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    I work in MBB and I am doing interviews for another job. How would you manage interviews while working full-time?

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    Most recent answer on Jan 10, 2021
    Hi there, I was in a similar position to you (interviewing while working on a BCG project). You're luckier than I though...much easier to hop onto an interview from WFH than having to rush to a physical location in th ... (read entire answer)
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    How easy / common is it to switch between MBB firms?

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    Most recent answer on Oct 31, 2020
    <p>I just had a BCG Final Round Interview and it was a narrow miss (case studies and personal fit good, communication should have been more professional, apparently). Considering I'm about to complete another degree with a compulsory consulting internship from a top business school, I was told by the BCG Principal giving feedback that I should apply again in 6 months - I guess this means that I could also apply for McK a second time then as well.</p> <p>I haven't so far applied to Bain just because it is quite a bit smaller in Germany (where I'm keen to be working) with fewer projects to select from, so it's something of a 2nd choice (though at a very high level). I'm going to apply to Bain now anyway, but in case I get an offer, I'm just curious whether and when it would be possible to switch from Bain to BCG / McK later if they continued to appear more attractive and how difficult that would be.</p>
    Hi, Several points: 6 months freeze in BCG does not mean a similar freeze in McKinsey. In McKinsey, you can reapply in 1-2 years if you manage to demonstrate some career traction and growth If you get a Bain off ... (read entire answer)
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    From Tier 2 to Top Tier Consulting Firm

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    Most recent answer on Aug 26, 2020
    <p>Hellooo, do you have experience with shifting from consulting firms such as Strategy&amp;, ATK, Roland Berger, Oliver Wyman towards MBB? Are your chances better or even worse? When is the best timeframe to take this step? Thanks!</p>
    Hello, I have known several people who joined a BCG Paris after having work for a few years in other consulting firms (either top 20 or boutique/specialized) Evaluation criteria during cases interviews will remain rou ... (read entire answer)
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    Consulting + good work life balance?

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    Most recent answer on Jun 16, 2020
    <p>Hi! I'm really fascinated by management consulting as I like the skills and variety (different projects, clients) it involves. While I would like to work for a prestigous company, I'm willing to trade that off for an actual (!) work-life-balance which is more important to me. So my question is, which would you say are the best companies that ensure a good work-life-balance, but still interesting projects and clients? Perhaps Big4 consulting?</p>
    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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    From Accenture to MBB?

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    Most recent answer on Nov 09, 2019
    <p>How difficult is it to switch from consulting firms like Accenture or Strategy&amp; to MBB? </p>
    Hi Anonymous, In general, it is possible to move from Accenture Strategy or Strategy& to MBB. The degree of difficulty is not universal, as it depends on several factors; you can find a list of the main ones below ... (read entire answer)
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    Switch to MBB with a few year career experience

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    <p>Hi all,</p> <p>Before graduation from my bachelor I have been rejected and banned for 1,5 years from the MBB during the interviews. Now I participate in the full time leadership Programme for digital specialists for the next 1,5 years in the leading bank in the region. My question is, if I want to reapply after the end of the ban to the MBB will the companies consider my application with interest, since I am not more „fresh out of the university“ on the one hand and not an expert with 4-6 years of working experience on the other + that I work in an industry? What could make my application stronger during the application after 1 - 1,5 years of full time experience? Thank you!</p>
    Hi Anonymous, usually the best employers to be well-considered for a new MBB application are: top bank names second tier consulting companies strategy role for major brands Thus, if the brand of your curren ... (read entire answer)
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    Transition to another consultancy

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    Recent activity on Sep 19, 2018
    <p>Hi community!</p> <p>I can find a lot of information on the switch within MBB level, but what do I have to consider when I want to transition to another consultancy on the same level, but non-MBB? E.g. boutique firms or Tier2/3?</p> <p>What is the best time for a switch? And is this common?</p> <p>I appreciate your answer</p>
    Hi Anonymous, the main element to consider is always your motivation for the change. Normally, you want to move to a company better positioned to your goals, thus you should do due diligence in advance to ensure the t ... (read entire answer)
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    Switching consulting firms - how different will interview questions be?

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    Recent activity on Jun 26, 2018
    <p>Hi! I will be interviewing with one of the MBBs in about 2 weeks. I am seeking to join them from a Tier2 firm (ATK, Strategy&amp;, Oliver Wyman) in a Senior Consultant position (pre Project Leader).</p> <p>So I wonder if the interview will differ rom the established standard? Will I still need to discuss case studies "as normal"? Or will there be a focus on my actual project experience and sectoral/functional expertise? Any experience here?</p>
    Hi Anonymous! When I switched from BCG to McKinsey (Consultant (BCG) / Associate (McK) level) in 2013, I was basically facing the identical interview process (apart from the fact that I did not have to do the PST anym ... (read entire answer)
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    Is it possible to switch from Big 4 consulting to MBB?

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    Recent activity on Jun 17, 2018
    <p>Hi PrepLounge community!</p> <p>Actually I have three sequential questions:</p> <ol> <li>Do you think it is easier to get in Big 4 companies as an entry level consultant (than in MBB)?</li> <li>Which Big 4 is the best for strategy consulting?</li> <li>Is it possible to switch from Big4 to MBB?</li> </ol>
    1. At an individual level, yes, it is easier to enter in Big 4 than MBB. At an aggregate level there was an article about “Deloitte being harder to get into than Harvard”, but I would say that nowadays most job position ... (read entire answer)
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    From consulting to ibanking?

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    Recent activity on May 29, 2018
    <p>Hi guys,</p> <p>I'm sorry if this question does not belong in this forum, please do let me know if it should be removed. </p> <p>I've worked in a tier 2 consulting firm (likes of OW, RB, ATK, LEK, etc.) as an intern, did undergrad in Finance and MSc in management (targeted for consulting). After my internship, I didn't get a full time position and got an interview in M&amp;A. <br> <br> I was wondering if anyone had experience with industry switch and help me with what to look for in crafting a convincing story?</p> <p>Thank you in advance!</p>
    From speaking to many Investment Bankers at recruiting events at Cambridge trying to convince people that IBD>Consulting: the reason they almost all gave is that in IBD, you actually do, whereas in consulting you jus ... (read entire answer)
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    Do interviews differ for experienced consultants looking to switch firms?

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    Recent activity on Feb 27, 2018
    <p>How do interviews look for candidates who have been working in consulting for several years and who are now looking to switch firms? If I would do such a switch, would I still need to solve the typical cases, or will it be more focused around projects, sector/functional expertise, etc.? Would be great to get some transparency on this point...<br> </p>
    When I switched from BCG to McKinsey (Consultant (BCG) / Associate (McK) level) in 2013, I was basically facing the identical interview process (apart from the fact that I did not have to do the PST anymore). The differ ... (read entire answer)
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    Switch from Tier 2 firm internship to MBB full time

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    Recent activity on Sep 19, 2017
    <p>Hey guys,</p> <p>I'm currently an intern at a tier 2 consulting firm in Hong Kong ending at end of December. I'm currently looking to apply for an MBB full time position but heard that they are usually reluctant to recruit consultants from another firm because they've already adopted a different culture and such.</p> <p>So that being said, I was wondering if anyone can give some advice on how I could sell myself or any other tips like maybe rely on strong networking and such?</p> <p>Thanks!</p>
    Hi Anonymous, I agree with Matthew, in terms of the expectations they will not be impacted in a relevant way from your previous experience. In terms of the stories to use, besides the traditional questions common to ... (read entire answer)
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    How do I make the switch from an HR consulting company to a strategy consulting company?

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    Recent activity on Jul 31, 2017
    <p>Hey,</p> <p>I am currently working as a management consultant in a consulting company which has its main focus von talent development, leadership development and coaching. 80% of our work is delivering trainings for other companies to improve their employee's skills.</p> <p>I've studied business psychology and want to make the switch into a more management / strategy focussed consulting company (such as McKinsey, Accenture Strategy, goetzpartners, ...). Do you have any tipps for my on how to make a successful switch? I got a few rejections due to my past focus on HR topics - although my studies included economics and I've been self-employed for several year next to my studies and jobs.</p> <p>Thank you in advance,</p> <p>Chris</p>
    Hi Christoph, as your background is a bit unusual for strategy firms, I would say there are two major ways for you to break into strategy consulting (not necessarily mutually exclusive): Do an MBA at a school whic ... (read entire answer)
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