LubricantsCo, a very successful Asian premium producer of lubricants in their native region, would like to further increase their revenue and profit. The product range ranges from lubricants in the automotive sector (e.g. motor and gear oil) to industrial applications (e.g. fats, heavy-duty oils). ... Open whole case
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You have inherited the “Old Winery” from your grandfather, a winery which has been family owned for five generations and can be dated back to the 16th century. Half of the eleven hectares are used to grow white grapes, the other half to grow red grapes. They are grown in the conventional way, i.e. ... Open whole case
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Hi, I have an interview for an internship coming up in December at one of the MBB firms. I'm a st... (read entire question)
I have an interview for an internship coming up in December at one of the MBB firms. I'm a student and have not had yet many situations where I could demonstrate leadership abilities or handling difficult projects in a team. However, I was at a competitor's event where we had to solve a case study with a small team of students. I organized our ideas, designed our poster and presented it in the end toegether with another student. I think this makes a good example for the personal fit interview, but I'm not sure if I should mention it because it was the event of a competitor (and I applied there and got rejected)?
Thanks in advance :)
It is perfectly ok to ask for more time - upto 2 weeks (i.e. 10 working days) is ok. In India office, i have seen candidates ask for 3 weeks as well due to some reasonable justification, and the teams... (read entire answer)
It is perfectly ok to ask for more time - upto 2 weeks (i.e. 10 working days) is ok. In India office, i have seen candidates ask for 3 weeks as well due to some reasonable justification, and the teams have been ok with it.
All the best for your interview! Happy to help further if needed.
The answer is "Yes, but..." When I interviewed at McKinsey, I would often use a case where part of it required interviewees to demonstrate creativity and conceptual thinking by coming up with a num... (read entire answer)
The answer is "Yes, but..."
When I interviewed at McKinsey, I would often use a case where part of it required interviewees to demonstrate creativity and conceptual thinking by coming up with a number of different ideas.
But it was never just "brainstorming." Instead:
- It was often at the end of the case after many other skills were tested
- often the problem was not stated explicitely, but the interviewee would have to figure out from a table or graph or other aspects of the case
- The "brainstorming" would have to be guided by information given in the course of the interview. In other words, just to blue sky thinking, but rather given what you have learned about the client and their situation, what do you recommend
In general, consultants don't love brainstorming. It gives the sense of being too unstructured.
Hope this helps. Happy to talk more over DM.
If they have told u especifically that you won´t have a case study, and on top you are an experienced hire, the interview is going to be 90% FIT.
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