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Updated Oct 27, 2014
Updated Oct 27, 2014
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Mckinsey Knowledge Center.

    Interview Details

    1. Written Test on Quants, Aptitude, General English and Essay Writing
    2. Followed by 4 - 5 rounds of interviews involving focused round around technical tests, problem solving tests, general awareness and presence of mind
    3. Followed by Sr. Leadership interview focused on gauging firm fit and longivity

    Interview Questions
    • Analytical and Conceptual thinking sessions on extremely random aspects like counting the number of flying commercial aeroplanes in Indian aero-space.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Junior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Mckinsey Knowledge Center.

    Interview Details

    Started with a CV shortlisting, and phone interview after which a group of selected candidates had the PST and and basic excel based test. These were elimination rounds. Next followed 2 interviews which were a mix of general questions about background and CV and also technical questions related to the field I was applying for. After this 2 of us were shortlisted to be interviewed by a German guy who asked a few basic questions.

    The main question in this interview was "tell me about a time you dealt with a strong or difficult personality. How did you win them over to your side?"

    The final interview was with the global head of my department, an American who was there for a couple days. This interview was a mix of background, technical and behavioural. Had some problem solving questions and guestimates too.

    The interviewers were relaxed and helpful as long as you paid attention to the questions they were asking. I would recommend going to interview at other places first and making your mistakes before taking this.

    Interview Questions
    • How many diapers are sold in Hong Kong ever year?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, Im a fresher going for a junior role. The package was quite good compared to other jobs available to freshers.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Junior Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Mckinsey Knowledge Center in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews- each one hour long. First with Junior Research Analyst: questions related to increase the efficiency of a PV testing facility, Second with a Senior Consultant: questions business case- management of a manufacturing company- how to optimize the processes inside to increase the revenues. Third with a researcher from Economics department: questions about costs, price, revenues- identify why a company had lower profit but higher revenues.
    All three of them will ask you about leadership, team-working and other important features listed on their site.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions from economics department were tricky since I don't have an economics background.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Junior Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Mckinsey Knowledge Center in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    written test(mckinsey standard PS test) then HR interview then technical interview, then case interview and finally manager's interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview generally includes upto 3 rounds. All interviews mostly focus on guesstimate questions. Good communication skill and problem solving ability is also an important criteria.

    Accepted Offer
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    Junior Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Process thru aptiude and logical skills

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First take PST exam. If you pass, you go to the second round, then final round.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you want to move your company to China.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Windows Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Mckinsey Knowledge Center in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Quite Professional and Highly Technical

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Yes they were impressed and accepted what i wanted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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