Which consulting firms in Germany have stopped hiring due to covid-19?

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New answer on Apr 30, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Apr 06, 2020

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Sidi
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replied on Apr 06, 2020
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 300+ candidates secure MBB offers

Hi! Here is what I can say about Germany:

  • BCG and McKinsey are both conducting interviews remotely via video conferencing. I had several mentees in the last two weeks interviewing for the German offices of McKinsey and BCG, and all have received offers with at least one of the firms (both internship and full time).
  • Bain seem to be a bit hesitant with interview invitations - takes them quite long to reply to my mentees' applications. So will have to wait and see what happens.
  • Roland Berger have started doing interviews via video conferencing, but have stopped, saying that they prefer meeting candidates in person. So interviews have been pushed forward to an indefinite later date
  • Oliver Wyman have also pushed interviews further into the future

Cheers, Sidi

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Anonymous B on Apr 06, 2020
Thx for the reply, Sidi! Do you see a chance that MBB firms start rescinding offers (for full-time)?
Sidi on Apr 06, 2020
Absolutely not! I believe the chance for this happening is practically zero! It would have a devastating effect on the firms' reputation in their most important "input market".

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Anonymous B on Apr 06, 2020
Thanks, very happy to hear your thoughts on this :)
Anonymous C on Apr 06, 2020
Actually some firms are rescinding offers (*edit*: not MBB, as far as I know). My contact with Simon-Kucher (already signed, starting date 1st of April) got cancelled mid of march.

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Anonymous B on Apr 06, 2020
Do you think that's becoming a possibility for MBB, too?
Luca
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Hello,

As far as I know, MBB are still hiring in Germany.

Best,
Luca

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Anonymous replied on Apr 29, 2020

Hi A,

I have placed many mentees in German over the past few weeks, most consulting companies like McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Roland Berger, Strategy, Oliver Wyman and AT Kearney have moved their interviews to the online format and some of my mentees even managed to receive their offerings.


Hope it helps you!


Best,

André

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Antonello
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Hi,
I confirm MBB are still hiring in Germany. Positions can be less or the intake postponed but I recommend proceeding with the applications

Best,
Antonello

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