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MBB in Toronto - Hiring Freeze and Online Assessments

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New answer on Jun 13, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Jun 09, 2020

Hi there,

I was hoping to ask if anyone currently working at an MBB firm in Toronto, Canada knows and would kindly confirm whether:

1. There is a hiring freeze on the recruitment of generalist consultant positions at least for now (and the few months?).

2. MBB firms use online assessments during their interviews here (e.g. PST/Imbellus Game for McKinsey, Potential Test for BCG and Online Test for Bain)

Thank you!

Best.

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Ian
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replied on Jun 10, 2020
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Hi there,

First, ask HR! It's a great excuse to contact them in any case and get them familiar with your name.

1) No, but there may be delayed start dates

2) Yes

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Vlad
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updated an answer on Jun 10, 2020
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Hi,

1) MBB companies are not having any freezes (at least officially). In the times of economic downturn, they are just hiring less and might shift a start date.

2) Yes, same as everywhere

Best

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Antonello
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replied on Jun 13, 2020
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Hi, I confirm MBB are continuing to hire new candidates (only less than usual) and assessing them with standard tests. McK uses Imbellus (not PST anymore)

Best,
Antonello

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Luca
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replied on Jun 11, 2020
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Hello,

  1. It depends on the offices and seniority. Just to give you an example, BCG and McKinsey has stopped interviews for junior position in Italy, but they are still interviewing senior profiles
  2. Yes, fell free to write me for additional information/material to prepare them

Best,
Luca

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Anonymous replied on Jun 11, 2020

Dear A,

1. Rather contact with HR to have up-to-date information

2. Yes. There are using gaming tests.

Best,
André

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Anonymous replied on Jun 09, 2020

Hello,

I do not know the exact situation in Canada but in any case even in freeze periods, HR @MBB continue their CV screening work and register candidates in the pipeline. In all cases, the firms structurally need to recruit at some point to compensate the natural departures which are numerous (even in the event of zero or slightly negative growth!)

Best,

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Anonymous B replied on Jun 13, 2020

MBB have stopped all hiring for mainland Europe. They might do some interviews, but you wont get any offer....

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Clara
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replied on Jun 10, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

  1. Ask HR directly, they will advise you best. However, there is not such thing officially as hiring freeze, more a slowdown.
  2. Yes, indeed, the new gamified one.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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