Hey, I recently got an offer from McKinsey. I did a very good job in the two first-round interviews but a rather terrible job in the three final-round interviews and still got the offer although I was sure that I would be rejected.
I think that the key issue here was that I had three amazing FIT cases and also very good engagement with the three interviewers at the end of the case. With a partner we spent about an hour at the end talking about really interesting stuff about McKinsey, the economy, etc.
So the takeaway here for candidates would be: Practice and be proficient in cases, but focus a lot on being likable and engaging with the interviewers.
Thought was useful to share my experience in the recruitment process. Do you think this may be the truth? Or that I was lucky and other candidates were just even worse than me in the cases?