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Mckinsey Knowledge Center Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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Analyst Interview

Analyst
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – 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


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Junior Analyst Interview

Junior Analyst
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Junior Research Analyst Interview

Junior Research Analyst
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – the guesstimate   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

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Windows Administrative Interview

Windows Administrative
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Mckinsey Knowledge Center in December 2010.

Interview Details – Quite Professional and Highly Technical

Interview Question – How can you justify your salary   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Yes they were impressed and accepted what i wanted


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Mckinsey Knowledge Center

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

Neutral Experience

Junior Research Analyst Interview

Junior Research Analyst

Interviewed at Mckinsey Knowledge Center

Interview Details – Process thru aptiude and logical skills

Interview Question – Nothing as such very general   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant

Interviewed at Mckinsey Knowledge Center

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

Interview Question – What would you do if you want to move your company to China.   Answer Question

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