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Will there be any further delays to joining dates in Dubai for MBB, S&, or Kearney

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New answer on Dec 29, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Oct 09, 2020

Hello,

Does anyone have any insights if there will be additional delays/pushbacks to joining dates for MBB, S&, Kearney in Dubai past January 2021?

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Ian
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replied on Oct 09, 2020
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Hi there,

Any answers would really be conjecture, so take them with a grain of salt. That said:

1) I think it's unlikely. The shock of covid has hit and companies have adjusted. The pipelines and corresponding class intakes have now been adjusted adequately, so I'd be surprised if the consutlancies hadn't smoothed this out by now

2) If you're concerned (and have an offer), reach out to HR for the given company!

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Clara
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replied on Oct 09, 2020
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Hello!

Cannot tell you about the delays anymore, but they are actively interviewing. Hence, I don´t believe they have a freeze or delay anymore.

In any case, expect less positions that in the previous years.

Good luck!!

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Mehdi
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replied on Oct 09, 2020
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Hi there,

There is still a bit of uncertainty regarding the start dates of the different offices in the Middle East. I know that some firms onboarded a group of new hires in the past weeks, while some pushed for a few more months. Sevarl reasons are behind this additional push and one of the biggest one is the delay in getting visas for the new hires, which is beyond the firms' control.

I hope this helps, please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you want to discuss this further!

Mehdi

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Anonymous A on Oct 09, 2020

Thank you Mehdi. Any idea what firms pushed back the joining dates and by how much?

Gaurav
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replied on Dec 29, 2020
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Hello there!

I don't think it will happen, but you'd better check with them directly if you haven't done it yet. Or you could find current consultants via LinkedIn to get some more insights.

Cheers,
GB

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