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Research Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in January 2011.

Interview

There are three or four technical interviews followed by problem solving tests in the entire process. Areas tested generally include valuation and corporate finance concepts. There are interviews from local as well as global leaders of the practice.

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for McKinsey & Company

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    Difficult.
    Too many questions and time constraint.
    High level of business context needed
    Quick Arithmetic skills needed
    Good communication skills required

    Result is communicated quickly
    Team peers are friendly

    Difficult.
    Too many questions and time constraint.
    High level of business context needed
    Quick Arithmetic skills needed
    Good communication skills required

    Result is communicated quickly
    Team peers are friendly

    Interview Questions


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    Research Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (New Delhi (India)) in January 2012.

    Interview

    5 Step interview process with HR rounds and 3-4 case rounds
    Cases esp around valuation and business drivers for Financial research Team
    campus Hiring
    No group discussions
    Rate of selection 1 out of 5 who were screened on basis of resume

    Interview Questions

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nairobi (Kenya)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Nairobi (Kenya)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was tedious. The first set of questions was testing IQ and mathematics skills. The second set of interview involved a case study interview which took 3 hours with 3 different interviewers. The case study tested speed and accuracy and also the systematic thinking process of a case.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (New Delhi (India)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    The interview was Relatively tough and rigorous. I expected the interview to not be easy but it was more than difficult and most candidates did not make the cut. around 70 candidates may have interviewed for this one position.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company in November 2014.

    Interview

    - Numeracy and English Language test - easy though little time
    - 3 business cases, with management and a final one with Partner, funny but don't get messed up with math

    Interview Questions


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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    The process is long and very hard. In average you have to take about 7 interviews, mane of them case studies mixed with comptenecies interviews and a full review of skillsets for the job

    Interview Questions

    • measured by competences: one time where you had to show leadership skills in a group   Answer Question

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ciudad de México (Brazil)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Ciudad de México (Brazil)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Standard case interview for consulting. 6 different interviews with people of different tenures, including a knowledge specialist, a research team leader, two mckinsey partners and a practice manager. Typical case format interview with a general business problem description, a MECE framework and a hypothesis testing tree that structures the solution

    Interview Questions

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Shanghai, Shanghai (China)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    4 rounds,
    1st phone call interview: language skills, behavioral interview in general.
    2nd PST, 26 reading-based questions have to be solved in an hour. More difficult than GRE readings.
    3rd round, onsite interview with people in similar roles: behavior + case
    4th round, onsite interview with managers

    Interview Questions

    • What challenges have you come across in your previous career?   Answer Question

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    Research 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 in December 2018.

    Interview

    I took a test which is designed to measure logical thinking ability. Then was proceeded to the next interview stage. There were two interviewers and it lasted for about an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • When was the time you showed leadership and explain how.   1 Answer

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