McLagan Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at McLagan.
Interview Details – Applied through school service. At first, there was a phone interview with basic questions with HR person. I actually got into the second round, went up there for an on-site interview. Besides the regular questions with two managers and the HR person, I was also asked to show my ability using Excel and then submit a writing sample.
Interview Question – All regular questions. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McLagan in December 2011.
Interview Details – Phone screening and on-site interview ---- you either have to go to Cornell, Gettysburg, or know someone
Interview Question – Know Excel buzzwords like "vlookup" and "pivot table" Answer Question
Reason for Declining – low pay
Very Easy Interview
Financial Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at McLagan in April 2011.
Interview Details – Initial phone interview was with a young Associate that did not know how to conduct an invoking interview very well-- be it lack of experience, interest, or busy schedule. The interviewer did not ask any of the typical screening questions-- ergo strengths/weaknesses, technical/financial skills or knowledge, extesive background questions, etc. Interviewer asked 2 questions-- last job and why you want this job. Then asked if I had questions. Total interview time was less than 20mins and I left feeling like it was a timed exercise to see how fast he could hang up. Bad experience.
Interview Question – Describe your last job and why you want this one. No other questions. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Took an offer in Manhattan with a consulting firm instead. Did not like the interview experience from start to finish.
Asset Management Analyst (Reward Consulting) Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at McLagan in February 2014.
Interview Details – one telephone interview, got invited to Face to face interview with a senior partner and associate, general competent based question. Why mclagan? what we do as a company? how you can help us?
Interview Question – would you support HS2 or Boris Airport? Answer Question
Senior Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at McLagan in March 2007.
Interview Details – Normally consist of an interview with a senior member of staff - Associate or VP, and then the manager of the team your interviewing for. Over a period of 2 days and multiple interview each time - one on ones and panel. Mostly personality and background based initially to make sure that applicants are a good fit for the firm and the culture. It is no surprise that more than half of the office are born in May - seems we have similar dispositions!
Interview Question – What type of reward scenarios have you been involved in on a consulting basis? View Answer