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McKinsey & Company Summer Analyst Interview Questions

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Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Atlanta, GA) in February 2016.

Interview

I had a behavioral interview followed by a case interview. For the final round, I spoke with three members of the office for an hour each. This was more behavioral based than I expected and I did not take the PST.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    Informed by a recruiter to take a paper-based test on site, which was followed by two rounds of group case interviews. The test was pretty challenging and it decides whether a candidate could make it to the next round. My feel is that there was no clear cut-off point for the test. Whether you can pass the first round is also dependent on how your competitors perform on the day.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (New York, NY) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Got past the screener interview at my school but failed the quant exam at the office

    Interview Questions

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Palo Alto, CA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    McKinsey worked hart to ensure that every interviewee had a positive interview experience - they assigned buddies who can offer you insider's view about the company and case coaches who you can practice a mock case with. First round was in SF office with 1 problem solving test and 2 interviews, both with 1 behavioral question and a case. Final round was in Palo Alto, with 3 one on one interviews.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (New York, NY) in January 2012.

    Interview

    by mid-January: Submit resume and cover letter through university recruiting website

    by late-January: McKinsey notifies you by email that you've been invited to interview. They give you one week's notice. The first round of interviews includes:

    a one-hour, 26-question multiple choice test. Not knowledge specific, but I recommend doing a practice one before hand so you're up to speed with doing math quickly and ready to recognize where some of the questions are headed.

    The next day you have face-to-face case interviews - two, each one lasting for one hour. You introduce yourself, launch right into a business case for 40 minutes or so, and conclude by discussing one in-depth personal anecdote that illuminates your leadership qualities.

    As far as the cases go, McKinsey's have a certain flavor. Start out broadly, then the interviewer will guide you to a specific, number driven problem, then you back up and discuss implications.

    Interview Questions

    • about a commercial bank - where to expand client base? Among wealthy clients or students?   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    First Phase - Standard Mckinsey PST, found in the Internet

    Second Phase - Round of 2 interviews, with associates (MBA degreed, around their 30's),one associate at a time ,around 1 hour for each, around 15 minutes of Personal Experiences, Skills and Motivation, Rest of the interview discussing business case, first part mostly descriptive and argumentative, second part more quantative.

    Third Phase (and Final) - Very similar to the second phase, but with partners, more senior members, and higher in company's hierarchy.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a life event that you consider to have change your life significantly.

      Name Strenghts and weeknesses of your work performance, tell how those weaknesses aftected your previous work  
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Standart, the money is predefined, not much space for negotiations, the summer internship is supposed to evaluate the candidate to consider a full time offer

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Problem solving tests in oxford, first round interiew in London office, Final Round interview at a hotel in hampshire.
    Throughout the entire process the company is very helpful.

    Interview Questions

    • The role play in the final round was difficult. Various case studies just take a lot of practise   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid (Spain)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Madrid (Spain)).

    Interview

    After the HR team selected my CV I was invited to a business test in their Madrid offices. In 48h I was emailed by a HR girl who invited me to the 1st round interview, also in Madrid (this time they were paying my traveling expenses). I also attended a coaching call before the 1st round interview with a McK consultant, which explained me the interviewing process and discussed a business case with me and a few other candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Interpretation of graphics and numbers on a slide, about some company' market share.   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid (Spain)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Madrid (Spain)) in February 2012.

    Interview

    1:1 interview. Two parts, personal and case study. 2 interviewers, each one around 1 hour, one interviewer was a senior consultant while the other one was a partner. People was nice and I received feedback after a few weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Moment when you had a conflict with a group and how you solved it   Answer Question
    • A problem with a time constrain and what you did   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)) in November 2011.

    Interview

    First round was two 1 on 1s and the problem solving test
     Test was very easy and time sufficient. Second round was a lunch buffet + presentation to the partners. Food was good, but the whole experience quite.scary. Consultants seemed very nice.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Got offer.from a HF that couldnt be declined

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