Category: Bain

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Bain SOVA Test (2021): how to prepare and ace it

The Bain SOVA Test is one hurdle to pass if you want to work for Bain & Company. Bain has partnered with SOVA to add an additional element to their recruiting process. It can be either a gatekeeper between application screening and the case interviews or is used in conjunction with the first round of the case interviews…
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The Bain Online Test

The Bain Online Test is one hurdle to pass if you want to work for Bain & Company. It can be either a gatekeeper between application screening and the case interviews or is used in conjunction with the first round of the case interviews to evaluate candidates. In that sense, it is used in a…
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How to interpret charts and data in case interviews

90% of consulting case interviews will have you interpret charts and data or 100% of top-tier firm interviews such as McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. Charts and exhibits in consulting case interviews Charts visually represent data in the form of points, bubbles, lines, bars, and pies amongst others. Tables contain data in an organized manner. Using…
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How to recover from mistakes in case interviews

No candidate is perfect. McKinsey, BCG, and Bain know this. Hence, making a mistake during a case interview should not be a definite deal-breaker to land a top-tier strategy consulting offer unless It happens more frequently within one case You mess up throughout several cases on the interview day One mistake triggers a chain-reaction of…
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Case interview math: the insider guide

Aspiring consultants at McKinsey, BCG, and Bain or any of the Big 4 and other consulting firms will have to go through some numerical problems during their case interviews. In fact, in roughly 70% of consulting case interviews, candidates need to demonstrate the ability to handle quantitative problems confidently. For top-tier firms such as McKinsey,…
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2021 consulting salaries: how much top management consultants earn

A McKinsey career pays well Salary discussions are very important for most applicants at McKinsey, BCG, and Bain after having invested significant amounts of money and time into their prestigious education. In this article, we want to give you an insight into how much money you can expect and how your salary will progress as…
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The big 3 consulting firms: why McKinsey, BCG, and Bain are the most prestigious

McKinsey & Company McKinsey & Company is a partnership and widely acknowledged as the most prestigious consulting firm. It was founded in 1926 by James O. McKinsey, however, underwent a significant transition through the leadership of Marvin Bower, who established the principles of the McKinsey for which it is known today.  McKinsey is hired by…
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How to ace the Bain written case interview

Bain & Company employs written case interviews during their recruiting process in addition to the traditional face-to-face case interviews. After all, the written case interview presents you with a slight variation of the classic case interview. Hence, preparing for the case interview also helps you with your performance with the written case and vice versa.…
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Interviewer-led vs. interviewee-led case interviews

Consulting case interviews differ in their structure across companies. While top-tier firms usually employ very objective and structured case interviews, lower-tier or smaller firms apply less stringent standards to ensure objectivity. Let’s dive into the matter! Two types of case interview structures There are two dimensions of case interview structure. First, structure relates to the…
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What McKinsey & other consultants do

There are many myths running around the internet about what entry-level consultants of McKinsey, BCG, and Bain actually do on the job. The most common – probably originating from other industries where this might be the case – is that they work only on mundane and simple tasks. Nothing could be further from the truth.…
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