McKinsey & Company Fellow Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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Fellow Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer

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3 rounds for the fellowship program First was resume screening Second was problem solving test; practice from 3 examples on mckinsey's website is enough just to know and be familiar with the structure. Prepare speed math. Wear your watch! Third was personal and case interview in 40 minutes; relates to consultants and their jobs

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    Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at McKinsey & Company (Zürich (Switzerland)) in May 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process consists of two blocks of three interviews. These interviews are 1 on 1 with a McKinsey consultant. In the first part of the interview the consultant will first ask you to describe a situation in which you typically demonstrated one of the 4 areas Leadership, Problem Solving, Personal Impact and Achieving. The interviewer will then ask about details of the situation and how you reacted, what you did etc. The second part of the interview is a case, which the consultant gives you a couple of infos about and you are expected to solve, by developing a structure, asking questions and finally elaborating a solution together with the interviewer. Finally you get to ask the consultant any questions you like. In between the first three interviews and the lunch break you solve McKinsey's "Problem Solving Test", a written multiple choice test of 45 minutes, which gives you mini cases and charts and graphs to go with them and asks you questions on these charts.

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    • Describe a situation in which you demonstrated leadership of a team of people?   Answer Question
    • You are consulting for a transport company, which has never been profitable, please figure out reasons for the lack of profits and potential solutions to the problem.   Answer Question
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    Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in October 2011.

    Interview

    - Kurze gegenseitige Vorstellung - Lebenslauf Stationen erklaeren - Motivation erlaeutern - Warum Beratung? Warum McK? Welches Office? - Praktikataetigkeiten beschreiben - Staerken/Schwaechen Analyse - Beispiele nennen aus Praktika und Studium, fundiert erlaeutern - Fallstudien (eine pro Gespraech / 4 Gespraeche) - Pruefung der Fremdsprachenkenntnisse, ein Interview auf Franzoesisch und Englisch - Nach Beratergespraechen, finales Gespraech mit Vorgesetztem Partner, aber davor ist eigentlich die Entscheidung schon gefallen

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    • Wie kann man den Absatz einer deutschen Brauereikette in der slovakischen Republik erhoehen?   Answer Question
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    Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in July 2011.

    Interview

    The first round consisted of three interviews; Two case interviews with consultants and one interview with a recruiter. The business cases used in the interviews ar slightly different than the 'usual' practice cases. They mix up case categories so that the outcome of the case MUST be based on your own logical reasoning during the interview. For the interview with the recruiter, be sure to use examples that clearly exemplify a situation here you achieved something or had a personal conflict. The examples should be specified into the exact reasoning and interactions you had during the situation. Don't just give them a story they like to hear; keep it personal.

    Interview Questions

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    Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in July 2011.

    Interview

    At first I had to be evaluated on a standard test. A month or so after completing the test I received an email message telling that I had passed the test and that I had to do a few interviews/tests. Then followed a barrage of 5 interviews/tests were I had to answer a few questions about myself and my track record so far and also had to solve a few case studies. After this was over I was finally told that I had passed the interviews/tests and I had an offer.

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    Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in February 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of a problem solving test and a round of 2 interviews. If you succeeded in the first round, you would pass to a second one, where you would have 2 more interviews. The problem solving test was, in my opinion, very long. I would recommend you to be prepared for this and to practice so that your mind is ready at the time. In terms of the interview, I would recommend you to be prepared for very general questions, and be able to make an estimation through logical thinking. I don't think it is possible to prepare much for these type of questions. My advice would be to be familiarized with business terms and problems and, when the question arrives, be prepared to apply it in a creative manner. It is also important that you have a framework when you answer your questions, and that you start from there. For the case I would also recommend you to take your time and not rush to answer. I think that the worst thing you can do is say an absurd thing. Each interview followed the same structure: personal background - you have to provide a situation in which you have demonstrated leadership skills and drive achievement -, case, questions.

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