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    MBB Color Personality

    MBB personality
    Most recent answer on Jul 20, 2021
    <p>Hello,</p> <p>I may be looking a bit too much into branding, but I saw an article saying "Mck=Blue, BCG=Green and Bain=Red".</p> <p>Is that just a coincidence with their logo colour, or MBB want to portray their personality style ? (Yellow, Red, Green &amp; Blue)</p> <p>Thanks a lot,</p>
    Hi there, Definitely coincidence! These colors were determined decades ago, and culture/personality changes over time! Also, if anything, McKinsey would be red :P
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    Unsure about to to act / moral issues

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    Most recent answer on May 11, 2021
    <p>Hi everyone,</p> <p>I have the <strong>following situation</strong>:<br> <br> I worked in a smaller consultancy (A) until the end of April, that I wanted to leave for working in other consultancies (B and C). However there was another consultancy (D) asking me to work for them (via headhunter). As I wanted to leave consultancy A, I accepted the offer of consultancy D even though I would have had preffered working for B or C. After having started in the job at conusltancy D, B and C invited me to interviews (Mon + Fri) in two weeks, that I would like to accept.</p> <p>Further information:<br> - current period of notice: 2 weeks<br> - interviews at B and C would be entirely remote (9:00 - 15:00)</p> <p>Now <strong>my question</strong>:<br> <br> 1.) How would you handle the problem to keep the interview appointments at B and C without even having enough days to take for holiday at D?</p> <p>2.) One could ask, why I did not apply earlier to consultancies B and C. That is because I worked quite close with them during that time. However, it feels uncomfortable right now being in this situation (especially over consultancy D). Is that feeling justified in your eyes? If yes, why? If no, why not?<br> <br> Thanks a lot and kind regards!<br> </p>
    Hi there, Fantastic question - very well articulated. 1) Can I interview with consultancy B and C? Yes - there's no (minimal) moral problem here. It's not ideal, but if there's a MUCH better opportunity for YOU, y ... (read entire answer)
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    Wieso wollen Sie zu Accenture?

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    Most recent answer on Feb 26, 2021
    <p>Accenture persönliche Fragen:</p> <p>1. Wieso wollen sie in unser Team?</p> <p>2. Wieso Accenture?</p> <p>3. Was unterscheidet Accenture von den anderen Beratungsfirmen?</p>
    Hallo Ali! Meine antworte is besser in Englisch :) Those are indeed the most typical FIT questions. If you want to deep dive on the topic, the "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLo ... (read entire answer)
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    Assessment Criteria for personality side of case interview

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    Most recent answer on Jul 16, 2020
    <p>Hi,</p> <p>In terms of creating a theme within my stories for the interview. </p> <p>What are the most important criteria on which I will be assessed?</p> <p>Thanks! </p>
    Hi, Your fit interview will most likely have a distinct theme - e.g., Leadership, Personal Impact, Entrepreneurship, etc. For each of these themes, interviewers will be looking at a variety of factors. For example, ... (read entire answer)
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    Bain Online Test (Situational/ Personality test)

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    Most recent answer on Oct 27, 2019
    Anonymous A asked on Sep 07, 2019
    <p>Hi, </p> <p>I would like to understand what exactly does the Bain situational judgement/ personality test include (as administered by the London Office). After submitting the CV and Cover Letter - been asked to complete this. Are there any resources that I can leverage to practice or if anyone who has done the test previously can help with the preperation that would be useful? I am due to complete the test by tomorrow night. </p> <p>Thanks in advance </p>
    Hi, I would like to understand what exactly does the Bain situational judgement/ personality test include (as administered by the London Office). After submitting the CV and Cover Letter - been asked to complete this ... (read entire question)
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    Is consulting a highly extroverted environment?

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    Recent activity on Jun 02, 2019
    <p>Hi PrepLounge,</p> <p>My question is short - is consulting a highly extroverted and charged environment? Would a slow, deep thinker struggle in a typical consulting setup?</p>
    Hi Anonymous, There's a lot of variety, and slow-deep thinkers certainly exist + thrive in consulting. Most consulting firms nowadays have their teams discuss their working norms (both at the start of the case and reg ... (read entire answer)
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    SOVA test Bain online assessment

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    Recent activity on Oct 29, 2018
    <p>Has anyone taken Bain's new online assessment for a London AC position? It's provided by SOVA and lasts 75 minutes.</p>
    Hello! Most of the online tests are very similar, and test the same skillset. It´s a good thing, since you can prep for them with a very unified approach. I would strongly recomment you practice it with the Integra ... (read entire answer)
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    LinkedIn Summary when on the Consulting Job Hunt

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    Recent activity on Sep 24, 2018
    <p>Hi! So my LinkedIn is pretty much all as it should be, except I don't have a 'Summary' at the top, which I know besides the picture is pretty much the most important thing.</p> <p>To be honest I've just been unsure of what to write/what tone to use. I've noticed when I've looked at the profiles of consultants, some are very serious, some use humor, and some have none at all. </p> <p>Obviously consulting is a serious business, but at the same time firms look for enjoyable people to be around. I've written a sample I was wondering if anyone could critique through private message-it shows my value, but also some personality. It's very short (3 longish sentences). </p> <p>If anyone would be willing to help please let me know! Thanks in advance :) </p>
    Hey there, Personally, I don't think LinkedIn is particularly important for Consulting applications. To each firm you will apply with your CV and Cover Letter. This takes precedence over anything else for your exper ... (read entire answer)
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    What would you say are typical quirks of management consultants?

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    Recent activity on Jun 09, 2018
    <p>The species "management consultant" ;) </p> <p>Out of curiosity: What is the stereotypical management consultant like? How do they behave, what are their quirks and personalities like?</p> <p>Excited to hear some ideas, stories etc. :)</p>
    1. "My hypothesis is" that 2. we love to count to 3 3. and use bullet points
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    Do management consultants have to be exroverted?

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    Recent activity on Jan 31, 2017
    <p>Hi!</p> <p>I am interested in working as a consultant because I like the kind of analytical thinking that is needed and different projects you work on. However, I am an extremely introverted person. I am not shy, I have no trouble speaking in front of people (even tho it's not my favourite thing to do), but I am quiet, like my space and don't really like to hang around a lot of people. Many people are surprised when they hear my career plans which is making me a bit unsure. So far, I thought it's not a problem, since I have top grades, good analytical skills and it's not like I'm socially anxious or anything. I think I would be good at the job but I dont really fulfill that typical image of a consultant...</p> <p>So I'm wondering what do you guys think? Do consultants have to be exroverted?</p>
    After 6 years in management consulting, I have noticed that those who stay in consulting and strive have become more outgoing. I have seen many consultants in their entry positions as more introvert who evolved towards ... (read entire answer)
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