I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in October 2012.
Interview Details – Very professional process, McKinsey is very supportive of the entire process.
Interview Question – Tell us how you had to convince someone to accept your opinion Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at McKinsey & Company in July 2009.
Interview Details –
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 Question – Estimate size of vehicles fleet in a large city View Answers (3)
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at McKinsey & Company in April 2009.
Interview Details – 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 Question – It was a question about offer rates and close rates for a sales force in dealing with customers View Answer
Negotiation Details – 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.
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McKinsey & Company in November 2013.
Interview Details – 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 Question – 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 Details – No negotioation really. Only on the begining date !
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McKinsey & Company in June 2012.
Interview Details – 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.
The process took a day - interviewed at McKinsey & Company in July 2010.
Interview Details – As I was already working in consultancy, I was contacted by a headhunter who did all the preparatory work from handing in my CV to arranging the interview date and briefing me about what was going to happen on that day. I had a series of 4 interviews in a row, including classic case studies (2), one "personal fit" interview, and a mixture of both. The interviewers were rather senior members of the firm with a no-nonsense attitude, however, the atmosphere was very friendly and laid back. Each of the IVs lasted around an hour, followed by ~5-10 break. I was informed about the firm's decision immediately after the 4th IV and then was invited for the final IV which took place 1 week later and was mainly about starting date, office choice, etc. Overall, the setting was highly professional but not unfriendly at any time.
Interview Question – What else what you like to be asked? Answer Question
-- Meaningful work
-- Constant learning opportunities
-- Amazing professional development
-- Smart people everywhere
-- Lots of opportunity for travel (and in business class!)
-- Great perks - training overseas, company events, team outings… – Full Review
Someone once said “Far and away, the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Our consultants tackle complex, world-shaping challenges… from re-imagining healthcare… — Full Overview
Provided by employer [?]
This is the employer's chance to tell you why you should work for them. The information provided is from their perspective.
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –