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Interviews at McKinsey & Company

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in April 2013.

Interview

3 Interviews and Problem Solving Test. Solving Cases is more important than the Problem Solving Test, it one only helps if case performance was intermediate.
Interview process very transparent and good feedback. Interview atmosphere was very good and enjoyable, no stress situations.

Interview Questions

  • No unexpected questions, everything was like described here on this website and in the official description.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for McKinsey & Company

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)) in December 2012.

    Interview

    I sent in my application online and within a few weeks I was phoned by a recruiter who invited me to a round of interviews. The firm also set me up with a "buddy", a consultant whom I was allowed to ask for help and who had dinner with me. The process itself included two rounds of interviews: the first round consisted of three EM interviews and the second round of two partner interviews. Everyone I was in contact with genuinely tried to help me and I was frequently offered tips and help.

    Interview Questions

    • A basic but conceptually challenging math question regarding rates.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    HR was keen on making sure that the timeing etc would fit me. I did not negotiate the offer.


  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    First round is general HR screening asking personal questions and fit questions. Second round you are contacted by two associates, three years out of school. They ask you case questions that relate to the associates current cases they consult for - so unless you know what different associates in the offices are currently working on it's hard to guess what you will be asked about. Very math essential. You have to be quick on responses they want quick on your feet.

    Interview Questions

    • Future Value of an investment for undergoing building a hospital with "x" amount of capital and IR.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    1. Resume screen
    2.1 day - 3 * 1-on-1 interviews (Very average difficulty levels and extremely interesting & engaging interviews)+ 1 Problem Solving Test (Very intense and difficult - sad part is you never get to know your result) - Overall a draining process because of intensity of discussion and back-to-back interviews due to over-run discussions

    3.Very supportive and stimulating Feedback & prep phase with an in-house coach

    4.1day- 3*partner interviews (Very grilling but very interesting & even more engaging)
    5. Offer

    Interview Questions

    • the case study questions that requires you to construct an your own variables and guestimate your applications   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (London, England (UK)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Mckinsey PST

    Interview Questions

    • PST was difficult, but it can made easier by circling and underlining all keywords. There are questions involving very difficult mathematical calculations, if you do not have the time you can eliminate 2 - 3 answers and do an educated guess from the remaining   Answer Question

  5.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in March 2012.

    Interview

    I was interviewed in March, 2012 for their summer graphic design intern. There are three sections. The first two were just common ones talking about your previous experience and background. The last one was really interesting, and I was asked to take an exercise with another candidate. During that section, one of us would describe a picture and the other one would draw it. We could ask questions to each other.

    Interview Questions

    • How many bricks are in the Empire Building? (It's not that hard, but really an old tricky questions online)   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

    Interview Questions


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in July 2015.

    Interview

    The whole process was profesionally coordinated and very smooth.
    The analytical part of the interviews weren't problematic to me, but the one involving "soft skills" was.
    Definetely try to appear confident even if you are not - fake it until you make it approach.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Brussels (Belgium)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Quite a long process that included a coaching session and two rounds of interviews. Throughout, HR was really helpful and each candidate is assigned a buddy who helps with the interview preparation. They make every effort to make you feel at ease and you can ask all the questions you wonder about. However, you will still have to perform at the actual interview. The case studies are tricky, you have to be very sharp with the math and your personal stories will be questioned into every detail.

    Interview Questions

    • -Tell me about a situation where you showed entrepreneurial dirve! - How do you handle conflicts within a group? - Tell me about a time you were in major disagreement with someone, and how you reacted to it. - Give me a situation that required leadership. What would you do differently now?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (6)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Case Study written test- 3 business cases were given and had to solve multiple choice questions
    HR Interview - the Panel was very nice and friendly, questions were a bit tricky, guesstimate question was very easy.

    Interview Questions


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Pros: “I recently rejoined the firm as a senior hire, and am enjoying it tremendously. - Team and people: this is just incredible here, I feel like I'm working with friends. The people are...”“I recently rejoined the firm as a senior hire, and am enjoying it tremendously. - Team and people: this is just incredible here, I feel like I'm working with friends. The people are smart , interesting, and even fun. Some are caring too. This is difficult to find at this level anywhere. - Work itself is incredibly fulfilling. We have a meaningful impact on our clients, and in my group (McK Transformations) we are not just 'consultants' - we are true partners with the companies we help.” – Full Review

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