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

How to Get a McKinsey Interview Through Networking

I wanted to send you a quick note on how I have been able to secure a McKinsey interview , despite not knowing anyone in consultancy. Whilst writing my thesis on [ A topic related to economics in Islamic Countries ], I desperately sought the "World Islamic Banking Competitiveness Report", co-authored with McKinsey & Co. Why don't I just contact McKinsey?" The report was co-authored by a McKinsey partner who is based in the UAE.

Business Book Review: The McKinsey Way

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Today, we continue our series of book reviews with a look at The McKinsey Way , a book written by a former Associate at McKinsey, Ethan M. Rasiel, who is also the co-author of The McKinsey Mind. Does The McKinsey Way deserve that lower rating? Surviving at McKinsey.

Undergrad Bootcamper Breaks into McKinsey Chicago

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This is a transcribed phone interview between Rachel (name changed) and Jenny Rae – enjoy her insights about failing the first time around but coming back for consulting success and landing an offer with McKinsey in her senior year. Tell me about the final rounds with McKinsey.

MC Coach Interview: My First Year at McKinsey

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Today we get a sneak peek into a former McKinsey consultant’s first year of life at the firm. and asked a few questions about her time at a non-core school, breaking into McKinsey, and her early career to find out what McKinsey life was like for her. Then, a professor of mine suggested I reach out to one of his ex-students who had become a partner at McKinsey. How was settling in at McKinsey for you? What did you make of your work hours at McKinsey?

Four futures for the container transport industry


McKinsey and TT Club imagine four possible futures for container transport. Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsDoes disruption loom for the industry that underpins global trade?

F1Y Success Stories

I just received an offer from McKinsey. I prepared for Mckinsey interviews by practicing more than 100 live cases, going through LOMS around 5-6 times and casebooks from different schools. Creativity and Big Picture: McKinsey’s Round 2 is pretty much just brainstorming different ideas with Partners and thinking strategically. I skipped going out on weekends, traveling on fall break, just to focus on getting better at it. Job Offer Reports McKinsey

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.

Coping with success: Managing overcrowding in tourism destinations


McKinsey and the World Travel & Tourism Council examine how destinations can reap the benefits of tourism while preserving their unique qualities. Our Insights

Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

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Consulting compensates with perks that banking does not offer – from better travel allowances to more generous health and retirement packages. Travel. Consultants – depending on firm – travel anywhere from 25-75% of their time.

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

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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. Kearney mckinsey networking part-time consulting The McKinsey Way Vault wetfeet 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.

Going Traditional or Going Agile


Firms such as McKinsey, Deloitte, Bain, and BCG almost always work with clients with $1B revenue minimums. It’s common to find Ex-McKinsey, Ex-Deloitte consultants with rich and varied experience at boutique sized firms and even working independently.

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Managing Career Risk

Ever since working at McKinsey, I’ve been fascinated by the financial services industry. If you pursue a career that’s unusual for your background (such as a few McKinsey colleagues of mine that went to Hollywood after McKinsey), it’s nearly impossible to forecast your lifetime earnings with any remote sense of accuracy. So does it make sense to take the career path less traveled?

Minto Pyramid Principle

Student Question: Recently I came across a book called 'The Minto Pyramid' , you might know this book, by Barbara Minto, ex-McKinsey. This is what we did every day at McKinsey. Then we'd go to the travel department, book our airline tickets, and go get the data (at the client site, visiting our client's client to interview them, etc.). Would you recommend me to use MINTO principle???

15 Best Business Podcasts for Independent Consultants

Tsavo Neal

Podcasts make amazing listening material for commutes, travel, and listening for when you don’t feel like taking out a book. The show also features experts providing advice on topics such as insurance, contracts, travel, use of LinkedIn, and daily routines.

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.

Oliver Wyman Careers

Travel. Whether or not you view travel as an opportunity depends upon your personal preferences. Either way, Oliver Wyman's global approach tends to result in more international travel than firms with a local staffing model (e.g.

The Paths of Consultancy

Tom Spencer

Daryl Morey took the path less travelled, the path that began with academia and consultancy. Sheryl Sandberg , Facebook COO started her career at McKinsey & Co, as did former Boeing CEO James McNerney and former President and COO of Chrysler Wolfgang Bernhard.

Why It's Difficult to "Find" Your Passion

When I got to McKinsey, I was great at analysis, working with clients and solving complex problems. When I decided to work for myself and work from home, I realized that if I didn’t want to travel on planes to get clients, I had to learn to write (this was before broadband Internet connections were commonplace). I thought it was the most amazing thing in the world when I had readers that lifted their entire family out of poverty by landing a six-figure job offer from McKinsey.

How to Balance Work and Life in Management Consulting

I worked in the New York Office at McKinsey and in general, people in New York work much harder than they do in other cities around the country. At McKinsey, we went to the client four days out of every week - virtually no exceptions. Travel. Travel is hard on the lifestyle because you are just not at home. In my first year at McKinsey, I lived in Manhattan in the Upper West Side, right across from Lincoln Center.

4 Ways Cloud Computing Impacts Business Success

Tom Spencer

This is true for fast-moving consumer goods companies like Procter & Gamble or Coca-Cola, consulting firms like McKinsey and law firms like Baker McKenzie. In her spare time, Riya always enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling.

The "Horizon Problem"

In contrast, if you work in a structured career (medical school -> doctor, law school -> law firm partner, MBA -> McKinsey -> McKinsey partner), you have the next 5 to 15 years of your career defined in advance. If you’re traveling to an object that is 5.0 When I mentor people, they often ask me for my thoughts about specific career choices they are considering. Invariably, the questions fall into two categories.

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.

Top 10 Consulting Firms in San Francisco

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McKinsey & Company , 555 California St., Not far behind Bain on our list is McKinsey. McKinsey was founded in 1926 and now has 107 locations in over 60 countries, as well as 10,000 employee worldwide. McKinsey’s Bay Area operation consists of two offices: San Francisco and Silicon Valley. It is the home of McKinsey’s Technology Business Practice and also offers a whole spectrum of Healthcare services to boot.

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

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Kearney, which was the original split from McKinsey & Company, has a storied and impressive history. Kearney’s fascinating history begins with none other than current competitor McKinsey & Company. Founder Andrew Thomas Kearney was hired by James McKinsey as his firm’s first partner in 1929. McKinsey’s unexpected death in 1937 ultimately led to the firm’s division into two practices: McKinsey & Company and A.T.

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

Tom Spencer

The most notable firm who employs this method before inviting applicants to a first round interview is McKinsey. The McKinsey PST consists of approximately 26 questions that must be answered in 60 minutes. McKinsey has three practice exams on their site that are great practice.

Will long-term transformations threaten the consulting industry’s ability to hire top graduates?

Tom Spencer

The predictability of the work may help ensure greater work-life balance, which can be a valuable thing on the back of a high-travel schedule.

Accenture Careers

The Products Operating Group concentrates on Air Freight & Travel Service, Automotive, Consumer Goods & Services, Industrial Equipment, Infrastructure & Transportation Services, Life Sciences, and Retail.

Management Consulted East Coast Tour – Fall 2015

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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.

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

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Travel Bonus: up to $3,750 (typically $3,000). McKinsey & Company Undergraduate Salary. McKinsey & Company MBA/Grad Salary. McKinsey Consultant in Poland: €55,000 base. McKinsey: $14,500 (10 weeks). McKinsey MBA/Grad : $31,000 (10 weeks).

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

Tom Spencer

Any time I discuss my experience in landing an offer at my top choice firm after getting offers from bigger firms like McKinsey and BCG, and smaller sized firms like LEK, Putnam Associates, and Promidian Consulting, I focus on four main areas: Doing your homework! Introduction.

Top 10 Consulting Firms in Washington, DC

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McKinsey : Located at 1200 Nineteenth Street NW, McKinsey is the top consulting firm to work for in Washington, DC, both in terms of size of the firm as well as its employee strength. McKinsey has legacy – the first mover in the DC area – and power in its camp. The McKinsey office is positioned around the exciting and colorful DuPont Circle District. McKinsey has 550 employees across its Mid Atlantic offices in Washington, DC, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

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

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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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Top 10 Consulting Firms In New York

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McKinsey & Company. Yes, the great McKinsey has its headquarters in New York, located at 55 E 52nd St on the 21st Floor. Founded in 1926, McKinsey now has its largest global office in New York with more than 500 consultants. In the New York office, the industries McKinsey caters to are financial services, health care services, advanced electronics, aerospace and defense, and TMT (technology, media and telecommunications).

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. If you found this post useful, I suggest becoming a registered member (it's free) to get access to the materials I used to pass 60 out of 61 case interviews, land 7 job offers, and end up working at McKinsey.

From Actress to BCG Consultant – Tips on How to Successfully Prepare for a BCG Case Interview

I'll be traveling, learning, and most importantly I've finally found a way to work towards running a company that employs artists. At McKinsey, an internal rec from an Managing Director got me straight into the room (unsuccessfully, but that was one month in!)). If you found this post useful, I suggest becoming a registered member (it's free) to get access to the materials I used to pass 60 out of 61 case interviews , land 7 job offers, and end up working at McKinsey.