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Are my histories good for each of the analysed dimensions in the PEI interview at McKinsey?

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Most recent answer on Jul 29, 2021
<p>Hello,</p> <p>I will have my first of possible 3 interviews with McKinsey in two weeks and currently working on my PEI aswers, so I would like to know if my histories are a good fit for the interview and if I'm putting each one of them in the correct dimension so far.</p> <ol> <li>Personal impact <ul> <li>There was a client who wanted to do a project with us, but my boss thought it wasn't worth it, cause the company was kinda small.</li> <li>I've done some reserached and discovered that the clinent had a huge potential to buy our product in the future, and they were looking for investment in technology (I used to worked on a software company)</li> <li>I presented my findings to my former boss and was able to work on the project, which later resulted in the company renting the software for a year.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Entrepreneurial drive: <ul> <li>I've worked on a project with a customer that I was used to already, but this particular project where much more urgent than the others in the past, had a shorter deadline, and also involved more important people than I was used to.</li> <li>I managed to create a cronogram involving each stakeholder weekly and delivered results as the time passed, and at the end the I solved the main problem that it was asked and even improved their old process giving them a more cost saving solution.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Inclusive leadership <ul> <li>Talking to a colleague in Portugual (I'm from Brazil) I've discovered that they had a similar problem that we had here, that were low reach of new clients.</li> <li>So I thought we could do some some digital events to try to reach new potencial customers.</li> <li>I then organzed two webinars with the team in Portugal, and some colleagues in Germany and USA, from content creation to dissemination on social networks and newsletters. Gathered partners to do some presentations, and the event was really successfull, bring some more visibility to the company and even new projects opportunities.</li> </ul> </li> </ol> <p>Are theses good exemples to use in the PEI interviews?</p>
Hey there, Taking a quick glance: Focus more on how you actually persuaded the person (the concrete situation, what you said, their arguments, etc.) Build your story around a goal that you set for yourself! Fo ... (read entire answer)
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2 invitations to McKinsey Imbellus game?

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Most recent answer on Jul 22, 2021
<p>TLDR: I received 2 invitations to the problem solving game from 2 different offices with 2 deadlines. Do I take both or just one?</p> <p>Hi guys, I'm currently in the early stages of the recruiment process at McKinsey. I submitted my application on Monday July 19 and received an email on Wednesday July 21 to take the problem solving game. Today I received another invitation to the game from a different recruiter. The first invitation gives me a week to take it, and the second invitation gives me until this Sunday July 25. I looked up both recruiters, and they are from 2 different regions of the world that I have indicated interests in. The registration link included in both email is the same, but I was able to register for a different time slot in the second one.</p> <p>Anyways, do I do both assessments or just one (the one with the earlier deadline)? I also would like to know if this has happened to anyone else and what you did. Thank you!</p>
Hello, I think that you have just found a kind of bug :) Do you have a strong preference for one of the two regions? If that's the case, I would do that test for first. Anyway it's not your fault if you received two ... (read entire answer)
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How to prepare for a case study?

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Most recent answer on Jun 12, 2021
<p>Hi everyone, I have to prepare for McKinsey case interview. Today I had my first interview and I have never done a case study before and I want to ask you, from where should I start preparing? What is your recommendation? <br> Thank you for your answers.</p>
Oh no! I'm so sorry Andjela, but if you had/have your first first interview today and you've never studied casing before, there's no way you pass :/ That said, learn from this experience and prepare better next time. ... (read entire answer)
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How can I get better?

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Most recent answer on Jun 12, 2021
<p>I have an interview with Mckinsey in 2 weeks. I have done 120 meetings on Preplounge and some cases with other people. I do well in some cases and have made progress but still, there are many cases that I do not do well. Even for the cases that I do well, there is always something that I could do better. How can I fix this issue? Should I be worried about this situation?</p>
I dont want to psycho-analyse you, but my gut feel is that you probably struggle to get to a nice structure with ease regardless of the type of case (industry/function)- this is typically where candidates struggle! Once ... (read entire answer)
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Partener at McK 1st Round, why?

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Most recent answer on Jun 02, 2021
<p>Good morning to everybody,<br> I will sit my 1st round in McK next week, but both the interview will be with Partner nevertheless it will be just the first round. At the beginning of the hiring process, they said the first round would have been with managers. Why did I skip the manager's interview? Thank you</p>
Hi! Are you an experienced hire? This then sometimes happens. Especially if you are applying to a specific position, and not a normal generalist track. In this case, the partner might want to check you out on a couple o ... (read entire answer)
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Imbellus result

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Most recent answer on May 29, 2021
<p>Hi guys. I'll like to know if a success email is usually sent after taking the imbellus problem solving game. All i got is to Kindly wait for further communication from the recruitment team in the next few weeks regarding the next process. This is after i was asked to submit my transcript and update my legal name. Is this something to be worried about? </p>
Hi there, You will get an email mentioning you passed the game – it is usually sent within 2 weeks from the game day. I helped a candidate who received confirmation of passing after 2 months though – so there are vari ... (read entire answer)
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McKinsey Early Access Imbellus Test...Am I screwed?

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Most recent answer on May 24, 2021
<p>Hi, everyone. As part of McKinsey's "Early Access" 2021 pre-MBA program, I ended up taking McKinsey's Problem Solving Game, the Imbellus Test. Given McKinsey stating that "(...) <em>all</em> MBA candidates interviewing for Summer Associate positions in North American offices will play the game this fall, so taking it now puts you a step ahead during this busy time", I played the game casually and simply to get a flavour of what to expect in a few months, finishing in far less time than allocated. (Emphasis mine.)</p> <p>However, I am now hearing that we will <em>only</em> have the opportunity to play the Imbellus Test once, even if it was part of McKinsey's Early Access. If so, this was <em>never </em>made clear in any of McKinsey's communications, such that the common notion that "any experiences during the early-MBA programs are non-predictive of the fall-recruiting cycle" was completely violated.</p> <p>Imagine getting into a top school, taking a loan and budgeting hundreds of thousands of dollars, and then getting rejected by McKinsey because of a f*cking videogame.</p>
Hi there, Sorry to hear you had issues with the Imbellus. I am not 100% sure I understood the situation. You said they sent you the link for the Imbellus in advance, offering the opportunity to do the test earlier f ... (read entire answer)
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Are case interviews for insights analyst position different from typical consultant case interviews at McKinsey?

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Most recent answer on May 16, 2021
<p>I am applying for an insights analyst position in their ORGANISATIONS vertical, but I am not sure if the case interview will be a general 'business case' or tailored to my expertise as a Psychologist. </p>
Hello! Not at all! You are going to be interviewed by the consultants two work in that vertical, and the interview structure is going to be very similar to the one generalists face. You have 2 main workstreams ahead: ... (read entire answer)
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Phone discussion with the firm

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Most recent answer on Apr 14, 2021
<p>Hi,</p> <p>After passing the PSG, they said there will be a discussion through a phone call to arrange the interview. </p> <p>my questions are;</p> <p>1. Would it be a phone screening, a phone interview, or a chill discussion?</p> <p>2. Should I prepare myself with the phone screening question? (Why consultant? why McKinsey?)</p> <p>3. What types of questions do recruiters ask?</p> <p>Thank you</p>
Hey there, Congrats on passing the PSG! :-) There are 2 types of phone interviews McKinsey is currently conducting. The first is a phone case interview, either conducted by HR or an alumnus of the firm. This is bas ... (read entire answer)
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Second round McKinsey

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Most recent answer on Apr 09, 2021
<p>Hello everyone,</p> <p>In about 2 weeks I will have the second round with McKinsey in Europe.</p> <p>While the first round comprised of 2 interviews with Engagement Managers, the second round will be with 3 different Partners.</p> <p>Can anybody that recently went through the same process tell me if the second round will actually be in the same format of the first round (personal fit, interviewer led case, Q&amp;A)?</p> <p>Thanks a lot in advance.</p>
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 m ... (read entire answer)
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McKinsey First Round rejection

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Most recent answer on Mar 27, 2021
<p>Hello, </p> <p>I have recently been rejected at the first round of McKinsey because I didnt have the level in the maths section of the case as well as their structuring. I have done a loooot of cases already. I dont want to give up my chances but could you tell me what I can do to improve me structuring and case math skills?</p> <p>Thank you </p>
Hi there, I agree with the other coaches - your questions are a bit too generic. Problems in the math part for example could be: Wrong math Very slow math Lack of structure presenting the math Lack of conn ... (read entire answer)
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Has anyone tried the new McKinsey Imbellus Problem Solving Game? Any tips / lessons learnt?

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Question edited on Feb 04, 2021
<p>Hello community,</p> <p>I will be soon taking the new <strong>McKinsey Imbellus Problem Solving Game.</strong></p> <p>Has anyone on this platform gone through this same testing? If so, could you please provide any raccomandations/ tricks to keep in mind during the assesment?</p> <p>Thank you in advance!</p> <p>Lidia </p>
Hi Lidia, Imbellus’ psychologists designed the game to evaluate candidates across five cognitive abilities: Critical thinking: forming a judgment based on a set of data Decision making: selecting the best course ... (read entire answer)
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McKinsey Non-Conventional Cases that have been asked in real interviews

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Most recent answer on Aug 31, 2020
<p>I'd love to get some questions people know that have been asked in real interview cases that are non-conventional (i.e. non-business cases) - ALSO the MECE approach to solving them on a very high-level would be very helpful.</p> <p>E.g. What is the root cause of lower employee performance at a firm?</p> <p>- Trying to practice MECE structuring in these types of cases</p>
Hi, the last unconventional McK case I have heard about regards the decision of a famous zoo to buy the unique example of living dinosaur just discovered. Best, Antonello
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Additional McKinsey PST practice tests?

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Most recent answer on Aug 10, 2020
<p>Does anyone have additional practice tests for the McKinsey PST? I've done A,B and C available online and would love to have a little more practice.</p>
Hi, I have an additional PST I can share. If you send me an email at t*****@l***.com.au I will respond with the PST attached. Tania
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McK PST - Middle East

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Question edited on May 26, 2020
<p>Does anyone have visibility on how PST's will be carried out, particularly for the Dubai office? I got invited to take the PST but haven't heard anything since.</p>
Hello there, Indeed the Dubai office didn't yet switch to Imbellus (online) yet - I passed my PST and interviews earlier this year. The McK Dubai office is still closed - they are being very cautious with reoppening ... (read entire answer)
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McK Germany: Interviews during Covid-19

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Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2020
<p>Hey everybody,</p> <p>I was wondering if anybody here interviewed with McKinsey in Germany recently and give a few insights regarding the process during Covid (how will the digital format change the interview process, etc.). </p> <p>I will have my interviews in around 2 weeks from now and currently only know that my interviews will be held via zoom.</p> <p>Thank you very much for any insights!</p>
Hi Anonymous, The principle structure remains the same - however be prepared for the digital format like in any other remote conference call, but that's it! Robert
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Victor Cheng's McKinsey-Style Practice Cases

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Most recent answer on Apr 30, 2020
<p>Hi,</p> <p>I've seen that Victor Cheng has some McKinsey-Style Practice Cases in his website, which are not always available for sale.<br> <br> https://www.caseinterview.com/mckinsey-cases</p> <p>If anyone has used them and has an idea about the quality of material, it would be very helpful to elaborate on it.<br> <br> Thanks</p>
Hello, I would avoid to focus my preparation on a specific case format or company. First of all, it's a myth that in McKinsey you find only interviewer-led cases. Secondly, at the beginning you won't even notice if it ... (read entire answer)
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Mck final round questions

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Most recent answer on Mar 26, 2020
<p>Hi, anyone out there is willing to share some of the out of box questions candidates were asked in the partner round with McKinsey? Much appreciated.</p>
Hi Anonymous, First of all congratulations to reach final round interviews! While first round interviews are highly standardized especially at McKinsey, in second-round interviewers bascially everything can happen. ... (read entire answer)
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Mckinsey final round

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Most recent answer on Mar 23, 2020
<p>Hi, wondering has anyone had recent experience with McKInsey final round or heard any insights? I'm headind to the final round. Would like to reach out to the community here to get some thoughts on:</p> <ul> <li>what are the key things they are looking for in the final round</li> <li>what will make or break it</li> <li>any special focus when it comes to implementation practice</li> </ul> <p>I've talked to mck consultants and my previous interviewer, they all said the final round follows the exact same format, same type of cases, prepare it the same way you did as previously. However, I've also seen posts here from earlier years that suggested otherwise. Could someone shed some light on this? Much appreciated!</p>
Hi Anonymous, the structure of the final rounds is the same as the previous ones (fit + case+ your questions); however there is more emphasis on communication and fit. Specifically, the main difference you will find ... (read entire answer)
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Have multiple MBB offers, not sure how to decide (Bain Middle East and McKinsey Pakistan)

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Most recent answer on Mar 23, 2020
<p>Hello!</p> <p>I currently have offers from both Bain and McKinsey and I am having trouble making my decision. Just some details, the offers are from different offices/geographies which is why the decision is tough. The Bain offer is for the Dubai office in the Middle East and the McKinsey offer is for the Karachi Office in Pakistan (both offers are for an entry level undergrad consulting role). I personally see a better fit with Bain as I have a lot of friends and ex colleagues working there. My main issue is foregoing the McKinsey brand, however McKinsey Pakistan seems to be highly localised (the compensation is fairly low to global standards, work is mostly going to be in Pakistan and the cultural fit doesn't seem to click). I'm getting on call with managers from both firms but what would you guys recommend? Should i opt for the interntional exposure for Dubai or go for the bigger brand name of McKinsey? <br> <br> How would my decision change if I can convince McKinsey to give me Dubai office?</p> <p>Thank you all in advance!</p>
Hi! Given your description you have a couple of options: A. Join Bain in Dubai B. Join McK in Karachi C. Try to join McK in Dubai Since you don't feel comfortable with working in Pakistan, are concerned about ... (read entire answer)
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