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# Associate strategy consultant Interview Questions

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### Summer Internship - Quantitative Investment Strategies at Goldman Sachs was asked...

Apr 10, 2012
 Suppose that you have a fair coin. You start with \$0. You win 1\$ each time you get a head and loose \$1 each time you get tails. Calculate the probability of getting \$2 without getting below \$0 at any time.6 AnswersDraw a tree to have an idea of how to compute the probability. The flips are all independent with each other.1/31/3 Because if he requires 2 heads = \$2, then it means he require HH out of {HH,HT ,TH,TT} We cannot consider TT because it would turn to zero. Therefore, he has 1 chance out of 3. Hence 1/3.Show More ResponsesEach flip has a .5 possibility of being head. (.5)(.5)=.25 or 1/4Marchov chain with 2 and -1 absorbing OR geometric series 1/4^n from 1 to inf=1/3p = 0.5(0.5+0.5p)

Sep 9, 2013
 A glass bottle full of liquid weighs 100 ounces. If you remove half the liquid, the bottle now weighs 60 ounces. How much does the bottle weigh with nothing in it?5 Answers20.0.5x + y = 60 x + y = 100 y = 20 is the weight of the bottle x is fluid weight20Show More Responses20 Why? Because Replace y with 100 - x Getting 0.5x +100 - x = 60 Then -0.5x = -40 Thus x = 80 80 + y = 100x+2y=100 x+y=60 Calculate for X

Feb 21, 2019

### Customer Strategy and Activation Consultant (Full-Time) at 84.51° was asked...

Apr 5, 2017
 PHONE INTERVIEW: A golf ball and a golf club are \$1.10 together. The golf club costs a dollar more than the golf ball. How much is the golf ball?4 AnswersI had a hard time, but the woman was super nice about it and I realized I had to use algebra to solve the problem. Just be calm under pressure and you'll do fine.I don't want to be rude but what kind of Algebra did you have to use ? It seems like a high school level equation to be fairReally? I guess the only catch is if tax is included.Show More ResponsesSet up the problem. \$1.10 = X + (X+1). Solve for X. X = \$0.05

### Director, Marketing Strategy & Automation at Convergepoint was asked...

Feb 10, 2019
 How do you do this, how do you do that, how, how and how, and never a why question. 3 AnswersVague as possible because I sensed he was conducting interviews only for free consultation purpose. If you conduct an interview, don't feel bad about not getting a single response, just monitor this company's employee list and you will note that the position was never actually being offered.Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking to improve our hiring process. We do have a structured system for qualifying candidates. We are definitely not looking for a free consultation. Our process is geared towards identifying candidates that fit the job description and relevant skill sets. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a position to everyone we interview. We will definitely use this feedback to further improve and provide clarity to prospective candidates.Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking to improve our hiring process. We do have a structured system for qualifying candidates. We are definitely not looking for a free consultation. Our process is geared towards identifying candidates that fit the job description and relevant skill sets. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a position to everyone we interview. We will definitely use this feedback to further improve and provide clarity to prospective candidates.

Dec 27, 2016

### Monetization Strategy at TikTok was asked...

Jun 19, 2020
 What interests you about TikTok?3 AnswersI talked about how its content ranking algorithm and how there might be an opportunity to create a social media platform that gave users a more consistently positive feeling from social media use.Anyway I can DM you for more information about the case?Yes

### Junior Associate, Strategy & Consulting at Publicis Sapient was asked...

Nov 2, 2017
 Basic market sizing questions, test presentation styles, etc.2 AnswersSeems hard, but everything should be quite intuitive. Remember to stay calm & practice market sizing Q's.What do you mean by test presentation styles?

### Senior Analyst Strategy and Analysis at Digitas was asked...

May 23, 2016
 I can't remember the exact details, but it was a hard problem solving question. So be prepared to answer something along that line of questioning.2 AnswersI took a minute, asked for a piece of paper and I worked out an answer. I think it impressed them that I was willing to work the answer out instead of just winging it.Can you talk a little bit about how you worked this out? Do you know your MPG? Did you use highway vs. city MPG? Do you know the mileage between Detroit and LA? Just trying to get an idea of how specific and accurate the estimation should be.

### Web Strategy at New Breed Marketing was asked...

May 29, 2016
 What attracted you to New Breed2 AnswersBetter yet, what were the detractors? This place is rancid.Phony, RUN!!!
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