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McKinsey & Company Fellow Interview Questions

Updated Feb 26, 2017
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Fellow Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer

Interview

3 rounds for the fellowship program
First was resume screening
Second was problem solving test; practice from 3 examples on mckinsey's website is enough just to know and be familiar with the structure. Prepare speed math. Wear your watch!
Third was personal and case interview in 40 minutes; relates to consultants and their jobs

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    Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in July 2011.

    Interview

    The first round consisted of three interviews; Two case interviews with consultants and one interview with a recruiter. The business cases used in the interviews ar slightly different than the 'usual' practice cases. They mix up case categories so that the outcome of the case MUST be based on your own logical reasoning during the interview.

    For the interview with the recruiter, be sure to use examples that clearly exemplify a situation here you achieved something or had a personal conflict. The examples should be specified into the exact reasoning and interactions you had during the situation. Don't just give them a story they like to hear; keep it personal.

    Interview Questions

    • PEI: What is the accomplishment you are most proud of in your life ?   1 Answer

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    Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in July 2011.

    Interview

    At first I had to be evaluated on a standard test. A month or so after completing the test I received an email message telling that I had passed the test and that I had to do a few interviews/tests.
    Then followed a barrage of 5 interviews/tests were I had to answer a few questions about myself and my track record so far and also had to solve a few case studies.

    After this was over I was finally told that I had passed the interviews/tests and I had an offer.

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    This really doesn't apply to me as of yet. But I think things will flow easily.


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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in February 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of a problem solving test and a round of 2 interviews. If you succeeded in the first round, you would pass to a second one, where you would have 2 more interviews. The problem solving test was, in my opinion, very long. I would recommend you to be prepared for this and to practice so that your mind is ready at the time.

    In terms of the interview, I would recommend you to be prepared for very general questions, and be able to make an estimation through logical thinking. I don't think it is possible to prepare much for these type of questions. My advice would be to be familiarized with business terms and problems and, when the question arrives, be prepared to apply it in a creative manner. It is also important that you have a framework when you answer your questions, and that you start from there. For the case I would also recommend you to take your time and not rush to answer. I think that the worst thing you can do is say an absurd thing.

    Each interview followed the same structure: personal background - you have to provide a situation in which you have demonstrated leadership skills and drive achievement -, case, questions.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Amsterdam (Netherlands)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Ik was uitgenodigd via een recruiter. Hierna mocht ik eerst een oefencase komen maken, gevolgd door een eerste ronde gesprek met twee case interviews en een gesprek met een recruiter. Bij alle interviews hebben we het ook gehad over mijn 'personal experience'. Hierbij gingen de interviewers zeer diep in op situaties uit mijn verleden waarin in specifieke vaardigheden heb getoond, zoals leiderschap.

    Interview Questions

    • Geef een voorbeeld van een situatie waarin iemand het met jou oneens was.   Answer Question

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    Anonymous Employee in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Stuttgart (Germany)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Nettes Abendessen mit allen Co-Bewerbern am Vorabend - wurde x-mal gesagt, dass wir keine Konkurrenten sind und McK keine Quoten erfüllen muss.
    Der Auswahltag lief sonst sehr strukturiert ab. Wir wurden alle in einen gemeinsamen Raum geführt und wurden dann zum 1. Interview abgeholt. So ging es bis zum Mittagessen weiter - danach waren rund 1,5h Pause und man bekam anschließend Feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • Fragen orientierten sich sehr stark an den Kernkompetenzen von McK:
      Drive: Wann ein Ziel verfolgt und was der Outcome?
      Personal Impact: Wann jmd. von etwas überzeugt?
      Leadership: Wann war ich teil eines Konfliktes in einem Team? Wie gehandhabt?  
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Frankfurt am Main (Germany)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Kurze Unternehmenspräsentation, 3 Interviews mit Personal Fit und Case Teil. Danach Mittagessen und noch ein Interview mit direkter Entscheidung danach. Die Cases waren alle fair und die Interviewer führten das Gespräch. Im letzten Gespräch am Nachmittag wird besonders auf eventuelle Schwächen vom Vormittag eingegangen.

    Interview Questions

    • Nennen Sie eine Situation in der Sie Zielstrebigkeit gezeigt haben   Answer Question

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    Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in October 2011.

    Interview

    - Kurze gegenseitige Vorstellung
    - Lebenslauf Stationen erklaeren
    - Motivation erlaeutern - Warum Beratung? Warum McK? Welches Office?
    - Praktikataetigkeiten beschreiben
    - Staerken/Schwaechen Analyse
    - Beispiele nennen aus Praktika und Studium, fundiert erlaeutern
    - Fallstudien (eine pro Gespraech / 4 Gespraeche)
    - Pruefung der Fremdsprachenkenntnisse, ein Interview auf Franzoesisch und Englisch
    - Nach Beratergespraechen, finales Gespraech mit Vorgesetztem Partner, aber davor ist eigentlich die Entscheidung schon gefallen

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    • Wie kann man den Absatz einer deutschen Brauereikette in der slovakischen Republik erhoehen?   Answer Question

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