Mars & Co Associate Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jun 18, 2015
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Associate Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT
Declined Offer
Positive Experience

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Mars & Co (Greenwich, CT) in May 2015.

Interview

There were three rounds. The first was a 30-minute phone interview with typical fit questions. The next one was a set of in-person interviews consisting of back to back 45-minute meetings with an Associate Consultant and then a Senior Consultant. Each of these interviews contained fit questions and one case. The final round was another set of in-person interviews: this time three back-to-back interviews with a Project Manager and then two Senior Vice-Presidents. They asked fit, brain-teaser, and case questions. Two consultants also took me to lunch before my final-round interviews. Case questions consisted primarily (but not solely) of market sizing. One of the interviewers really challenged my process at a couple of points but every other interviewer was simply supportive throughout the whole thing. The Senior Vice-Presidents that I met with were especially warm and friendly. Communication and coordination with HR was quick and smooth throughout the entire process.

Interview Questions

  • Basic fit questions: e.g. Why Mars & Co? Why consulting? Tell me about yourself. Brain teasers: Probability questions Market sizing and case questions: (Don't want to out there material)   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Mars & Co

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Mars & Co in October 2013.

    Interview

    Two back to back interviews. Each asked a few "tell me about a time" questions followed by a case.

    Interview Questions

    • case was ok. pretty straight forward. something about helping out a battery manufacturer in the states who considered outsourcing some of the work to China. If you kept a tally on the variable and fixed prices it was fine.   Answer Question
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Mars & Co.

    Interview

    Applied online, interviewed within two weeks.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Phone interview asking about interests and experience. Then flew down for two onsite interviews. Both of the interviews were briefly about my past experience and then short market-sizing questions. Nothing too difficult but I was not prepared for market sizing questions. They also wanted my notes after the interview...which I did not expect.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the market size of glass beer bottles in the US for a year?   Answer Question
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Final Round: Standard. Three fit/case interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Mars & Co.

    Interview

    I was selected for a first round interview through my college. I liked Mars interviewers the most out of two other job interviews I had that day. I had two 30 min interviews. One was behavioral and case. The other one was just case interview. I didn't get to move on to the second round. I think it might've been because of how I did on the case interview--they were trying to confuse me.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Mars & Co (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Was contacted first over the phone and had an informal conversation about my interest in consulting and the company. Then I had a phone interview which included a brain teaser and was invited to the in-office final round interview afterward. The final round consisted of 2 one-on-one interviews with senior consultants (each with a case) and lunch with two consultants afterward.

    Interview Questions

    • How many people in the US have a cup of coffee in their hand at this moment?   Answer Question
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Mars & Co (Greenwich, CT) in February 2012.

    Interview

    After a short phone interview that was only personality and resume questions I was invited to Greenwich to interview on site. I met with three interviewers who presented different cases. Questions ranged from statistics to calculus to arithmetic. It was challenging, but interviewers were helpful.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Mars & Co (Greenwich, CT) in November 2011.

    Interview

    I applied through my university career services. The first round consisted of two 1:1 interviews with a Senior Associate Consultant and a Managing Director. Both started with the typical behavior questions which was then followed by a market sizing question. The questions were not too difficult, however, they did question my assumptions to pressure me a bit in defending my answer. The second (and final) round was at their Greenwich office, an hour from Manhattan. I had three back-to-back interviews for a total of 3 hours. They were all with very senior executive people (VPs, Sr. VPs). Again, each asked me a couple of fit questions but the interview was mainly focused on the market sizing questions. and brainteasers. The questions were definitely unusual, and I thought, pretty challenging. Overall, you need to be very quantitative to enjoy and have success in their interviews. Most of the employees have some sort of engineering or mathematics background.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you prefer to work in a small company or a large firm? Why?   Answer Question
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenwich, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Mars & Co (Greenwich, CT) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Good professional interview

    Interview Questions

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