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McKinsey & Company Junior Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Oct 20, 2017
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Junior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in September 2017.

Interview

McKinsey & Company has 3 rounds of interview. For the first 2 interviews, you have to undergo 2 parts: a personal interview in which they ask you questions about yourself and your experiences and a case study about consulting. If you successfully complete these 2 interviews then the last round is interviewing with a senior consultant in the company. I didn't get there. But it was very interesting

Interview Questions

  • Describe a tough situation you overcame and the lessons you learned from that?   Answer Question

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    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens (Greece)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    A few weeks ago, I was inveted to attent the quantative tests in order to attend a business event in the company.
    The first test was a numerical assessment and because the calculator was not permitted, i found it quite difficult. The questions had assumptions such as if the selling price declines, what will happen to the sales.
    The second test was about business thinking and it was exactly like the practice tests in the firm;s website. The recruiter decided to gives us 10 minutes more from the standard hour, because she thought that the level of english was too high.
    One week later, they replied that unfortunately I haven't pass the test.

    Interview Questions

    • I have not manage to get an interview. However, recruiter told us that the interviews are based upon case studies.   Answer Question

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    Junior Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (London, England (UK)) in December 2015.

    Interview

    1) CV screen, 2) PST - this is hard, just do the online practice tests several times over and prioritise - some questions are quite simple and some maths ones require multiple calculations and take ages to answer. Leave these till the end. I had lots of time in the practice tests but in the room I was pushed. 3) Round 1 interview - two interviews with principals, both have a fit and a case component, make sure you know your fit examples solidly as you will be drilled and structure structure structure, as far out as you can.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you worked in a team. How do you motivate people?
      Tell me about a time you were involved in a conflict.   Answer Question
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    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Johannesburg (South Africa)) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Quite deltailed.Needs thorough preparation. They is an interview coaching session which they always recommend that the candidates attend.

    Interview Questions

    • None. I was just not ready enough for the case , the way in which one structures the responds is theeee most important thing .   Answer Question

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    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    demanding case studies; be prepared!


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    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in August 2010.

    Interview

    Took the 1hr problem solving test, which comprises 3 business cases with a total of 26 multiple choice questions. Time is a huge constraint as you need to spend a fair amount of time reading the case, digesting the exhibits and questions, and running the numbers (without calculator). The test starts with some sample questions, which you should take note of but quickly skip to the actual questions to save time. I found the first case to be the most difficult, the second to be less difficult and the third was the easiest. If one had known this beforehand, one could work backwards, starting from the third case. I barely finished the test with a couple of minutes left.

    Interview Questions

    • The first case was about a seafood restaurant company. Sales of shrimp forms its main stream of revenue.   1 Answer

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    Consultant Junior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Paris (France)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    1 er tour : entretien de 1 x 45 min + Test de Résolution de Problème de 70 min

    2e tour : entretien de 3 x 45 min

    C'était pour un stage (pour un poste à temps plein, il y a un tour d'entretien supplémentaire).

    Entretien = Expérience + résolution de cas + vos questions à propos de l'entreprise

    Chez McK, ils demandent toujours un exploit spécifique où vous avez démontré vos compétences de meneur d'hommes, alors tenez-vous prêt avec des histoires personnelles et soyez prêt à leur raconter de manière structurée et à répondre à des questions exigeantes.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Accepté une autre offre


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    Consultant Junior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Paris (France)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Appelé pour une première session d'entretien au bureau de Paris. Une semaine pour se préparer.

    La première étape était un questionnaire à choix multiple (50 minutes). Plus dur que les questions pratiques en ligne. Approximativement 27 questions. Vous n'avez pas à les avoir toutes justes --- de ce que j'ai entendu de mes amis à McK, il n'y a qu'une seule personne dans les annales de cet examen à avoir répondu correctement à toutes les questions.

    Ensuite, c'était un entretien de cas en face à face.

    Interview Questions

    • Question standard sur la profitabilité. Votre client est un directeur financier pour une entreprise XYZ en Grande Bretagne. Le PDG veut rendre l'entreprise publique mais dit que le plan d'affaires du directeur financier n'est pas assez rentable. Vous avez   1 Answer
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    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Frankfurt am Main (Germany)) in December 2008.

    Interview

    Insgesamt war das Interview sehr gut geplant. Mir wurde zwei Wochen im Voraus ein Termin für ein Vorstellungsgespräch angeboten, meine Reise- und Unterbringung wurden organisiert und die Kosten wurden zur Gänze übernommen. Einer der Angestellten kontaktierte mich zwei Wochen im Voraus, um meine Fragen zu beantworten und mir einige Tipps zum Interviewprozess zu geben. Der gesamte Interviewprozess bestand aus zwei 1:1-Interviews, wobei ich zunächst anhand meines Lebenslaufs nach meinem Hintergrund befragt wurde, dann wurden mir mehrere interessante Business-Fallbeispiele zur Lösung vorgelegt, und im letzten Stadium hatte ich die Chance, Fragen zu meiner potentiellen Beschäftigung zu stellen. Mein Ratschlag lautet, sich gut auf das Interview vorzubereiten, indem man unterschiedliche Business-Fallbeispiele löst. Auch wenn man nicht dieselben Business-Aufgaben gestellt bekommt, die in den Studienbüchern bzw. online veröffentlicht sind, bekommt man eine Ahnung, was einen erwartet. Und natürlich ist der wichtigste Ratschlag, nicht zu nervös zu werden!

    Interview Questions

    • Bitte beschreiben Sie Ihre außerstudienplanmäßige Aktivitäten, an denen Sie als Mitglied des Studentenparlaments an der Uni teilgenommen haben.   1 Answer
    • Es gibt 3 Produkte: Tomaten, Luxusautos und T-Shirts. Welche MwSt. entfällt auf jede dieser Produktarten?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Ich bekam noch am selben Tag einen Anruf mit einem Angebot. Entscheidungen werden daher sehr schnell getroffen. Ich hatte die Möglichkeit, über meinen Arbeitsort, mein Gehalt und das Beginndatum zu verhandeln. Ich rate dazu, über jedes Detail zu verhandel


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