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Mckinsey operations case types

Anonymous A asked on Sep 07, 2016

Hi all,

Looking to get into Mckinsey operations practice, and I'd like to know if I can expect:

1. Only operations cases

2. Mainly operations cases

3. 50/50 operations/strategy cases

Anyone with experience in this department would be very helpful to get your views on this.

Many thanks.

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replied on Sep 12, 2016
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Hi! Here an OPS Associate at Mckinsey

I had 3 + 3 interviews and only one was really about operations.

It was about calculating the OEE of a manufacturing plant. However, there is no need to have specific knowledge since you will receive the instructions in case you dont know how to calculate it.

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replied on Sep 09, 2016
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It's not very different from hiring for a regular general track McKinsey hire. You'll have cases and the areas can vary widely - sure, you might get an odd ops case, but if you do really well in them, they'll quickly challenge you with non-ops cases.