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McKinsey Final Interview during the time of covid

covid19 Final Round McKinsey
New answer on Oct 31, 2023
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Anonymous A asked on Apr 21, 2020

Has anyone interviewed with McKinsey recently through the zoom/ phone call format? I had final interviews last week and I know that pre-corona they usually notified applicants the day of final interviews. I know that they wait until all interviews are done so this may be a factor.

Can anyone who has interviewed recently through zoom share how long it took them to share their decision with you?

Much appreciated

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Sidi
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replied on Apr 21, 2020
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Hi!

Two of my mentees had final rounds over Zoom recently. The first one received the happy offer news one day later. For the second one it was more unnerving, since it took them about half a week.

Good luck and fingers crossed!

Sidi

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Anonymous B on Apr 21, 2020

Which office or region, if you don't mind me asking?

Luca
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replied on Apr 26, 2020
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Hello,

It could take a bit more time because of the covid situation but still no longer then 2/3 days. I would suggest to reach out to the HR and ask if they have any update on your application.

Best,
Luca

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Ben
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updated an answer on Apr 25, 2020
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Hi there,

First of all, congrats on getting to the final round!

I have a couple of clients in Europe with final rounds over the past few weeks. It seems that the final round interviews were more spread out than before, some across multiple days (typically, McKinsey would have concentrated interview days on a Friday), but the candidates still receive their decisions (and offers!) within a week.

Hope it helps!

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Clara
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replied on Apr 21, 2020
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Hello!

3 of my coachees did final interviews during Corona time.

It did not affect the timelines, that ranged from 2 days to 7 (natural days)

This are normal figures also for pre-corona.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Anonymous on Apr 21, 2020

For which office/region if you don't mind me asking? Curious as to whether things are still moving along for all McKinsey offices or just one particular region.

Cristian
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replied on Oct 31, 2023
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Update on this one - by now, regardless of geography, all interviews are online.

This is also part of their initiative to eliminate any sort of bias in the process by having some candidates interviewed in person and some online. 

So do get used to the format as much as possible before the actual interview. Doing case practice over PrepLounge is a great way of doing just that. 

Best,
Cristian

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Anrian
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replied on Apr 21, 2020
Ex Kearney Senior Manager | Ex McKinsey Engagement Manager | Interviewer & Case Coach at McKinsey (200+ Real Interviews)

Hi There,

I was speaking with one of the final round interviewers recently. In some offices, it practically follows the rhythm of the practices prior to Corona: 1) Decision call among the interviewers happened right after the last interview (max 2 days) 2) Offering/TD call to Candidate 1-2 weeks after the decision call

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Antonello
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replied on May 01, 2020
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Hi, in this period everything is slower. However I recommend calling or emailing HR without worrying about bothering them: they are there to help

best

Antonello

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