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Will Bennett is a Cambridge graduate. He worked as a Consultant and Senior Consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in London. Will is the Founder of The Cambridge Consultant.

What are Boutique Management Consulting Firms?

People often forget boutique consultancies. When graduates confess that they want to go into consulting, people think MBB, Big 4 etc. However, just as many go into the plethora of boutique consultancies that have popped up in almost every industry. Granted, lots of graduates were unable to get into the bigger brand names. But many …

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Consulting vs Investment Banking Guide: 2022

Many graduates leave top universities weighing up jobs in banking or consulting. In this article we compare the differences in salaries, culture, people and the nature of the work. For many graduates, this is the big one. The Superbowl. Consulting v. banking. The reality is that many apply for both. The most successful candidates can …

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Consulting Lifestyle: Is it Glamorous? 4 Pros and Cons

From the outside, working in management consulting is very glamorous. The firms are known all over the world and there is an enormous amount of prestige that comes with it. However is this really true on the inside? Many of the features of life as a consultant can be viewed either as a chore or …

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McKinsey Vs BCG – People, Culture, Approach (The Decider)

The age-old question.  Which is really better – McKinsey or BCG for consultants? I’ve been a consultant for several years now, and, until the last couple of years, it looked as though McKinsey was streaking ahead.  However, after a scandal in Saudi Arabia and a bit of existential star-gazing, they have been hauled back down …

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What is Agile Consulting, Really?

“Agile” has become the consulting industry’s new favorite word.  Everyone wants to have an agile team or be known for their incredible agility.  Agile usually means the ability to move quickly and easily.   But what does agile consulting mean? Agility in consulting is essentially business flexibility. It refers to the ability to evolve and to the …

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Consulting in India: 2023 Guide

This week we want to bring you a guide to the best consultancies in India. In no particular order, we have dealt with the top consulting firms, their positives, negatives and any other important information! There are plenty of resources offering information about the leading management consultancies across the globe. However, in places like India, …

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How to Interview the Client’s Employees

On most projects there is an interviewing process.  This usually takes place after the team has understood the gist of a problem.  With a general project framework in place, you can start interviewing employees. Consultants do this in order to learn things that they can’t learn from the C-suite executives.  This may be a direct …

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How to Answer The Interview Question “Why Consulting”?

Marc Cosentino, author of Case in Point, walks you through his top interview advice. You know the interviewer is going to ask you why you want to become a consultant.  Not only should your answer be immediate, but you must also look the interviewer right in the eye.  Authenticity in the FIT interview is crucial. …

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