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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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    Non-financial/operational case examples

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    Most recent answer on Jun 27, 2021
    <p>Has anyone come across cases where there is a decline in an operational/non-financial metric (for eg. Product quality, delivery time etc) and they want to understand what the problem is. If so, could you please share the casebooks names and year/resources where you found it? I can DM separately if it helps.</p>
    Hey, Have you tried filtering and searching for Operations cases on PrepLounge case library? Here's a case I have published-https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/candidate-led-usual-style/advance ... (read entire answer)
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    Have you interviewed for McKinsey Operations, specifically a screening phone interview from HR in the Philippines office? Do help if you have!

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    Most recent answer on Apr 29, 2021
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    How to approach an operational case

    operating costs operational efficiency Operational Excellence operations operations cases operations strategy
    Most recent answer on Apr 21, 2021
    <p>Here is an operational case with a very open question. In a cleaning company we have several business lines where one is floor cleaning, one is office cleaning, one is industrial cleaning. Each business line has a team of people who are assigned to different sites depending on the demand for services. </p> <p>The operations manager doesn't know whether the best way to manage capacity is to have one manager for the staffing of each line or to have a team of cross line managers to manage the assignments for any of the lines. </p> <p>What is the best way to manage capacity to match demand, a shared pool or independent line management?</p>
    Hello! First of all, this is not the type of case that you would find in a MBB or strategy consulting in general interview. Furthermore, why don´t you post your suggestions, and ask for feedback from the community? ... (read entire answer)
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    Public Sectory Operations

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    Most recent answer on Dec 31, 2020
    <p>Hello, helpful hive-mind!</p> <p>Returning to cases after 5yrs of employment, preparing for a Deloitte interview in public sector operations. Having been working in tech consulting, I don't have direct pure ops experience. Finding it tricky to find public sector &amp; ops-specific advice anywhere.</p> <p>For a very broad question - any thoughts or tips?</p> <p>Neeraj</p>
    Hi Neeraj, McKinsey has two public-sector cases on their website (https://www.mckinsey.com/careers/interviewing). You could start with them. Have a look at casebooks from business schools (Wharton, Kellogg, etc.). They ... (read entire answer)
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    Career switch from civil engineering to consulting

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    Most recent answer on Dec 31, 2020
    <p>Hello,</p> <p>I am working on switching from my current role (civil engineering) and to move to either implementation/operations consulting or capital and infrastructure projects. I have a PMP and a master's in engineering management, but not enough business/management experience. My work is rather technical. Any recommended courses to fill the gap to enable me to do that career switch?</p> <p>Thanks a lot,</p>
    Hi there, Two main tips for you Do Industry Research I have a template, so feel free to reach out if interested! Some key tips: List all the major industries that you'll need to learn Create a template t ... (read entire answer)
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    M&A Advisory - Operations & IT group -2nd round interview and asked to focus on Private Equity

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    Most recent answer on Oct 31, 2020
    <p>Hi Community,</p> <p>I have a second round interview at a big 4 in London to join the M&amp;A Advisory - OPS &amp; IT group. This is for an experienced hire (I have 15 years working experience) and been asked to focus on Private Equity in the context of M&amp;A... any pointers would be greatly appreciated.</p> <p>Thanks</p>
    Hi, M&A Advisory interviews are different from consulting and are usually much more technical and detailed in the financial part. Usually, they give you much more time to prepare and do the valuation on paper. Dep ... (read entire answer)
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    Regarding Experienced Hire Final Interviews

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    Most recent answer on Aug 31, 2020
    <p>Hi All,</p> <p>Soon interviewing for final rounds of experienced hire (operations) interviews. I was told that these final interviews would test core competency, Operations in my case. What kind of concepts (thorough cases or just as a fit question) can I expect to be discussed? Will be glad to hear your opinions. Thank you all in advance</p> <p>Best,</p>
    You should absolutely expect cases/questions to be much more deal focused. As such, you should practice operations cases. Furthermore, they would absolutely expect you to leverage your existing experience in your an ... (read entire answer)
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    If I want to focus on operations/supply chain in Asia Pacific, which firms would have stronger practice?

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    Most recent answer on Dec 18, 2019
    Hi, To the best of my knowledge, McK, BCG and ATK are quite strong in the operations/supply chain topics worldwide. I am sure that there are other companies e.g. Bain or other Tier 2 which would also have significan ... (read entire answer)
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    What's the best strategy to exit into a portfolio operations role at a PE company from MBB post-MBA or PhD hire??

    exit exit options operations Private Equity
    Most recent answer on Oct 29, 2019
    Hi, most frequently from MBB and top MBA. Best, Antonello
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    Hi guys, does anyone know what is the equivalent of McKinsey Implementation in Bain and BCG? Thanks.

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    Most recent answer on Oct 16, 2019
    Hi, there is not any global and established implementation path in BCG or Bain yet, but they are working on it. In McK it is growing double-digit. Best, Antonello
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    How to deal with operations cases ?

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    Most recent answer on Aug 23, 2019
    <p>Hello,</p> <p>I've seen cases being given - also in MBB firms - that are very operational, who deal with IT Operations for example. I was wondering what would be the best way to structure these, as they don't look like typical strategy problems ?<br> <br> One example: <em>Our client is the CEO of a large insurance company who acquired a smaller insurance company. Both have their own IT systems and they want to harmonize them. It has been estimated by their IT service provider that it would take 18 months, but this is unacceptably long for the CEO. He has reached out to us to help them do it faster.</em></p> <p>How would you go about structuring and solving this kind of problem ? This was actually given at the last round in a MBB.<br> <br> Thanks !</p>
    Hello Anonymous A, The good thing about structured methodological approaches is that they can be applied to any problem in any subject area. You can proceed in the same structured way in an operative case as in a stra ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey Operations application process: numbers and differences

    BCG McKinsey and Bain Mckinsey operations operations
    Most recent answer on Aug 03, 2019
    <p>Hey Everyone, </p> <p><br> After some convoluted referral process, I got approached by the McKinsey Operations EMEA recruiter, who seemed to really like my profile and reckons I'd be an excellent fit for the product development division (which sounds very interesting, but I have no experience in that?! I have a doctorate in engineering from a top university though). <br> As I am preparing for other strategy firms (for strategy roles), I wanted to ask what are the critical differences in the cases. I have so far experienced mixed reviews but practicing cases labeled as 'operations', I am not sure I see any significant difference in the approach. <br> A second question refers to the numbers: I know operations is growing fast, yet there are far fewer applicants than for pure strategy. Does anyone have some hard numbers on the acceptance rate in operations? </p> <p><br> Finally, McK has offered me some coaching ahead of the first phone case interview in a few weeks' time. How does this phone interview differ from the others? I know it is a single case, I am not sure I feel very comfortable having to play my chances in a single case interview without the chance to make it up in the following case. </p> <p>Thank you!<br> C</p>
    Hi, 1) I believe it's hard to find the acceptance rate, but the approach to interviewing is very similar. You will have both classic and ops cases. I would assume that the chances are very similar to the generalist ... (read entire answer)
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    Strategy vs Operations Cases

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    Recent activity on May 01, 2019
    <p>When setting up your structure, how should you approach operations cases (and pricing cases) versus more traditional strategy cases (market/product entry, profitability, M&amp;A, etc)? Should you approach them differently? Thanks!</p>
    Hi! In essence, operations cases should be tackled just as profitability cases. Both belong to the same category of situations, i.e., diagnostic scenarios. (and by the way, these diagnostic scenarios are very different ... (read entire answer)
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    Do BCG Knowledge Experts get paid similarly to BCG generalist ?

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    Recent activity on Feb 08, 2019
    <p>I am currently running for a Senior Knowledge Analyst role at Madrid office (but working in a global environment, mainly with London and Munich offices). My profile could be summarized as follows: 5 years of experience in the related field, PMP certification and currently enrolled in an MBA at a top tier Business School. I am aware that the standard salary post-MBA within BCG is around €75K (Madrid office) but I am not sure if for a Senior Knowledge Analyst salary could be similar or not. Any advice is more than welcome!</p>
    As Vlad said, salaries should be lower + slower growth, Don't forget also, you aren't on the consulting track so you will quickly max out. On the plus side, you also will be sleeping in your own bed more often and still ... (read entire answer)
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    What are typical Operations Cases?

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    Recent activity on Jan 10, 2019
    <p>Good day! I am preparing for MBB interviews and I have done numerous strategic cases with increasing success. However, I rarely find cases that focus around operations problems. I understand that this is an area that has been growing in relevance for MBB firms, hence I would like to include such operations problems into my preparation. The question is - what are the different types of operations problems I could expect in a case interview?</p> <p>Thank you!</p>
    Hi Anonymous, well - in principle, "Operations" transform resources (or data inputs) into desired goods, services, or results, hence creating value to recipients (mostly: customers). Two or more connected operations c ... (read entire answer)
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    Bain case Interview for practice operations!

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    Recent activity on Nov 29, 2018
    <p>Hello,</p> <p>I will have an interview with a partner in charge of Operations at Bain for a senior position. Is someone have some case that i can read and train please, Ideally focusing on Mining, Agro and Retail. Other industries are also welcome. Thanks a lot. Cheers.</p> <p>Regards</p>
    Hi, There are several types of operational cases that you may have: 1) Operational math problems. (e.g. Should we increase the speed of the elevator or just buy a second one? How should we reduce the queues? How sho ... (read entire answer)
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    Structure for Increasing/Evaluating Production Capacity

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    Recent activity on Jul 18, 2018
    <p>Hi all - I realize I'm asking fairly generic questions here and these would certainly need to be blended into the fabric of the specific case, however, would love to solicit your ideas on a typical case on production/manufacturing.</p> <p>1. How would we structure a production capacity problem, what are some key elements to consider? (let's say in a case where current production is not meeting demand)</p> <p>2. What are some of the things we'd do to evaluate current capacity?</p> <p>3. What ways would we increase capacity?</p> <p>Thanks!!</p>
    Hi Anonymous, For production issues, value chain is always a good start. I would break down issue in the typical blocks of value chain, and investigate one by one where are the bottlenecks 1. Supply : Do we have e ... (read entire answer)
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    First case study interview with Deloitte Operations Consulting, Australia

    Case Interview Deloitte operations preparation
    Recent activity on Jun 01, 2018
    Anonymous A asked on Mar 13, 2018
    <p>Hi All,</p> <p>I have completed my video interview with Deloitte as I am applying from New Zealand. Can someone give me some details regarding the structure of the first case study interview? For example, is it interviewee led and what kind of cases to expect? Any other tips to prepare as well.</p> <p>Thanks so much!</p>
    Hi All, I have completed my video interview with Deloitte as I am applying from New Zealand. Can someone give me some details regarding the structure of the first case study interview? For example, is it interviewee l ... (read entire question)
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    Prep Group for Operations Consulting . Feel free to pass on the link to the people practising ops cases

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    Recent activity on May 15, 2018
    <p>https://www.preplounge.com/en/groups/join/operations-cases-practice-club-119</p>
    Hi Anonymous A, thanks for participating in our Consulting Q&A! In your case, I recommend you to use our Request section to find other users that want to prepare for Operations Consulting. Best of luck for the ... (read entire answer)
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