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Does HR have a say after all consultants confirm to make an offer to a candidate?

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Sidi replied on 03/12/2018
McKinsey Engagement Manager & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 50+ candidates secure MBB offers

HR does not have a decision mandate beyond the stage where candidates are invited to interviews. From there on, HR is responsible for facilitation and ensuring a smooth process for all candidates, independent of whether they eventually get the offer or not. However, as Bruno said, HR might influence the decision in rare cases when candidates exhibit inappropriate or rude behavior. But this is extremely rare - so in 99 out of 100 cases, HR effectively has no say.

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replied on 03/12/2018

Hey anonymous,

At McK, actually the HR facilitate the discussion with all the interviewers that led to the hire or not (Or in pass or no in R1) decision, so in fact it can contribute for the discussion. But it’s very rare that they will have a very active role, and often only work as facilitators - that said, if someone screws really bad with HR (eg, disrespectfully behavior) they risk to lose an offer even if have outstanding interviews

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Bruno

Vlad replied on 03/11/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

HR does not participate in making a hiring decision. Although HR will check your transcripts at some point. Usually, this happens after you get the offer.

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Andrea
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replied on 03/13/2018
Former BCG decision round interviewer with 300+ real interviews in 8 years

Confirm what others have said: not an active role, just facilitates discussion among consulting staff.

Hope it helps,

Andrea