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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 [...]

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 [...]

McKinsey Reputation Management

If you’ve been following the news, Rajat Gupta, the former managing partner of McKinsey, has turned himself in, in response to allegations of insider trading. What a black eye for the reputation of the firm. I’m sure there are a few hundred McKinsey partners who are absolutely livid about this. It’s one thing to say [...]

McKinsey Careers

If you pursue one of the many McKinsey careers available to both beginning and experienced consultants, you will become part of one of the oldest firms in the field.  McKinsey was established some 80 years ago, all the way back in that golden age of American business, the “Roaring Twenties.”  Many in fact credit the [...]

McKinsey - Do Women Matter?

Question: Is it a strike against you to be a woman with family + young children when applying to Top Tier firms like MBB? I am an APD in Toronto, Canada (healthcare professional with work experience finishing a PhD this year). I would really like to understand what big firms might be thinking behind closed doors. Would they be thinking they’d [...]

McKinsey Interview Format

Reader Email: The position I applied to at McKinsey was the Fellow program (I applied holding a Master’s degree in international business). The interview format I encountered in all of the McKinsey interviews was slightly different than the interview format used in the LOMS program; rather than having the interviewee go through the whole framework [...]

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 [...]

McKinsey Team Leader Game & Test

The McKinsey Team Leader Game is a new tool that McKinsey is using to test candidates and their ability to handle difficult conversations with clients. On the job, many clients may resent your presence. They may have worked 30 years in the industry, and wonder how you can possibly be helpful considering you’ve worked 3 [...]

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