McKinsey & Company Junior Consultant Interview Questions

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Consultant Junior Interview

Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

(Translated from English)

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Paris (France)) in January 2013.

Interview

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

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Accepté une autre offre

Accepted another offer

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    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Johannesburg (South Africa)) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Quite deltailed.Needs thorough preparation. They is an interview coaching session which they always recommend that the candidates attend.

    Interview Questions

    • None. I was just not ready enough for the case , the way in which one structures the responds is theeee most important thing .   Answer Question
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    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    demanding case studies; be prepared!

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    Consultant Junior Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Paris (France)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
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    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in August 2010.

    Interview

    Took the 1hr problem solving test, which comprises 3 business cases with a total of 26 multiple choice questions. Time is a huge constraint as you need to spend a fair amount of time reading the case, digesting the exhibits and questions, and running the numbers (without calculator). The test starts with some sample questions, which you should take note of but quickly skip to the actual questions to save time. I found the first case to be the most difficult, the second to be less difficult and the third was the easiest. If one had known this beforehand, one could work backwards, starting from the third case. I barely finished the test with a couple of minutes left.

    Interview Questions

    • The first case was about a seafood restaurant company. Sales of shrimp forms its main stream of revenue.   1 Answer
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    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Frankfurt am Main (Germany)) in December 2008.

    Interview

    Insgesamt war das Interview sehr gut geplant. Mir wurde zwei Wochen im Voraus ein Termin für ein Vorstellungsgespräch angeboten, meine Reise- und Unterbringung wurden organisiert und die Kosten wurden zur Gänze übernommen. Einer der Angestellten kontaktierte mich zwei Wochen im Voraus, um meine Fragen zu beantworten und mir einige Tipps zum Interviewprozess zu geben. Der gesamte Interviewprozess bestand aus zwei 1:1-Interviews, wobei ich zunächst anhand meines Lebenslaufs nach meinem Hintergrund befragt wurde, dann wurden mir mehrere interessante Business-Fallbeispiele zur Lösung vorgelegt, und im letzten Stadium hatte ich die Chance, Fragen zu meiner potentiellen Beschäftigung zu stellen. Mein Ratschlag lautet, sich gut auf das Interview vorzubereiten, indem man unterschiedliche Business-Fallbeispiele löst. Auch wenn man nicht dieselben Business-Aufgaben gestellt bekommt, die in den Studienbüchern bzw. online veröffentlicht sind, bekommt man eine Ahnung, was einen erwartet. Und natürlich ist der wichtigste Ratschlag, nicht zu nervös zu werden!

    Overall, interview was planned very well. I was offered an interview date 2 weeks in advance, my travelling and accommodation expenses were organized and fully covered. One of employees contacted me 2 weeks in advance to answer my questions and give some tips about interview process. Overall, interview process consisted of 2 1:1s, where first I've been asked about my background by my resume, than I've been offered several interesting business cases to solve and as the last stage I had a chance to ask questions about my potential employment. My advice is to get prepared well for the interview by solving varios business cases. Although you don't get asked the same business cases that are published in study books or online, you get an idea what to expect. And, of course, the main advice is not to get too nervous!

    Interview Questions

    • Bitte beschreiben Sie Ihre außerstudienplanmäßige Aktivitäten, an denen Sie als Mitglied des Studentenparlaments an der Uni teilgenommen haben.   Plesae, describe your extracurricular activities that you took part as Student's parliament member at the university.   1 Answer
    • Es gibt 3 Produkte: Tomaten, Luxusautos und T-Shirts. Welche MwSt. entfällt auf jede dieser Produktarten?   There are 3 products: tomatoes, luxury cars, t-shirts. What value added tax is applied to each product type?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Ich bekam noch am selben Tag einen Anruf mit einem Angebot. Entscheidungen werden daher sehr schnell getroffen. Ich hatte die Möglichkeit, über meinen Arbeitsort, mein Gehalt und das Beginndatum zu verhandeln. Ich rate dazu, über jedes Detail zu verhandel

    I've recieved a call the same day with an offer. So, decisions are taken really fast. I had a chance to negotiate my home location, salary and start date. My advice is to negotiate every detail that is important to you

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