Consulting title wars

Consulting firms have well defined titles but it is hard to compare them across firms. If you checked out my posts on levels and responsibilities in management consulting firms and consulting salaries, you may be wondering how titles in my posts correspond to titles in different firms. Below is an attempt to map lingo … Read more

Myths about management consulting

In this post, we dispel or confirm some myths about the profession, here we go: Management consultants are useless:they tell us things that we already know in a fancy presentation Debatable, it is true that the client usually knows their business better than a consultant. Consultant brings expertise on a particular area, e.g. M&A, Marketing. … Read more

How much do management consultants make?

This is a burning question for many who would like to enter the profession and those who have an offer and would like to compare it to other firms. The good news about comparing one offer to another firm’s is that the labor market for consulting is efficient. So, in general, your offers reflect what … Read more

Why consider management consulting as a career?

Top reasons to get into the profession Get great exposure: You will discover many industries, corporate environments, situations: If you start out as a generalist, your client could be anyone. They could be in variety of situations: growth, merger, cost cutting. Gain rapid business experience: Usual saying is one year in consulting is worth two … Read more

What does it take to be management and strategy consultant?

Ask 10 management consultants what they do and you are likely to get 10 different answers. This is partly due to the large variety of experiences one can encounter in the job. It is also due to the abuse of the term management and strategy consulting. Although many firms claim to be exclusive management and … Read more

Levels and roles in management consulting firms

Soon after you start your research on management and strategy consulting firms, you will notice that there is no common set of title across firms. Sometimes this makes it hard to understand where you would fit in and who you are talking to, especially if you are interviewing. Although the titles vary, the tasks are … Read more

Directory of Management Consulting Firms

Below is a listing of well known management consulting firms. Feel free to click on the firms name to go to their websites and read more about them. – McKinsey & Company – The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. – Bain & Company – Booz & Company – Monitor Group – Mercer LLC – Deloitte – … Read more