Do all McKinsey offices use Imbellus?

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Anonymous A asked on Oct 16, 2020

Hi, everyone. I am curious if Imbellus is used in Europe offices (London, Paris).

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replied on Oct 17, 2020
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Hi Anonymous,

Using software/gamification to streamline high-volume recruiting process will definitely increase and McKinsey's plan is as well to roll it out globally. I cannot comment on those 2 offices specifically - but you are informed explicitly after reviewing your application documents if you will take the Imbellus test. No need to prepare that much upfront since there is limited prep - it's enough to start caring about it once you know you will need to take it.

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Anonymous A on Oct 17, 2020

Thank you, Robert!

Akshay replied on Oct 16, 2020
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McKinsey has started rolling out Imbellus to more and more locations due to COVID. London was one of the first offices to be trialled with Imbellus and I'd be surprised if there are any locations, especially in Western Europe or North America, where the game isn't used now. I did the game for the Oslo office.

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Anonymous A on Oct 16, 2020

Thank you, Akshay! Could you please share your experience?

Akshay on Oct 16, 2020

Hey there, if you get through the resume screening, then they'll invite you to setup Imbellus time. They give you a wide range going up to a week or 10 days from the email date. As for the game itself, I would Francesco's guide - I used his for the game and finished the entire game 15 minutes in advance! Super helpful

Anonymous A on Oct 17, 2020

Thank you for your answer! Good luck with your Mckinsey application!

Akshay on Oct 17, 2020

Thanks, you too!

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replied on Oct 17, 2020
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Hi there,

In Europe the Imbellus is used for sure in:

  • London
  • Oslo
  • Copenhagen
  • Milan

Plus more and more offices are starting to use it.

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Hi there,

It does vary office-to-office but my understanding is London and Paris do use it. Regardless, you will find out if/when they invite you to interview! You do not need extensive prep time to prepare for the test (you need to familiarize yourself with the screens, go through some tutorials/examples, but it is not nearly as time-consuming as case prep)

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Anonymous A on Oct 17, 2020

Thank you, Ian!

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Hi there!
It depends on different offices, but for London and Paris, it does.

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