mckinsey

Google vs. McKinsey Offers

Question:I am about to choose between two very different offers; a fellow position at McKinsey in the Vienna office and a position as online media associate (including a 2,5 year online media training program) with Google in Poland, which starts at a very basic, operational level in AdWords online advertising. I have consulted many people [...]

How to Convey Leadership Skills

Question: Hi! Thanks for the videos. It’s really opened my eyes to what’s expected of you in case interviews!! Actually, I am totally new to the idea of this kind of consulting, and really, just incredibly excited about the prospect!! There is something about this career that makes me just think – I KNOW I can [...]

Demonstrating Business Savvy in Case Interviews

Question: After rewatching your videos and reading the FAQ + additional resources I would like to ask you on some advice for the following. Usually, typical consultancy requirements are: analytical skills, communication skills, teamwork, attention to detail, numerical skills, drive, motivation, ability to synthesize, ability to structure a complex problem into small partial problems, and [...]

McKinsey + BCG Undergrad Consulting Offer

Below is a success story from a student that received offers from both McKinsey and BCG. The student shares her tips on how hard work and preparation are the keys to case interview success. Success Story Hi Victor! I was just offered positions at both BCG and McKinsey!! The firms are now in the process [...]

Tips for Successfully Preparing for a Case Interview in a Short Time Frame

What follows is a success story from a student who received offers from McKinsey, BCG and Booz with only a limited amount of time to prepare. This student shares his preparation and experience in the case interview process. I also follow-up with some advice on the importance of developing your analytical problem solving skills. Success [...]

Pass the McKinsey Case and Still Get Rejected

Imagine you’ve practiced your cases relentlessly. You get to your McKinsey case interview. You’re nervous. You hope you do well. You hear the case. And then… You solve it perfectly… … and still get rejected. It used to be that all you had to do was pass the case to get an offer. Every few [...]

Each Firm's Favorite Cases

A reader sent me an email asking if there was a pattern or trend to what kind of case problems are given by each firm? So, does BCG give M&A questions while McKinsey gives business cases? My answer is the cases you get are all over the place and there’s no pattern that I’ve ever [...]

Success without an Offer

Following is a field report from a CaseInterview.com reader that found success in improvements and personal advances, even though no offers were extended. Field Report: I recently finished final rounds with McKinsey and while I did not receive an offer, I still wanted to send a note of appreciation to you for everything you’ve provided [...]

McKinsey Delivery Centre India

Question: – Got interview call from Mckinsey for their new service line called Mckinsey Delivery Centre. This appears to be an India specific role as per the appended JD and not typical consultant profile, though it is a client facing role and is part of Mckinsey & Company. Help needed: If you can provide more [...]

Hypothesis Statement in Interviewer-Led Interviews

Question: Quick question: when is the best time to do the synthesis + hypothesis combination in interviewer-led interviews? I know that you would normally do it after closing each branch/moving to the next framework in candidate-led cases, but what about the interviewer-led cases? Do you do it before each new question is asked? After? At [...]

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