This website has helped me a lot, there are plenty of useful information here, thank you very much for your contributions!
Since most of the questions are obviously related to the selection process and interviews, I think I am well-informed in those topics.
Therefore, I am inquiring about the travelling, since this the most important factor for me, when I am pondering about why I would like to join to McKinsey or BCG (unfortunately Bain is not present in my country).
1) Based on your experiences how much can a consultant travel, if this is very important for him? I know that this depends from a lot of things (base office, available projects, number of foreign clients, etc.), but there must be a trend.
2) Anyway, sorry for the stupid question, how does the selection of employees for a project look? What are the criteria? How much influence does the given consultant have (e.g. John Smith adores South America, but hates – let’s say – France)?
3) Is it possible to stay abroad at weekends in the hotel? Or you have to go back to your base office on every Thursdays / Fridays?
4) What do you receive during your abroad “secondments”, taking into consideration that the cost of living differs from country to country? Do the firms cover at least partly your daily expenses in a foreign city (above the air ticket, of course)?
Thank you in advance for your answers.