McKinsey Phone Case Screening with HR

Phone case
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Anonymous A asked on Jan 13, 2021

Hello,

As a experienced hire, I recently had a phone case interview with McKinsey's recruiting manager. During the interview, the recruiting manager was constantly typing my responses into her computer and sometimes asked me to repeat some parts of my structure so that she could make sure that she typed them correctly. I was told that she would later submit my responses to other consultants for reviewing purposes.

I am not sure whether this is how McKinsey's phone case screening process is normally conducted. My question is: does McKinsey's recruting manager decide on whether to pass the candidate or not? Or do McKinsey's consultants make the final call for phone case screening after they review the candidates' recorded responses?

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Vlad
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replied on Jan 13, 2021
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Hi,

If that's what she told you, there is no argument not to trust her. There are two options:

  • Consultants will be making a decision
  • Consultants will be calibrating her decision and process

In any case, if she documented correctly, I would just worry about the solution itself

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Ian
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Hi there,

Honestly, it depends. Moreover, regardless of the answer there's nothing you can really do except let the process work itself out!

If she said it will go to consultants, it will go to consultants. Fingers crossed for you!

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Clara
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replied on Jan 14, 2021
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Hello!

If that is what you were told, I am sure it´s the truth.

The typing is very common, not only in MBB but in many other processes, even when you are the decision-making stakeholder.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Gaurav
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Hi there,

I don't see a reason why you shouldn't trust her. The best way to know is to let go and wait for the result.

Good luck!

GB

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