McKinsey & Company Management Consultant Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014
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Management Consultant Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

Interview Details

The process is not a short one. It can expand for a couple of months and several contacts over the phone. It is mainly based on your experiences and case based. So be really prepared for the cases. The process is exactly what they tell the applicants is going to be. So do not expect any surprises just review all the materials they provide through its website and through your recruiter, study all the basic interviewing questions (tell me about yourself, how your experience relates to the position, etc). Be yourself, review your resume, gather and study all the material they provide and you will do fine.

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    Management Consultant Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at McKinsey & Company in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I went through the full interview process with McKinsey, total of 9 interviews spread out over several months, and two trips to Chicago. I was being considered as an industry hire, so this was not the traditional MBA path, though certainly similar.
    It was a great sequence of a first discussion with an HR person to introduce me to the process, followed by a first training case study (phone), a real case interview (phone), a case study training session (webcast), a trip to Chicago with three case interviews (2 live, one through video link), a second trip to Chicago with two case interviews and a written test, and then one final complementary phone interview.
    All the way, I met very interesting and capable people, the process itself was process grueling - training for case studies in parallel to a full time executive job is not easy - but also very motivating.

    Interview Questions
    • Paradoxically, the most difficult case for me was one which related to my own background (manufacturing) - because I felt so familiar with the context, I did not lay it the process out as clearly as I could have. The lesson is that even if the context is familiar, the same rigorous lay-out of the case study should be applied.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I took an offer at another management consulting firm. Both offers were compelling, and it was a very difficult decision, but ultimately I felt a bit more in tune with a more generalist approach, while McKinsey was very interested in my vertical expertise.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Management Consultant Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 months - interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview Details

    10 Interviews all cases, the same process ,cv filter then 2 phone interviews then the pst exam then two rounds of 4 interviews each.

    The HR people was very helpful, she put me in contact with 5 consultants to get feedback, also prepared various practice interviews between rounds, also the feedback was given within 24 hours of the interviews

    Good experience, great opportunity but very competitive

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    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Management Consultant Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very thorough. 2 rounds. 1st round had 2 interviews. Second round had 3. At least one is with a Director and one with a partner in the firm. they really look strongly for your analytical skills, putting you in various situations through case studies. Be prepared with significant homework on your case studies

    Interview Questions
    • A case study on how to decide whether they should move to a new office building. This includd being able to estimate how much additional space was needed in the new office building.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. It was a fixed salary for entry level Associates.
    Accepted Offer
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    Management Consultant Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at McKinsey & Company in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    one screening interview, one phone case interview, round 1 (three cases), exam, then round two of three cases

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    Accepted Offer
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    Management Consultant Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at McKinsey & Company in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    they will interview every candidate with case management interview. They usually give you some problem in a real company and then you have to give your solution in order to solver the problem that they currently face at!

    Interview Questions
    • A is a theme park company and they have been established from a long time ago. Suddenly there is B company that also a company that runs theme park. B company causes declining in A's company salary. Mckinsey will give you some data and condition. You have to make solution for them   Answer Question
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