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Could someone please explain to me how BCG ME referrals work?

BCG Middle East referrals
Most recent answer 14 minutes ago
Anonymous A asked 7 hours ago
So I'm applying for a position of summer associate at BCG middle east. My school (in western Europe) has a special “application link” to BCG. I've talked to a recruiter who encouraged me to apply after looking at my CV. ... (read entire question)
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Close to 2 Months of not hearing back since Final Interview at Tier 2 Firm in SEA

interview process
Most recent answer 21 minutes ago
The best answer (on Jan 24, 2023) is from:
Cristian
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Top McK Coach|Public & Verifiable success rates|Honest feedback: no sugar-coating|Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
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gave the best answer on Jan 24, 2023
Top McK Coach|Public & Verifiable success rates|Honest feedback: no sugar-coating|Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  Sorry to hear about the stressful situation. 2 months must be some sort of record.  To me it sounds like they don't know if they'll have additional capacity to hire considering the present economic situation. ... (read entire answer)
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Applying to office aligned to professional background/interests

BestOffices
Most recent answer 42 minutes ago
The best answer (on Jan 26, 2023) is from:
Cristian
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Top McK Coach|Public & Verifiable success rates|Honest feedback: no sugar-coating|Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
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gave the best answer on Jan 26, 2023
Top McK Coach|Public & Verifiable success rates|Honest feedback: no sugar-coating|Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  It can help, but it's not going to make a huge difference.  The advantage is rather for you as an individual and future consultant. If you go into an office that tends to do more of the work that you're inter ... (read entire answer)
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MBB experienced hire – level/title downgrade

Experienced Hire level MBB
Most recent answer 55 minutes ago
The best answer (on Jan 27, 2023) is from:
Victoria Christine
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1st&2nd Sessions 50% off | BCG Consultant | President of the Consulting Club | Esade MBA | Offers from McKinsey & BCG
Victoria Christine
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gave the best answer on Jan 27, 2023
1st&2nd Sessions 50% off | BCG Consultant | President of the Consulting Club | Esade MBA | Offers from McKinsey & BCG
Hello!! Could you please specify what you mean by entry-level?For example in BCG we have: Junior Associate (no work experience, usually straight out of university, or some work experience 1-2 years in a different sector ... (read entire answer)
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Bottom Up Market Analysis

Market analysis Market sizing
Most recent answer 1 hour ago
Adam asked 16 hours ago
Hi Community,   Im practising my skills in Bottom-up market analysis and was wondering if someone could provide a real-world worked example.  I'm struggling to get any starter numbers on a number of companies or know ho ... (read entire question)
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BCG Final Round Decision Process

BCG Decision Round Final Round internship offer rejection summer
Most recent answer 1 hour ago
The best answer (16 hours ago) is from:
Dennis
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Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Dennis
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gave the best answer 16 hours ago
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Hi there, fingers crossed that you'll get positive news. There is typically a formal alignment and review meeting between the interviewers and HR team before candidates are notified about any decisions. This is a chance ... (read entire answer)
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BCG Riyadh or Bain Dubai

Bain BCG Middle East
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 9 hours ago
Hello community, I have offers to join BCG Riyadh and Bain Dubai for a summer internship. BCG is my first choice but the geography choice between Riyadh and Dubai is making the decision harder.  I would appreciate any i ... (read entire question)
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Treks to consulting companies in countries of Interest

BCG Bain McKinsey company
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 15 hours ago
The consulting club in my school is organizing company visits to tops consulting firms in different regions in the world. It is totally optional but I want to participate. However, the trek costs alot of money above $1k ... (read entire question)
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How do I simultaneously show my thinking while also calculating during the math section?

case math Math problem
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 8 hours ago
How do I simultaneously show my thinking while also calculating during the math section? For example, I embark on doing the consulting math. I'll first say some initial reflections on the graph or data presenting. I'll ... (read entire question)
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Commercial Due Diligence

Interview Scheduling MBB MBB
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 10 hours ago
Hello everyone, I would like to learn about Commercial Due Diligence. Currently at boutique consulting firm and doing strategy projects but never done CDD project. I am planning to switch to a CDD shop (EYP, S& or M ... (read entire question)
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OC&C London

MBA OC&C salary
Most recent answer 5 hours ago
The best answer (21 hours ago) is from:
Victoria Christine
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1st&2nd Sessions 50% off | BCG Consultant | President of the Consulting Club | Esade MBA | Offers from McKinsey & BCG
Victoria Christine
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gave the best answer 21 hours ago
1st&2nd Sessions 50% off | BCG Consultant | President of the Consulting Club | Esade MBA | Offers from McKinsey & BCG
Hello! Based on Glassdoor it seems like it starts at 96K pounds and can go up to 116K pounds. https://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/OC-and-C-Strategy-Consultants-London-Salaries-EI_IE194234.0,29_IL.30,36_IM1035.htm Generally ... (read entire answer)
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BCG London Experienced Hire Recruitment Process

BCG BCG Case Interview bcg london London
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 18 hours ago
Hi all, I was wondering what the current BGC London recruitment process is for experienced hires?  I am trying to figure out which tests I would likely receive as I have read that a quant assessment is given early and t ... (read entire question)
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Oliver Wyman Online Test

oliverwyman
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 11 hours ago
I've been invited to take the Oliver Wyman online test as a first step in the recruitment process for the role of a Senior Consultant in the Middle East offices. Does anyone know what kind of a test it is? Upon asking, ... (read entire question)
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Career change to consulting, what are my options?

career change R&D
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
The best answer (on Jan 10, 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 Jan 10, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Hello! Here are my toughts: Yes, could be, particularly in big offices in the US -where they do more pharma than in european offices, for instance-. However, bear in mind that being hired as someone experienced a ... (read entire answer)
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7 hrs ago 7 hours ago
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How would you calculate the value of a cow?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Oct 28, 2019) is from:
Antonello
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McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
Antonello
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gave the best answer on Oct 28, 2019
McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
You should assess the value generated, the selling value and the costs: 1. Value generated during cow possession: milk sons compost 2. The selling value will depend on: remaining value generable meat ... (read entire answer)
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8 hrs ago 8 hours ago
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What are you not proud of?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Mar 24, 2020) is from:
Daniel
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McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
Daniel
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gave the best answer on Mar 24, 2020
McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
Here is your chance to talk about your failures. Essentially, failure experience is regarded very positively by MBB: if you failed, you took risks, i.e. you have proven your entrepreneurial nature. So, do not be afrai ... (read entire answer)
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Mental Math at Preplounge

mental math mental maths apps
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Jan 28, 2023) is from:
Hagen
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Bain Project Leader and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hagen
Expert
gave the best answer on Jan 28, 2023
Bain Project Leader and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hi Uzma Khan, I think this is an interesting question that may be relevant for many people. I would be happy to share my thoughts on it: It sounds like you may be experiencing a technical issue with the mental math reso ... (read entire answer)
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8 hrs ago 8 hours ago
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When is it acceptable to pause and write things down?

Cases
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Jan 30, 2023) is from:
Florian
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#1 rated McKinsey Coach | Top MBB Coach | 5 years @ McKinsey | Author of the 1% | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Florian
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gave the best answer on Jan 30, 2023
#1 rated McKinsey Coach | Top MBB Coach | 5 years @ McKinsey | Author of the 1% | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hi there, Simple formula: Whenever the benefit you get from writing ideas down and thinking about them > not, so I would say always. I would always take time for Structuring (1-2m) Brainstorming (1m) Charts (30s) Mat ... (read entire answer)
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8 hrs ago 8 hours ago
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Starting a career in consulting with a STEM degree

Advice entry level
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Jan 27, 2023) is from:
Francesco
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
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gave the best answer on Jan 27, 2023
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi Oliver, Q: Anyone has been in a similar position and could provide any advice on what sort of jobs/internships to apply for and generally how to enter the field with no prior experience in it? There are several candi ... (read entire answer)
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8 hrs ago 8 hours ago
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MBB London tolerant to French speakers ?

McKinsey & Company
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Jan 26, 2023) is from:
Dennis
Expert
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Dennis
Expert
gave the best answer on Jan 26, 2023
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Hi, congratulations on getting the offer. That sounds exciting.  First of all, they saw you in the interviews and made you an offer - that means they trust in your ability to succeed on the job. In consulting, it is pre ... (read entire answer)
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