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McKinsey & Company Interview Questions

Updated 19 Jun 2018
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  1. Helpful (148)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Chicago, IL (US)).

    Interview

    Case Interview Method

    Be well versed in basic geopolitics, maths, and be in engaging. Be willing to back up your numbers. Remember no one likes to feel stupid, most importantly an interviewer. I'd advise you to be prepared to be intimidated and tired, and even bored, and even asking WTF am I doing here? - things that consultants experience OTJ.
    mmmk

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  2.  

    HR Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Chicago, IL (US)).

    Interview

    The process did not make any sense. I had a phone screen. Then I received a rejection email. Months later I got a call for a video conference interview, which was odd having been rejected. The video interviews went really well. The recruiter even told me so. I then had an in-person interview with two people. I thought they went well, but apparently not. I received another rejection email. When I asked for feedback the response I received was not only subjective, but the excuses I received were actually poor methods of grading someone. My friend had a similarly horrible interview experience with this company.

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  3. Helpful (5)  

    Administrative Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    I had one interview and it was the worst interview experience. The woman was constantly interrupted by phone calls, after I answered one question she said “no, wrong. Let’s move on to the next question,” and she rushed me out of the office saying time was up. I watched the website and they promoted the process as one of collegiality and teamwork. My experience was the exact opposite.

    Interview Questions

    • If an employee shows up late, how do you handle the situation?   Answer Question

  4.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Waltham, MA (US)).

    Interview

    I was contacted by McKinsey's HR after being selected via campus portal.

    The initial HR representative I spoke with scheduled a 1:1 phone interview with another recruiter - this recruiter failed to call during the scheduled time. She reached out and asked to reschedule after about 40 minutes after the call was supposed to take place. I responded and asked what times/dates would be good for her - she never responded. I reached out again, no response. I then reached out to the initial HR representative I spoke with, and after a day, she put me back in touch with the same second HR representative. That HR representative then emailed me and asked what dates/times I'd be available to interview, I responded, then I heard nothing back. I sent a follow up - no response.

    This was disappointing and bit unprofessional. If you're pursuing a career in research, I would advise you to look somewhere else.


  5.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Two rounds of interviews - one on campus, one in the office a few weeks later. The process moves very quickly and you will have little turn around time in between applying and interviewing so make sure you prepare in advance.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Phone interview, then took an aptitude test, then brought in to meet with different managers. Then came in again to meet other members of the team. Finished up with the CFO.

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    Office Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    Three rounds, each with a higher-level up manager. They inquire about previous experience, how you handle a heavy work load and how well you work on a team. Overall it is pretty easy, but group fit is most important and skills/ability come next.

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  8.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    They make you take an online assessment first. Relatively fast paced. Then they contact you for a phone interview. Best of the best work at Mckinsey. Difficult process but they handled it professionally and got back after 2-3 weeks

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    Processing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    The Internet Process was neutral. It wasn't tough they asked about the company and more about the personal questions. And regarding past participations in collage. The first round was online test later on personal interview in the company venue.

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  10. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview process is not bad. Multiple people conducting interviews so you are not pigeon holed by one person, and the questions are genuine. The process was 3 steps.

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