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McKinsey’s new digital assessment gaming tool

McKinsey and Company is notoriously known as the employer with the world’s toughest interviewing process. The McKinsey interview is feared by most consulting applicants with only 1% securing a job offer. And recently, the Firm has added a new twist to it. It launched a new assessment tool in their recruiting process, which they call…
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The life of an Accenture Strategy consultant in Canada

We decided to launch a new series here on StrategyCase.com that should give our readers an insight into how the consulting roles differ across firms and geographies. We reach into our network to talk to people from the McKinseys, BCGs, and Bains of this world and get their perspective on their jobs and the industry.…
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MBB consulting in China

We decided to launch a new series here on StrategyCase.com that should give our readers an insight into how the consulting roles differ across firms and geographies. We reach into our network to talk to people from the McKinseys, BCGs and Bains of this world and get their perspective on their jobs and the industry.…
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What consulting firms are struggling with

The management consulting industry is booming and the McKinseys of this world are reporting healthy growth rates across geographies. However, three trends dominate the leadership agenda of institutions such as McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. Ultimately, the MBBs are struggling to cope with these trends that are threatening their authority. Let’s have a look at what…
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Why consulting firms rank highly as best places to work

Top strategy consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG or Bain constantly rank highly in the best places to work surveys by Glassdoor, Forbes and the like. Why is it that such firms continuously come out at the top even though they are known for their long hours, stressful work-life balance and extensive travel? There are three…
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Structured vs. unstructured 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! Consulting case interviews are by their very nature a very structured proceeding. You will be asked to solve a…
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How MBB consultants manage their work-life balance

Management consulting is known to be a profession with a difficult lifestyle, tight deadlines and frequent travel. In order to succeed in the long run and enjoy the ride along the way, it is important to manage lifestyle effectively. Below are several things you can do to manage/ improve your work-life balance. Long term In the long-term (in…
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How much consultants work

What are the hours like in management consulting? Top-tier strategy consulting firms have a reputation for long hours. In reality, how much a consultant works in a given week varies greatly and depends on a number of factors. First, we have to distinguish between project time, the time you work on a client engagement, and…
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4 types of management consulting firms

There are thousands of consulting firms and not every firm is the same. They differ in terms of their size, fees, remuneration, prestige, selection criteria, lifestyle, type of work and many other things. Below, we have divided the management consulting market into four types of players based on two key dimensions, the revenue per consultant…
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Why McKinsey, BCG and Bain are considered the top-tier consulting firms

There are thousands of management consulting firms around. However, the air at the top is very thin, with three players competing for the crown. McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company are universally acclaimed as the top firms in the consulting universe. Why is that so?   Top clients The triumvirate in…
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