McKinsey & Company Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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Anonymous Employee
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Interview

good grilling process ,with technical written along with case studies.one of a kind of interviews,one would rarely experience. 3 written tests along with 3 rounds of interviews of which 2 technical.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McKinsey & Company (New York, NY) in September 2010.

    Interview

    After applying online I received call from HR Manager within two working days. She then sent me link to case interview study material. After 5 weeks she scheduled my further interview. Evening before my interview she called me to tell that interview may not be case interview. It was kind of late to give this kind of information because I was already knee deep into studying case interview and had not really thought about any other kind of questions. On the day of interview manager called me 15 minutes late. Interview was not case interview. It was like any other normal interview. It caught me off-guard. After hardly ten minutes and breaking my speech in between interviewer ended the interview.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in October 2009.

    Interview

    The interview process at McKinsey was extremely professional. Everyone I was in contact with gave me immediate feedback and were open to helping me in any way. The interview process is long and tiresome and the cases are challenging but it was a very good experience overall.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at McKinsey & Company (Chennai (India)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    10 rounds - 2 Telephonic and 8 Rounds - Face to Face in their Chennai office. It was a delightful experience. All rounds were to gauge different aspects of an individual and I really loved the professional way in which the entire process was conducted. Initially one telephonic round - to understand your current work profile and to give a brief on the applied role and second telephonic round was a HR round

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    • Imagine if a foreign bank has hired you and wants you to setup its entire operations in India in next 6 months, what all activities need to be done and how will you model it entirely from end - end. What all will be taken as inputs in the built model. He gave me 10 mins to structure my thoughts.   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in August 2014.

    Interview

    Problem Solving Test followed by two rounds of interviews. First round consisted of two one hour interviews, with 15 minutes personal experience questions and another 45 minutes on a case. The second round was strictly quantitative. All the interviews were one-on-one. Worth noting is that the interviewers each asked the same question for background experience; but it was clear that they each wanted a unique example to be employed to answer the question.

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    • The quantitative section of the second round interview was much harder than anything else I have seen in a case interview.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McKinsey & Company (San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Extremely long and thorough interview and test process. Starts with PST and an English test. Next I was interviewed for the first time. I was asked a series of technical questions and a guesstimate problem. Next I was called for another interview, a technical test (SQL,VBA) and a logic/IQ test. These tests are simple enough if you prepare (PST was tougher). Next I was called in for two other interviews and this was the last of the process. It took a total of 2 months. I must say I am very disappointed with MCK. I had very high opinion of the company and the way they behaved with me shows a lack of common courtesy and that they are extremely unprofessional. After all the process and with extremely positive comments from all 4 interviewers and from the HR contact, I was told I would be given an answer within two days. THis call never came so I called the next week, I was told then that I should wait for a few more days. I called next week after that and they gave me a new ETA, which was a couple of weeks later. I didnt get a call on that day but on the next and it was to tell me that unfortunately the position wasnt open, that I was on "hold" and that I should look for another job but that they were thrilled and very happy and impressed with me (yes! she actually said it like that!). I was originally told that there were 9 positions available and I told this to the HR person. She told me that my profile was more for the position that wasnt open. I asked her if I didnt meet the profile for the other positions for technical reasons, and that if so I was willing to get tested and interviewed on those. She wasnt even sure why I was rejected for the other positions, she stuttered as she explained this to me, sounding not to convinced as to what she was saying (sounded like she was making it up) and sounded eager to get me off the phone. She told me she would discuss this with the person in charge and call me right away... It has been 2 weeks and I am still waiting for the call... It is evident to me now that they didnt have the professionalism to actually tell me what I miss and to give me some REAL feedback. Nor they had the common courtesy to call me when they say they would nor to actually tell me I just wasnt hired. I didnt expect this type of behaviour from MCK.

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    • PST was by far the hardest. I recommend practicing guesstimate questions. I was asked to estimate the number of liters needed to paint a city.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Professional, in-depth and challenging interview process. Exceptionally talented people who interviewed me.

    Interview Questions

    • The business scenarios that we were given were extremely difficult. I have since found out that US MBA Books can assist in preparing for such an interview.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at McKinsey & Company (Lagos (Nigeria)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    I wrote and passed the Problem Solving Test. I was then selected for the 1st round of interviews. I had a coaching session with one of the analysts. On the day of the Interview, I was put through two interview sessions for the 1st round and each of them was an hour on average. First was a one on one live session, the other was also through video conferencing.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you disagreed with a teammate, what happened, what did you do and how was it resolved?   Answer Question
    • What challenges have you faced with any of your teammates while working as part of a team, what happened, what did you do (i.e did you seek advice), how was it resolved?   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    Rigorous test on your personality, previous experience, PST

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at McKinsey & Company (Hyderābād (India)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Interview duration of 3 days and 5 rounds, taking up to 1.5 hour of each. Very long processes Interview duration of 3 days and 5 rounds, taking up to 1.5 hour of each. Very long processes

    Interview Questions

    • all questions were asked mostly on previous work experience and work we did in the previous company, why do i want to join and move out to this company   Answer Question
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