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We work with leaders across sectors to tackle some of their toughest challenges, e.g.: how to best grow a start-up, improve early education, or quickly enter a new market. We serve organizations of all sizes, ranging from small-to-midsized companies with revenues less than $5bn ... 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 firm that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people. These elements are strongly connected. Helping clients solve their ... Read more

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    The benefits are unmatched. Colleagues are smart, helpful, & supportive. The work is interesting.

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McKinsey & Company Interviews

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    Application

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

    Interview

    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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      - 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

      Case
      - 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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