McKinsey Rejection

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Anonymous A asked on Nov 02, 2020

I applied for the Business Analyst role with McKinsey London and whilst I never heard back, I saw on the application portal that the application had been closed.

Obviously, this is a rejection, but I am kind of surprised that McKinsey wouldn't communicate this directly via e-mail? Has this happened to anyone else?

Thank you!

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Henning
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replied on Nov 03, 2020
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Indeed, this is uncommon. I'd suggest to just reach out and inquire.

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Anonymous B updated the answer on Nov 03, 2020

Hi Anonymous,

On the same boat here. I applied to McKinsey Latam offices two months ago and I haven't heard back yet. On my Mckinsey dashboard it still says 'open application'; however, I saw on one of the recruiters' LinkedIn a post congratulating someone for landing an offer so my guess is that their recruiting process finished a while ago.

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Gaurav
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Hi there!

Sorry to hear about that! However, rejection is also an experience. Use the time given to significantly upgrade your profile and to maximize your chances next year!

- Relevant work experience. Have you applied somewhere else? Tier 2 consulting firms could be a great start and give you the needed experience that would be of great advantage in the future and make you a better fit for the desired company.

- Preparation. Solve different types of cases, prepare for the fit part carefully, improve your feeling of confidence.

- Networking. I would strongly recommend finding some contacts within the targeted firm to understand how it is from the inside, have a better idea of your position here in the future.

Maybe even think of the guidance of an experienced coach.

Do you need any further help?

​Good luck!

​GB

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Clara
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replied on Nov 04, 2020
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Hello!

Sorry to hear about that, it´s indeed uncommon. I would touch base with HR.

Cheers,

Clara

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Ian
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Hi there,

Sorry to hear. It is indeed uncommon, however not unprecendeted...they just have so many applications these days.

If you'd like to be sure, there's no hard in reaching out.

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Francesco
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Hi there,

It is unusual for McKinsey not to provide feedback. I guess they will provide it anyway as MBB pay a lot of attention to the recruiting process. If you want to accelerate things, I agree with Henning, you can reach out to HR and ask for feedback.

Best,

Francesco

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Anonymous B on Nov 03, 2020

Do you think they pushed the notice date for rejected applicants since they were focused on the ones who did make it pass the screening phase?

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Francesco on Nov 03, 2020

Hi there, yes it could be the case, although McKinsey is usually fast with feedback regardless of whether you passed or not

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