Navigating the Case Interview

Tom Spencer

Along the way, every candidate will encounter the case interview. As monstrous as it may look, it is said that the case interview reflects the reality of day-to-day consulting. Case interview – what is it and why does it exist? There are various types of case interview.

Examples of Concluding Your Case Interview (Part II)

Tom Spencer

This article focuses on how to conclude well in your case interview. What I’m going to do in this post is to give two examples of conclusions to the same case interview: one okay conclusion and one great conclusion. Consulting Interviews case interview conclusion

OC&C Strategy Consultants Interview and Culture

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OC&C STRATEGY CONSULTANTS INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . Today we continue our firm profile series with an in-depth review of OC&C Strategy Consultants. KEY STATS FOR OC&C STRATEGY CONSULTANTS . OC&C Strategy Consultants Website: [link].

Case Interview: Beyond Common Frameworks

Tom Spencer

And as more and more candidates start to use them frequently, it is harder to impress the interviewers. Hence, I would like to give you two secret models to help you delight your interviewers. STP is a powerful structure to construct insightful marketing strategies.

Case Interview Basics

Tom Spencer

Cases are a tool used by interviewers based on a business scenario; they go beyond behavioural and background questions to assess the actual abilities of a candidate by replicating the steps of a consulting project. After the interviewer provides you with the context of the problem (usually starts something similar to, “our client “A” who is a toy manufacturer has recently witnessed a declining trend in its revenues for the last 3 years. Do not just repeat what the interviewer said.

Compare and Contrast of Concluding Your Case Interview (Part III)

Tom Spencer

This article looks at concluding your case interview well. I truly hope these articles help you succeed in case interviews and win the job you truly hope for. Right after the restatement of the client question, the conclusion reads “here is my recommendation…” What this does is it primes the interviewers. Since the interviewer doesn’t know, it’s not clear that you’re going to get the benefit of the doubt.

4 Steps to a Strong Conclusion in Your Case Interview (Part I)

Tom Spencer

Today I’m going to talk about a very important aspect of the case interview, which is your conclusion to the case problem. So just as you begin the case interview itself by structuring a nebulous business problem, you’re going to want to structure your conclusion as well.

Kalypso Interviews & Culture

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The firm does this by offering technology implementation services, as well as some tech advisory expertise and a little strategy work. The practice areas at Kalypso reflect the operational nature of consulting projects at the firm: Business & Innovation Strategy. KALYPSO.

Infosys Consulting Interviews & Culture

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Birthed in 2004 as a spin-off of Indian tech outsourcing behemoth Infosys Technologies, Infosys Consulting is quickly climbing the charts as an industry leader in IT Operations and Strategy consulting. Strategy and Architecture. IT Strategy. Transformation Strategy.

Growth Strategies

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Growth strategy begins with identifying the source of the problem – you will want to look at customers, products, the company and its competitors. They want to develop a growth strategy for the next five years.

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

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KEARNEY INTERVIEW AND CULTURE. Kearney’s digital business service aims to help these companies stay at the top of their game in the digital world – separating hype from potential digital disruptors & developing specific digital strategies designed around the company’s capabilities. Kearney’s innovation practice: collaborative innovation, innovation portfolio management, innovation strategy and R&D performance strategy. Strategy.

5 Soft Skills that are Critical in Consulting Interviews

Tom Spencer

As a result, the consulting firms want to see strong soft skills demonstrated in the interviews. Which ones will interviewers be looking for you to demonstrate? Below are three key traits that define successful communication in a case interview: Don’t ramble. This is another key skill that your interviewer is going to be looking for. In the case interview itself, the interviewer will be specifically evaluating your ability to lead yourself through the problem space.

Consulting Insights: Interview with Joe Timko from Ernst & Young- Part 1

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Top Consultant Spotlight: Interview with Joe Timko, Partner at Ernst & Young (Part 1) Joe’s past roles: Partner, Ernst & Young’s (EY) Strategy and Customer Practices Chief Strategy Officer – ADP EVP, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer – Pitney Bowes … Continue Reading. The post Consulting Insights: Interview with Joe Timko from Ernst & Young- Part 1 appeared first on Management Consulted.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Interviews & Culture

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SIMON-KUCHER & PARTNERS INTERVIEWS & CULTURE. Though the firm’s background is exclusively in pricing, in more recent years it has been breaking into other practice areas such as strategy, marketing, and sales. Strategy. SIMON-KUCHER & PARTNERS INTERVIEWS.

How I Passed All My Consulting and Tech Case Interviews

Tom Spencer

Interviews were fast approaching and I knew I wasn’t on track. These insights led to a 100% hit rate at my consulting and tech interviews, which included BCG, Strategy&, AT Kearney, Amazon, Cognizant, and several boutique consultancies. What I discovered is that the interview outcome, a response of “We’re excited to tell you…” or “We regret to inform you…”, depends on just a few key factors. Everyone who walks into the interview should get those things right!

KPMG Consulting Interviews and Culture

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Interestingly, KPMG is the only one of the Big 4 that has not yet acquired a boutique strategy firm. ” Explaining the tag line in a company statement, KPMG marketing officer Tim Pearson said, “The emphasis on clarity – not simply knowledge management or insight – in our brand advertising campaign strongly differentiates KPMG in the increasingly crowded business advisory arena and articulates KPMG’s business strategy.” consulting interviews

Parthenon-EY Interviews and Culture

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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. While no one will confuse Parthenon-EY with MBB, the firm is still a more-than-respectable strategy practice with a proven track record, and touts itself as a nimbler, more flexible firm more attuned to the needs of its clients versus the mothership of EY.

Breaking Down Case Interview Frameworks – Profitability

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Welcome back to our series on using frameworks to break down case interviews. 1) Growth Strategies. But what’s likely true about the case interview you will be presented with is that your client is ready to launch an all-out, no-holds-barred attack on the future in the hopes of seeing significant growth in a short period or time, rather than just incremental growth over a longer period. case interviews consulting interviews

Advanced Case Interviews – A Video Overview

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Now that you have a basic understanding of case interviews – you know their purpose, format, and structure – it’s time to move on to the meatier topics. Because of that, nailing the case interviews is a challenge. McKinsey Interviews. BCG Interview. Bain Interview.

BTS Group Interviews and Culture

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BTS GROUP INTERVIEWS AND CULTURE. A strategy execution and implementation firm based in Sweden, today the firm counts 59 of the U.S. However, the firm operates in five main practice areas: Assessments, Business Acumen, Leadership Development, Sales Training, and Strategy Execution. For being a comparatively small firm, BTS has a very broad field of expertise: Strategy Execution. BTS GROUP INTERVIEWS. Round two is with a Manager, and is a standard case interview.

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Altman Vilandrie: Interviews and Culture

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They describe themselves as “a unique, pure play communications and media strategy consulting group” and it seems as though they may be right about themselves. Altman Vilandrie offers 4 key project types to its clients: Strategy – Altman Vilandrie develops solutions to client’s problems based on comprehensive data analysis. INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . Interviews at Altman Vilandrie are held over 2 rounds. This will be a screening interview with HR.

Cornerstone Research Interviews and Culture

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You will be responsible for preparing an expert witness for court, conducting and then submitting analyses to the court, and developing case strategy. CORNERSTONE RESEARCH INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Now to the section you’ve all been waiting for…the interview process! Cornerstone Research usually has only two rounds of interviews, and the first round can be conducted either over the phone or in person. consulting firm profiles consulting interviews

Hay Group Interviews and Culture

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Reward strategies. Turning strategies into reality. Not many Hay Group employees go into pure strategy consulting right after working there. If you are looking at transitioning right into larger pure strategy firm directly from Hay Group, you may have difficulty doing this. HAY GROUP INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Also don’t be surprised if you don’t get put through a rigorous case either – the hiring process is largely left up to the interviewer.

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FTI Consulting Interviews and Culture

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FTI CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE. Strategy Consulting & Research. However, it’s important to note that your work – should you join FTI – will be much more narrow than that of a strategy firm like Bain or BCG. FTI CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. First round FTI Consulting interviews are generally straight forward. The second round interviews most often take place in a FTI Consulting office with 3 to 6 professionals present.

Towers Watson Consulting Interviews and Culture

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The knowledge gained of the healthcare industry at Towers Watson would certainly qualify you for a role at a strategy firm in a healthcare practice. However, you’ll be frustrated and disappointed if you’re expecting to work with C-level execs on overall strategy for the company.

Bridgespan Non-Profit Consulting Interviews and Culture

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. BRIDGESPAN INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . Strategy Consulting. Bridgespan brings a passion for making the world a better place into strategy consulting. Funding Strategy. Global Strategy. Strategy Development. BRIDGESPAN INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING .

Alvarez & Marsal Interviews and Culture

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By 2002, their agreement, their strategy and their implementation appeared to have paid off, as Alvarez & Marsal’s client base continued to diversify. There is also a lightweight focus on longer-term strategy, but the focus is really on near to medium-term changes. ALVAREZ & MARSAL INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. The interview process at Alvarez & Marsal is pretty straightforward. PwC Interviews and Culture. . ALVAREZ & MARSAL CONSULTING.

Seabury Group Interviews and Culture

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Founded in 1995 by former Bain consultants and headquartered in New York City, they focus on developing airline strategy and implementing major operational turnaround. In fact, one of our interview coaches, Michael Hecht, used to work for The Seabury Group and now works for Delta Airlines as a member of their Skymiles team. If you’re applying to work at The Seabury Group, book an interview prep session with Michael here. INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING.

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Analysis Group Interviews and Culture

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In some ways, it feels like a boutique firm, whereas in others it feels like a pure strategy firm. Strategy & Analytics. However, it also offers financial, and business strategy consulting as services to corporations and government agencies. Jonathan Casper – Manager, Corporate Strategy – Capital One. ANALYSIS GROUP INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. They generally conduct their interviews over two rounds. consulting interviews

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The Cambridge Group: Interviews & Culture

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Brand & Business Portfolio Strategy. Global Growth Strategy. Market Entry Strategy. Pricing Strategy. Many marketing firms end up hiring ex-TCG consultants for corporate strategy firms. THE CAMBRIDGE GROUP INTERVIEWS. THE CAMBRIDGE GROUP.

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Abt Associates Interviews and Culture

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One of the board’s main directives is to map out and implement the company’s five year strategy. If you are looking at moving to MBB and other pure strategy firms, Abt is not the place for you, noble though they may be. Though you won’t be financially desperate, the nature of the work they engage in is much less lucrative than strategy consulting for Fortune 500 companies, and this difference will be reflected in your salary. . ABT ASSOCIATES INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING.

Breaking Down Case Interview Frameworks – Profitability

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Welcome back to our series on using frameworks to break down case interviews. 1) Growth Strategies. But what’s likely true about the case interview you will be presented with is that your client is ready to launch an all-out, no-holds-barred attack on the future in the hopes of seeing significant growth in a short period or time, rather than just incremental growth over a longer period. case interviews consulting interviews

Advanced Case Tactics: Interviewer- vs. Interviewee-Led Case Interviews

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Last month, we reviewed the nuances of case interview anatomy , emphasizing how interviewer- and interviewee-led interviews have similar case anatomy. Fit interviews, case interviews, frameworks, and 80/20: there are a whole heap of words that don’t mean a lot to a lot of people outside of our world. Interviewee-Led Interview Definition. Interviewer-Led Interview Definition. The interviewer here acts like they are the client.

Breaking Down Case Interview Frameworks – M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions)

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Welcome back to the last in our series on breaking down case interview frameworks. Check out our breakdowns on Profitability , Market Sizing , and Market Study to become a complete expert on any kind of framework you’ll need in your case interview. How to use the Mergers and Acquisitions framework: Remember, most interviews are going to be focused in on due diligence strategy as to whether or not one company should buy another. – Post acquisition strategy.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Strategy

Tom Spencer

Clarifying why your client wishes to undertake the acquisition is a good place to begin, both in a case interview and in a real-life consulting engagement.

Advisory Board Company Interviews and Culture

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The Advisory Board Company serves a number of industries with memberships, but the overwhelming majority of the consulting services (strategy and implementation) are in the firm’s core healthcare space. THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. consulting interviews

5 Expert Tactics to Master the Case Interview

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To the uninitiated, the case interview can be more than a little bit terrifying. The main point of the case interview is to provide you with an opportunity to show the interviewer the great job you’d do if they hired you today and set you straight to work. Here at Management Consulted, we have thousands of hours of experience in this area because we were established and run by MBB consultants, AND we do 1000s of case interviews a year. case interviews

IBM Consulting Interviews: Navigating the IBM GBS Maze

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As the next installment in our popular Firm Profile series, we take a look at the evolution, reinvention, and current interview tactics of one of the world’s premier consulting firms – IBM. There are 6 specialty areas of Business Consulting: Business Strategy.

Launching the Consulting Case Interview Bootcamp – Online

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What started off as an informal blog about management consulting with just a few readers became interview prep sessions, resume edits, videos on YouTube and Vimeo, books and the presentations we give at colleges around the world. Today, we’re pleased to announce the arrival of our Consulting Case Interview Bootcamp – Online , a revolutionary new tool for people who want to break into consulting. The case interview is the great equalizer.

Booz Allen Hamilton Interviews and Culture

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As for Booz & Company, it was purchased by PricewaterhouseCoopers and became Strategy& , a firm we covered in an earlier Firm Profile. Although Strategy& worked to rebrand itself as non-government focused and BAH has worked to diversify, both brands are really overshadowed by the (wealthy but non-stealthy) legacy of working directly with Big Brother both in the U.S. Organization & Strategy. Candidates will be interviewed on campus or over the phone.