I've recently had my final round interviews with McKinsey and I've also been invited to interview for Data Scientist role, given my background in data science. The HR mentioned the decision process for generalist role is still continuing but they would like to consider me for both generalist and DS roles while also asking for my preference. I have a few questions for you:
1- Should I interpret it as a sign that my case interviews didn't go as well?
2- They told me that Data Scientist position at McKinsey Analytics is a consulting position. How does it differ from a more traditional consulting role? Is it a second-class consulting role?
3- How does the career path for Data Scientists look at McKinsey? Is it a dead-end position? How does the position change with progression? Also, do they sponsor for MBA or for advanced degrees in data science?
4- They also told me that I will have a technical interview to test my competency in data science. What types of question should I expect?
Thanks a lot to everyone, the site has been very helpful for me so far.