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McKinsey & Company Intern Interview Questions

Updated Apr 6, 2017
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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 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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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    - Apply via on-line application/on-campus application
    - Received interview invitation and did interview in office
    - Had two 1-1 interview in the morning and knew the result half an hour after an interview
    - Interview lasted about 45 minutes each, including 'case' for 30 minutes and 'fit questions' for 15 minutes.
    - If pass the first round, the second round will take place in the afternoon and the result will be known on the same day.

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Boston, MA) in September 2010.

    Interview

    The written exam is hard, especially under time pressure. After that, two group interviews which helped us to go through the whole cases.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    Took Problem-solving test a few weeks after application, then invited to interview
    Two-round 1:1 interview, each round took about 1 hour, started from self-introduction, personal experiences, then having a case with a consultant

    Interview Questions

    • How do you estimate the trade volume of XXX next year
      Please demonstrate possible reasons causing children be deprived of education and how to solve the problem  
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in February 2017.

    Interview

    Interview Process Included a telephonic Interview and then I was invited for an in-personal interview where I had three rounds.First Round included case studies, Second was general interview, third was like IQ related questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Frankfurt am Main (Germany)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    In total for an internship position you will have up to three interviews: you will start by having two interviews directly in a row. If those two interviewers give the go-ahead, you will have a third and last interview that, if you pass, will directly result in a job offer. The structure of the interviews is always the same: it starts with the usual get to know, followed by you talking about a personal experience where you showed desirable qualities like leadership and ends with a case study. In total each interview will take around one hour.
    The interviewers were nice, but in a professional and distant way. Although they will tell you beforehand that the interview is going to be "interviewer-led", don't be fooled: For the case study your questions need to be precise and on point. There is no "nudging you in the right direction".

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Singapore (Singapore)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    The Experience Interview was rigourous and saw a lot of questions which required me to draw from examples from my personal and professional lives. It was, however, in a relaxed setting and the interviewer generally helped me open up. The interview saw explain my suitability for the role above all else.

    Interview Questions

    • What are three adjectives that you'd use to describe yourself?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    Required a lot of preparation for the case interview. 3 one-hour interviews with three different consultants. Interviewers were constantly asking questions through out the case. Fit interview went as expected

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