Interview Arthur D. Little

1st round interview ADL ADLittle Austria internship
New answer on Feb 09, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Feb 08, 2021

Anyone here that does have any experience with interviewing with ADL? Vienna office? Most information I can find online seems quite outdated and I would be happy for any advice I can get. Interviewing for an Internship.

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Hi there,

I helped candidates with ADL interviews, although mainly for the Dubai office. I know a good number of real questions asked, if you need help please feel free to PM me.

Best,
Francesco

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Hello!

The comment from an annonimous contributor confirms what I thought: ADL mirrors the classical generalist interview in MBB/consulting in general.

You have 2 main workstreams ahead:

1. FIT INTERVIEW

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2. BUSINESS CASE

You don´t have any more time to the classics of Viktor Cheng, "Case in point" book, etc. You need to get hands on asap:

1. Practice cases with partners asap, as many as you can do.Find experienced partners who can provide a good feedback

2. Practice your math skills, both in your cases and with ad hoc exercisess, such as:

1. ​Multiplying double digit numbers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndkkPZYJHo

2. Leveraging math tools (Mimir math for iOS), Math tool on Viktor Cheng website to practice

Furthermore, you should practice as much as you can, and ensure that you cover:

1. Profitability cases- basic profitability framework.

2. Idea generation cases: for any specif issue

3. Growth cases: market penetration, new product launch, product mix change, etc.

4. Pricing cases

5. M&A cases

6. Valuation cases

7. Value chain cases

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Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Anonymous B replied on Feb 09, 2021

I recently interviewed with ADL for an internship position in Vienna. The interviews were pretty much straight forward: Two standard cases (TMT & PE) as well as a couple of personal fit questions and the standard "walk me through your CV" stuff. I would want to focus on general case study skills in terms of structuring, market sizing, etc. as the cases were mostly dealing with rather general strategic questions of market entry, competition analysis, etc. Also, it doesn't hurt to freshen up your understanding of basic financials metrics in the PE practice as I was particularly asked on the "attractiveness" of companies based on their financials and respective multiples.

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Hi there,

Not exactly sure what you mean by "outdated" but ADL very much still does a classic fit + case interview (as least that is what my past coachees have experienced).

In terms of specific questions/cases, no matter who you're preparing for, you need to be ready to anything! I would not try to predict/guess anything more than knowing you'll have a case+fit...then preparing for all scenarios!

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Hi there,

Yes, I've coached people to get into Arthur D. Little! Please feel free to write me.

Cheers, GB

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