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    Consulting vs Start Ups

    Working in a startup is increasingly seen as a competitive alternative to working in strategy consulting at top firms like McKinsey, BCG and Bain. It’s […]

    • "Up or Out" Policy: What It's Like to be Pushed Out Of McKinsey, BCG, or Bain

      Top consulting firms McKinsey, BCG, and Bain, pride themselves on being meritocratic workplaces where promotions are based on the demonstration of ability and potential.  The […]

    • Salary Expectations at Top Consulting Firm from Graduate to Partner

      Consulting roles at the top strategy firms McKinsey, BCG and Bain are highly coveted and typically pay well compared to other professions.  In this article, […]

    • Consulting vs Investment Banking

      If right now you’re considering a career in either strategy consulting at a top firm or investment banking then you’re probably wondering which option is […]

    • What Management Consultants Know That Most People Don't

      Because consultants, particularly at the top 3 strategy firms, don’t specialise in certain topics or industries until later in their careers many people might think […]

    • McKinsey, Bain and BCG Exit Opportunities and How MBB Alumni Snag Executive Roles at Major Companies

      At any one time, more than 15% of the CEOs of the top 500 global corporations are alumni of McKinsey, BCG or Bain. These firms […]

    • Top Productivity Hacks for Management Consultants

      So you’ve done the work and landed an offer with a top tier consultancy—congrats! Now it’s time to ensure you succeed in your new job. […]

    • Why People Leave Management Consulting After Only 2-4 Years

      The typical length of time a consultant works at a top firm for is 2-4 years, and some statistics even show that 2.7 years is […]

    • Why Work in Management Consulting

      Are you considering a transition into consulting from your current job? Maybe your class peers are talking about consulting like it’s the next big thing. […]

    • What McKinsey, Bain and BCG Consultants Actually Do

      Are you tired of hearing “every day is different” when you ask consultants what they actually do? If you want a proper answer then you’re […]

    • What It's Like Being an Entry Level Consultant at Bain, BCG and McKinsey

      If you’re comparing consulting with other career options or if you just landed yourself an offer with McKinsey, BCG, Bain or another top firm and […]

    • Why Some Consultants Don't Make Partner

      Only a small percentage of consultants who join top consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG and Bain make it to Partner. Based on best estimates, we […]

    • The Cons to a Life in Consulting

      While a consulting job at McKinsey, BCG and Bain has numerous benefits, there are of course a few downsides worth preparing for as you enter […]

    • What are the Best Parts About Being a Consultant at Bain, BCG or McKinsey

      If you’ve read our article on the Cons to a Life in Consulting, then you may also want to know about the Pros and highlights, […]

    • The Average Salary of a Consultant at McKinsey, Bain or BCG in London

      In this article, we’re going to lift the lid on the compensation packages typically offered by the London offices of McKinsey, BCG and Bain. Top […]

    • Best Books on Management Consulting

      If you’re looking for your next thrilling novel then sadly there is no consulting equivalent to Liar Poker for trading or Barbarians at the Gate […]

    • How to Prepare for Your First Day and Career at a Top Consulting Firm

      If you’re reading this because you’ve landed an offer at a top consulting firm then congratulations! To make sure you’re prepared for your first day, […]