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 have often been dubbed “CEO factories” and are taking over top MBAs in training the next generation of business leaders. A few years in a top-tier consultancy open doors to […]

  • Is a Career in Management Consulting Right for Me

    If you’re considering applying to top consulting firms such as McKinsey, BCG, or Bain, then you’ve likely wondered if you’re the kind of person that would thrive in consulting. Consulting is a highly sought after career choice and it involves one of the most difficult recruitment processes in the corporate world. It requires a certain […]

  • 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 consulting firms are one of the highest-compensating payers outside of financial services or corporate law. A typical compensation package is made up of the basic salary, the bonus, and the […]

  • 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 for investment banking. Consulting books do not make for great thrillers… However, if you’re looking to learn more about consulting, what it involves, or maybe even to prepare for your […]

  • 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, we lift the lid on what top consultants are paid at each tenure level, the type of bonuses they receive, and how the career compares to other top professions such […]

  • 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 going to suit you the best. In this article, we lay out the pros and cons of each of the four most common banking roles versus strategy consulting to help […]

  • 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 they don’t know that much. But because consultants are privy to top-level conversations in multiple industries, they do know a few things that most people wouldn’t. Consultants have the brain […]

  • 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. To help you, we’ve rounded up the best productivity and performance tips from consultants. Be your own master There are so many hours in the day – even in a […]

  • 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 the average point at which a consultant leaves a top firm like McKinsey, BCG and Bain. That might seem very short to some, but when you take into account the […]

  • 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. Either way, you might be wondering why consulting is considered such a good career by so many people. In this article, we talk about the four main reasons why working […]

  • 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 in the right place. Here we share the actual activities consultants do and why they do them. Consultants solve big, hairy problems To be a great consultant you have to […]

  • 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 suspect it’s less than 5% of consultants who make it. However, the majority of consultants aren’t interested in pursuing Partnership and only stay in consulting for 2-3 years to gain […]