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How to prepare before starting at McKinsey, BCG, or Bain

Congratulations! Chances are that if you are reading this post you received an offer from a prestigious consulting firm. A question we receive a lot is once you made it into McKinsey, BCG, or Bain, how can you best prepare for your start? Is there anything you need to buy? Is there anything you need…
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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 much McKinsey consultants work

Our coachees often ask us how much they will be expected to work at McKinsey, BCG, or Bain. Management consulting hours 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…
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9 practical tips to survive your first months as a consulting analyst

Starting to work as an entry-level consultant in a tier 1 firm can be an overwhelming experience. Usually, after a week’s training, you are already on your way to your first client and will be handed over your own workstream or work packages by your team. From now on you will have full responsibility to…
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