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    McKinsey Final Interview

    BCG Bain McKinsey Final Round I'm preparing to McK coming next week
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    <p>Hi team</p><p>My final round interview is coming (next friday, August 13).</p><p>They said me that I'm good in communication skills, in creativity, business sense but my math skills are very poor (problem solving in general).</p><p>How can I boost my problem solving skills in 7 days? Thanks.</p>
    Hi team My final round interview is coming (next friday, August 13). They said me that I'm good in communication skills, in creativity, business sense but my math skills are very poor (problem solving in general). How c ... (read entire question)
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    BCG Summer Business Analyst Hearback After Final Round

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    Most recent answer on Jul 25, 2021
    <p>Hi everyone,</p> <p>I would like to ask. I had my final round interview with the 2nd Partner of BCG last Thursday, however, I have not yet received any news regarding my application status until today which is the 24th of July. I had emailed HR for follow-up however there is no reply as well from them. Is this a bad sign? Because some of my friends had gotten the offer (with the same position) prior to my 2nd interview with the partner.</p>
    Hi there. I won't say it's a bad sign. Very likely they haven't been able to schedule a discussion on your case. If there is still no update until mid next week, you can email the HR politely to follow up. All the bes ... (read entire answer)
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    Fellow Business Analyst at McK

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    <p>Hi,</p> <p>After the final round, I didn't receive an offer from McK, That was my second attempt (I've studied about 130 hours +- 30 cases). But the HR said me that I have potential and they will give me the chance to redo my final round for another position. Firstly, I was applying for BA position. Now, they give me the chance to be in a final round for Fellow Business Analyst (According with glassdoor, the wage is about 70% of BA). It is a 24 month program (Long time to become BA hehe)</p> <p>I would like to know more about this position. It was an opportunity for a LATAM office.</p>
    Fellow BA is a pre-BA role in some geographies such as LATAM, SE Asia and Africa. It's designed to be a 2 year programme but I have seen high performers progress more rapidly and it also gives you a great foundation bef ... (read entire answer)
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    BCG Final Round

    Bain & Company BCG BCG Case Interview BCG online case Final Round MBB Mck
    Most recent answer on Jul 16, 2021
    <p>I have several questions and will really appreciate for detailed answers</p> <p>1)How is the case usually different between Final/Partner Round with early round ?</p> <p>2)How should I approach the FIT part ? Any particular emphasize</p> <p>3) Any general advice ?</p> <p>Thank you</p>
    Hi there, 1) How is the case usually different between Final/Partner Round with early round ? In general, the structure of the rounds is the same (fit + case+ your questions); however in finals there is usually more ... (read entire answer)
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    Final Round Interview

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    Most recent answer on Jun 29, 2021
    <p>Hello,</p> <p>At the end of my final round interview, the partner told me:" HR will contact you concerning the next steps". Does this mean that I will be getting a job offer or not really?</p>
    Hey there, I would not interpret positively or negatively. Unfortunately, you will have to wait for HR to get back to you. Fingers crossed that it works out! Cheers, Florian
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    BCG Partner Round Feedback

    BCG Final Round
    Most recent answer on Jun 16, 2021
    <p>Hi PrepLounge Team,</p> <p>I recently underwent 3 rounds of interview (2 with Principals and one with a Partner) at BCG (India).</p> <p>Although I have made it to the next Partner round (scheduled for 1 week from now) - the feedback I heard from the Partner round was that I still need to work on my structuring and problem-solving. The cases in the partner round were pretty abstract.</p> <p>I am wondering what can I do between now and next week which will help me improve on these two aspects. I am expecting another abstract case from the TMT space (given the partner I am interviewing with focuses on that industry)</p> <p>Thanks.</p>
    Hi there, Honestly structuring is the hardest thing to solve on your own. I highly highly recommend a coach because there's nowhere else you can get direct feedback/advice based on your specific frameworking/structuri ... (read entire answer)
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    Mckinsey Final Round

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    Most recent answer on Jun 08, 2021
    <p>Hi!</p> <p>I just had the first interview of the final round at McKinsey and I'm not sure if i will make it. I'm currently working in another sector (at a law firm) but my dream job was always McKinsey.</p> <p>The feedback I received from previous rounds was that my PEI was incredibly strong and I was really good at math but sometimes i rushed on calculations and I should take a pause and do it slowly.</p> <p>Then, the first interview of the final round happened:</p> <p>PEI: I told a story about how i faced one of the biggest problem my office had to face and i came up with a conclusion that not only saved the day but changed the way the whole industry works (not only our client). The partner asked me what was the complex part in that because the way i told him seemed pretty easy. I somehow managed to say that simple ideas usually seem easy a posteriori, but wasn't at that moment (i.e Facebook).</p> <p>Case: did pretty well until the maths. i had to calculate three diferrent things then add them together and compare it with other data. I asked for 30 seconds to think the approach and realize i needed one extra data; which he provided me. I started the calculations and everything was smooth until the last thing i had to calculate. I came up with a equation (which was correct) and screw up multiplying something like 3x2 so the answer didn't make sense which i said outloud. I asked for a second and change my mind and design another different equation and solved it well but the partner told me that it was better the first one so i went back at it, realized where i made the mistake and solve it perfeclty and connected the numbers with my framework and other data. Everything else was correct.</p> <p>Edit: i guided my interviewer during all my calculations and stated the things i was going to do before even starting to do them</p> <p>Did i bomb the interview?</p>
    Never speculate! But if you want us to, I would say you haven't "bombed" it, assuming other sections of the case went well. If I were in your shoes, I would definitely spend time refining the 'story telling" for your ... (read entire answer)
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    MBB HR role

    Final Round MBB McKinsey
    Most recent answer on Jun 06, 2021
    <p>Hi!</p> <p>Just wondering, what's the role of HR during recruiting process at MBB? </p> <p>As I understand the decision is made by the Partners, so what do they do? Do they get a voice during the final decision meeting?</p> <p>Thanks!</p>
    MBB HR role in final decision making Hi! HR take part in the screening part of the application process and guide candidates through, help them and decide which step of the interview is next. But after candidate ... (read entire answer)
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    What else can be done to increase the success rate in the final McKinsey round?

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    Most recent answer on May 10, 2021
    <p>Hi, everyone!</p> <p>What else can be done to increase the success rate in the final McKinsey round?</p> <p>As I know, I need to focus more on my feedback, pei stories and be ready for brainstorming sessions. Also, research the industries that the partners work in.</p> <p>Where is it possible to find similar cases to those that are common in final round? Which casebooks or other resources would you recommend to use?</p> <p>What would you recommend to do?</p> <p>Thanks in advance!</p>
    Hi there, You have already a good list of activities, well done ;) I agree with Antonello, Ian and Udayan. Also, if you wrote down the parts of cases where you struggled the most during the preparation, I would reco ... (read entire answer)
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    CV importance in later rounds

    CV Final Round
    Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2021
    <p>Hi all,</p> <p>I've been lucky enough to make it through to the final round of interviews for an associate role at a large consultancy. The interviews will be with partners from the firm. My question is, <strong>to what extent do CVs still matter in the final round</strong>?</p> <p>I first submitted my CV to this firm a few months ago, before I knew much about consulting. Now it is significantly better. I was wondering if it was worth it to ask HR to update the CV that they have to my new and improved version.</p> <p>The interviewers in the first round had not seen my CV. I wonder whether they change this for the Partner interviews.</p> <p>Thanks !</p>
    Hey there, So I am always of the view that you must give your best in every situation. You then gracefully accept whatever the outcome but knowing you gave your best. I suggest you check with HR if sending a refres ... (read entire answer)
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    What kind of business case you have to manage in the final interview at ZS?

    Final Round ZS ZS Associates
    Most recent answer on Apr 29, 2021
    <p>From what I've heard in this website, Zs approach to business case is totally different to traditional MBB companies.</p> <p>Has anyone faced the final round at their office? apparently, you are given written documents and data about a company and you have to give a presentatio about it. Could you give me some tips or info? how did you tackle this phase of the interview?</p> <p>thanks</p>
    From what I've heard in this website, Zs approach to business case is totally different to traditional MBB companies. Has anyone faced the final round at their office? apparently, you are given written documents and d ... (read entire question)
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    Final round MBB - How can I deal with stress?

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    Most recent answer on Apr 25, 2021
    <p>I tend to believe I am very well prepared and can crack any case + very good PEI and background, but I don't trust my mental system. In the first round, on the first interview I was so stressed, that I had to vomit right after the call.</p> <p>How can I deal with my stress? I think this is the biggest mental obstacle. Due to many things happening in my life, I feel like I would be absolutely crushed if I don't pass the final round. This is a completely inefficient and wrong way of looking at things. But I'm seriously trying (doing yoga, meditation, positive affirmations). It helps temporarily then I'm back into extreme anxiety and fear. Any tips are welcome. </p>
    Hi there, I'm so sorry to hear this! I'm about to be very blunt, but it's for the purpose of showing you that the only way to "fix" this is to realize that you're seriously overhyping yourself for nothing. 1) Nothin ... (read entire answer)
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    How difficult is it to pass the final round McKinsey Middle East Offices? (Dubai, Qatar, etc.))

    Final Round MBB McKinsey & Company
    Most recent answer on Apr 24, 2021
    <p>Anyone with experience in these offices? </p>
    Same difficulty as all the rest... You are held to the same high bar worldwide - it's honestly not worth comparing. Understand what "good" looks like, and strive for it regardless of the office! What does this mean? ... (read entire answer)
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    Take home case study - Customer Retention Marketing

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    Most recent answer on Apr 24, 2021
    <p>I've made it to the final round of interviews at a small marketing consulting firm and have been given a take-home case study where I'm asked to address customer rentention concerns for a "no-name" service-based company in the travel sector.</p> <p>I am unsure how to prepare my presentation in such a way that it aligns with consulting norms. Specifically, I'm having difficulty developing a structure that is MECE. The factors to evaluate for customer rentention/engagement are not discussed in the consulting materials I've studied so far. Any tips of how I can begin framing the "problem"?</p> <p>Many thanks for any help!</p>
    Hi, if I understood correctly you have two issues: 1. you are having difficulty in structuring the problem in a way that it is MECE 2. you don't know much about customer retention About the first point, you are pr ... (read entire answer)
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    On McKinsey final round, do you get interviewed exclusively by partners from the office you're applying for?

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    Most recent answer on Apr 24, 2021
    Hey there, I would say in 80-90% of the cases...With Zoom and remote interviews, this figure has decreased, however. In the end, it does not matter since the McKinsey hiring process is highly standardized and object ... (read entire answer)
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    BCG Partner interviews

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    Most recent answer on Apr 21, 2021
    <p>Hello,</p> <p>Yesterday I had my final round of interviews, one went great no mistakes (9/10) there was empathy and the interview even lasted 20 mins more than scheduled because we kept talking. However the other one was not great, the guy was not responsive, texting the whole time and I had a couple of mistakes (6/10).</p> <p>I would like to know, what are the odds now and when should I be expecting a reply.</p> <p>Thanks </p>
    No one can tell you really. It could be that interviewer was testing you or maybe not or maybe he was just having a bad day. Regardless, dont dwell on it and wait for feedback. From your gut feel and performance, ... (read entire answer)
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    How long does it take for PwC to respond?

    Final Round
    Most recent answer on Apr 06, 2021
    <p>Hi, does anyone have any idea about how long does it take for PwC (Middle East Graduate Programme) to respond whether or not I will be invited to the final round (partner interview)?</p>
    BIG4 have been awfully (>3 weeks response times) slow in the middle east region in the past few months, based on my experience coaching candidates. So be patient :). Have other options going in parallel. All the ... (read entire answer)
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    Do you structure the case in buckets or in 'questions'?

    Case Structuring Final Round MBB
    Most recent answer on Apr 02, 2021
    <p>Having prepared on multiple platforms, with multiple case partners and passed first rounds at a a couple of MBBs. I'm still confused as to what works best for structuring: Up until now I use 'buckets' in the form of 'categories' to structure my thought (e.g, Customers, Company etc.). However, I found that some case solutions use questions for structuring (e.g. how can we win this market?, what are the drivers for X?)</p> <p>What are best practices from your experiences? I'm preparing for final rounds at the moment. </p>
    First of all congrats on passing the first rounds on more than one MBB! I guess this doesn't happen by chance so I would suggest keeping on doing what you have done so far, including the way you structure your cases. ... (read entire answer)
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    Rejected for Summer Associate intern, but promised final round interview

    Final Round full-time McKinsey & Company reapply Summer Internship
    Most recent answer on Mar 30, 2021
    <p>I was rejected for the associate intern summer program (Mckinsey) although they say both partners had very positive feedback but were encouraged to re-apply for the full-time position and promised to go into the final round directly if I do apply. What does this mean? What are some special considerations if I do re-apply and interview for the full-time?</p>
    Hi there, 1. What does this mean? Exactly what they said ;) You can skip one round of interviews and start directly from the final. 2. What are some special considerations if I do re-apply and interview for the fu ... (read entire answer)
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    BCG Final round - unanimity or majority decision

    BCG Final Round
    Most recent answer on Mar 22, 2021
    <p>Hello, </p> <p>I had my final round for BCG (US) on Friday as an experienced hire (SA/C role - ADP + 1 year in Oliver Wyman).</p> <p>My first round with Partners and Principals went really well with no negative feedback (which matched my perception - having done the job for a year I feel I can gauge the quality of the conversation to some extent) </p> <p>My final round had 1 principal interview and two managing director Partner interviews. The principal interview felt very positive, and so did the last MDP, from whom I also received compliments for my background stories and case lead and structure. Overall I really clocked with the last MDP </p> <p>However, my second interview could have been a lot better - it was not bad, just plain average.</p> <p>I was told they would tell me on Monday and I know it is a short wait and I am not really asking for a prediction. But I would be interested in understanding the process.</p> <p>I understand HR will collect feedback and relay? But I have seen mixed messages online on whether it has to be a unanimous decision or 2 vs 1 would suffice (with the 1 of course not having any major red-flag/totally bombing anything)?</p>
    Hello Anonymous, Thank you for the message. I understand waiting for an answer can be daunting. My advice is to try top focus on something else while waiting for the outcome. In reality, the debrief after each round is ... (read entire answer)
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