Bain

MBB is an abbreviation that stands for McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Bain & Company. It is an acronym used by candidates applying for jobs at what’s often considered the top 3 firms in the management consulting industry. M– McKinsey is the world leader in consulting prestige. It had $8.8B revenue in 2016 and 26,000 [...]

Below is a field report from a reader of mine who recently started working at BCG after a year at a Big 4 Accounting Firm. Here’s my comparison of consulting in a Big 4 Accounting firm and at BCG (note from Victor while this readers experience is specific to BCG it can apply to McKinsey [...]

Question: First of all thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge over the web, it has given me the courage and confidence to challenge what I thought would be impossible. My question is about applying to multiple firms, and internationally – the process itself, advantages, and disadvantages (particularly with regards to MBB). I’m [...]

When I first started recruiting for consulting jobs, an interviewer at Bain shared a story (arguably a legend at this point) about how Bain (or it might have been McKinsey) was asked to advise Motorola on whether or not they should enter the mobile phone market. As you might know, Motorola eventually dominated the pre-smart [...]

Question: First of all thank you so much. I bought your books on Amazon and devour your newsletters and this has been an essential part of the exciting story I’m about to tell you. I want to give you a very short version to see if I’m so lucky as to get your advice. I [...]

What follows is feedback from a F1Y at a Top 3 firm in Brazil. Field Report: I know you must have a lot of feedback mail, but I would like to thank you anyway. Your help was essential for understanding how case interviews really work, the real deal, not some examples edited in a book [...]

Question: First of all, thank you so much for your amazing material.  It’s clearer and certainly more concise than Case in Point, and the fact that I can hear you explain it out loud like a professor is really crucial. Anyway, I recently won a “case competition” for [MBB firm], in which teams developed growth [...]

Success Story: I wanted to THANK YOU for all the material that you have prepared and it significantly helped me in my career move. I have 15+ years of industry experience and wanted to switch to management consulting having no previous experience in consulting field though I have MBA from [Top 10 MBA Program]. With [...]

I was reading an email from a member of my case interview preparation community that had recently gotten offers from Bain and Booz. He made one particular comment that triggered a thought in my mind on how to think in a more structured and analytical way… automatically. This technique has been sitting underneath my nose [...]

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