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New on PrepLounge: Premium + Coaching 💚💙

coaching Premium Membership
Most recent answer on May 14, 2023
Charlotte
Premium
asked on May 10, 2023
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Dear PrepLounge Community! We are happy and excited to announce that we just launched Premium + Coaching.  It combines the unique Premium Membership with one expert coaching session for an unbeatable price!   You benefit from unlimited mock interviews, unlimited personal messages, and full access to all the PrepLounge resources including 220+ cases, drills, video tutorials, and much more! In addition to that, Premium + Coaching includes one coaching session, so you receive exclusive insights and tailored feedback from a coach.  With this perfect combination, you will succeed in the real case ... (read entire question)
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Preparing for MBB Hiring Rounds

Bain & Company Boston Consulting Group Case Prep London McKinsey & Company
Anonymous A asked 1 hour ago
Anonymous A asked 1 hour ago
Hi Everyone, I am going to be joining the MiM program at Imperial from September and I want to secure a graduate job in consulting, particularly MBB.  The hiring round starts at the same time as the master's program so ... (read entire question)
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What is your ideal vacation?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
The best answer (on Aug 11, 2020) is from:
Allen
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Ex-McK Experienced Hire and EM - I show you how to perform at your best
Allen
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gave the best answer on Aug 11, 2020
Ex-McK Experienced Hire and EM - I show you how to perform at your best
The wrong answer to this question: it depends who's asking The right answer to this question: an honest answer. As a former MBB interviewer, if I'd ask this question, it would be so that I can see what you care about ... (read entire answer)
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What other firms are you applying for?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
The best answer (on Oct 28, 2019) is from:
Antonello
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McKinsey | top 10 FT MBA professor for consulting interviews | 6+ years of coaching
Antonello
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gave the best answer on Oct 28, 2019
McKinsey | top 10 FT MBA professor for consulting interviews | 6+ years of coaching
Be honest. Applying to other firms shows your interesting in consulting. The only effect can be to accelerate the process. Best, Antonello
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At this point in your life: Would you rather learn or earn money?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
The best answer (on Sep 30, 2020) is from:
Clara
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McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Clara
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gave the best answer on Sep 30, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Hello! On top of the insights already shared in the post, the "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLounge´s shop (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34 ... (read entire answer)
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[Healthcare Market sizing Question] Market size for cancer immunotherapy

healthcare pharma market size Market sizing
Question edited 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Oct 14, 2019) is from:
Udayan
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Top rated McKinsey Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience
Udayan
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gave the best answer on Oct 14, 2019
Top rated McKinsey Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience
This question can be very complicated without sufficient context setting Immunotherapy is not indicated for all types of cancers and for the ones it is indicated for you typically need to test for biomarkers present ... (read entire answer)
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Mim target schools for management consulting in middle east?

and Bain BCG big four Finance France germany management consulting McKinsey Middle East tier2
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (9 hours ago) is from:
Udayan
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Top rated McKinsey Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience
Udayan
Expert
gave the best answer 9 hours ago
Top rated McKinsey Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience
The reason you see people return from UK to India after a 1 yr MiM is because it is NOT a target program for MBB. Yes some people get in after these, but by and large the heaviest recruitment happens after an MBA progra ... (read entire answer)
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Should I network with people in the division I'd like to work in?

networking
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (9 hours ago) is from:
Emily
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300+ coached cases | Former McKinsey interviewer + recruiting lead| End-to-end prep in 2 weeks
Emily
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gave the best answer 9 hours ago
300+ coached cases | Former McKinsey interviewer + recruiting lead| End-to-end prep in 2 weeks
Hello, Networking is an important part of the job application process, as it helps you gain a deeper understanding of the firm and its culture. However, it is crucial to approach it with care, especially in your case wh ... (read entire answer)
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Tier 2 firm don't value non-strategy consulting experience - what to do?

recruiting
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (9 hours ago) is from:
Emily
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300+ coached cases | Former McKinsey interviewer + recruiting lead| End-to-end prep in 2 weeks
Emily
Expert
gave the best answer 9 hours ago
300+ coached cases | Former McKinsey interviewer + recruiting lead| End-to-end prep in 2 weeks
Hello, I understand your concerns. It's important to remember that every consulting firm has its own culture and preferences when it comes to hiring. In your situation, it sounds like you have a broad and valuable range ... (read entire answer)
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Mckinsey First Round Interview (Should I postpone?)

First Round MBB McKinsey
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (10 hours ago) is from:
Cristian
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#1 McKinsey Coach by rating & recommendation rate
Cristian
Expert
gave the best answer 10 hours ago
#1 McKinsey Coach by rating & recommendation rate
Hi there,  YES, by all means, postpone it.  You don't need to lie, either. You can just say that you didn't expect the process to move so fast. That you're not prepared and that you currently have other engagements in y ... (read entire answer)
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Mckinsey Solve - Result

Mck Online Assessment PSG
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
Naeem asked on Jun 07, 2023
Hello guys! I just have a basic question, one and a half years ago I completed PSG but didn't get the result of the game rather a general rejection against the position.  Is that the norm? Thanks. Naeem.
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Recommendation for McKinsey return offer

internship McKinsey recommendation Return Offer
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Jun 07, 2023
Hi all,   A few months ago, I concluded an internship at McKinsey. The return offer policy at this office is moving interns to the final round interviews for the BA position, and if you pass you receive the return offer ... (read entire question)
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McKinsey referral - no specific position

referrals
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 23 hours ago
A partner just told me that there's no opening for experienced hires. Then I received an email from McKinsey saying this partner referred me. Should they have opportunity that matches my skills, they will contact me. I ... (read entire question)
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Bain Germany - Springboard Programme

Bain & Company BCG MBB McKinsey switzerland
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 21 hours ago
I recently successfully completed my internship at Bain Germany and was accepted into Bain's Springboard programme for successful interns. "Springboard is our intern development program. Acceptance to the program is a p ... (read entire question)
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MBB Application

Application application process Experienced Hire MBA Application Advice MBB
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 19 hours ago
I graduated 1.5 years ago from my MBA, from which I've been working around 1 year from that.Which route I need to take to apply, am I considered an “experience hire” now?  Or can I still apply with recent MBA graduates ... (read entire question)
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MBB ban period after taking the online assessment

MBB
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 13 hours ago
Hello,  if you take the online assessment at an MBB and you don’t pass. Will you be banned from applying again or the ban only applies if you actually have a first round interview? also can someone please let me know ho ... (read entire question)
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More than one referral at McKinsey?

McKinsey McKinsey & Company recruiting Referral
Most recent answer on Jun 07, 2023
The best answer (on Jun 07, 2023) is from:
Ian
Expert
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
Expert
gave the best answer on Jun 07, 2023
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, Excellent work! Just ask one of them first. Say “hey, I have a referral from you and another ME. What would you recommend?" See what they say! Ultimately, I would pick the one with the closest office relation ... (read entire answer)
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on Jun 07, 2023 on Jun 07, 2023
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Hiring Freeze

Interview McKinsey
Most recent answer on Jun 07, 2023
The best answer (on Jun 07, 2023) is from:
Ian
Expert
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
Expert
gave the best answer on Jun 07, 2023
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, It's definitely a thing. Hiring is down. It does depend on the region, and, even with official freezes, interviews and offers do still get made. Personally, I still do have candidates interviewing and get offe ... (read entire answer)
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on Jun 07, 2023 on Jun 07, 2023
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how to construct the framework.

Bain case: Asian lubricants producer
Most recent answer on Jun 07, 2023
Anonymous A asked on Jun 07, 2023
In terms of the background phrase,Is the demand of products considered as a part of the market overview/market attractiveness? Prioritize Phrase,If I using comparison matrix tools to find the most promising market and t ... (read entire question)
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on Jun 07, 2023 on Jun 07, 2023
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Loss of motivation after rejection

career opportunities motivation
Most recent answer on Jun 07, 2023
The best answer (on Jun 06, 2023) is from:
Iago
Expert
Bain & Co | PwC | Deloitte. Passionate about harnessing opportunities that new technologies and cloud solutions enable
Iago
Expert
gave the best answer on Jun 06, 2023
Bain & Co | PwC | Deloitte. Passionate about harnessing opportunities that new technologies and cloud solutions enable
I'm sorry to hear about your experience with the McKinsey interview and the subsequent rejection. It can be disheartening to face setbacks, especially when you had high hopes for a particular opportunity. However, it's ... (read entire answer)
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on Jun 07, 2023 on Jun 07, 2023
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