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McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves private and public companies, governments, not-for-profits and non-governmental organizations. We have 30 industry and functional practices and six new client service areas, including McKinsey ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is two-fold: to help our clients make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements in their performance and to build a great firm that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people. These two tenets are reinforcing. Helping clients solve their ... Read more

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    Outstanding people calibre - smart, dedicated, professional.

    I really love the culture. John Lydon (the MD) keeps the firm focused on improving quality of live and social inclusion in Australia and New Zealand.

    The approach is very professional, putting client interests above our own, an obligation to dissent (to get the right answer), and focus on delivering impact. Part of the professional culture is continuous learning, and there's extensive infrastructure to help us learn and grow.


    The adherence to client confidentiality (part of the professional culture) is important, but can be personally frustrating when you're excited and want to talk about your work with friends and family.

    Advice to Management

    Keep maintaining the high standards on professionalism, values and culture.

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    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Sydney) in March 2016.


    Submitted application on line and received an invite after 2 months.
    Problem Solving Test (1 hour) followed by 2 interviews - case and personal fit questions (50 minutes each)
    PST seemed more difficult than the online versions. Feedback from interviewers did not involve the score or how you did for it.
    Personal fit interviews were ok but seemed that they were looking for a particular answer or way that something should be done.
    Problem solving is weighted heavily for these interviews, quick calculations and STRUCTURE! If you don't write/draw your structure, you're bound to get no offer.

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    • Personal fit
      - Provide a challenging situation/experience
      - Describe a time when you had to influence someone
      - If you had to do things differently for a particular project, what would you do (name 3 things)
      - Talk about what you did/role in a project

      - Pharma company with a ortho department served with a warning letter from the FDA. How do you help implement a transformational program in 2 years?
      - Government building a new town and company wanting to build a water utility for the town. Should they build it themselves as a private company or ask the government for help?   Answer Question
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McKinsey & Company Awards & Accolades

  • "Triple Crown" Achievement: Ranked First in all Three Regions Surveyed, Vault Consulting 50, 2014
  • The Best Consulting Firms: Prestige in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Vault, 2015
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