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Why McKinsey?

Anonymous A asked on Jul 24, 2018 - 1 answer

Hi, I am currently working in a Tier 2 consulting firm. I applied to McK and have an interview scheduled with them. Could the McKinsey people please help me understand what is it like to work with McKinsey so that I can better answer the question, "Why McKinsey?" Of couse, I know that Mck is the gold standard when it comes to Consulting. I'd like to be better prepared for the question.

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Hi!

It should be your personal research since the reasons may vary in different geographies. Here are some ideas of what you can use to structure your thoughts:

  • You can start with general facts about the local office. Something like “Sidney office is the fastest growing McKinsey office worldwide.”
  • If you have an interest in a particular industry or client this may also be a great reason. For example, McK can be the only consulting firm working with airlines in your region.
  • You may address the different Global opportunities and office initiatives. E.g. international staffing can be a good opportunity to learn about business in a particular country
  • Try to combine professional and Non-business rational. If you have friends working in that company, don’t forget to mention them and what you’ve learned from their experience.
  • You may use your other personal experiences like working with this McKinsey, it's deliverables or as it's client
  • You can provide your personal experience of working with McKinsey Alums

Good luck!

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