I have my final round 1:1 case interview, and panel presentation interview with Oliver Wyman. Are the cases similar to McKinsey style cases? Any other tips...

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Ankit asked on Apr 14, 2017
I have my first round of interviews of McKinsey on 14th Oct so keen to practise. I have 6 yr consulting experience in Deloitte UK.

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Vlad
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replied on Apr 17, 2017
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Hi,

Agree with Nuno!

  1. You can have some "strange" fit questions, like "What you will do if you become a president". Seems you can't prepare for these
  2. Most probably you will have several brainteasers, so read the books "How to ace brain teasers interview" and "Are you smart to work at google?"
  3. In addition to regular cases prepare for market sizing since this is the most common type in unstructured interviews
  4. Since Oliver Wyman is heavily specialized on banking - learn a lot about it. (i.e. corporate and retail banking products, how bank accounts profit = interest income + commission income + transaction income - funding costs - provisions - FC, etc)
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Anonymous replied on Apr 17, 2017

Dear Ankit,

I've gathered some info on OW and what I can say is they are much less structured when compared to McK and others.

For example:

1) Sometimes they don't even ask for structure;

2) I've heard from friends that went to final rounds who got a lot of "strange" estimation cases (PM me if you want to learn a few of them)

3) The style of case depends a lot more on the interviewer rather than the firm (in other words, depending on the interviewer you will get a more interviewer-led or candidate-led)

4) The cases tend to be shorter (this could depend from country to country) - the entire case is more 40-45 minute, with a good 7-10min FIT and at least 5-10min Q&A so the case usually is from 25-35 minutes (again, this can change from office to office)

Hope this helps

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Dorothea
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replied on Jun 29, 2018
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Hi,

the presentation case is not too different from normal case interviews except that you present your solution at once in front of a small panel. Approach the case as you would do with other cases, focus on the most important messages and be prepared to discuss why you chose a specific approach to solve the case.

The important part is that you show confidence when it comes to presenting your solution - your interviewer wants to see that you 1) prepared, 2) thought about your logic and 3) are able to defend your solution.

Hope this helps

Dorothea

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Clara
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replied on Oct 31, 2020
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Hello!

Congrats for moving to final round!

As it has been outlined, its very similar, but :

  • Cases you can expect are more "free riding" - less organized than the ones your found in the 1st round or most prep pages
  • Stronger emphasis in the FIT part, as outlined before by other coaches.

If you are interested in deepening your knowledge and preparation on the FIT part, the "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLounge´s shop (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34)

It provides an end-to-end preparation for all three MBB interviews, tackling each firms particularities and combining key concepts review and a hands-on methodology. Following the book, the candidate will prepare his/her stories by practicing with over 50 real questions and leveraging special frameworks and worksheets that guide step-by-step, developed by the author and her experience as a Master in Management professor and coach. Finally, as further guidance, the guide encompasses over 20 examples from real candidates.

Furthermore, you can find 3 free cases in the PrepL case regarding FIT preparation:

- Intro and CV questions > https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/fit-interview/intermediate/introduction-and-cv-questions-fit-interview-preparation-200

- Motivational questions > https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/fit-interview/intermediate/motivational-questions-fit-interview-preparation-201

- Behavioural questions (ENTREPRENEURIAL DRIVE) >https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/fit-interview/intermediate/behavioral-questions-entrepreneurial-drive-fit-interview-preparation-211

Feel free to PM me for disccount codes for the Integrated FIT Guide, since we still have some left from the launch!

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Anonymous C replied on Nov 18, 2019

Hi,

Could you please share your experience on this and how you went about preparing for this?


Thanks

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Anonymous D on Nov 19, 2019
I recently had my OW final round interview & prez, which one do u want to know about?
Anonymous C on Nov 19, 2019
Thank you so much for your comment! I am interested to find out a bit more about the format of the case presentation. How different is it to a normal case and what kind of questions to they ask? Is it very data heavy and you need to extract the most important information or is it similar to a case where you prepare structured answers to some questions? Thank you!
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Carla replied on Dec 07, 2016

I have the same question, I am interviewing in Madrid, and I don't know exactly what to expect from a presentation case. Any advice?

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Rafael
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replied on Nov 15, 2016

Also interested, I am having it in two days in London for the Dubai office

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Anonymous B replied on Nov 13, 2016

Hello,

I have a first round with OW for the London office in three days and I would really aapciriacte to further know what to expect, they say the interview conssits of 1 case and 1 personal fit.

Anyone went through similar experience and could share with me thier wisdom.

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A I replied on Mar 19, 2016
Have done 150+ interviews

Hi, mp me please, I would love to discuss that with you.

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