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McKinsey & Company Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Apr 9, 2017
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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.

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    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

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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.

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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.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Washington, DC) in September 2015.

    Interview

    it was extremely long, with high investment, and ended up in me not getting the job in the last round of interview. i don't know if i would suggest someone go through this process if they are not a masochist - you have a high likelihood of being very disappointed in the end. i am sure working for the company would be great. however, they demand an incredible amount in the interview, with a low chance for success even if you are very good.

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    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Very long and tiresome. Please see their website since is listed there.
    As a summary, they would have a phone interview to review your experience followed by a phone case preparation. Another call for the 30-min case interview. Then you will be invited two an in person interview with a couple of their consultants. Finally, another in person interview will take place before you get an offer.


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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Buffalo, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Screening process took one week; three cases with three individual consultants in different areas, each proposing a case in their fields. For each interviewer, the process goes like this: 10 minutes pre-talk at the beginning, start the case, summary. All the three cases are pretty heavily data-driven, with many numbers and charts, the second question in each case is to read out the implications you could get from the charts.

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    • A story showing your personal impact; entrepreneurship driving; leadership   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I had two back to back interviews with consultants. Each started with fit. I had to recount a challenging situation and the interviewer asked questions. This took about 20 minutes. Then an interviewer led case followed which took about 40 minutes.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in January 2015.

    Interview

    three rounds of interview, the first round is group discussion and PST
    the rest two are both face to face.
    each round has two persons, 45 mins interview has a case and behavior
    the result of first round will come out after 2~3 days, and the 2nd round would be 1 week after that.
    the final round will be ~ 1 week after the 2nd round, and you will have chance to choose a date from a pool

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    • the behavior questions are basic ones. why consulting
      one case is a big estimation
      another one if a financial service  
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in August 2014.

    Interview

    Applied for the Insight program, didn't get an interview, but got an invitation for full-time interview in the fall. So if you plan to apply for a full-time position in McKinsey, it's a good idea to apply for the insight program earlier that year. Afterwards I went to the first round for full time, Interview Workshop & Initial Assessment, 4 hours in total. 1st hour is the PST, afterwards is two break-out session for interview preparation.

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