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Monitor Deloitte: Recruitment day- Has anyone attended the recruitment day at any of MD's locations?

Anonymous A asked on Aug 07, 2019

Has anyone attended the recruitment day for Monitor Deloitte that involves 5+ rounds (2 cases + 1 fit + 1 group case + 1 partner interview)? Would love to know your experience and the kind of cases you received?

Any particular thing(s) to keep in mind for individual vs group case?

Any particular thing to focus on for the fit and partner rounds?

Thank you!

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Hi Anonymous,

In terms of the group case I would consider the following:

  • Your goal is to help the team to succeed, not to show you are better than any other team members (candidates who try to impress normally don’t receive offers)
  • Befriend the other team members and bring a contribution; you should neither be dominant nor too quiet
  • Take the leader role only if you feel natural in that role (ideally you should have some experience in that regard)
  • If you are not the leader, support the natural leader with suggestions and activities required
  • Help other team members to bring their contribution, asking their opinion

For the fit part, I would prepare on the standard questions:

  • Tell me about yourself
  • Why consulting
  • Why Monitor Deloitte
  • Give me an example when you led a team
  • Tell me about a time when you had to convince someone not agreeing with you
  • What has been your major achievement so far
  • Why should we hire you

In terms of the partner rounds, their structure is the same as the standard case interviews (fit + case+ your questions); however, there is far more emphasis on communication and fit.

Specifically, the main difference you will find in a final round with partners is that at that stage they:

  1. spend more time on fit questions and your alignment with the company
  2. check more closely your communication (eg how you react to challenging questions)
  3. may not have a “proper” structured case to present – during my final at BCG I had one interview which was made by two market sizing questions and a brainteaser, without any business case. That's because at the final they know you can structure and crack a case (you passed 1 or 2 rounds already) and are more interested in your logic, personality and fit with the company

So in order to prepare for them I would concentrate on:

  • Review in details your fit stories – they will probably matter more in partner rounds. In some finals I had almost exclusively behavioral questions
  • Work on your communication (reaction under pressure, how to gain time when you do not have a structure ready, connect with the interviewer, etc). This is something you can test almost exclusively in p2p mocks with peers/experts.
  • Prepare on cases as usual. More market sizing practice could be useful to think out of the box if you get unusual questions.

I helped several people for Monitor Deloitte and have a comprehensive list of the questions asked, in case you are interested to know more please feel free to PM me.

Best,

Francesco

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