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McKinsey Rejection - Dubai Office

McKinsey Middle East
Most recent answer 43 minutes ago
Anonymous A asked 21 hours ago
Hi all,  I applied to McKinsey Middle East office, through an important referral, for a Business Analyst role a few weeks ago.  I am confident I did very well in the Imbellus game (99% sure ALL of my animals survived + ... (read entire question)
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Arthur D Little Consultant interview

Arthur D L Arthur D Little Arthur D Little Interviews
Most recent answer 50 minutes ago
Anonymous A asked 13 hours ago
good morning guys, i have an interview in Arthur D Little Italian offices next week, unfortunately I had not the possibility to ask for more time and I am looking for info about the interview process and the type of cas ... (read entire question)
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Bain Dubai first round feedback

Bain & Company Bain case interview Bain middle east
Most recent answer 1 hour ago
Anonymous A asked 11 hours ago
Hello  I had my first round interviews with Bain middle east last week. I have not heard back yet, I am asking here to just ease my anxiety.  As experts do you think the fit interview going very WELL could push my chanc ... (read entire question)
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BCG First Round interview

BCG BCG Case Interview BCG middle east BCGDubai First Round
Most recent answer 1 hour ago
Anonymous A asked 11 hours ago
Hello  I hope all is good  I got scheduled one interview with BCG Middle east for my first round interview. is that weird? i thought the first round usually have 2 interviews not just one. I am applying for a summer int ... (read entire question)
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No full-time offer MBB

London MBB McKinsey Middle East
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
The best answer (22 hours ago) is from:
Francesco
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Francesco
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gave the best answer 22 hours ago
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Sorry to hear about your experience, I can imagine this was difficult to go through. In terms of your questions: 1) Would my internship be a red flag and signal that I didn't get a return offer?  Not really. T ... (read entire answer)
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FIT | How do you prevent that an answer sound memorized?

FIT
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
The best answer (7 hours ago) is from:
Benjamin
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Ex-BCG Principal | 8+ years consulting experience in SEA | BCG top interviewer with ~5 years of interviewing experience
Benjamin
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gave the best answer 7 hours ago
Ex-BCG Principal | 8+ years consulting experience in SEA | BCG top interviewer with ~5 years of interviewing experience
Hello, That's a great question and issue which I've seen in quite a few candidates that I've interviewed before.  Interviewers expect that candidates prepare for the interview, that of course includes rehearsing fit sto ... (read entire answer)
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Bain Online Assessment

Online Assessment
Anonymous A asked 9 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 9 hours ago
I applied as Associate consultant for Bain Madrid. After 1 month HR invited me in doing an online assessment.  Do you have some suggestions for passing it?  Does it mean that my Resume is not strong enough?
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9 hrs ago 9 hours ago
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Switch from boutique to MBB

Boutique consulting firms MBB
Most recent answer 12 hours ago
The best answer (on Feb 06, 2023) is from:
Cristian
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#1 McK Coach by rating & recommendation rate| Honest feedback: no sugar-coating | Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
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gave the best answer on Feb 06, 2023
#1 McK Coach by rating & recommendation rate| Honest feedback: no sugar-coating | Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  Not only is it feasible, it's also smart.  When the market is contracting, you should aim to go as wide as possible. The whole point is to maximize your current benefit within the current restrictions that yo ... (read entire answer)
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Efficio - Excel Exercise

Excel case study
Most recent answer 13 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Feb 06, 2023
Hello,  Anyone here recently sat the Efficio Excel exercise and would be willing to share some insights on what to expect?  Thank  
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Mckinsey Hiring Freeze

Hiring freeze McKinsey & Company
Most recent answer 14 hours ago
The best answer (16 hours ago) is from:
Hagen
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Ex-Bain and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hagen
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gave the best answer 16 hours ago
Ex-Bain and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hi there, First of all, I am sorry to hear about the rejection from McKinsey! I think this is an interesting question that may be relevant for many people. I would be happy to share my thoughts on it: First of all, it's ... (read entire answer)
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Mckinsey reapplication

McKinsey & Company
Most recent answer 15 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Feb 06, 2023
Hi Everyone I applied to McKinsey last year and unfortunately, after the second round, my application was refused. The partner mentioned applying again. After the 1 year period, I applied again with a referral from an A ... (read entire question)
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Consulting career advice

BCG Bain McKinsey partners in performance Roland Berger
Most recent answer 15 hours ago
The best answer (on Feb 06, 2023) is from:
Cristian
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#1 McK Coach by rating & recommendation rate| Honest feedback: no sugar-coating | Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
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gave the best answer on Feb 06, 2023
#1 McK Coach by rating & recommendation rate| Honest feedback: no sugar-coating | Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  Wow, this is quite a pickle.  First of all, making a lot of money and being happy can often be divergent goals. But let's not get into that.  Instead, to figure out your situation, it would be more useful to ... (read entire answer)
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Is 2.5 years experience + top MBA enough for post-MBA recruiting?

M7 MBA MBB
Most recent answer 15 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Feb 06, 2023
Presume you get into an M7 MBA program and get to go after 2.5 years of experience (which some people can do due to deferred admissions programs). Presume the experience Is not strategy, but another form of consulting a ... (read entire question)
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15 hrs ago 15 hours ago
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What would team members say about you?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 15 hours ago
The best answer (on Oct 19, 2019) is from:
Adam
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Ex Bain/ A.T. Kearney: Principal with >10 years global consulting and recruiting experience and >150 interviews
Adam
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gave the best answer on Oct 19, 2019
Ex Bain/ A.T. Kearney: Principal with >10 years global consulting and recruiting experience and >150 interviews
This question is simply a spin on the question of “Describe your strengths and weaknesses”. It tests your ability to reflect on your own development needs. A good answer would highlight three strengths and three develop ... (read entire answer)
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McKinsey Imbellus Game

Bain BCG McKinsey & Company McKinsey Imbellus
Most recent answer 17 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Feb 06, 2023
I applied to McKinsey Dubai office for an Associate role last week. Got the Imbellus Test 2 days later. I got a marine ecosystem and plant defence games. I made a sustainable ecosystem (99% sure) and the plant was defen ... (read entire question)
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17 hrs ago 17 hours ago
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Consulting interview

Bain BCG Mck Roland Berger
Most recent answer 17 hours ago
The best answer (on Feb 06, 2023) is from:
Cristian
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#1 McK Coach by rating & recommendation rate| Honest feedback: no sugar-coating | Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Feb 06, 2023
#1 McK Coach by rating & recommendation rate| Honest feedback: no sugar-coating | Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  This is an amazing question that unfortunately not many people ask! And it's also one of the areas where you will get an amazing benefit from working with a coach.  What you need is an application strategy. I ... (read entire answer)
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17 hrs ago 17 hours ago
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Calculation of number of wine bottles in Year 5

Oliver Wyman case: Setting up a Wine Cellar
Most recent answer 17 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Feb 06, 2023
Hi Team,  In Year 5, why aren't we considering the sale of 120 bottles (investment cellar in Year 0)? Instead, we are including these 120 bottles along with the 72 bottles from Year 1, in Year 6 sale calculation, why is ... (read entire question)
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17 hrs ago 17 hours ago
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Calculation of number of wine bottles in Year 5

Oliver Wyman case: Setting up a Wine Cellar
Most recent answer 17 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Feb 06, 2023
Hi Team,  In Year 5, why aren't we considering the sale of 120 bottles (investment cellar in Year 0)? Instead, we are including these 120 bottles along with the 72 bottles from Year 1, in Year 6 sale calculation, why is ... (read entire question)
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17 hrs ago 17 hours ago
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What is your Answer?

case question caseanswer
Most recent answer 17 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Feb 06, 2023
Market share 5%
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17 hrs ago 17 hours ago
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Is the solution wrong?

caseanswer
Most recent answer 17 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Feb 06, 2023
Market share is 5%.The answer is:Revenues Year 3 = Revenue (filters) + Revenue (air purifiers)Revenue (filters) = ([installed purifiers at end of year 2] * [2 filters] X [price/filter]) + ([additional installed purifiers ... (read entire question)
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