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Updated Oct 6, 2014
Updated Oct 6, 2014
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I was interviewing for a summer role at the London office during my MBA. Although McKinsey undertook lots of activity in the run up to the recruitment process both in their offices and on campus, they offered very few roles to the cohort. Mixed bag of people – some nice, some very robotic.

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  • Questions that weren't applicable to my professional history.   Answer Question
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview Details

    I sent out my CV and cover letter. I got invited for taking the PST test.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I've applied to McKinsey online. They have replied in one week, offering a phone interview. Due to a huge time difference I had to speak at night. We have discussed my possible role and I had to cancel my application since it did not quite match my profile.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

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    PST

    Interview Questions
    • Three cases (diabetic prevention for Chinese market, energy saving veichles, school instruction bundles)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview Details

    First Round on campus interviews
    (1) Market Sizing about size of Old TVs in Eastern Europe.
    (2) Estimate the demand for a magazine publisher in Europe

    Interview Questions
    • How would you improve productivity of a worker at an assembly line   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at McKinsey & Company in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interviews is a long process where you meet at least two interviewers for 1 hour each,
    The people are friendly and never make you feel like you do not know what you are saying in the interview process

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    No Offer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 Interviews, both covered behaviour & a case

    Interview Questions
    • They really dug deep in the behavioural questions. Best to use a situation where all parties where together over a short time frame so you can explain without any complications b/c the interviewer will grill you for more and more details.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview Details

    Everything starts with submitting your CV - or even better with participation to one of the number of events McKinsey organises for students. Everyone is very friendly and you always get a very very open feedback, which is extremely useful. If the CV is selected, you'll be invited for a morning of interviews. First is a written test with multiple choice questions (you can find a sample online on the McK website). If pass, then you have 3 interviews based on personal experience + case studies (real world cases). If pass, you receive another frank feedback followed by 2 additional interviews with office managers very similar to the previous ones. Final feedback and offer decision is given in the evening already. If negative, very thorough feedback is given - extremely helpful!

    Interview Questions
    • Real-world business case. You should not focus too much on the general picture, you should not go too much into details, you should relax and really think about the question. Do not be afraid of asking additional questions if you do not understand something.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Very helpful throughout the interview. Case questions were straightforward and not intended to be tricky.

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    No Offer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2nd Round: had two interviews which consisted of fit and case interviews back to back.
    Be well prepared with fit interview questions.
    Bring good stories with enough details as they will ask them.

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    • Specific actions I took and why in the fit interview questions   Answer Question
    No Offer

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