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McKinsey & Company Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 24, 2017
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Chicago, IL).

Interview

The hiring process is super friendly. McK assigns a consultant to help all APD candidates to go through the recruiting process. The first round was two 45-minute one-on-one interviews, each with a PEI and a case; the final round was three.

Interview Questions

  • Describe a time when you resolved a conflict within your team.   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Miami, FL).

    Interview

    Case interviews. Be ready for anything, prepared to think out of the box. The answer is usually not the obvious one. Be creative and structured in your thought process. Look for clues from the interviewer.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you expedite income tax processing in Mexico?   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    First stage 2 interviews by engagement managers. Second stage 3 interviews by partners. McKinsey gives offers on the same day/the day after the interview. The interview is a case and a behavioral part.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest achievement, a time you work in a team and it didn't go well, a time you influence others   1 Answer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Remote, OR
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Remote, OR) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Finish an online test about verbal and quantitative test. After two weeks, HR schedule a phone interview about the resume questions. Then a phone interview of case analysis is scheduled.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    I had two interviews in my first round. Each had a behavioral interview section for 20 minutes and 30 min for a case question. Then there was a 10-minute break followed by the same repeated with a different interviewer. Each was a one on one. In both cases, the interviewer was very friendly and I had the impression they were trying to help me along.

    Interview Questions

    • In the behavioral questions I was asked:
      "Tell me about a time you managed a conflict in a team"
      "Tell me about a time you had to convince your boss of something"   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    The interview process was very structured. There was a very specific flow of events---intros, personal fit questions, case, time for questions. The case was nothing unexpected, pretty much exactly how it's described in case interview prep materials.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Boston, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    First round interviews at the Boston office - two cases, each about 45 minutes long. Was a typical management consulting interview, with about 15 minutes behavioral, 30 minutes cases. Did not have any trouble with the interview process, the recruiters were very nice and prompt.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (New York, NY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Applied on the site, no cover letter required. On interview day I went through two rounds of interviews with two people. Both interviewers asked me a 'fit' question and led a case style interview. Because I messed up one portion of a case, I was not invited for a second round of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a co-worker.   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Boston, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Two-stage process, focusing on the case interview. First round was with a BA or Associate, second was with partners. Opens with a "fit" portion, then proceeds to the case portion.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Boston, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Got through online assessment, but didn't pass the 1st round of interviews. They give very detailed instructions on the types of questions you get in the interview, and they all follow the script: two interviews, each 30 minutes. In each interview, 15 minutes was a behavioral interview, and another 15 was an interviewer-led case.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a challenge you encountered in your previous work and how you solved it   Answer Question

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