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Senior Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Atlanta, GA
Accepted Offer
Difficult Interview

Application

interviewed at McKinsey & Company (North Atlanta, GA) in October 2012.

Interview

Very professional process, McKinsey is very supportive of the entire process.

Interview Questions

  • Tell us how you had to convince someone to accept your opinion   Answer Question

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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at McKinsey & Company (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2007.

    Interview

    These guys are professionals. They were 100% on top of things throughout the whole process - nothing ever slipped through the cracks. As for the interviews themselves, they were difficult b/c McKinsey gives a case interview and a fit/experience interview in which they are looking for certain evidence that you'll fit in the firm. The cases were too bad, but they definitely had a lot of numbers - dexterity with math is a must. And they push on the fit/experience part just as hard for evidence of accomplishment and leadership.

    Interview Questions

    • It was a question about offer rates and close rates for a sales force in dealing with customers   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No - there is really no negotiating b/c their compensation is set at offer time and then varies to peers only after performance is assessed.

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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at McKinsey & Company (Chicago, IL) in January 2007.

    Interview

    Flew to Chicago to have the interview the following day. The interview was scheduled for 7 am and I was 5 hours jet lagged. Still was made to wait for 3+ in the building lobby until it was my turn.

    The interview itself consisted the typical McKinsey case studies with two guys. The first guy was more senior and laid back, while the other was very arrogant and seemed to get done asap.

    Overall the experience was very negative, humiliating actually.

    Interview Questions

    • Estimate size of vehicles fleet in a large city   3 Answers
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Munich, Bayern (Germany)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Entered the interview process with BTO via one of their workshop events. Very nice evening dinner and get to know before the interview day. Two one hour interview in the morning: introduction, 20min personal experience, 20min business case. No surprises here. Advanced to the afternoon with overall positive feedback. Two more interview of the same structure, a bit tougher style of asking. In principle I had a good feeling, but was not good enough unfortunately.

    Interview Questions

    • How would working at McKinsey affect your marriage?   1 Answer
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in June 2012.

    Interview

    was brought in through a headhunter as an experienced hire. went for a full day interview. although I had only 4 days to prepare (knew nothing about the process beforehand), managed to pass the PST test and morning interviews(3) and get to the partner interviews(2). Didn't work out in the end, feedback was that I wasn't strong enough on quant, analysis and math.

    Interview Questions

    • An insurance company has $500k clients who pay a premium of $2000.
      Find out the number of employees of the company.
       
      1 Answer
    • A Telecom company wants to increase its profits   Answer Question
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in June 2009.

    Interview

    Post MBA active recruiting from Mckinsey - Invited to apply to the test Easy test +. 2+ 4 interviews; first 2 interviews run by 2 EM (+/- 4 years in the firm) very structured interview with case interview section and behavior (past experience) section. If well prepared the difficulty level is medium to high. second round of 4 interviews with junior and senior partners. not so structured mix of case and behavior questions, targets the more natural parts of the interviewed.

    Interview Questions

    • 1- what is the thing that you most regret on your professional life and why? 2- Particular case question about the expected profitability of a specific loan strategy on retail banking (still what is valuable is that you have a MECE approach to the case questions)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotioation really. Only on the begining date !

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