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Bain & Company prides itself on being different compared to its top rivals, BCG and McKinsey. The firm has the frattiest culture out of the Top 3 - but what else sets Bain apart? Why should you choose Bain over McK/BCG? We've got a few reasons
In this episode of Strategy Simplified, we're chatting with Aashav about a crisis moment he had when faced with a decision between Sales & Trading at J.P. Morgan and Consulting at EY-Parthenon. With two offers on the table, which did he choose
What are the main difference when considering BCG vs McKinsey and Bain? There are a few critical distinctions that BCG holds over the other two MBB powerhouses. Listen in to hear them broken down.Additional LinksBCG salaries: SALARY GUIDELand a
In this episode, we sit down for a conversation with Dr. Nikolaus Lang, a Senior Partner in BCG's Munich office, Global Leader of the firm's Global Advantage practice, and co-author of Beyond Great. We dive into a few of the 9 strategies outlin
If you're considering MBB firms, it's important to know how they stack up against each other. Are careers at McKinsey & Company different from working at Bain and BCG? How so? In this episode, we break it down. Additional LinksLand a McKinsey o
Last week, we gave an overview of unstructured case interviews. Typically seen in a final round and given by a Principal or Partner, these interviews are often an unexpected curveball for candidates. Make sure you're prepared for these types of
In this entertaining and insightful conversation, we speak with Hans Dau, CEO of Mitchell Madison Group. MMG is a boutique performance improvement and strategic sourcing firm.  The episode covers:How companies can thrive in the midst of global
Apply for roles at Stax, Inc: APPLY NOWUnstructured case interviews: what are they, how do you prepare for them, and when can you expect to see them? In this episode, Stephanie shares everything you need to know to prepare for - and ace - unstr
Apply for roles at Stax, Inc: APPLY NOWIn a move with major ramifications, BCG announced it will raise base salaries for junior employees by $10,000 in October 2021. Why is BCG raising salaries, and what will the response be from top competitor
Apply for roles at Stax, Inc: APPLY NOWIn this 1st episode of Season 5 of the Strategy Simplified podcast, we bring you a mock case interview, Bain-style. You'll learn how Bain interviews are run, and what to expect in the interview room. Grab
Apply for roles at Stax, Inc: APPLY NOWPrepping for case interview math? Then you've got to know the 4 rules of case math! In this episode, we walk through each rule, why it matters, and how you can set yourself up for success in the interview.
Is there a consulting firm out there that guarantees staffing on strategy projects 100% of the time? How about a firm that works directly with large cap, private equity-backed companies? Or a firm with an entrepreneurial feel, open culture, and
Apply for roles at Stax, Inc: APPLY NOWThe last question at the end of an interview is often "Why should we hire you?" - but most answer this make-or-break question incorrectly. In this episode, we unpack the most effective way to answer this n
While we recommend allotting 3-6 months  for case interview prep, if you don't have the luxury of time, it is possible to get ready in just weeks. In this short but sweet episode, we outline a prep plan to help you get case interview-ready in 4
MBB application deadlines for undergrad/specialty Master's students are right around the corner! Don't miss the window for applying.BCG Deadline: Sept. 8Bain Deadline: Sept. 9McKinsey Deadline: Sept. 16Utilize our free Resume Guide to "consulti
In this episode, we provide a framework for answering the infamous "What is your greatest weakness?" question in a fit interview. Learn what interviewers are looking for - and what they don't want to hear - when they ask this question. LinksBla
In this podcast mic takeover, Matt turns the mic around and puts Stephanie in the hot seat! Learn how to get a headstart on the consulting recruiting process, how to network effectively, and what it takes to break into consulting from a non-tar
Prepping for behavioral interviews? Then you need what we refer to as "hero stories" prepared before interview day. How many should you have ready? Listen for the MC playbook! LinksBlack Belt interview prep program: SIGN UP NOW - SPOTS SELLING
Enjoy this interviewer-led case study with Tomasz, a future L.E.K. consultant, and Stephanie, a former McKinsey Engagement Manager. The case involves a challenging revenue problem for a large hospital chain.  Follow along with pen and paper and
90% of people answer "Why the firm" incorrectly in fit/behavioral interviews. Want to be part of the 10%? Listen to this episode for insights that will change the way you think about your answers. LinksSchool Subscription Platform: LEARN MOREIn
Abrar was an international non-target student who landed a coveted role at Strategy& - how did he do it? Listen in for his clear insights as he answers the following questions, among others:Why is networking critical in the consulting recruitin
In this episode, we walk through how to answer 'Why the Job?' in an interview - and 3 ways not to answer it! Can you take your responses from Level 1 to Level 4 answers? Listen now to find out how. LinksFit Interview Intensive: REGISTERFit Inte
In this fit/behavioral interview guide, we walk you through:3 types of fit questions you'll faceHow to prepWhat pitfalls to avoidAnd moreNeed additional fit help? Check out MC's fit-related resources below. We hope you'll join us for the Fit In
When an interviewer asks you the common "Walk me through your resume" question, does that mean you should go line-by-line through your CV? Definitely not. Learn how to effectively answer "Walk me through your resume" in this 7min episode of Str
In this mock case interview, the candidate is preparing for a first round interview with BCG. Can he solve the case like a true BCG consultant? The case involves a brick-and-mortar electronics retailer struggling to survive amidst the pressures
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