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Anonymous A

I have an interview with Monitor Deloitte in Europe and the format of it is as follow:

- 30 minutes preperation

- 90 minutes interview with a consultant

They sent me a sample of a case that would be similar as the one that would be presented to me and it's a ppt with a bunch of info about a company and asks 3 questions where you have to do some calculations to arrive at the answer.

I was wondering if anyone has had this type of interview or that's familiar with it, that could comment on this? Do I have to prepare a PPT to present the consultant our findings? 30 minutes to prepare the case feels fine but 90 minutes "interview" following that seems quite long as the presentation must take max 10-30 minutes, so what should I expect in the "interview" session?

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replied on 06/05/2018
Uber Strategy Manager | BCG Consultant, Interviewer

Hey there,

No experience with Monitor interviews but there are similar formats in the tech industry for Business Operations / Strategy roles.

I can't comment on the Monitor format specifically, but just some general thoughts would be:

1. 30min feels a bit too short to prepare a PPT presentation. You will waste precious minutes thinking about slide formatting etc. Better to spend more time thinking about the answer than any slides.

2. Be sure to spend 10 min anticipating questions that may be asked of you. A 30 min prep vs 90min interview suggests to me that they will ask you questions that go beyond the initial questions that accompany the case study (what else will you discuss for 90 min!). Therefore, after you have an 80% answer on the core questions, I would suggest spending some time anticipating other questions that might be asked of you.

3. Finally, you should do your own research on this - but this situation feels like fair game to ask HR a few questions to clarify expectations during the 90 min session. I think it is very reasonable for you to email HR and ask them what the expected format will be during the 90min section and whether slides are expected.

Good luck!

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Anonymous B replied on 06/05/2018

Hi Anonymous I had the same thing with the Paris office. You are basically asked to read a case and prepare questions. The ppt they must have sent you should be a case called Footloose.

It's an interesting interview format. The most important thing is to get the first numerical question right, I presented it as an equation with different inputs. Usually most inputs will be available from the text/exhibits but there will most probably be a missing piece of input into your equation, it is very important that you estimate the number based on other information in the case and come up with a logical argument as to why you chose this number.

A tip I was given: read the small text under the exhibits and read all the footnotes

If you type "Monitor" or "Deloitte" in the search bar of the Q&A you will find more relevant information.

Best of luck!

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