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What should I expect in the interview day at Roland Berger? 

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Anonymous A asked on Aug 11, 2018

- Which interview style should I expect at Roland Berger? An Interviewer Led or a candidate Led

- What are the key criteria RB look for in the FiT interview?

- Any special advice for RB?

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Dennis
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replied on Mar 13, 2024
Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe

Hi there,

you can expect similar kinds of fit questions that other consulting firms would also ask. Have your stories ready to showcase a time when you demonstrated leadership, resolved a conflict, drove an initiative, inspired others, etc.

Find below a few practice cases that are representative of the Roland Berger style across various interview rounds:

https://www.preplounge.com/de/case-sammlung/candidate-led-ueblicher-stil/schwierig/business-strategy-home-delivery-solution-for-retailer-chain-332?lang=en

https://www.preplounge.com/de/case-sammlung/candidate-led-ueblicher-stil/anfaenger/commercial-feasibility-of-natural-gas-pipeline-329?lang=en

https://www.preplounge.com/de/case-sammlung/candidate-led-ueblicher-stil/anfaenger/options-evaluation-profitability-of-brewing-company-startup-327?lang=en

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Sidi
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replied on Aug 12, 2018
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers

Hi,

Roland Berger also tends to ask more questions relating to sector or functional expertise (given that usually people need to apply to a certain practice at RB). Hence, the cases tend to be more technical and less conceptual, compared to McKinsey and BCG. However, you still need rigorous structuring and ability to hypothesize on the grounds of incomplete information.

Cheers, Sidi

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Anonymous replied on Aug 12, 2018

1. As I recall, RB uses mainly interviewee-led cases. In London a few years ago I also recall that Market sizing was part of the first round interviews, but this may have changed.

2. At the core, the criteria that all major consultancies look for in candidates are the same. McKinsey's website has a good overview of the "what we look for" part. If you want to get a glimpse into the actual types of questions typically asked at RB interviews, Glassdoor is usually pretty accurate: https://www.glassdoor.de/Vorstellungsgespr%C3%A4ch/Roland-Berger-Fragen-im-Vorstellungsgespr%C3%A4ch-E35272.htm?countryRedirect=true

3. Have a strong answer for "why Roland Berger". Similar to above, go through glassdoor not just for insights into the types of cases that are commonly asked.

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