Travel, Training and Mentorship

Tom Spencer

Three significant aspects in the life of a management consultant: travel, training and mentorship. Travel. When it comes to travel, different consulting firms have different policies. Management Consulting consulting formal training mentorship travel

Final 2013 West Coast Adventures: Bain, Berkeley, and Stanford

Management Consulted

After spending the last 5 months traveling to top colleges across the planet ( Canada , U.K. , This time we visited the Bain office in San Francisco, held 2 bootcamps at Stanford, and 1 bootcamp at Berkeley. *. We’ve been busy.

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How I Fell In Love With Business: Confessions of a Bain Consultant

Management Consulted

If you haven’t read Part 1 or Part 2 of our Transparency Series (on Jenny Rae’s journey before, during and after Bain), make sure you start there – it will illuminate the back story to what we share here. My best friend and traveling companion, Lawson, was sporting – she’d studied Spanish for 10 years and was confident, conversational and even funny in the language.

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How I Started My First Consulting Business: Confessions of a Bain Consultant

Management Consulted

This month’s Transparency Series article, How I Started My First Consulting Business: Confessions of a Bain Consultant, is all about Jenny Rae’s renegade life and her first business that wasn’t a souped-up lemonade stand. If you haven’t read Part 1 , Part 2 or Part 3 of our Transparency Series (on Jenny Rae’s journey before, during and after Bain), make sure you start there – it will illuminate the back story to what we share here.

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Why I Never Wanted to Be a Consultant: Confessions of a Bain Consultant

Management Consulted

This is Part 2 of a 12-part “Transparency” series, tracing Jenny Rae’s slightly crazy life from her early (5-year-old) roots in business to her travels and then to Bain and beyond. I even traveled to interview 2 traditional healers in their rural village huts, which was a slightly terrifying but incredible academic experience. Plus, they expressed a preference for her to take a traveling companion – but they didn’t offer to pay for the buddy.

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Top Consulting Firms

While it sometimes seems that everyone wants to get into the top 3 strategy consulting firms McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain & Company (Bain), also known as MBB , it's worth noting that there are several other top consulting firms that can give a career a real boost.

Interview with Steward from A.T. Kearney Shanghai – Life as a Consultant series

Management Consulted

Expect more soon from current and former consultants at firms such as McKinsey and Bain! But since part-timers’ work commitment is not as high and the recruiting process not as strict, their job are usually less complicated with less client exposure and less travel. consulting interviews Bain Booz Allen consulting in China iSteward Mandarin A.T. This is the second post in my “Life as a Consultant” series. The first was with a Booz Allen consultant.

Consultant Ninja: Future Histories: Management Consulting Blog

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Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman. Typical of its down-to-earth management ethos, NetApp early on ditched a travel policy a dozen ­pages long in favor of this maxim: "We are a frugal company. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja.

First Six Months – Adjusting to Consulting Life

Tom Spencer

Bill Nielsen graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business last June, and began working at Bain & Company in Chicago in September 2018. Is a job in consulting really what you expect it will be when you are a student, knee-deep in case prep and coffee chats?

What is Consulting? Is Management Consulting a Good Fit for You?

Tom Spencer

The main downside voiced by many people is that consulting is very travel intensive. Being a consultant requires you to be able to handle the travel, dynamic environment, and a dynamic team that can constantly change from project to project. What is Consulting?

Going Traditional or Going Agile


Firms such as McKinsey, Deloitte, Bain, and BCG almost always work with clients with $1B revenue minimums. When should you hire one of the traditional Big 4 Consulting firms, and when and why should you consider a lean alternative?

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Oliver Wyman Careers

While Bain has a deeper penetration within the private equity shops, Oliver Wyman is a contender known for its deep financial content expertise. Travel. Whether or not you view travel as an opportunity depends upon your personal preferences. Bain & Company).

Social Hierarchy

As I started recruiting for jobs, I discovered there was a hierarchy amongst professions (medical school, law school, investment banking, and consulting were "good"; consumer packaged goods and industrial companies were "bad") and a hierarchy amongst firms within an industry (McKinsey, BCG and Bain were "good"; other firms, less so). As I’ve traveled the world and done work across many industries, it never ceases to amaze me how many social hierarchies exist.

Due Diligence by Management Consulting Firms

Tom Spencer

Based on my experience and conversations with consultants, a typical due diligence project is shorter than a general strategy engagement (2-4 weeks vs. 6-12 weeks) with minimal travel and minimal client exposure. consulting firms with strong due diligence practices include Bain & Co.,

Top 10 Consulting Firms in San Francisco

Management Consulted

Bain & Company , One Embarcadero Center, Suite 3400, San Francisco, CA, 94111. There is so much hype about Bain in the consulting world, it shouldn’t surprise you that it sits pretty on our list at #1. Vault recognized Bain as the “Best place to work in 2015” in the entire U.S. Bain has consistently received such honors the past nine years running. Bain is high on community service and their offices in the Bay Area is ahead of the company curve.

The Paths of Consultancy

Tom Spencer

Daryl Morey took the path less travelled, the path that began with academia and consultancy. Romney on the other hand spent ten years as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company before co-founding a private equity firm.

4 Types of Consulting Firms

Tom Spencer

The leading firms that are generally associated with strategy consulting are McKinsey , BCG and Bain , also known as the MBBs. If you’re trying to get into consulting, it can be more than a little confusing trying to understand the various types of firms and their practices.

Management Consulted East Coast Tour – Fall 2015

Management Consulted

We kicked off our busy travel season with our annual East Coast Fall Tour to host events with consulting clubs from the University of Virginia, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and Harvard Business School.

Top 10 Consulting Firms in Washington, DC

Management Consulted

Bain & Company is located at 1717 K Street, in close proximity to ~30 Fortune 500 companies. Although Bain has been serving clients in the DC area for 40 years now, the office is brand new – Bain came late to the Capital City party. Bain is committed to and passionate about serving in the local community. Every year, Bain organizes an auction that benefits United Way.

2017 Management Consulting Salaries for Undergraduates, MBAs/Grads, & Interns

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Bain & Company Undergraduate Salary. Travel Bonus: up to $3,750 (typically $3,000). Bain & Company MBA/Grad Salary. Here are a few more consulting salaries in EMEA : Bain Associate in Amsterdam: €47,500 base, up to 25% bonus, €4,000 moving allowance.

Management Consulting in Canada

Tom Spencer

Traditionally, general strategy consulting firms have operated independently from the rest of the consulting value chain, with prominent firms including McKinsey, Bain, BCG, AT Kearney, Oliver Wyman, Booz & Co, and Monitor having busy practices.

L.E.K. Strategy Consulting Interviews and Culture

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A global consulting firm founded in London, England in 1983 and containing the heart and of Bain & BCG, L.E.K. An offshoot of Bain & Company, L.E.K. was founded in 1983 in London, England by James Lawrence (the client handler), Iain Evans (the analyst) and Richard Koch (the commercial one), three partners from Bain & Company’s London office who had a vision to build something on their own. Aviation & Travel. . L.E.K.

Thinking Like a Consultant – Communicating Core Values

Management Consulted

If you read our publication, 3 Month Mastery , you’ll get the inside scoop on the not ideal impression Jenny Rae made as she started her career at Bain. Including the time I showed up at the Ritz-Carlton for the sell weekend in a pair of grimy jeans, wearing the same backpack she’d taken with me as I traveled the world. She was able to recover from this and have a successful career at Bain.

Top 10 Consulting Firms In New York

Management Consulted

Interesting, the office in New York is very transient and has a hoteling system (so you don’t have an assigned desk) – so if you sign up for Deloitte NYC, be prepared to travel all the time. Bain & Company. Bain, one of the world’s most prestigious consulting firms, was founded in 1973. In New York, Bain is located at 1114 Avenue of the Americas on the 43rd Floor.

Time Is of The Essence: How Leading Marketers Match Messages to the Right Moments - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GOOGLE

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And travel-related searches for “tonight” and “today” grew 150 percent. Bain & Company, in partnership with Google, surveyed marketing decision makers around the world to gain a deeper understanding of how marketers use audience insights and technology to drive growth. As the Bain report notes, “Timing comes into play through signals, sequence and speed. The Bain research showed that leaders are 1.7x

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An Ex-Consultant’s Jump into the Start Up World

Management Consulted

He co-founded MobileSuites, an app that puts travel concierge services and hotel information at your fingertips, and which you can (and should) find and sign-up for here. So when I was going through recruitment, I was considering the big three consulting firms, Bain, McKinsey, BCG, and a few others, but Altman Vilandrie was one that really stuck out to me. I ended up traveling on a few projects with my friend Basel, an analyst who started the same day that I did.

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Why Consulting?

Just as a Harvard or Stanford on a resume catches people's eye, so does a McKinsey or Bain. The third challenge is coping with the additional hours and travel demanded by the consulting lifestyle. Sometimes, when struggling through yet another case interview practice , candidates might wonder: "Why consulting again?" Indeed, many other job opportunities have straightforward interviewing and hiring processes that don't require hours of practice and coaching.

From the Bench and Bedside to the Boardrooms (How to transition from academia into consulting, Part 1 of 2)

Tom Spencer

Bain: Advantage & Advance into Consulting. While each office in a firm focuses on specific sectors, consultants often travel cross-country and even internationally to where their respective skillset can be best utilized. Introduction.

Job Hub: Virgin Group Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

This group has a startling 300 companies in its portfolio in sectors ranging from travel, telecommunications, health, financial services, leisure, music, space travel, and renewable energy. The group’s travel-related operations, led by 51%-owned Virgin Atlantic Airways, are among its largest cash generators. When interviewing for a job at Virgin, you are required to travel at your own expense to interview with them.

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Parthenon-EY Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

In 2014, EY joined forces with Parthenon, a small strategy firm that was founded in 1991 by two ex-Bain consultants, to combine Parthenon’s strategy expertise with EY’s global reach and implementation experience. Founded in 1991 by two former Bain consultants, Parthenon was established to be a specialty boutique strategy firm based out of Boston, MA. As far as former Parthenon-EY consultants ending up at other firms, Bain seems to be the biggest landing spot.

Top 10 Consulting Firms in Boston

Management Consulted

” In fact, 2 of the MBB (McKinsey, Bain and BCG) elite firms, Bain and BCG, have their headquarters in Boston, MA. The office is a reflection of the beautiful historic city itself, with 250+ high-powered employees creating history everyday for their top class clients (this is the main reason we were tempted to place Bain first – at only 250 staff, it’s an itty bitty office). Bain : Founded in 1973, Bain is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Conversation with Cartesian

Tom Spencer

Adam Fraser: At the business analyst level, you have the opportunity to engage with, and present to, clients and have quite a bit of client interaction, including traveling to client sites. Tom: What is the firm’s travel model? Some projects may require you to travel to another country and be on-site every day. This means that the work atmosphere is probably very unlike other consultancies, like McKinsey or Bain.

Job Hub: Airbnb Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

They sought to create this type of connection experience for people everywhere when they traveled, and the idea for the bigger Airbnb was born. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. Today we highlight tremendous business analyst and post-consulting leadership jobs at Airbnb.

BCG Offer vs. AT Kearney Offer

To transition to another region starting from BCG Eastern Europe, you will have to physically travel to the country you want to work in, to network and interview. 4) Or at some point, quit BCG, live off savings, move to the country of your choice (assuming you have travel visas, etc.) In fact, when I originally tried to apply to Bain for an internship, I could not even get an interview, despite doing all the things I suggest others do in their consulting cover letters.

Bulger Partners – Strategy Consulting for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

In fact, the firm is already beating out heavyweights such as McKinsey, Bain, and Parthenon-EY for strategy projects in the tech sector due to better industry specialty. The firm also employs a lighter travel model than many other firms. For example, at Bulger Partners you’ll travel less than you would at Deloitte or PwC. BULGER PARTNERS. Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners.

Short blogging break plus preview of what’s coming up at Management Consulted

Management Consulted

Hi readers: I hate to pause the blog train, but for the next few days I will be traveling and enjoying the last moments of 2008. Sample case studies that are as challenging (if not more so) as the toughest ones you’ll encounter at any McKinsey/Bain/BCG interview. You can expect my posting to start again on Friday, January 2.

Consultant Ninja: Classic Consulting Quotes: Management.

Consultant Ninja

Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman. You HAVE to do a classic consultant ninja analysis of this report, published by the US Travel Association! skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Classic Consulting Quotes. Job manager, upon seeing a slide I made: "Are you color blind, by the way?" True story.