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    Commercial Advisory Internship

    commercialadvisory experience internship
    Most recent answer on Apr 29, 2021
    Anonymous A asked on Sep 07, 2018
    <p>Dear Preplounge Community, </p> <p>does anyone of you have experiences with the consultancy Commercial Advisory which is based in Munich? I´m thinking of applying there but haven't found internship reports or reviews so far. </p> <p>Thank you in Advance.</p>
    Dear Preplounge Community, does anyone of you have experiences with the consultancy Commercial Advisory which is based in Munich? I´m thinking of applying there but haven't found internship reports or reviews so far. ... (read entire question)
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    Recommendations or Experience with small boutique consultancies in Germany

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    Most recent answer on Dec 01, 2020
    <p>Hi! I am currently looking for small boutique consultancies in Germany that I could apply to. I have found some already but would love to get some more input. As I have zero experience in that field I am not looking to apply at the big players such as BCG, Bain or McKinsey but to apply for an internship at a smaller company. Maybe some of you have some tips.</p> <p>Thanks a lot!</p>
    Hi Eike Christian! BrandEins provides a great overview, sorted by sector: https://www.brandeins.de/magazine/brand-eins-thema/consulting-2018/interaktives-ranking-und-bestenliste
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    Putting work experience (with an international assignment) less than 6 months on CV? Good or bad?

    2nd tier Application application process CV CV screening experience experience abroad MBB
    Most recent answer on Nov 18, 2020
    <p>From the tips that I have read are work experiences with an international dimension well appreciated by consulting firms (MBB as well as Tier 2 firms). However, in my case, the specific role (in engineering) was for less than 6 months and I took the decision to quit. I can explain the reason for quitting it. It has nothing to do with the travelling whatsoever and no drama happened. Thus, my question: is it better to leave it out and not mention it on my CV (since I only stayed for a short period) to pass the screening stage or do you think it is better to mention it in order to increase the odds of passing the screening stage .The reasoning behind the latter: it is the only point on my CV that shows that I have worked on an international assignment and that I have no issues with travelling, etc.</p>
    Hi, It would be useful if we had more context, but what I can advise is that you should keep this in your CV as international work experience is valuable. You can position this as an internship or contactor/freelancer ... (read entire answer)
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    MBA with an engineering background - little experience

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    Most recent answer on Nov 18, 2020
    <p>hello! </p> <p>im a mechanical engineer with 2 years of experience, currently pursuing an MBA in the US. </p> <p>my question is, is my low experience level a hindrance to getting a case interview with big consulting firms? I'm only applying to entry level jobs, where experience is not necessary and its said that its probably better if i have no experience at all.</p> <p>any insights on this matter would help, and your advice is appreciated.</p>
    Hi Zeid, 2 years of experience + an MBA is great to enter in MBB with a non-entry level position ("junior associate"/"associate" in McKinsey, "consultant" in BCG and Bain). Moreover, you can find multiple paths sui ... (read entire answer)
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    Any experience, tips or insights for a final round partner interview with Monitor Deloitte Australia (or Monitor Deloitte generally)?

    Australia Case Interview Deloitte Deloitte Consulting Deloitte Monitor experience Final Round Group interview insights Interview Monitor Deloitte partner Partner Interview practice partner practice tips
    Most recent answer on Oct 31, 2020
    <p>Hi everyone,</p> <p>I made it in the final round with Monitor Deloitte Australia, and was wondering if someone has some experience and insights in what I can expect from a partner interview with Monitor Deloitte´s Strategy &amp; Operation practice. I would be thankful for any information about the interview itself and practice/preparetion tips.</p> <p>Furthermore, if someone would like to practice with me partner interviews, it would be a pleasure for me to connect with you. </p> <p>Looking forward to your responses.</p> <p>Cheers,</p> <p>Chris</p>
    Hi Chris, Happy to share insights on how to best prepare for Monitor Deloitte in Australia as i had direct experience with Sydney & Adelaide offices. In terms of structure of final round with Partner - this is not ... (read entire answer)
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    Never go Berger - Still true?

    experience internship Roland Berger
    Most recent answer on Jul 11, 2020
    Anonymous B gave the best answer on Jan 16, 2017
    <p>Hi everyone,</p> <p>I am in the “lucky” situation that I have to decide between two consulting companies for an internship. Is someone out there, who has a current inside view into the business culture and economic situation of RB and is willing to share some useful information with me/us? In the last couple of weeks, I attended several workshops of different consulting firms as well as interviews. Especially the consultants of RB left a positive impression on me...but I am unsure, because their collegiality and kindness is often criticized.</p> <p>Thanks in advance!</p>
    Hey, the only negative thing about Berger I have heard are the long working hours (even for consulting firms ;) ). Anyway, which location are you applying to? I guess it depends on that, as well. Generally, I would sa ... (read entire answer)
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    Can I get into McKinsey? If so, which position should I consider applying for?

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    Most recent answer on Jun 16, 2020
    <p>Hi All,</p> <p>Thanks for reading my post. I graduated from an established but public 4-year university in 2016 cum laude. I've helped grow a start-up for a couple of years in strategy and marketing as a Marketing Director. Now I work at a small manufacturing business and went from Marketing Director to Director to Internal Operations. I have found I'm really passionate about strategic growth. Once I learned about large-scale consulting, I felt as though I would thoroughly enjoy it. There is a McKinsey location near me and I was considering applying next year after I have finished some personal goals (learning a second language, becoming more proficient in data science, as well as completing some internal structuring at my current company). I will have a little over 4 years of experience under my belt when I apply.</p> <p>Do you think I have a good chance to get into McKinsey with my background? If so, should I consider a business analyst position or an associate role? What can I be learning to become more well-rounded for the role?</p> <p>Please let me know if you have any questions.</p> <p>Thank you</p>
    Hi, your academic and professional career sounds very interesting!! In general the criteria McKinsey is looking at for business students are the following: - being among the top 5% in Bachelor or/and Master degree - ... (read entire answer)
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    Got into MBB, have some time before start. Next steps?

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    Most recent answer on Jun 11, 2020
    <p>Hi guys,</p> <p>Thank to a large extent to preplounge and local experts, I got into MBB. I have a few months before the start of the job. What can I do/learn/prepare now to be more successful / to have easier transition later? </p> <p>Thank you</p>
    Hi, The most important thing you need to understand is that consulting is a client business and client is always first. Here is my subjective view of what's needed to succeed on different levels of hierarchy. Pls take ... (read entire answer)
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    Is it ok to talk about my work experience at the family company?

    Case Interview experience fit interview The Boston Consulting Group
    Most recent answer on May 15, 2020
    <p>Hi!</p> <p>I am going to apply for a <strong>BCG</strong> <strong>internship</strong> next week, and I want to know whether or not it would be a good idea to talk about the experiences I have had working at the family company (medium sized pallet company). </p> <p>Additionally, I have been structuring a sustainable reforestation project as my bachelor thesis that is going to help solving one of the biggest problems in the family company, (securing the access to raw materials – wood- at a competitive price in the long term.), but that will also become my first business in the upcoming months.</p> <p>I want to know if it would be a good idea to talk about it in the cover letter and in the fit interview, even though it is only under development.</p> <p>Thanks in advance</p>
    Hi, In my opinion absolutely yes! It shows your commitment to your family business, your passion for the job you have done, your entrepreneurial skills, ... If it's under development / not finished yet, you can ta ... (read entire answer)
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    Does anyone have experience at McKinsey in Vietnam?

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    Most recent answer on May 15, 2020
    <p>Can you share some insights?</p>
    Hi, I have met a couple of colleagues from Hanoi office during a McK event and I got some insight. The environment is great and the team is growing; engagements are more strategic than in more established countries: mar ... (read entire answer)
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    Hi all, would it make sense for me to apply to non-entry level positions given my work experience?

    associate business analyst experience position
    Most recent answer on May 15, 2020
    <p>To give more information - coming from finance background, I currently have almost 2 years of full time experience (mostly Eastern Europe, but also in London) and additional 1 year of internships. In my understanding this falls into the grey area between the entry level and the next after entry level (i.e. McKinsey's BA and Associate positions).</p> <p>As much as I would like to get a more senior role, I do not want to kill my chances to get into consulting for being underqualified for the applied position. Any advice would be much appreciated!</p>
    Hi Anonym, I assess your profile as suitable for the experienced hire positions. If the companies you are applying assess you for entry level positions, then they will rather offer you these positions than cancel your ... (read entire answer)
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    How much experience does one need to have to be qualified for an engagement manager position ?

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    Most recent answer on May 15, 2020
    <p>I have an engineering bachelor's from a reputable University.</p> <p>I have 1 year of experience working as a quality engineer with the public sector. </p> <p>And I have 4.5 years of experience working in Business Development (Sales engineering) In a billion-dollar organization. With the experience of being a supervisor for two years.</p> <p>Have advanced excel &amp; PowerPoint skills.</p> <p>And recently graduated with an MBA from a target school with a 3.85 GPA. </p> <p>Have the following certificates : </p> <p>- PMP: Project Management Professional</p> <p>- six sigma yellow belt</p> <p><br> Do you think the above-mentioned credentials make me qualified for an engagement manager position at an MBB?</p> <p>And what would be the best path to take? (function &amp; interest )</p>
    Hi! It is extremely rare to be hired as an Engagement Manager without a consulting background. Your expertise and work experience is not really relevant, because the way of working at MBB is so specific that it is alm ... (read entire answer)
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    Dalberg's Notch Interview

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    Most recent answer on May 11, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Jan 16, 2018
    <p>I have to appear for Dalberg's Notch Interview of 15 minutes in 4 days. Anyone from the community who have had the chance to get this experience. Any suggestions or preparation tips specific to Dalberg? </p>
    Hi there, I was wondering how it went? Same case with me and want to be prepared- would love it if we could chat over direct message!
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    I have a case study interview with Baringa Partners. Grateful for tips on best materials to support my prep.

    Baringa Partners Case Interview case question experience Final Round
    Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2020
    Hello there! Although I don´t have experience with this particular one, you don´t need it in order to see what you will be asked and how to prep: 20 minutes CV interview > this is purely FIT 20 minutes compe ... (read entire answer)
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    Transition from Consulting to PE - What has been your experience with that?

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    Most recent answer on Nov 16, 2019
    <p>The question pretty much says it all. Thankful for any insights!</p>
    Agree that it gets a bit more challenging when you become more senior in consulting. So move earlier if you can. In additional, if you know PE is the place you want to go, esp the investment team, then try to be sele ... (read entire answer)
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    the importance of academic background and prior experience for applying consulting positions

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    Recent activity on Sep 06, 2018
    <p>I am preparing to apply for consulting roles, but I recognized most consulting firms are looking for candidates with excellent acadamic background and relative intership. However, I don't have both of them. I am an international student and about to finish my postgradate program in Henley Business School, University of Reading. Although I have developed my analytical and problem-solving skills through projects and dissertation, I have no experience in consulting. I worry that what I prepare is waste of time because there is low possibility to apply for a consulting role even it is entry-level. Is there anybody who knows the insights in consulting firms and suggest should I give a try or just give up?</p>
    Hi, depending on the firm you are targetting and the position you're applying for, the recruitment criteria applied for the initial screening can indeed be very high. - MBB (+other TIER 2 strategy consulting firm su ... (read entire answer)
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    Feeling stuck on consulting prep - 100% focus on prep OR work at strategy boutique simultaneously while preparing?

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    Recent activity on Sep 02, 2018
    <p>Previously I was apply for entry positions in tier 2 and big 4 consulting, &amp; received couple of invitations to tests from OW, OC&amp;C, IBM, Deloitte Switzerland, boutiques &amp; some others.</p> <p>Should I regard these invitations as a sign that there is a chance for me to get a job offer if I pass the tests, case interviews &amp; fit? I believe the answer is yes.</p> <p>My <strong>main target</strong> is to get into Oliver Wyman or other tier 2 consultancies.</p> <p>I am preparing simultaneously for all of the parts, while numerical test will be the first. However now I feel stuck &amp; indecisive on couple of issues.</p> <p>1. I feel like I spend too much time on preparing. I'm doing it already for couple of months and there is a progress, but i do not receive feedback on my progress so the process is not interactive. I might use a coach or mentor?</p> <p>2. I am unemployed after graduating with MSc &amp; worried that i'm not gaining experience while solely preparing for interviews, while I might not even get the offers.</p> <p>3. I feel like I have good chances to get employed in a strategy boutique owned by ex-mckinsey associate.</p> <p><strong>The main question is: </strong></p> <p><strong>Would getting into strategy boutique be useful for consulting prep &amp; getting into OW or other tier 2 consultantcies OR it will impede my consulting prep &amp; I rather focus 100% on preparation?</strong></p> <p>Thank you in advance</p>
    Hi Anonymous, why would you prefer to apply later for OW/second tier compared to boutique? As Vlad said, it would make sense to apply for all the companies (maybe giving a slight edge to boutique first as a test), so ... (read entire answer)
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    Could you get a different offer than what you applied for if the company deems they would like to employ you for a different level?

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    Recent activity on Aug 29, 2018
    <p>I was planning to apply for Graduate Programmes this coming fall, even though I will be applying with three years' experience in retail (management and merchandising) and a Master's. I thought starting from a lower level would allow me to learn all the foundations, and I am not confident I could deliver a more senior role straight away, having never working in consulting nor studied business.</p> <p>However, is it possible that a company could offer me a higher position if they feel I am qualified and able? Basically, I would prefer the company to make that call than apply for a senior role and get rejected due to inexperience.</p> <p>General advice welcome! I will be applying to the London office.</p>
    Hi Kay, I think it would be extremely unlikely for this to happen. However, what could definitely happen, depending on the firm/office, is that you enter at a graduate level but get a fast-track promotion. I know some ... (read entire answer)
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    How long before I hear back

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    <p>So I did a first round interview at a T2 firm on Friday. two back to back interviews. The first one went great but in the other one the interviewer kinda hated me right off the bat. I solved the case pretty well but when I asked for feedback he said he couldn't give one now as per the rules. He however told me that as a friendly tip you need to make more eye contact and you were a bit tense during the first part of the interview. </p> <p>Anyway point is does anyone know how long I have to typically expect before hearing back? when your first round is on Thursday they sometimes schedule the next one the next day with partners so I am not sure what to expect. Any idea? </p>
    Dear [ ], Quite a bit to unpack here. It turns out I'm going to address your question without concretely answering your primary concern: when will you hear back (more about this below). Interview Best Practices As ... (read entire answer)
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    Porsche consulting interview experience

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    Recent activity on Jul 12, 2018
    <p>Can somebody share their experience who went through the interview process with Porsche consulting? Thanks :)</p>
    Hi, Unfortunately, have no experience with Porsche. But here are some recommendations regarding a case with a presentation: Here I've uploaded some case samples (Look for BCG wine in a Basket) https://www.dropbox. ... (read entire answer)
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