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Knowledge sharing platforms

consulting firms
Most recent answer on Sep 19, 2021
The best answer (on Sep 18, 2021) is from:
Cristian
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McKinsey / Oxford grad / ex Firm mock interviewer & internal training faculty / top 25% best consultants in the Firm
Cristian
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gave the best answer on Sep 18, 2021
McKinsey / Oxford grad / ex Firm mock interviewer & internal training faculty / top 25% best consultants in the Firm
That's interesting. I actually asked the same question when I joined.  What I then learned is that in theory (and more often than not in practice), big consulting firms should have internal ‘chinese walls’ (yes, strange ... (read entire answer)
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on Sep 19, 2021 on Sep 19, 2021
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Differences between firms

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Most recent answer on Sep 08, 2021
The best answer (on Sep 07, 2021) is from:
Antonello
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McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
Antonello
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gave the best answer on Sep 07, 2021
McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
Hi! I worked at McKinsey, which is not on your list, but I can also give you more information on the other companies if you'd like. Best, Anto
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on Sep 08, 2021 on Sep 08, 2021
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What are MBB, Tier2 and Big4's specific aspects?

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Most recent answer on Sep 02, 2021
The best answer (on Sep 01, 2021) is from:
Ian
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BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
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gave the best answer on Sep 01, 2021
BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, This is a huge question for a Q&A! Happy to help you compare 2 specific firms, but All MBB, Tier2, and Big4 is insanely broad :) Now, let me help you “fish”: Google is your friend. There are a myriad resou ... (read entire answer)
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on Sep 02, 2021 on Sep 02, 2021
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Management Consulting Referrals

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Most recent answer on Mar 22, 2021
The best answer (on Mar 22, 2021) is from:
Francesco
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Francesco
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gave the best answer on Mar 22, 2021
#1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
Hi there, You cannot ask / pay someone to refer you directly. However, you can learn how to get a referral. You can find more at the link below: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/hey-everyonehope-all- ... (read entire answer)
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on Mar 22, 2021 on Mar 22, 2021
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Top tier/tier2/tier3 consulting firms??

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Most recent answer on Jan 13, 2021
The best answer (on Jul 05, 2017) is from:
Olu
Looking for solid partners (10+Cases) . Currently preparing for MBB,Tier II & Big 4- Given and Done 15+ cases
Olu gave the best answer on Jul 05, 2017
Looking for solid partners (10+Cases) . Currently preparing for MBB,Tier II & Big 4- Given and Done 15+ cases
I do agree with Sara’s sentiment on focusing on culture/people and the business focus alignment to your area of interest, but I am not sure how I feel about the segmentation. I do agree there is not a hard line, but bel ... (read entire answer)
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on Jan 13, 2021 on Jan 13, 2021
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What are real alternatives to MBB firms?

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Most recent answer on Oct 31, 2020
The best answer (on Jan 25, 2017) is from:
Ignacio
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MIT MBA | Bain & Co | Ex-Google | 4+ year coaching experience
Ignacio
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gave the best answer on Jan 25, 2017
MIT MBA | Bain & Co | Ex-Google | 4+ year coaching experience
I felt the same when going through my interviews. Consulting is a career accelerator but it is definitely not the only one. In my opinion, some real alternatives to MBB are: Consolidated tech companies (e.g. Faceb ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 31, 2020 on Oct 31, 2020
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I'm just starting my MS at a target school and want to apply to MBB. The applications ask for GPA which I don't have

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Most recent answer on Oct 30, 2020
Anonymous gave the best answer on Aug 16, 2020
Dear A, I think that you shoutl still apply and put an expected level of your GPA. If there will be some further issues you can right to the recruiting team. Wish you all the best, André
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on Oct 30, 2020 on Oct 30, 2020
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In Germany harder than other countries?

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Most recent answer on Jun 19, 2020
Anonymous gave the best answer on Oct 01, 2018
Work culture at MBB in Germany is tough - definitely among the hardest in the industry. 70+ hour weeks are regular - although at least at Bain, weekends seem to be pretty respected. Part of what makes the job so difficu ... (read entire answer)
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on Jun 19, 2020 on Jun 19, 2020
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Consulting + good work life balance?

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Most recent answer on Jun 16, 2020
The best answer (on Jun 26, 2017) is from:
Anas
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Ex Accenture Strategy, passed 100+ case interviews. Let's get you that job offer!
Anas
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gave the best answer on Jun 26, 2017
Ex Accenture Strategy, passed 100+ case interviews. Let's get you that job offer!
Dear Anonymous, I'm sure you already now that, but the thing about consulting is that : From one assignment to another working hours can change widely. That is explained by the fact that with different clients, team ... (read entire answer)
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on Jun 16, 2020 on Jun 16, 2020
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In your experience, which consulting firm offers the best internships?

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Most recent answer on Jun 11, 2020
The best answer (on Apr 15, 2017) is from:
Guennael
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Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews
Guennael
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gave the best answer on Apr 15, 2017
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews
I'm afraid there is not unique answer here. In a consultancy, your work will largely depend on the project and your manager. Ultimately, you are asking the wrong question: start with the type of work you actually want t ... (read entire answer)
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on Jun 11, 2020 on Jun 11, 2020
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How has the consulting industry changed in the last 5/10 years?

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Most recent answer on Jun 10, 2020
The best answer (on Jun 06, 2020) is from:
Robert
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McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
Robert
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gave the best answer on Jun 06, 2020
McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
Hi Anonymous, Let me share a slightly more negatively painted picture of the consulting industry - but it's the real one in my opinion. Looking back, consulting industry and the top players definitely lost their gla ... (read entire answer)
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on Jun 10, 2020 on Jun 10, 2020
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What is your opinion about AT Kearney? And what are the "rising stars" in the consulting industry in general?

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Most recent answer on May 10, 2020
The best answer (on Jan 25, 2018) is from:
Benjamin
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ex-Manager - Natural and challenging teacher - Taylor case solving, no framework
Benjamin
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gave the best answer on Jan 25, 2018
ex-Manager - Natural and challenging teacher - Taylor case solving, no framework
Hi, I would be more carefull with interpretentation of ATK performance, since it can differ significantly from office to office. Indeed Italy is a small office compared to the rest of Europe. But for the other countri ... (read entire answer)
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on May 10, 2020 on May 10, 2020
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Which consulting firms in Germany have stopped hiring due to covid-19?

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Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2020
The best answer (on Apr 06, 2020) is from:
Sidi
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McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 300+ candidates secure MBB offers
Sidi
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gave the best answer on Apr 06, 2020
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 300+ candidates secure MBB offers
Hi! Here is what I can say about Germany: BCG and McKinsey are both conducting interviews remotely via video conferencing. I had several mentees in the last two weeks interviewing for the German offices of McKinsey ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 30, 2020 on Apr 30, 2020
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English Speaking Consulting Firms in Germany

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Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2020
Anonymous gave the best answer on Apr 30, 2020
Hi A, I was in your shoes back in 2011-12, when I also came from Ukraine to start i Germany, and search for consulting jobs. I started to learn German from the scratch. So I can really understand your challenges. In ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 30, 2020 on Apr 30, 2020
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analysis group

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Most recent answer on Apr 17, 2020
Anonymous A asked on Feb 23, 2020
Hi have you guys heard a consulting firm Analysis Group? It's an economic consulting company, what the exit opportunities look like at those type of firm? If my target is PE firms or tech firm corp strategies, do I have ... (read entire question)
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on Apr 17, 2020 on Apr 17, 2020
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Which big four firm is the most prestigous worldwide (for management consulting)?

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Recent activity on Jan 14, 2019
The best answer (on Apr 09, 2017) is from:
Francesco
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#1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
Francesco
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gave the best answer on Apr 09, 2017
#1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
Hi Anonymous, The notion of prestige is debatable, but assuming it refers to the general perception of the brand, the only two firms with a strong consulting brand between the Big 4 are Deloitte thanks to the acquisit ... (read entire answer)
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on Jan 14, 2019 on Jan 14, 2019
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What do you think about Partners in Performance (PIP)?

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Recent activity on Oct 31, 2018
The best answer (on Oct 31, 2018) is from:
Egor
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Collected McKinsey & BCG offers/ Ex-McKinsey consultant/Harvard/WBS/MSU
Egor
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gave the best answer on Oct 31, 2018
Collected McKinsey & BCG offers/ Ex-McKinsey consultant/Harvard/WBS/MSU
Hi A, History It is Australian consulting firm, founded my ex-McKinsey partners. It focuses on implementation projects. In Australia 20 years ago they starrted as a boutique consultancy for operations. They expanded t ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 31, 2018 on Oct 31, 2018
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Any recommendations for good consulting firms in Sweden? (Besides MBB)

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Recent activity on Oct 18, 2018
The best answer (on Oct 18, 2018) is from:
Francesco
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#1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
Francesco
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gave the best answer on Oct 18, 2018
#1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.700+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
Hi Anonymous, I would target the classical global 2nd tier in terms of prestige to start with: OW, ATK, Strategy& and RB (some of them may have a representative office only though so not really actively hiring). B ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 18, 2018 on Oct 18, 2018
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What is currently the market (country/city) with the highest growing demand in terms of management and strategy consulting?

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Recent activity on Apr 06, 2018
The best answer (on Apr 05, 2018) is from:
Vlad
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McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Vlad
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Apr 05, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
Hi, The fastest growing ranking is: Australia (Sydney, Perth, Melbourne) - the fastest growing now. it's literally booming in retail and heavy industries Dubai - Mostly government projects + projects in the regi ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 06, 2018 on Apr 06, 2018
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List of inhouse consultancies

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Recent activity on Apr 28, 2017
Anonymous gave the best answer on Apr 28, 2017
Most large firms tend to have internal consulting arms now to avoid spending 4-10x on hiring MBBs, prefering to do that only for the most strategic engagements. Some names that come to mind: 1. Siemens Management Co ... (read entire answer)
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on Apr 28, 2017 on Apr 28, 2017
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