Does referral play any role in McKinsey final decision?

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Anonymous A asked on Sep 23, 2020

Hi,

Besides CV screening, does McKinsey take referral unders consideration for the final round interviews decision?

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Clara
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replied on Sep 25, 2020
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Hello!

Not at all.

Referrals only secure your CV getting reviewed.

After that, it´s all about performance in the interviews.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Robert
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replied on Sep 24, 2020
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Hi Anonymous,

Under normal circumstances it doesn't .. unless you carry a very very prestigious 2nd name or have a referral by that .. this might help at least a bit.

In my example it was BCG - not sure if a member of the Quandt would have gotten an offer without the last name.

Hope that helps - if so, please be so kind to give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote button below!

Robert

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Mehdi
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Hi there,

Referrals only help you secure spot in Round 1. From there, it's only your performance that counts!

Mehdi

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Anonymous replied on Sep 24, 2020

Nope. Referral gets you the interview, but once you go into that process, you are judged by your interview performance and referral doesn't matter any more.

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Anton
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Hi,

From formal perspective referrals do not play any role and the process will be standard.

But of course a referral from partners/ principals will increase your chances to pass the interview. At least they will be more attentive to you.

Good luck!

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Anonymous replied on Sep 23, 2020

Hi A,

Actually, a referral helps you to get invited to the interview. But it doesn't define whether you get a job offer or not.

Best,

André

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Ian
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replied on Sep 23, 2020
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No, not at all!

A referral helps to get you in the door for the interview (incredibly valuable on its own).

The interview itself takes 0 consideration of the referral...you have to prove yourself in a vacuum...else it wouldn't really be fair would it!

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Ken
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replied on Sep 23, 2020
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No - not for entry-level recruiting, where the final round decision is made purely by your interview performance (namely case and PEI). The exception is for senior hires (Partners not BA/Associates) where referral is part of the case for you joining.

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Henning
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No. They get you the interview. That's it.

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Kobi
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Not at all. As an interviewer i can tell you there is 0% impact. The only impact is to get an interview.

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