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    yeah it was supposed to be today
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    I've seen many people posting rejections from BCG here. Anybody get accepted/invited to take their tests?
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    got invited for BCG yesterday, now waiting for McKinsey today .. & OW on Friday
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    (Original post by dth1210)
    Did anyone else get an automated e-mail from McKinsey saying they would let us know the outcome by 12th November (i.e. Today) ?

    (Original post by ridic24)
    yeah it was supposed to be today
    Yeah but BCG sent my rejection out at like 8pm, so working hours are more like consultancy than 9-5 haha
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    [QUOTE=jsd29;51544471]Update


    (Original post by Tangente)
    Yeah got that. Surprised there isn't a normal first round.

    (Original post by jsd29)
    Update from Deloitte.

    They are doing another CV shift and will let us know next week about an AC at the end of nov
    Did your rec. contact let you know? Nothing from them for me.

    The AC encompasses the 1st stage (i.e. case study, group and manager interview), but keen to know why they're re-assessing CVs and tests to do it that way. Just the numbers?
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    (Original post by jsd29)
    Update







    Did your rec. contact let you know? Nothing from them for me.

    The AC encompasses the 1st stage (i.e. case study, group and manager interview), but keen to know why they're re-assessing CVs and tests to do it that way. Just the numbers?
    On their 'application process' section on their website it said that they would do another CV shift, after tests. So it doesn't seem to be ad hoc because of numbers. Perhaps, they just take the tests more seriously than other places.
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    (Original post by Michael XYZ)
    Got rejection from Strategy& the other day.

    Surprised a little. Did well in online tests because both said "exceptional" or 5/5 on scoring (but that's probably not TOO hard because it was only SHL).

    It really sucks none of these companies can be a little open about what they look at and how they review things. For some it seems good online tests gets you a first round interview, for others it seems something else entirely.
    To be honest with the likes of Strategy& (who are still essentially Booz), BCG, Mckinsey and Bain they have to narrow down their applications somehow as everyone on paper has decent work experience and top grades...it wouldn't surprise me if they filtered out the non-Oxbridge uni's first and then by CV and then by test score. Scoring exceptional on tests these days really doesn't add that much value...
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    (Original post by AmoreAmore)

    On their 'application process' section on their website it said that they would do another CV shift, after tests. So it doesn't seem to be ad hoc because of numbers. Perhaps, they just take the tests more seriously than other places.
    Indeed. My tracker still says I've been invited to a group stage stage and interview, however (i.e. nothing on an AC), having previously been told I passed the tests.

    What does yours say?
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    (Original post by Tangente)

    Indeed. My tracker still says I've been invited to a group stage stage and interview, however (i.e. nothing on an AC), having previously been told I passed the tests.

    What does yours say?
    Mine says the same thing. It's probably just a discrepancy in how they refer to it.
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    (Original post by Michael XYZ)
    Got rejection from Strategy& the other day.

    Surprised a little. Did well in online tests because both said "exceptional" or 5/5 on scoring (but that's probably not TOO hard because it was only SHL).

    It really sucks none of these companies can be a little open about what they look at and how they review things. For some it seems good online tests gets you a first round interview, for others it seems something else entirely.
    I think you may have confused the practice test for the actual test. The real test consisted of 18 questions. I initially was mistaken as well.
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    I have got through to the Mckinsey problem solving test next week! any one else? any advice/ways to practice?
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    (Original post by icl1991)
    I have got through to the Mckinsey problem solving test next week! any one else? any advice/ways to practice?
    Congrats! On what day is the test? Is it at McKinsey's office? Still haven't heard back...
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    (Original post by cmj89)
    Congrats! On what day is the test? Is it at McKinsey's office? Still haven't heard back...
    Mine is on Weds at their offices. there were sessions on Mon tues or weds though. hope you hear
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    (Original post by mathewma)
    got invited for BCG yesterday, now waiting for McKinsey today .. & OW on Friday
    (Original post by icl1991)
    I have got through to the Mckinsey problem solving test next week! any one else? any advice/ways to practice?
    Understand if you don't want to post details but can you give us an idea of uni/degree/work experience?

    I'm really curious to what they're looking for really. I don't want to big myself up because I was rejected from both, so can't really, but I graduated with a 1st from a top 5 uni and I've got a fair few work experiences (although more in finance, admittedly). It strikes me as rather odd that that, coupled with good test scores, wouldn't even get a first round interview.

    Maybe they want someone who was always keen to do consulting with relevant experience, which I understand as consulting is more of a recent interest for me but damn, bit confused really.


    (Original post by 92DL)
    I think you may have confused the practice test for the actual test. The real test consisted of 18 questions. I initially was mistaken as well.
    Nope. I didn't do the practice. I mean the real things.
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    (Original post by AmoreAmore)

    Mine says the same thing. It's probably just a discrepancy in how they refer to it.
    I received this email yesterday
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    (Original post by icl1991)
    Mine is on Weds at their offices. there were sessions on Mon tues or weds though. hope you hear
    Thanks! Sadly nothing yet - to be fair, the "application acknowledgement" email from McKinsey didn't specify what date they'd get back to me. I applied to a couple of offices in addition to London, and have 2 years experience (although I applied for a BA position) - hopefully that explains the delay
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    Perhaps I'm not a 'valued' applicant then, as I've received no correspondence. Think I might chase with an email.
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    anyone get the invite to the numerical test at LEK?

    What the hell does smart casual dress mean!
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    (Original post by wakiwashi)
    anyone get the invite to the numerical test at LEK?

    What the hell does smart casual dress mean!
    Haven't heard back yet! When did they email you?
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    (Original post by AmoreAmore)
    Perhaps I'm not a 'valued' applicant then, as I've received no correspondence. Think I might chase with an email.
    If you're talking about Monitor Deloitte, same here.
 
 
 
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