Strategy& Final Round New York Office - Any inputs

Final Round New York Strategy& Interview
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Anonymous A asked on May 30, 2019

Please share your experiences and inputs on Strategy& final round interviews. How are they structured? is this a presentation round or just like other case study round? What are the critical factors to be aware of eg. fit, soft skills? Any other insights? Thanks

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Ian
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replied on May 31, 2019
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Hi,

I interviewed in the Strategy& New York Office 2 years ago, and at that time they stuck with the classic 2, 45 minute interviews starting with the behavioural interview and ending with a case. It is likely the same, though I cannot confirm - I recommend you reach out to HR or double-check any communications they have sent you.

That being said, are you applying generalist or in a specific knowledge area? I ask, because my "cases" were not classic cases given that I was interviewing for their Technology practice.

Keep this in mind depending on the role you're interviewing for!

Best,

Ian

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Vlad
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Hi,

Why don't you just e-mail the HR? She should inform you about the structure and how to prep.

Best!

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Clara
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Hello!

Congrats for moving to final round!

As it has been outlined, its very similar, but :

  • Cases you can expect are more "free riding" - less organized than the ones your found in the 1st round or most prep pages
  • Stronger emphasis in the FIT part, as outlined before by other coaches.

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Serhat
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My coachees had classic 2 case interviews including also a short fit part. The best way to make sure is asking HR. Always be 100% ready for fit part. I can share 67 fit questions you need to be ready for. Please reach me if you are interested.

Cheers
Serhat

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