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I had not done much international travel until McKinsey so the first two years were pretty exciting flying all over the place.

Travel has become a much ruder, more challenging aspect since 9/11 though. The TSA does seem to be getting a bit better on my recent travels but the hassle factor is high.

Aah, another FMNO guy!
post #107 of 493
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Aah, another FMNO guy!

Foreign Mobile Network Operator?
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yep Banking is a very collaborative culture among the lower ranks, but a backstabbing culture in the higher ranks.
That was exactly my experience. Having said that, I did learn quite a bit in banking. That financial education was quite valuable for things I am doing today. If I had to do it over I would joined the Corp Fin practice at McKinsey instead of i-banking. I almost got an offer there out of school, just falling short. Fortunately the head of it and I became friends through another venture and he works at Monitor now.
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I think there is some of this here http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=206659
Thanks for the reference. It didn't, alas have the information I was looking for. There's some pretty good joke in the thread, however.
post #110 of 493
Good discussion. Would appreciate any insight about my situation - I'm nearing 3 years in financial consulting (big name firm, valuation and restructuring work), which has given me a good background in finance, modeling, etc. Also am wrapping up a masters in econ (focusing primarily on quantitative methods - econometrics, etc., but definitely not a quant) and did internships in m&a while in undergrad. I'm in DC, so much of my work has been in the federal space, though in an area where the public/private boundries are fairly blurred.

I'd like to move to more of a strategy oriented position, preferably in house, but perhaps MBB/similar firm. Any insight on whether my background is seen as a 'fit' for strategy positions, what my weaknesses may be from knowing similar applicants, etc.? Any good recommendations for the job search for someone who has a few years of experience, but isn't doing post-mba recruiting? Any tips for places to look in DC?
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Good discussion. Would appreciate any insight about my situation - I'm nearing 3 years in financial consulting (big name firm, valuation and restructuring work), which has given me a good background in finance, modeling, etc. Also am wrapping up a masters in econ (focusing primarily on quantitative methods - econometrics, etc., but definitely not a quant) and did internships in m&a while in undergrad. I'm in DC, so much of my work has been in the federal space, though in an area where the public/private boundries are fairly blurred.

I'd like to move to more of a strategy oriented position, preferably in house, but perhaps MBB/similar firm. Any insight on whether my background is seen as a 'fit' for strategy positions, what my weaknesses may be from knowing similar applicants, etc.? Any good recommendations for the job search for someone who has a few years of experience, but isn't doing post-mba recruiting? Any tips for places to look in DC?

You sound like a perfect candidate for Booz Allen.
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Foreign Mobile Network Operator?

firm member number.
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firm member number.

That's an old acronym. When were you at McK? What office?
post #114 of 493
hey Lee - I have a question for you - what next? I know you have worked at 2 of the highest regarded consulting firms on earth, but what next? Do you want to stay in consulting? Start your own consultancy? Go client side?
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I'm honestly too busy to think about it most days. I'd like to finish a business method patent I am working on with two others, an article on marketing analytics, and make partner at the current consulting firm. I'm also starting a small record label so that keeps me busy on the weekends.
post #116 of 493
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I'm also starting a small record label so that keeps me busy on the weekends.
just make sure you use good speaker cables. Everything else is irrelevant
post #117 of 493
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That's an old acronym. When were you at McK? What office?

'05 - '08.
post #118 of 493
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just make sure you use good speaker cables. Everything else is irrelevant

Well for a label the mic cables are key. We use Kimber KCAG and Pear Comice, two fine silver cables with XLR connectors of course and a splitter to have the extra set feed a second recording box.
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'05 - '08.

Terrific. Any particular industry and region?
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Terrific. Any particular industry and region?

Yep - Pharma, NJE.
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