June 2010

Bain Western Europe

I’ve already sung your praises (in past emails) so will keep this brief to mention I’ve received an offer at my top choice, Bain. Will be starting there in XXXXXXX office  in september most likely. I hope you are getting what you hoped for from the website, which everyone finds fantastically useful.

How do Management Consulting Teams Work?

Questions: How long does a typical consulting project take? How are tasks divided up between team members? How does the actual team process work? My Reply: A consulting project will typically take 1 – 6 months depending on the complexity of the problems being addressed. A fairly typical engagement team size at McKinsey was 1 [...]

Case Interviews vs. Real Life Consulting

Questions: How different is the actual consulting process from a case interview? (I mean to ask you that, in a case interview candidates are given cases and are expected to provide solutions based on facts and data. But, in a real life business problem how do consultants deal with such problems.) My Reply: The case [...]

McKinsey, BCG, Booz Offers in Asia/Pacific

I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for providing your case interview study materials on-line for free access to the world. I applied to 3 selected firms that I felt a connection with (McKinsey, BCG and Booz) and received offers from each of them.  As I was about to travel overseas on volunteer work, [...]