Monitor Group Interview Questions

Updated Jul 16, 2015
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Monitor Group (Cambridge, MA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    1 hour interview. They give you a case study based off of one the company has actually done and you have one analytical (math) question and two more holistic ones. You get a really crappy elementary school calculator and a lot of information- more than you can process in 15 min. They come back in and ask you to walk through your thinking- I got the sense that it was about whether the numbers were close, but behind that, really whether your methodology was right and how you approached the question. How do you view the market, why do you see this firm as a competitor and this firm as not one? Etc etc.

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    • (After having said the acquisition would be profitable.) Can you give me any arguments against what you just recommended?   Answer Question
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    Finance Group Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Monitor Group (Cambridge, MA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Every employee (both HR recruiters and supervisors) I interviewed with did a great job of explaining the what is expected in the role and the company dynamic to make sure it was a fit from both ends, looking out for the interest of the applicant as well as their own

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were right in line with the job description requirements   Answer Question
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    Internship Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Monitor Group (Chicago, IL) in February 2010.

    Interview

    First round interview is one hour. You are given a written packet with 15 minutes to read through and answer a few questions. The interviewer then enters the room and questions you on the case. The final half hour is general behavioral and resume questions. The final round interview day consists of two interviews. The first interview is a group case exercise. You are brought to a conference room with 4 or 5 other prospectives and given a business case to read (30 minutes). Then, each person is given an individual problem to work on (30 minutes). A few interviewers enter the room, and observe each group member takes a turn leading a discussion around their individual problem. The goal of this exercise is to recreate a case team environment. This is followed by a 45 minute break, and an individual feedback interview.

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    Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Monitor Group (Cambridge, MA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    I received an e-mail from a recruiter about 2 weeks after submitting my application. We scheduled a time for a phone interview via e-mail. The recruiter asked me to walk her through my whole resume, starting with my education (a challenge since I've been out of school for 10 years!), describing each job I had, my responsibilities, and why I left. Then I was asked why I was interested in that particular position. I asked a few questions about the culture and group I would be working with. I was asked for a salary expectation and unfortunately we were too far apart to proceed further. Seems like a great company and the interviewer was very cordial. All in all the interview probably lasted about 20 minutes.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Monitor Group (Cambridge, MA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    I applied through my school's recruiting website, and I got the interview. The interviewers were pleasant enough. The whole process was a bit intimidating since I did not understand the world of consulting or its interviews. The problem with the process was how automated everything seemed; I was just another interviewee in a pool of many interviewees. I don't think the employer got to really know me.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Monitor Group (Washington, DC) in December 2009.

    Interview

    My interview consisted of two rounds. In the first round, I interviewed with one current employee where she took me through a series of questions that were strategic in nature, but did not necessarily go through a whole case study. In the second round, I was placed in a group case study in which we had 1 hour to prepare our answers and 15 minutes to present. Each one of us took a turn at presenting a specific aspect of the case. The group session was followed by a one-on-one and our personal review of the case process.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the more memorable questions the interviewer asked me was "Who in the group do you think deserves it the most to get a job at Monitor? Who do you think deserves it the least?"   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Monitor Group in October 2009.

    Interview

    Methodical. I was extremely excited about interviewing with Monitor group since it was my top 5 consulting choices. however, after the phone interview, I was left with questioning the choice of Monitor in my top 5. I was interviewing for one of the international locations and the interviewer left a lot to desire in terms of what a consultant actually does. THe person was unclear in his questions and I have been practicing case interviews for eternity now with success. I got unclear data as in the interviewer himself wasnt sure of data and the question. Overall even though i did come up with an answer, I had a feeling that I was being set up to fail.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Monitor Group (Cambridge, MA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Like most consulting companies Monitor uses a heavy case-based interview process. The most interesting dimension is having multiple candidates working collaboratively in a case and presenting together. Since these are likely competitors for the role, exposes interesting insights on candidates. Interviewers are typically case team leaders, other consultants, and rarely a partner

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest weakness   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    $100k base salary as a 2-year work experienced undergrad.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Monitor Group in February 2009.

    Interview

    1st round: On campus interview that consisted mainly of a case study. Interviewer leaves you in a room with a written case packet containing 4 pages of written material and several pages of graphs. Must answer a quantitative question as well as two qualitative ones. An example case can be found on their website. 2nd round: At the office interview that consisted mainly of a group interview. Four candidates will receive the same packet of information and be given some time to read it. Then everyone gets more data and their own questions to answer. You must present to the entire group of candidates (Monitor employees only watch quietly).

    Interview Questions

    • Quantitative and qualitative questions that build off each other.   Answer Question
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    Consulting Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Monitor Group (New York, NY) in February 2008.

    Interview

    Monitor Group is a very prestigious consulting firm, and I felt fortunate even to be allowed the opportunity to interview with them. I was told that the reason I was selected for a first round interview was because of my essay. The interviewer commented that I seemed eager to work specifically for Monitor and not just any consulting firm. However, as an undergraduate from a state university, I was unprepared for the case interview. I bought, read, and studied "Case in Point," but it just was not enough. A couple of months later, I was back in New York and emailed my interviewer to see if she would be available to have coffee and relate some insight into having more successful interviews in the future. She said that I did great on the "personality/company fit" portion of the interview, but my performance on the case was not sufficient. She said that other interviewees from Wharton had been participating in prep groups for months. I did what I could but just did not have the kind of resources available to maximize my opportunity. I will say this, though. I've since had many interviews with public accounting firms, and it was worth paying my own way to New York for a first round interview with Monitor just to have the experience. I did not receive an offer, or even a second round interview, but I reach a level of confidence that wouldn't otherwise be warranted.

    Interview Questions

    • The character evaluation questions were nothing especially difficult. Just the case. She asked the basics: Name something you have had to overcome during college? What are your strengths? etc.   Answer Question

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Pros: “* We're known for having a positive culture and good people by comparison to other management consulting firms. * We don't typically staff cases at the client site all week...”“* We're known for having a positive culture and good people by comparison to other management consulting firms. * We don't typically staff cases at the client site all week long. * We focus on strategy, and do comparatively little transactional, outsourced analysis” – Full Review

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