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# Sr Associate Interview Questions

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### Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company was asked...

Jul 26, 2009
 Estimate size of vehicles fleet in a large city3 AnswersTried to approach problem using bottom-up reasoningThis is a simple market-sizing question. Therefore you need to make assumptions on the numbers, for example... Assume large city = 5 million people Assume 60% own a car, the rest use public transport = 3 million people Assume 50% of these people work in an office = 1.5 million people Assume 10% of these people are middle to top mgt = 150K people Therefore size of the vehicles fleet in a large city = 3% of population of the city This is an example of how it can be done. They are not looking for the exact number! They won't to know how you think...how you break a problem down."Define" large city to mean 10 million people+, but assume 10 million to keep the math feasible Assume that those living under the poverty line cannot afford cars - this takes 30% or 3 million people out of the running Out of the remaining 7 million people, assume that 30% are under 18 and another 20% are over 65 and thus are unlikely to drive a car themselves This leaves a potential car-owning population of 3.5 Million people Assume that there are 2 types of cities - ones with great public transport (e.g., NYC, San Francisco) and others with poor public transport (e.g., Dallas) In the former, only about 20% of the potential car-owning population is likely to hassle with owning a car, but in the latter 70% of the potential owners may opt for a car. Thus the range of cars that I'd expect to see in a city of 10 million is somewhere between 700K and 2.45M. Oh and by the way, I am assuming that this is a city with enough infrastructure (e.g., roads, parking, gas stations) to support cars for this many people.

### Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton was asked...

Nov 25, 2013
 Why did I want to take a position for a lower salary?1 AnswerI had previously worked for another technology consulting and delivery firm, at substantially higher compensation. But I left that firm due to my divorce in order to restrict my travel requirements and be able to care for my 2 teen-agers at the time, because I received custody for them.

### Senior Associate at Revel Consulting was asked...

Dec 1, 2012
 Nothing out of the ordinary - they'll ask about your resume/experience. They'll have you walk them through a solutioning exercise - depending on what you are interviewing for.1 AnswerCome across honest and trust that they know what they are doing for both you and the company.

### Senior Clinical Research Associate at Pharm-Olam International was asked...

Oct 24, 2012
 Describe a mistake you made at work, how you handled it, and what you learned from it. 2 AnswersCome up with your own but ahead of time. It's hard to think of a good one on the spot.Trained myself and corrected the problem.

### Senior Care Associate at Cigna was asked...

Oct 12, 2015
 the classic "tell me about time when..." questions1 Answeri had a couple of examples in my head that i could tailor my response to

### Senior Associate at KPMG was asked...

Jun 8, 2012
 Tell me about your work experiences on your resume and how you can bring value to the position?1 AnswerMake sure you have good examples of your actions to back up all of your roles and projects on your resume. They wanted specific details of what you bring to the table.

### Real Estate Associate, Senior at Carlton Group, Inc. was asked...

Oct 9, 2015
 Do you know how to do waterfall projections?1 AnswerI told him the software that I use to calculate and create waterfalls

Apr 9, 2015