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Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey

    McKinsey Personal Experience Interview questions 2020

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey BCG McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Aug 17, 2021
    The best answer (on Nov 19, 2020) is from:
    Ken
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    Ex-McKinsey London final round interviewer
    Ken
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    gave the best answer on Nov 19, 2020
    Ex-McKinsey London final round interviewer
    Each of your first and final round interviews will focus on one of the three PEI dimensions. Sometimes candidates try to impress by covering all three in one story which is a big mistake!
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    McKinsey Cases for Practice

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey Actively preparing for upcoming interviews with Mckinsey
    Most recent answer on Aug 16, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 13, 2021) is from:
    Ian
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    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Aug 13, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Darden list their cases by company and has a few McKinsey cases (2 total) Ross also flags which cases are McKinsey (7 total) Stern has 11 Interviewer-led cases (McKinsey).  
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    Hearing back on the McKinsey Imbellus test - expected time?

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey Imbellus MBB McKinsey Imbellus
    Most recent answer on May 31, 2021
    The best answer (on Mar 16, 2021) is from:
    Florian
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    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Florian
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    gave the best answer on Mar 16, 2021
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | Imbellus Expert
    Hey there, I have interviewed more than 170 candidates that went through the Imbellus. 1. The span they heard back after the test was between 1 day and 13 days. The median was around 6 or 7 days I believe. 2. Sho ... (read entire answer)
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    Mckinsey recruitment

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey Bains & AT Kearney mckinsey 1st round interview McKinsey Imbellus
    Most recent answer on May 21, 2021
    The best answer (on May 18, 2021) is from:
    Ian
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    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on May 18, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, This honestly is a good sign. It likely means they're doing a bit of a background check on you - just to confirm you are who you say you are before they spend resources (time) interviewing you. Fingers cro ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 21, 2021
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    new memb. how does z coaching partner work? do we each bring cases & practice & where do i get sample cases w answers ?

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey casepartners casepractice
    Most recent answer on Mar 14, 2021
    The best answer (on Mar 11, 2021) is from:
    Ian
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    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Mar 11, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hey Rahel, You are provided a case by PrepLounge that you can use. That said, I would recommend against the approach of randomly learning a case 1 minute before you have to give it to somewone! Rather, you should ... (read entire answer)
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    Got a referral mail from Mckinsey. Not sure what to expect.

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey Junior Research Analyst McKinsey Research Analyst
    Most recent answer on Mar 10, 2021
    The best answer (on Mar 09, 2021) is from:
    Ian
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    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Mar 09, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, This is great! Well done :) Yes, you should expect a call soon-ish. That said, temper expectations. A referral is not a gaurentee, it just means your odds are good :) Remember, the RA role is not a consu ... (read entire answer)
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    on Mar 10, 2021
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    How to approach political/out of the box questions esp. for McKinsey

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey creativity Out of the box Politics Structure
    Question edited on Feb 02, 2021
    The best answer (on Jan 31, 2021) is from:
    Ian
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    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Jan 31, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, You're approaching this wrong... Let me explain why. You're looking for a framework for x scenario and y scenaio. Unfortunately, 1 million scenarios exist. Yes, market entry, profitability, etc. all exist, ... (read entire answer)
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    on Feb 02, 2021
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    Preparing for McKinsey Operations Interview

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Feb 01, 2021
    The best answer (on Jan 31, 2021) is from:
    Clara
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    McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
    Clara
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    gave the best answer on Jan 31, 2021
    McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
    Hello! Congrats on the interview, in any case it´s good news, it´s not so easy to get an interview at this point! In Ops, more than half of the cases that you will get are the traditional ones, and once you are read ... (read entire answer)
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    on Feb 01, 2021
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    Interview with McKinsey Engagement Manager

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Jan 09, 2021
    The best answer (on Jan 05, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
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    gave the best answer on Jan 05, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, First, this doesn't sound like an interview but rather a coffee chat or informational call. Second: Please don't directly ask for a referral. How to ask indirectly for a referral You essentially have ... (read entire answer)
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    on Jan 09, 2021
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    Tips for McKinsey final round

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey Actively preparing for McKinsey round 2
    Most recent answer on Dec 30, 2020
    The best answer (on Dec 09, 2020) is from:
    Francesco
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    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Francesco
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    gave the best answer on Dec 09, 2020
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Hi there, In terms of what to expect in the final, the structure of the rounds is the same (fit + case+ your questions); however, in finals there is usually more emphasis on communication and fit. Specifically, the ... (read entire answer)
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    on Dec 30, 2020
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    McK London 1st round interviews

    1st round interview Actively preparing for interviews at McKinsey and BCG Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey Decision interview feedback
    Most recent answer on Nov 21, 2020
    The best answer (on Nov 21, 2020) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Nov 21, 2020
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, In general it should take a few days. However, you shouldn't get to concerned if it does take up to 1-2 weeks. After 2 weeks, if you haven't heard anything, you should feel free to reach out to HR for an upd ... (read entire answer)
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    on Nov 21, 2020
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    Didn't hear back from McKinsey 2 weeks after the extended final round interview

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey BCG consulting McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Nov 05, 2020
    The best answer (on Nov 05, 2020) is from:
    Vlad
    Expert
    Content Creator
    McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
    Vlad
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    gave the best answer on Nov 05, 2020
    McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
    Hi, The partners usually coordinate to discuss the candidate in complicated cases. As you can guess, partners are pretty busy so it's usually hard to schedule such a meeting. So keep calm and wait for a decision Bes ... (read entire answer)
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    Mckinsey Interview Prep

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Oct 25, 2020
    The best answer (on Oct 02, 2020) is from:
    Robert
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    Content Creator
    McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
    Robert
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    gave the best answer on Oct 02, 2020
    McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
    Hi Anonymous, tl;dr: If you are able to solve candidate-led cases, you will be also able to solve interviewer-led cases (actually perceived a bit easier for most candidates, although there are slightly different chall ... (read entire answer)
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    Mckinsey first round

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Oct 24, 2020
    The best answer (on Oct 23, 2020) is from:
    Ken
    Expert
    Ex-McKinsey London final round interviewer
    Ken
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Oct 23, 2020
    Ex-McKinsey London final round interviewer
    The general knowledge interview is only for the expert consulting track where they will be keen to get an idea of your relevant experience and expertise. I've not conducted such interview myself but based on stories fro ... (read entire answer)
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    on Oct 24, 2020
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    Finding "Metals and Mining" Practice Cases

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey Expert track industry specific Metals mining cases Specialist
    Most recent answer on Oct 16, 2020
    The best answer (on Oct 15, 2020) is from:
    Robert
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    Content Creator
    McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
    Robert
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    gave the best answer on Oct 15, 2020
    McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
    Hi Dre, While I don't know a specific case book focusing on metals and mining industry, this is the most comprehensive library of case books on 1 page which I am aware of: https://masterthecase.com/case-interview-case ... (read entire answer)
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    Mckinsey Round 1 Experienced Hire

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey Experienced Hire
    Most recent answer on Oct 03, 2020
    The best answer (on Sep 29, 2020) is from:
    Robert
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    Content Creator
    McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
    Robert
    Expert
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    gave the best answer on Sep 29, 2020
    McKinsey offers w/o final round interviews - 100% risk-free - 10+ years MBB coaching experience - Multiple book author
    Hi Anonymous, For experienced hires it's usually more about your expertise and background. Let's say you have a lot of experience in financial services industry, most likely you will be hired for an experienced role ... (read entire answer)
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    Interview Rescheduling for more time to prep? (Beginner in Case)

    1st round interview Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey Case Interview
    Most recent answer on Sep 12, 2020
    The best answer (on Sep 07, 2020) is from:
    Giulia
    Expert
    McKinsey Business Analyst | 3+ years Experience | MBA at LBS
    Giulia
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Sep 07, 2020
    McKinsey Business Analyst | 3+ years Experience | MBA at LBS
    Hi, First of all, prep time depends on the person, preparation grade, ability to adapt to case "structures" and so on. Thus it could be that in 2-3 weeks you are best prepared than someone else that prepared for 2 mon ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey PEI: Duration of how long I speak

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Sep 09, 2020
    The best answer (on Sep 08, 2020) is from:
    Ken
    Expert
    Ex-McKinsey London final round interviewer
    Ken
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Sep 08, 2020
    Ex-McKinsey London final round interviewer
    It really depends on the interviewer but if you are well-prepared and structured with your answer, then a 5-6 min monologue is absolutely fine. If the interviewer is frequently having to jump in at the beginning, its qu ... (read entire answer)
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    If country 3 has a total prescription pharmaceutical market of $1.2 billion, which of the following amounts best

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Aug 24, 2020
    The best answer (on Aug 24, 2020) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Aug 24, 2020
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi Brenda, The answer is indeed A. 12.6 million. This is a very straightforward + easy solution. ($1.2B X market share % X profit margin %) However, I'm very confused by your statement. The question very clearly s ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 24, 2020
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    Following up with Recruiter asking for more time, acceptable?

    Actively preparing for interviews with McKinsey Experienced Hire
    Most recent answer on Aug 14, 2020
    The best answer (on Aug 11, 2020) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
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    gave the best answer on Aug 11, 2020
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi, They would also like you to be prepared so this shouldn't be a problem at all! However, i wouldn't just reach out saying "I'm still practicing, I need more time". Rather, figure out, realistically, how much ti ... (read entire answer)
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