Mars & Co Associate Consultant Interview Questions

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Mars & Co in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my college's Careers site, submitting only my resume I believe. I heard back within perhaps two-three weeks of applying. We set up a phone interview by e-mail.
    It started on time, and I spoke with a human resources representative. It was a general behavioral interview, with questions concerning my interest in management consulting, my knowledge of the company, and why I would be a good fit. It was good that I had researched the company in advance. The total interview lasted about half an hour. At the end, the interviewer warned me that future rounds would of course include case interviews, for which candidates would do well to prepare.
    About a week later I received a standard-worded e-mail denying my application.

    Interview Questions
    • What qualities do you think make you fit for consulting? Which of your strengths make you best fit for this position?   View Answer
    • What do you know about our company?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Mars & Co in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    i had my first interview at my university career center, consisted of two 1:1 interviews. first had brainteasers, second had me do a market sizing problem. both asked me what i knew about mars. second round was in greenwich hq, also 2 1:1 interviews (though it was supposed to be 3 45 min ones, had to change to 2 60 min ones at the last minute). asked me to estimate weight of a passenger plane about to take off, a probability question, and gave me a real pricing/profits case study from a few years back that they had done. also had a group lunch with two associate analysts and another interviewee. people seem nice enough, though a little bit reserved during the lunch. the hq was pretty cool and in a nice environment.

    Interview Questions
    • estimate the market size for lacrosse equipment in the U.S.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Mars & Co in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    4-5 interview in 2 rounds, one half fir and the other mostly market sizing and brainteasers (Very quantitative)

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Application Details

    The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Mars & Co in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of a phone interview, first round ( 1 HR, 2 Consultants), and second round (2 VPs) followed by a lunch with consultants. The phone and HR interview discussed your background and the interest in the firm. While the other interview were mostly background, case study, and question sessions. Everyone was highly professional, friendly, and intelligent.

    The place is highly quantitative in nature and mainly hires those with engineering backgrounds.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Mars & Co in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    With Mars, I first had a phone interview and spoke with a long-tenured Mars employee about my educational background, work experiences, and the firm. By the beginning of the next week, I received a phone call to schedule an in-person interview at the "Mars Plaza." One other candidate was interviewing that afternoon, and the interviews consisted of three 1:1 interviews: two consultants and someone from HR. The interviews with consultants lasted one hour each, and the interview with HR lasted 30 minutes. The woman from HR was new to the company (<1 year), so she offered little new information about the company. The interviews with consultants involved approximately 25 minutes of behavioral questions, 25 minutes for a market-sizing question, and 10 minutes for questions. Overall, the interviewers were pleasant, but one did talk about frequently wanting to leave the company, which he worked for since earning a graduate degree.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Mars & Co in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of two one-on-one interviews. I was asked a market sizing question in one and a couple of brain teasers in the other. Other than that it was mostly behavioral questions. Afterwards I had a short (and terrible) conversation in french with the office manager because it turns out I was being considered for a position that required speaking french. I was so obviously unqualified for the foreign language component of the job that it was no surprise I wasn't hired. The interviewing process was fine though.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Mars & Co in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    I first had a phone interview, then went for an on site interview. It consisted of talking to two consultants and an HR person. The two consultants gave me cases, one of which was simply market sizing, the other more complex. Other than that it was not too intense, just your basic background and experience questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Mars & Co in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with a VP, the HR lady and two higher-level consultants. Each one gave me some sort of brain-teaser or market sizing question. They also asked me questions about my resume, why I wanted to work in consulting, and why I wanted to work for Mars & Co in particular. The VP asked me if I knew what strategic consulting was and if I could identify some potential competitors in the industry. Overall my conversations with people were very laid-back. The interview lasted about 3.5 hours. I was not offered a position because my quants fell short.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very organized, friendly people. Phone interview first with a senior level consultant. First round interviews consisted of two separate interviews with junior level people, a mix of cases and fit. Second round interviews consisted of two separate interviews with senior level people, same mix of cases and fit. Also had lunch with three junior level consultants (as well as two other candidates).

    Interview Questions
    • First round had one business case and one market sizing question. Second round was one business case as well as a two-question case: one pure probability calculations and one business case.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Mars & Co in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone conversation with HR about background, personal interests, etc.

    3 1:1 interviews. 1 Case study, 1 pure market sizing question, 1 market sizing/strategy question.

    Be prepared to work with numbers and work quickly. Engineering background definitely helpful for the case studies.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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