public sector/NGO's? anything specific/special there - other than following the building blocks of cracking cases? <br> Interviwing with MBB firms in the Middle East, if it helps. <br> Thanks</p>
    Hi there, Practice Cases If you want some practice cases: Tepper 2008's "NGO Effectiveness" Colombia 2011's "MadeCasse" Feel free to shoot me a message for more cases. Approach / Case Types Publ ... (read entire answer)
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    How long does it take to hear back on outcome of referral in Middle East?

    MBB Middle East tier2
    Most recent answer on Jul 27, 2021
    <p>I have been referred by some partners of ME firms and am wondering how long I should expect to wait before hearing back?</p>
    Hi there, Sometimes it can take as little as a week, but I've seen multiple months happen as well! If you can, try and be patient. If you don't hear anything back in about a month, feel free to politely reach out fo ... (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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    BCG Middle East Cases?

    BCG BCG Case Interview BCGDubai Middle East
    Most recent answer on Jul 26, 2021
    <p>Hey guys,</p> <p>I have an interview coming up for the Associate role. May I know what kind of cases are mostly covered in this region? I would reckon its mostly public sector / oil and gas cases. Is there any such pattern?</p> <p>Also, how many rounds do the team take before offer? Any info on the total timeline from the first round till offfer date would also be beneficial :)</p>
    Straight from the horses mouth (i.e. a quick google search and the BCG website): "Our client base includes companies and organizations from a wide range of industries including financial services, consumer goods, trav ... (read entire answer)
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    Kearney, Leadership Change and Organization Practice

    Case Interview Middle East
    Most recent answer on Jul 06, 2021
    <p>Hi all - I have my first interview as an experienced hire with Kearney's Leadership Change and Organization practice in the Middle East. I have around 10 days to prepare. Any advice on an optimal game plan to give myself the best chance at doing well and moving to the next round and eventually landing the position? Also, any advice on Kearney-specific style of interviewing, behavioral and case-interviews? I have a quant background, with a few management consulting projects under my belt - however, my case skills need significant sharpening. Thank you!</p>
    Hi Jes, In terms of general prep, I would recommend the following (you have probably already covered some of the points): Define a calendar for your preparation. Identify how many hours you have before the intervi ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey Dubai Application

    business analyst business analyst position dubai McKinsey McKinsey & Company McKinsey Dubai Mckinsey middle east McKinseyDubai Middle East MiddleEast
    Recent activity on Jul 02, 2021
    Happy to help, if you could specific the question. Are you asking about the process?
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    Life Science consulting in Middle East

    Alvarez & Marsal IQVIA life science life sciences Middle East Oliver Wyman Simon-Kucher
    Most recent answer on Jun 30, 2021
    Anonymous A asked on Jun 28, 2021
    <p>Hi all, </p> <p>I would like to understand which firms are strong in Life Science practice in Middle East region, outside MBB &amp; Strategy&amp;. </p> <p>From my research and talking to some people, I found that firms like Alvarez &amp; Marsal, Simon-Kucher, IQVIA, Oliver Wyman &amp; GE Healthcare Partners are doing well in that space in ME. </p> <p>Anyone could give better insights?</p> <p>(let's not talk about MBB and Strategy&amp;, as probably they are the leaders in ME anyways)</p>
    Hi all, I would like to understand which firms are strong in Life Science practice in Middle East region, outside MBB & Strategy&. From my research and talking to some people, I found that firms like Alvar ... (read entire question)
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    How long does it take PwC Middle East to send an offer?

    Middle East offer PwC
    Question edited on Jun 30, 2021
    <p>Hi, does anyone have an idea about how long does it take PwC (Middle East Graduate Programme) to send an offer after the final round interview?</p>
    Hello! This can take up to a week. Take into consideration that the people who interviewed you + HR need a meeting to debrief, and this is not always easy with how agendas work in COnsulting! Good luck :) Cheer ... (read entire answer)
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    Positioning of Tier 2 companies in Western Europe and Middle East

    Kearney Middle East Oliver Wyman position positioning Roland Berger strategy& western europe
    Most recent answer on Jun 24, 2021
    <p>The general question might have been asked many times here, but I will try to be as specific as possible and would appreciate if the answers come from ones who really know/have experience (not just generic or forwarding to other questions).</p> <p>How's the positioning of Oliver Wyman, Kearney, Roland Berger and Strategy&amp; relative to each other in both Western Europe and Middle East? The industry sectors that I'm looking at are Retails, PE, Public sector and Healthcare/Pharma.</p> <p>I'm aware that they are all "Tier 2" and some can be higher or lower depending on geographies and industries.</p>
    Is this a real question? Someone really expects anyone to have in depth information for multiple firms across several practice areas ACROSS DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIES? Any input from any "expert" will be purely guess wor ... (read entire answer)
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    Experience interviewing for Partner role at MCK Dubai

    dubai McKinsey & Company Mckinsey middle east Middle East partner
    Most recent answer on Jun 09, 2021
    <p>I'm looking for guidance on the interviewing process for a <strong>Partner role at MCK Middle East.</strong><br> - Has anyone been through the process? any tips?</p> <p>- Any PrepLounge coaches who helped place Partners at MCK Middle East specifically? looking forward to connect</p>
    Hey there, The focus in your interviews for this round is specifically on your Personal Experience (PEI Interviews with some twists and turns) Contacts and network, basically, the value you can bring to the firm ... (read entire answer)
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    Middle East senior position recruitment

    MBB Middle East Saudi Arabia UAE
    Most recent answer on May 29, 2021
    <p>Dear community members,</p> <p>Is anyone able to share some updated info on the shape of the recruiting cycle in the Middle East?</p> <p>Traditionally, even though you were interviewed during the summer, the starting date would have never been set for before September - did Covid change the seasonality of recruitment? Anyone starting in July and August?</p> <p>Thank you in advance</p>
    Hi there, Not sure about the exact starting date, but I helped recently candidates with interviews with the following companies: Dubai: BCG, Bain, S&, Kearney Riyadh: McK, BCG I have a pack of 90+ MBB que ... (read entire answer)
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    How is the life in Riyadh while working with an MBB firm. Both personal and professional (# hours, clients, exit, etc.)

    career progression MBB Middle East work life balance
    Most recent answer on May 12, 2021
    Anonymous A asked on May 11, 2021
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    PwC Middle East

    Middle East PwC
    Most recent answer on May 10, 2021
    <p>Hello everyone!</p> <p>What are your opinions about PwC Middle East (consulting)? How is it viewed in terms of prestige and reputation? I know that it isn't tier 1 or tier 2, but is it still considered a good consulting firm (let's say "tier 3" or top 10)? How are the exit opportunities to other consulting firms and to other firms in general? Is it possible to still land acceptances at top MBA schools later as a PwC Middle East Consultant?</p> <p>Thank you!</p>
    Hi there, Being associated with Strategy& helps, but of course Strategy& is the dominant one in the Middle East. My understanding is that PwC isn't very strong/reputable in the Middle East, though this would ... (read entire answer)
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    Thoughts on EYP MENA?

    EY-Parthenon MBB MENA Middle East Parthenon
    Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2021
    <p>Hi there,</p> <p>I'm a post-MBA MBB consultant on an emerging market, finishing my second year.</p> <p>A recruiter from EYP reached out to me on Linkedin asking if I wanted to participate on the recruiting process for a Manager position in MENA (should be Dubai/Abu Dhabi/Doha).</p> <p><strong>Does anyone know how EYP is perceived in the region and whether it is growing there? </strong>I know that S&amp; and Booz Allen are pretty big there. </p> <p>Honestly it seems to be an interesting option for me atm, given the wage bump and the fact that internal transfers are not available atm because of covid. </p> <p>Thanks!</p>
    Hello! Congrats, indeed it seems as an interesting opportunity. EYP is a huge and great company -we are talking about Big 4 here-. In order to make that call, I would look mostly in how well does it fit u and yo ... (read entire answer)
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    How is the consulting recruitment (post-MBA) like in the middle east now?

    consulting MBB Middle East
    Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2021
    <p>How is the consulting recruitment like in the middle east now?</p>
    Hi there, While I don't have insight into each specific company/office, I can tell you that I am currently seeing a boom in candidates from north america and not too many in the middle east. There is hiring happen ... (read entire answer)
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    Entry-level salaries MBB and Tier 2 Dubai

    ATKearney Bain middle east BCG middle east BCGDubai dubai Mckinsey middle east Middle East Middle east; BCG; Bain; Kearney strategy& dubai
    Most recent answer on Apr 29, 2021
    <p>Hi all,<br> <br> As I am applying to both MBB and Tier 2 consulting firms in Middle East, I am wondering how retribution changes among companies. I heard that MBB+S&amp; have an average salary of $8k/month, while Kearney, OW, ... around 6k/month. Is this actually the case?</p>
    Hi there, Here are some resources for you :) https://managementconsulted.com/consultant-salary/ https://www.glassdoor.co.nz/Reviews/JLL-Dubai-Reviews-EI_IE5779.0,3_IL.4,9_IM954.htm?countryRedirect=true https:/ ... (read entire answer)
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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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    S& or Keanrey Middle East?

    A.T. Kearney Middle East strategy& dubai strategy& ME
    Most recent answer on Apr 10, 2021
    <p>Hi everybody,</p> <p>I got two full time offers (entry level) from S&amp; and Kearney. Which one has the strongest appeal when it comes to brand recognition and exit opportunities?</p> <p>Thanks</p>
    Hey, I agree with Henning's answer completely. You must be 100% comfortable with the choice. Its your choice & career. Its good to get inputs and advice from various sources for sure. I also always advice peop ... (read entire answer)
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    I have recently contacted a recruiter in McKinsey's middle east office and I want to know what to expect

    McKinsey & Company Middle East recruiting Referral
    Most recent answer on Mar 31, 2021
    <p>I have recently been in contacted with a recruiter in McKinsey's Middle East office and I was told that they are interested in my profile. The person was very friendly and was able to answer all of my questions and clarify several things about the application process. I was also told to apply through the web portal, and to notify the recruiter I have been in touch with once I have submitted my application. I was wondering if this is considered a referral? Has anyone else been through a similar process? and did you eventually get an offer?</p> <p>Thank you.</p>
    Hi there, just for clarification, when you say "recruiter" do you mean an HR person or a consultant? If he/she is from the HR dept, I don't think it will help much (to be completely transparent with you), if he/she' ... (read entire answer)
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