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Interviews at McKinsey & Company

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience

Interview

I received an email to schedule the first-round interview in the following week, and I was also required to send them a summary of accomplishments or highlights. Then in the scheduled time in the following week, I had the interview with them.

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Other Interview Reviews for McKinsey & Company

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Tough interview w case studies. Cases about business in addition to other topics. Wasn’t given much time to answer, though they did provide some extra time at the end. Nice interviewers, overall a pretty positive experience, I’d say

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    Went through 2 rounds of phone interviews then went in for an in-person interview. The in-person interview included an assessment, which the interviewer scored and said I got 100% on, which isn't very common according to the interviewer. I felt that the interviews went very well but unfortunately was rejected due to my "skills and experience" not matching what they're looking for. If that's the case, I'm not sure why I was interviewed to begin with or put through multiple stages of interviews, especially for an intern position which is meant to give experience.

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    • Describe a time you dealt with someone who was upset with you and how you handled it   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Boston, MA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    Quick-case study assessments. I would have preferred one-to-ones but it was an okay process. I learnt a lot from it. The case-studies are tough, so prepare well in advance, in fact start preparing before you apply.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    It took about 2 weeks, phone interview is the first step, which is changed by HR when it was the scheduled time. and two one to one onsite interviews , and never heard back.............

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Philadelphia, PA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    It was very structured. Tow interviews, each was about an hour. Start with small talk and self-introduction. Then it was the personal experience interview about 15 minutes and a case study for about 45 minutes.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview first and about three days later received the In-person interview. The in-person interview held around 30-40 minutes and about 6 basic questions were asked. Questions mainly to do with the content especially the skills written on my resume. After this, about three questions were asked to acknowledge the personality and team work concepts.

    Interview Questions

    • Machine learning, data architecture, database, data analysis.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    3 rounds, very intensive. Mix of competency and fit questions but enjoyable. Amenable to stay in touch too . HR people lovely too, allow you to pop in to meet people and put you in touch with school alumni

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    • What do you like doing outside of work   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Palo Alto, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    There were 2 rounds. The 1st round was with 2 associates with case studies and the 2nd round was with 3 partners also with case studies but this was much more intense. They included typical questions on your most challenging role etc

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    First round interview is made up of a personal experience section (Tell me about a time when you encountered difficulties working in a team? What did you do to overcome them?), a case, and then time for questions. Most difficult part is the case, make sure to do live practices with as many people as you can to prepare!

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