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Fragen in Vorstellungsgesprächen bei McKinsey & Company für Associate Consultant

Vorstellungsgespräche bei McKinsey & Company

72 Bewertungen von Vorstellungsgesprächen

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Associate Consultant-Vorstellungsgespräch

Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Berlin
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Positive Erfahrung
Schweres Gespräch

(Übersetzt aus dem Englischen)

Bewerbung

Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 6 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im April 2013 bei McKinsey & Company (Berlin).

Vorstellungsgespräch

1. Bewerbung zwecks Teilnahme am Bewerberworkshop (Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse)

2. Teilnahme am Workshop, Terminvereinbarung (Vorstellungsgespräch)

3. Zwei Vorstellungsrunden:

A) Problemlösungstest (26 Multiple-Choice-Fragen in nur 1 Stunde)

drei Gespräche: CV besprechen, über eine bestimmte Erfahrung berichten, Fallstudie

B) Zwei weitere Gespräche am Nachmittag, wenn man Durchgang A) bestanden hat

Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

  • Wie gehen Sie mit persönlichen Problemen innerhalb des Teams um?   1 Antwort

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    Associate Consultant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Stuttgart
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Mai 2019 bei McKinsey & Company (Stuttgart).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Ein Auswahltag mit 4 Interviews mit Consultants. Dabei ist jedes Interview ungefähr gleich aufgebaut:
    Zuerst etwas Smalltalk, dann Personal Fit Teil, umfangreiche Case Study und am Ende noch etwas Zeit Fragen zu stellen.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


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    Associate Consultant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im August 2014 bei McKinsey & Company (San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I got an invite for the first round and it is the Problem Solving Test and Group Interview workshop about 2 weeks after the resume deadline.
    PST
    I've heard that during this round, the PST is what they are primarily judging you on. There is an unknown cut off score (rumors about it range from 60-70%) for a pretty challenging test 26 questions in 60 minutes. They have 3 practice tests online with answer keys. Some of the questions are like GMAT integrated reasoning questions but they're not exactly the same.
    Group interview
    There's a lot of variability among the group interviews depending on your interviewer. My first one would ask the same question to all of us but would rotate the order in which he asked us questions. My second one asked questions but would pick a random person from the group to answer the question and then ask if any of the rest of us had questions.
    I've heard that the group interview part is just to make sure that you can work on teams (so it's good to add on to other people's answers and synthesize what's been said). I'm not sure how much the group interview part counts especially since for my second one: half of us got math questions, the other half got strategy questions so I'd imagine it's mainly to give people who move onto the second round feedback.
    Generally, it was a very organized and structured experience. I really appreciate how quick the turnaround time was- I found out two days after my test that I didn't make it to the next round.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • A company wants to increase its profit by 10%. How many of its mid market product does it need to convert to its lower market product to reach this target and is it reasonable?   Frage beantworten
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    Associate Consultant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 1 Tag. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei McKinsey & Company.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Problem solving test was one hour analytic/ critical reading exam. Short on time. Must be quick with estimation and math.
    Group interview consisted of two interviews in groups of four to five candidates with a consultant working through a case. Consultant asks each candidate a question and others may then build on that response.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Most difficult part was time management of problem solving test to start the day.   Frage beantworten

  4.  

    Associate Consultant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
    Kein Angebot
    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im August 2014 bei McKinsey & Company.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The interviewing process is pretty pleasant. Before the interviews, current consultant will hold workshops to help the preparation. The First round is PST test, which give me barely enough time to finish. The second round is two one on one interviews. The consultants are nice. Even if you are stuck, they are trying to help you. So the entire experience is nice. However, the passing bar is quite high. You probably need to work on a lot of details to do a good job.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


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    Associate Consultant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 6 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im September 2014 bei McKinsey & Company.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    3 steps (post-resume/cover letter submission):

    1) Problem Solving Test (math, charts, reading comprehension, very simple business concepts) & group case (check to make sure you don't have a horrible personality). Victor Cheng's online practice tests weren't very helpful, but the videos that came packaged with that are.

    2) 2 interviews (~30% fit, ~70% case). The fit portion was much deeper than I expected, more details expected to be presented than I had prepared. You'll spend the entire ~20 minutes talking about ONE activity/challenge/event, and what YOU did. Don't expect a resume walk-through. Expect quotes from interactions "what'd you think?" "How'd they react?" "What did others in the group think?" "How did you convince them?" "How did you feel?". Cases were simple - same thing you can expect based on multitude of case books available on the interwebz.

    3) 3 interviews, same (~30% fit, ~70% case). Fit same, case same with the following exception you'll see below. If you've read up on consulting interviews, partners sometimes throw a wrench into the case portion (perhaps on purpose, a stress test). Normally, you get standardized cases, pre-made charts, prompts that have been rehearsed and vetted dozens of times. Well, a partner may lead instead with "let me tell you about a case I did ~15 years ago". Not much background, no pre-made charts, etc. Whoo boy. Structure and organization wants to jump out the window - don't let it! Clarification and organization are key. Don't allow yourself to get flustered, or confused. If you're not answering questions properly, don't stay silent, let them know what you're thinking and why you're thinking it. They may try to stress you more (mine changed the fixed/variable cost ratio halfway through - at that point my mind was already gone). Oh, and always start off with the baby steps. Just because you know profit = revenue - costs, revenue = volume * price, costs = fixed + variable (and of course, who at this point doesn't know that), doesn't mean that THEY know that you know that. They need to see that basic level of structure, even if you've already skipped to drivers of revenue or cost.

    Good luck!

    Oh, and disappointingly, feedback from third round was "meh". Very general, not much actionable. One makes it to the final round of McK and goes "alright, I may not have grabbed this brass ring, but getting here means I'm sooooo close to a different brass ring". Well, they say candidates find feedback to be valuable in obtaining other jobs regardless of the McK outcome. I didn't find that at all, disappointingly. Everything prior to that was positive, but to get a "no offer" plus nothing that'll help me develop was a rather disappointing conclusion.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Tell me about a "ridiculous" (in terms of magnitude) challenge that you confronted & then conquered.   Frage beantworten

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    Associate Consultant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
    Kein Angebot
    Neutrale Erfahrung

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei McKinsey & Company.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Applied online - process took 3 weeks. Interviews were very structured and case based. Interviewers were friendly and sociable, did not feel like it was a "stress interview". Communication was pretty quick, in terms of results after interview round and next steps. The group interviews (first round) were interesting in that we are thrown into a group of fellow-interviewees we've never met before and asked to solve a case. It was actually a friendlier experience than I expected.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Business case with a difficult math question. It had a twist and I did not catch it right away. I tried to back up and recover, but I think the stumble affected my flow for the rest of the case.   Frage beantworten

  7.  

    Associate Consultant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Summit, NJ (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2013 bei McKinsey & Company (Summit, NJ (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Submitted cover letter and resume online. Heard back in one month. Professional staff and location. Very specific information about testing and follow-up. Highly difficult test before getting to the interview stage.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Took a one-hour long math test.   1 Antwort
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    Associate Consultant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Vorstellungsgespräch

    1st round was PST which evaluate math and reasoning capability.
    2nd round is case interview + personal experience.
    I didn't get invited to 3rd round interview which will be the office interview.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • There was no suprising question. It is very well organized and they seemed to try best to make all candidates well informed before coming to interview. such as workshop and coaching session. Which were relly usuful. However the exhibition I was given was a way more complicated than the one I met through this workshop or coaching session. That was the only one I found challenging   Frage beantworten

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    Associate Consultant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich über eine Hochschule oder Universität beworben. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei McKinsey & Company.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Submitted CV
    call for 1st round math test 2 weeks later
    call for 2nd round interview the week after
    Decision 1 week later - no offer

    The team is very supportive. It feels like college admissions all over again. The process is highly transparent even amongst other applicants - they reveal the list of people who make it at each stage of the interview process.

    Most consultants were friendly.Two consultants were snarky. One consultant was not nice, but he was the exception to the rule.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Math test was probably the hardest part - unlike anything you've seen before in GREs or GMATs
      Fit interview- they interrupt all the time for details
      Case interviews - standard, with some challenging graphs, but overall okay   Frage beantworten

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