Interesting area of Europe to work in, currently undergoing significant economic reform, liberalisation and asset dispositions. The Government is heavily reliant upon the strong manufacturing sector and hence most consulting services would veer towards that type of work, the financial services sector is also picking up but mainly around commercial and asset management type work and not the investment banking side, hoever both fertile ground for consulting services.
As for the firms: Mck is strong in leadership management and performance improvement, whilst Booz and Bain tend to show enhanced capabilties within the operational excellence and strategic management side of things. BCG does have a strong energy presence there mainl geared towards utility unbundling, market design and tariff setting for the incumbents. The salaries for post MBA people tend to be around €105,000 starting with 23.6% bonus and benefits. All in all a commersurate package