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McKinsey & Company Interview Questions

Updated 11 Dec, 2014
Updated 11 Dec, 2014
811 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    hard process, wasn't what I expected. Important to network with people internally and learn more about industry. Every office does it differently I had to do a PST. Passed that with ease but failed at case studies.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview Details

    1st round, 2 case interviews, they asked about tell us a team you lead a team and did something great,. the 2nd person asked about tell us a time you worked with a team and turned out great. and got 2 case itnerviews about market entry and competition.

    Interview Questions
    • 1st person asked about team work, 2nd person asked about leadership   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at McKinsey & Company in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    My hiring process was no traditional. I am a MSc student, and applied for their summer insight program and was recruited for a full time interview through that application.

    The interview was straight forward and as expected. I didn't receive an offer because my insights were not straight forward and my follow up explanations were not super clear. Make sure you have a clear explanation for everything you say.

    Interviewers are very supportive, and appreciate the amount of time it takes to prepare for the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you worked in a group and had to resolve conflict.
      Tell me about a time when you had to learn something new/take on a new challenge in a short time period.
       
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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at McKinsey & Company in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was invited for the PST and Group Interview and then the following week I had two first-round interviews (45 min each consisting of 15 min fit and 30 min case). Did not make it past first-round. Negative experience with one interviewer and positive with the other.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to convince someone of something where the outcome was very important for your career.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two interviews, both of them walking through a sample case. Everyone was really friendly and did their best to take the pressure off of you. Interviewers were nice, but fair. I thought their hiring methodology is well thought out and developed. The Toronto office is very spacious and the waiting area is well-furnished.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no real unexpected questions, no "brainteasers" or anything stupid like that.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview Details

    Was interviewing after deciding to make a career switch. I have a professional degree and was more than qualified. Didn't buy it, were not receptive. The interview process is very stiff.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  8.  

    Graduate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got an interview for the Toronto office. I had two interviews one after another. The interviews were very relaxed. They first asked me to tell them something about myself, then continued with question on leadership and a situation when i had to convince someone. After that, it was the case.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interviews. First round consisted of two consecutive 1-hour interviews, followed by the problem solving test. Second round was one week later, and consisted of four interviews with more senior consultants. Same-day results. Overall the process was challenging but very rewarding. The tone was positive and supportive at all steps.

    Interview Questions
    • The math questions can be tricky, and the cases can be somewhat complex, especially in later rounds. Over all interviews I was only asked a single standard interview question ("Why do you want to work here?").   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very good communication. Had a phone interview, followed by a first round with PST. Final rounds were with partners. Partner cases were alot less structured and functioned more like a conversation

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at McKinsey & Company in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    They contacted me well in advance, assigned me a current consultant as an interview mentor, and sent me plenty of material to prepare me for the evaluation process. It was very relaxed, yet VERY detailed.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you took a risk. Don't just provide the basics: they keep asking and prodding to understand every aspect of your decision making process.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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