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McKinsey & Company Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Nov 20, 2017
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Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Chicago, IL).

Interview

Case Interview Method

Be well versed in basic geopolitics, maths, and be in engaging. Be willing to back up your numbers. Remember no one likes to feel stupid, most importantly an interviewer. I'd advise you to be prepared to be intimidated and tired, and even bored, and even asking WTF am I doing here? - things that consultants experience OTJ.
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Other Interview Reviews for McKinsey & Company

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Atlanta, GA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online. I found the fit portion very frustrating. There were no "tell me about yourself" or "why are you interested in McKinsey", they delved right into the behavioral question and asked for very specific details.

    Interview Questions

    • "Tell me a time when you resolved a conflict with your team members/ colleagues"   Answer Question

  2.  

    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Chicago, IL) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Online application, online screening for quantitative and verbal reasoning, then two rounds of interviews with fit and case interview portions. The first round consists of two interviews with consultants and the second round consists of three interviews with partners at the office to which you are applying.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a conflict.   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    Phone call with HR was about 30 min. We went over basic questions about prior work experiences and how I became interested in the job. We then went over the structure of subsequent interviews. The overall process is long which led to withdraw after this HR screen. I hope there was less hoops and more substance and get to know type of interview.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Chicago, IL) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I applied to conusltant position as a PhD student. There is also an insight program that you could apply in the summer. First there is an online PST test. Then I went to 1st round interview which are two 1:1 interviews for fit question + case study. each interview takes 45 minutes

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (San Francisco, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    First took an online test. Once I passed that I had a phone call interview, and then a local office interview. I did not make it to the final round.

    Interview Questions


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    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Boston, MA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    The Interview process very structured. Each about 30 mins consisting of two parts: a case study, and personal story question. I had a total of 5 interviews in 2 rounds after the phone interview which I believe is the common practice for McK. I was not offered a position. I found that the interviewers were not making a personal judgment and were assessing the session based on a template. Cases are very important. My suggestion is to practice case studies as much as possible and make sure you have few personal stories. Practice your stories and make sure you can deliver them in a very structured way,

    Interview Questions


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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (New York, NY) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Interview Process is Very slow. Takes weeks for you to get an interview slot confirmed and then weeks to get a rejection. Friendly interviewers but tough questions. Did not enjoy the interview or the feedback process.

    Interview Questions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (New York, NY) in January 2016.

    Interview

    interview was good.the interviewer was fine.i felt relaxed.questions were easy.the proces lasted 3 days.i had an iq test.i had to do a presentation.the interview was at 8 oclock.i was early.

    Interview Questions


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    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Atlanta, GA) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Interactive but very very fast paced, they kept asking questions and I was kept on my toes for the entire length of the interview. Wasn't a relaxed conversational interview and I felt uncomfortable a few times in between. But then tough consulting companies do that during interviews to see how fast you can think and respond.

    Interview Questions

    • Strengths and Weaknesses and how you will improve on them.   Answer Question

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