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McKinsey & Company Interview Questions

Updated Jun 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (15)  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    Unlike the method described at the workshop in the McKinsey offices, my interview for the Tokyo office was a 20 minute phone interview which included my introduction, questions about why consulting and why McKinsey, as well as a brief "case" (see below). The interview was conducted by an HR person.

    Interview Questions

    • What should Japan do to increase revenue for the Olympics?   Answer Question

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    Expert, Periscope Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Multiple emails between two McKinsey HR Recruiters between March 9, and March 23. Both recruiters led to three scheduled phone calls--one rescheduled phone call, and two sub 5-minute phone calls. The first actual phone call was a quick 30-second blurb to ask to reschedule because another recruiter wanted to speak with me first--never happened. The second phone call was a sub 5-minute call asking for a specific piece of experience that was not listed in the job description before promptly ending the call. There were so many inefficiencies that I have experienced during this interview process that have made an already difficult job-search more frustrating.

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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    McKinsey has a very open and welcoming interview process. The people are amazing and they are really trying to know you as an individual so don't expect any variation on the interview front.

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    Marketing Analytics Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    The interview process started with the HR interview round asking basic questions to understand experience and communication skills. A week later, I had a practice case study round that would help me understand how to do case study using McKinsey principles. 2 weeks later, I had to take a formal 30 min case study round over phone. After clearing that I was asked to fly to NY even though the position I was interviewing for was based out of SF. Since I couldn't fly to NY and lose one entire day, I had asked the interview coordinator if I could take it over VC. I had 3 consecutive case study rounds which included both personal experience rounds, case study rounds and technical rounds. I needed a majority from the 3 interviewers to get to the next round. I was told later that I got just 1 vote and didn't get into the final partner round.

    Interview Questions

    • Within the business case I was given, what would you do if the your variables exhibit multicollinearity?   1 Answer
    • My business case was a time series. There was a question on decomposition of time series   Answer Question

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    Inter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Introductory Phone call after online application. Basic details about the role and some organizational questions. More questions on your background and work experience. It was a good conversation. Not that difficult.

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    Implementation Consultant Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    The hiring process is really good and everyone you deal with is very respectful and wants to help you, no email goes unanswered in more than 24hours. The interviews are difficult and require a lot of preparation, and the process is as mentioned in other posts, it will be explained to you by the recruiter at every step. It's not about cracking the case, it's about demonstrating the skills needed to succeed as a consultant.

    Interview Questions

    • Cases and Personal Experience questions, the answer key is on the McKinsey website.   Answer Question

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    The company has a great company culture, provides its employees with good benefits, and offers a flexible work schedule. Safety is a huge priority. Great place to raise a family.

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  9. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Human Resources Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Tampa, FL) in February 2017.

    Interview

    They offer evening interview times. It was a nice experience. I was not ready for the interview questions otherwise I think I would have nailed it. They also gave a test on how you would respond to an email and a check for data comparison. It was easy.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had a complaint, how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • What would your first 30 days look like?   Answer Question
    • What part of the job do you think might be challenging for you?   Answer Question
    • How would you handle being pulled away from your normal duties to assist on an urgent project?   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Risk Advanced Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Waltham, MA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    It was quite a long process. Had a recruiter interview first, followed by a technical screen. Was called on-site for my case+personal interviews. Could not clear the round for the final set of case+personal interviews

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where you had a conflict within a team and how did you handle it? (Very detailed)   Answer Question

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    Research Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    The interview was with four different people. Most asked both behavioral and technical questions. Standard questions used on most consulting interviews. Tough crowd - high standards. Have clear processes and methodologies when answering the questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a problem you faced in a leadership role   Answer Question

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