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McKinsey & Company Junior Associate Interview Questions

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Junior Associate Interview

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

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (London, England (UK)) in November 2013.

Interview

Problem solving test was manageable, using example case studies to prepare. Failed to progress beyond first round of interviews. First round consisted of 2 back to back interviews. Managed to pass the first one but was unsuccessful in the second one, resulting in my overall failure to progress.

Interview Questions

  • Second case studies interview was about a country I did not know much about, and my biggest mistake was not asking the interviewer enough questions.   Answer Question

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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisbon (Portugal)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Lisbon (Portugal)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Submitted my profile in Mckinsey's website and was called for the PST test two days later - Unfortunately I did not pass the PST; make sure you practice enough business cases and GRE/GMAT questions before applying to Mckinsey, I only had 2-3 days to prepare.

    Interview Questions

    • The PST had three business cases, with a total of 26 questions, still for 75 minutes it was demanding enough to put you under pressure.   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (10)  

    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Chennai (India)).

    Interview

    App test: 1) Finance 2) English 3) written comunication

    There were 3 interview rounds
    1) On personal achievements
    2) Mock ups
    3) HR interview

    HR officers don't spook you there, they're friendly
    They just ask questions to know who you are.
    They won't try to outsmart you or slow walk you

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I'm a fresher and there was no negotiation

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    Junior Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (London, England (UK)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Target school APD (Advanced Professional Degree) BTO (Business Technology Office) for London office. Problem solving test was waived, as I'd taken it previously. 1st round interview was great, well organized and very enjoyable. My 2nd round interview was botched. I was handed off to three different recruiters, with long (1 month+) delays. Took continual prompting and asking a friend in another office to help out to finish the process. The BTO intake seems disorganized compared to the standard batch-day process. 20/20 hindsight, I'd apply as a generalist consultant.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard McKinsey process. The London-specific 'role-play' scenario was the only unusual bit.   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Junior Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (London, England (UK)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Great communication throughout the hiring and interview process. Standard interviews with personal fit questions followed by the case study. Upon rejection, got genuinely helpful feedback from the interviewers as areas (particularly in the case study!) that I could improve on.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to convince someone of something, and it was truely challenging. Tell me about a time you had to resolve internal problems in a team you were leading.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (3)  

    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Mumbai (India)).

    Interview

    All recruitment are done from campus. Application date is announced and folks are required to share their CV. Thereafter firm's shortlist of candidate for is announced for the interview. 3-5 rounds of case interviews conducted on campus along-with personal interview. Then a detailed discussion happens on all those who have interviewed and the final job offers are provided

    Interview Questions


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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lagos (Nigeria)
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Lagos (Nigeria)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    The PST test is too unique such that the questions are not general whatsoever and you have to be calm to pass

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    There were two interviews with engagement managers in round 1 (first half personal experience, second half case based) and 3 partner interviews in round two (same format as round 1)

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you dealt with conflict in a team   Answer Question
  8.  

    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    In total 5 interviews with consultants working at McKinsey. Each interview assessed a personal quality (leadership, drive, personal impact) as well as an oral case interview. In the personal quality piece you are expected to describe a situation where you have shown the specific quality and the interviewer will then dig deep into the situation by asking you a set of follow-up questions. Make sure to think through the stories beforehand and analyze them so that you are prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you describe a situation where you had to make a group work effectively together?
      Can you describe a situation where you had to overcome an obstacle?
      Can you describe a situation where you had to convince a group of people that disagreed with you?   Answer Question

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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in February 2018.

    Interview

    I had three one hour interviews in the morning, each including personal fit part and a interviewer-led case study. During my lunch break I was called and asked to come back for the second round in the afternoon. I had two more interviews with partners

    Interview Questions


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