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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at First Manhattan Consulting Group in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through career website. They contacted me by email to set up a phone interview. This was followed by another phone interview. Then they set up the in person interviews, which took 4.5 hours for the whole afternoon. 6 different people interviewed me from various levels of the company, all the way from someone who was currently an analyst to 3 of the vice presidents.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Purely personal questions and questions about resume   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Preferred trading and got a trading offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at First Manhattan Consulting Group in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through OCR. Thirty minuted interview consisted of a short case and typical why consulting questions. Interviewer was very straightforward in helping me determine whether consulting with banks as sole client (and thus restricted to this career path in banking industry forever) and long hours would be a fit for me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at First Manhattan Consulting Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had an on campus interview, 1:1 with a director. He is a very nice person, and I liked how he took time to read through the details of my resume. During the 30 minute interview he did give a case: If you are going to open a bank in this neighborhood, what factors would you consider and how are you going to attract customers?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consulting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at First Manhattan Consulting Group in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    4 interviews with people at different levels of the firm on site. Had a phone interview with one of the consultants who was away at a client engagement. Presentation of the firm after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How many changes are made to Wikipedia in any given day?   Answer Question
    • Estimate the amount of deposits held at your local bank.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at First Manhattan Consulting Group in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    First round was one 1:1 Interview, fairly straightforward; final round was a full day of 7 45-minute interviews with current employees of various levels.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Risk, Strategy and Marketing Services Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at First Manhattan Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    The interview was pretty simple. First 15 minutes were behavioral questions and the last 15 was a market-sizing case. The interviewer also asked me about some of my experiences listed on my resume. The only issue I had with the interviewer was that he did not give much feedback and seemed pretty uncomfortable so be prepared for that. I talked with some other interviewees and they said the same thing.

    Why First Manhattan Consulting?
    Are you okay with specializing in one area of consulting?

    Interview Questions
    • How many medallion taxi cabs are there in New York City? He did not comment very much and did not say anything at the end so I do not know how I did.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at First Manhattan Consulting Group in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    CV/Cover Letter screen followed by first-round on-campus case and behavioral interview. Flown out to NY for second round interview, which consisted of one case and two behavioral interviews. FMCG values quantitative skills, as it works primarily for clients in the financial industry. Be comfortable with numbers. Cases were computation-heavy; be prepared to defend your answers/assumptions. Had three interviews in 2nd round, with only one case, which consisted of market sizing and traditional case format.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    First Manhattan seemed like an excellent opportunity, but I declined because an alternate offer from a firm working in an industry I was more interested in

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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