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McKinsey & Company Junior Associate Interview Questions

Updated 16 Mar 2019
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Junior Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

Interview

The whole process is challenging as you would expect:
- Starts with a math test. It is as difficult or perhaps more than the numerical bit from the GMAT
- 2-3 rounds of 2-3 interviews
- Each interview has a case and a personal component.

Interview Questions

  • Perhaps the most difficult bit is the numerical exam at the beginning. Make sure you practice just to avoid typical errors. Also be strategic, if a question is to difficult dont spend too much time in it (as in the GMAT) given that the test is timed.   Answer Question

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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company.

    Interview

    I was contacted by HR to set up the interview date and I had 2 interviews lasting about 50 minutes each with managers composed of 5 min introduction, 15 mins personal experience, and 30 minutes business case.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a situation where your contribution in a team was fundamental for the successful completion of the project.
      Tell me about a situation where you were in disagreement with your team and you managed to change their mind.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Three cases with Associates and Engagement Managers and two partner interviews in final round.

    In every interview you have to prepare 1-2 stories on 1) personal impact 2) team leadership 3) drive 4) xxx

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very friendly interviewers. They really guided me through the case study. A lot more focus on the personal aspect than I had expected. Don't be worried if you can't wrap the case.

    Interview Questions


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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Typical McKinsey interview process: PST, two interviews at first round, three partner interviews at final round. All structured with a quick intro, Personal Experience (PEI) and an interviewer-led case study. Be prepared to tell more than one story for the PEI per interview.

    Interview Questions

    • PEI questions examples
      Tell me about:
      1) a challenging situation with a tight deadline,
      2) a situation where you lead a team through a difficult situation,
      3) a situation when you had to change someone's opinion.

      Cases
      Profitability cases hidden in complex background information plus quirky cases based on their pro-bono practice. Helps to prepare by thinking through different problems and trying to arrange them into different logical structures.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (London, England (UK)) in January 2018.

    Interview

    The interview structure consisted of personal experience and case interview. Interviewed by engagement manager and senior consultant. Interviewers were very helpful. Case interview part consisted of business case and no market sizing questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you faced a difficult challenge   Answer Question

  6.  

    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens (Greece)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Athens (Greece)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    First stage was the numerical test (similar to GMAT & GRE) and the case test (classic Mckinsey test) 100 minutes in total . Second stage were two 1-hour interviews each with one engagement manager of the company.

    Interview Questions

    • The typical case interviews. The one was quantitative and the other qualitative.   1 Answer

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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (London, England (UK)) in November 2017.

    Interview

    The first interviewer was biased towards MBAs (as he's an MBA graduate) and told me that he is getting bored interviewing with PhDs for the day. He used English (not our mother tongue) with me for the case but failed to express his question as clearly as I wanted - and he got frustrated when I sought clarification multiple times. I cracked the case when he started using our mother tongue and I solved it right away. It was quiet unpleasant.
    The second interview went fine and in a way as it was supposed to be.

    Interview Questions

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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (Brussels (Belgium)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Three one-hour one-on-one interviews (20 min. personal experience, 30 min case interview, 10 min. your questions for them) in a row. All were quite friendly, and mostly started off by introducing themselves in a sentence or two, and asking you to do the same.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of where you convinced people to change, if at first they wouldn't take your advice.   Answer Question

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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McKinsey & Company (London, England (UK)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Took the PST and was then invited to interview. The firm provided several resources for preparing for the interview, most of which I took advantage of (but not all--and I wish I had). At the office on the day of, the atmosphere was professional but relaxed, with one of my interviewer in jeans (it was a Friday morning). Both interviewers were engaging and easy to talk to. The interview itself consisted of two one-hour interviews, with the first half of each devoted to the PEI, the second half the case, and the final few minutes to my own questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had a conflict in a team setting, and what you did to improve the situation.   Answer Question

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