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Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
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    Analyste commercial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Ma meilleure entrevue jusqu'ici. Les gens étaient très sympathiques, particulièrement Émilie Noel du département des ressources humaines. J'ai beaucoup appris durant le processus. Dans l'ensemble, cette expérience était très enrichissante.

    Best interview process I ever had. People were very nice, especially Emilie Noel from HR. Learned a lot in the process, and the overall experience was very good.

    Interview Questions
    • Études de cas : croissance d'une banque privée, usine indonésienne en difficulté, promotion de la contraception en Afrique, promotion de l'éducation en Thaïlande.   Cases: Private bank growth, Indonesian manufacturer fighting shrinking MS, developing contraception in Africa, Developing education in Thailand.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview Details

    1st Round Interviews: two 45min sessions. Each session included (i) Fit and (ii) Case.

    1st Session: Regarding the fit, my interviewer asked me for a specific experience in my CV. The challenge was to use that story to transmit the values McKinsey is looking for. The case was a specific case regarding a Pharma company.

    2nd Session: Same as with the first interviewer. This time they also used a Pharma case, but there were no numbers. It was all conceptual.

    Interview Questions
    • Case: Big pharma company wants to buy a smaller pharma company. Assess the strategic fit.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Junior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    1 er tour : entretien de 1 x 45 min + Test de Résolution de Problème de 70 min

    2e tour : entretien de 3 x 45 min

    C'était pour un stage (pour un poste à temps plein, il y a un tour d'entretien supplémentaire).

    Entretien = Expérience + résolution de cas + vos questions à propos de l'entreprise

    Chez McK, ils demandent toujours un exploit spécifique où vous avez démontré vos compétences de meneur d'hommes, alors tenez-vous prêt avec des histoires personnelles et soyez prêt à leur raconter de manière structurée et à répondre à des questions exigeantes.

    1st round: 1x45 min interview + 70 min Problem Solving Test
    2nd round: 3x45 min interview
    That was for an internship (for a fulll time position there is one more interview round).
    Interview = Experience + case solving + your questions about the firm
    At McK, they always ask for a specific accomplishment where you demonstrated your leadership skills, so be prepared with some personal stories and be ready to tell them in a structured way and answer challenging questions.

    Interview Questions
    • La qualité que vous n'avez pas encore pour être consultant.   The quality you do not have yet for consulting.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Accepté une autre offre

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Junior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Appelé pour une première session d'entretien au bureau de Paris. Une semaine pour se préparer.

    La première étape était un questionnaire à choix multiple (50 minutes). Plus dur que les questions pratiques en ligne. Approximativement 27 questions. Vous n'avez pas à les avoir toutes justes --- de ce que j'ai entendu de mes amis à McK, il n'y a qu'une seule personne dans les annales de cet examen à avoir répondu correctement à toutes les questions.

    Ensuite, c'était un entretien de cas en face à face.

    Called about a first round interview at the Paris office. Had a week to prepare.

    First step was a multiple choice exam (50 mins). Harder than the practice questions online. Roughly 27 questions. You don't need to get them all right---from what I've heard from friends at McK there has only been one person in the history of the exam that has ever answered them all correctly.

    Next was a one-on-one case interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Question standard sur la profitabilité. Votre client est un directeur financier pour une entreprise XYZ en Grande Bretagne. Le PDG veut rendre l'entreprise publique mais dit que le plan d'affaires du directeur financier n'est pas assez rentable. Vous avez   Standard profitability question. Your client is a CFO for a XYZ company in the UK. The CEO wants to take the company public but says that the CFO's business plan isn't profitable enough. You have 6 weeks to boost profit from 5% to 15%. Please advise.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Conseiller Associé Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Premier round :

    Un test à choix multiple - pas de raison de stresser pour cela, même si vous ne finissez pas c'est assez facile.

    Deux interviews en face à face avec questions et études de cas - notez qu'à ce stade les gens n'étaient déjà plus si accueillants et les cas était assez difficiles

    Second round :

    Trois interviews en face à face supplémentaires et des études de cas - même niveau de difficulté qu'au premier round

    1st round:
    1 multiple-choice test - no stress for that, even if you dont finish it, it s pretty easy
    2 face-to-face interviews with fit questions + case studies - note that already at this stage people were not that welcoming and cases were pretty challenging

    2nd round:
    3 more face-to-face interviews & case studies - same level of difficulty as in the first round

    Interview Questions
    • Le préféré de la France : le client est une entreprise de tickets-restaurant avec des profits en déclins, veuillez donner des conseils.   France's favourite: client is a ticket restaurant company with declining profits, please advise.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Je n'ai pas apprécié la majorité des gens que j'ai rencontrés.

    Tout le monde avait l'air si arrogant et désagréable que j'ai accepté l'offre de Bain, qui est connu pour avoir une culture totalement différente.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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