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Mckinsey operations case types

Someone asked on Sep 07, 2016 - 2 answers

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
McKinsey Senior Associate and IESE MBA

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.

replied on Sep 09, 2016
Current partner @ Andreessen Horowitz (VC firm). Ex-Mckinsey, ex- strategy guy at Google.

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.