Got an offer today from Mckinsey in their Capabilites team across a region! Was so excited because I loved the people during my interviews and love the Mckinsey research/knowledge team. Went through 3 rounds and 5 case/PEI interviews. Preplounge helped! Final round with the partners was intense and I didn't think i did well but I was told I was the only one picked for the role so I definitely judged myself harshly haha.
First question though, I wasn't called by any of the partners, rather I was called by the lead HR who was in charge of the recruitment process for that role. I have always read that the partner would make the final calls especially if successful. WHy not in my case ? MIght be a petty question haha but it bugged me a bit.
Second question: I was asked my total remuneration at my previous firm. Any reasons for this? Since I thought McK salaries are standardized. Expecting a formal offer letter next week though. Does this mean I can negotiate for more especially since I have a pending offer from another prestigious firm.