Hi everyone, going through my McK final rounds (2 out of 3 done) for one of the North Asia markets and noticed that interview styles were very different from first rounds. To illustrate:
1) In the first final round interview, the interviewer didn't really ask a PEI question, but asked "how do you motivate yourself?". The question seemed to be more about how I think / self motivate vs. asking for a story. So I talked about how I rationalize a task and evaluate how it would benefit myself and all parties involved, then work out how to go about it, execute on it / maintain my energy and enthusiasm, etc.. During this discussion the interviewer had further follow on questions, e.g. gave 2 scenarios and asked which I would choose to pursue and why. The case was also simplified, so after initial structuring and a math question - the interviewer re-focused the case towards ways to communicate a solution to the client, assuming the client didn't want to believe your solution.
2) For the second case it was a similar experience, with a "discussion" around personality instead of wanting to hear an example / story. Case-wise, after the initial structuring the interviewer directed the conversation towards the industry developments instead and we spent 15 mins discussing potential implications. (By way of background, I am applying for a generalist role so thought this was somewhat unusual).
In both interviews, Partners were rather conversational - directing questions / sub questions and also adding information as we went along, so the conversation flow was rather... well, conversational, as opposed to the abrupt "ask question-pause-think-answer" interviewer-led case flow I experienced in the first rounds.
Has anyone had similar experiences with McK? Not sure how I should interpret this, or whether this is a clear good / bad sign - keen to hear your thoughts if you had similar experiences. Cheers.