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McKinsey & Company Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 4, 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

  1. Helpful (2)  

    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


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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

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    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


  4.  

    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.

    Interview Questions

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

  6. Helpful (4)  

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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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