I hope to get some help and advice here for the MBB London office.
In the last few months, I have been referred to as industry hire for BCG and Mckinsey Digital. Unfortunately, I didn't pass either eventually ( failed at 1st round at BCG but 2nd round at Mckinsey).
Here is my experience so far:
BCG: Three rounds I got were very unstructured on the day, the first interviewer didn't have my CV and started the case with a market sizing problem straight away. The 2nd interviewer was late and I only got 10 min to solve the case which was very rush. In the last case, the interviewer stopped me during my calculation and saying " ok, I see what you are doing but the number doesn't matter". The feedback was that I wasn't driving the case and I was heading in the wrong direction... HR told me that the global policy that you could re-apply in 12months has passed.
Mckinsey: The experience was much better. All rounds are very clear with the whole case upfront with clear objectives and structure. I didn't pass the 2nd round with 2 AP and 1 SP.
The feedback from Mckinsey at the 2nd round was that my PEI was not complicated and challenging enough for them. My structures weren't very in deep-level insights ( but the case were very straight forward profitability) and my conceptual thinking wasn't great. I have been informed that I can try to reapply within 12 months.
Therefore, I am looking for help and advice in terms of:
1. Could I reapply to BCG London in 12 months?
2. What level of deep insights that Mckinsey is looking for given that it was straightforward revenue growth for a fast-food chain? How do I improve my personal experience knowing that situations were challenging to me but not so much to those partners?