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McKinsey Junior associate interview

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Sriramkumar SundaramExperiencedSelected
Application
I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for Junior associate role at McKinsey
Interview Process
Case Study Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Experience
Mainly PI with a small case let. This was a discussion primarily on technology.
General Gyan:

1. Resume: I do not come from a stellar pedigree (read ‘no IIT’), do not have a brand name company, do not have a stellar CGPA (above average). I still got a shortlist. I believe what matters is the way you show your accomplishments. Spikes are good to have definitely. At the same time, if you are showing consistently good work throughout your time till ISB, that will also work. You need to work hard on showcasing them on the resume. RESUME preparation is critical. Make sure to spend sufficient time (start 4th term onwards). show it to alums who are in these firms. Use the alums who come on campus to get reviewed. They are extremely helpful. (It also helps you establish a rapport). At the same time, no need to try and become best friends with the alums who keep visiting. They cant help you on interview day (thats my opinion). Only your performance will.

2. Case Prep: For these top 2-3 firms, you will get close to 4-6 weeks of time to prep. You can quickly glance through the Case in Point book in 3-4 days but don't spend too much time solving those cases. Start case solving with ISB casebooks. They are available all the way from 2005. I would suggest solving the later years while reading through the earlier years just to make sure you have covered most topics. One thing I did was focus on MCK cases only (only shortlist) as interview date approached. Try to form more than one group (3 people is sufficient per group) preferably after short-lists are out (otherwise incentives are misaligned). More than one group allows you to cover more case types, prevent lack of preparation due to time conflicts among members, etc. Try to understand the frameworks and use your own structure. This gives originality. Mock cases and buddy sessions are important. Use them as an opportunity to iron out your case solving abilities. get the buddy to have PI session also.

3. Interview: While cases are very important, the PI interviews made the difference. Cases could have been handled by any of the shortlists. the shortlist to conversion could be any where between 2:1 to 3:1. It is this discussion that will set you apart. If you are able to engage the interviewer in an intelligent manner, you are through. Read up on your area of expertise. Use opportunities to draw the interviewer to topics of your interest. Be thorough with material on your resume. Put a lot of thought into the PI qs and maybe try saying it out loud to one of your study mates. This will allow you to get a reaction, understand the time you are taking and give you better clarity. Finally, I think you should not be too rigid. Be calm, have fun, add humour if you see fit. Good Luck and feel free to reach out to me if you need any guidance.
Interview Tips
I had met Somnath(Interviewer) during the dinner and had had a good conversation on the Internet of Things phenomenon. He remembered that and we were able to continue that conversation. This was more of a fit interview and whether I can hold my ground on technology discussions. It helped that Somnath also had a 2-yr old kid (like me) which allowed us to discuss non-work related concerns about consulting also.

DOs:

Be relaxed and have fun during this kind of an interview. As soon as you perceive it to be a generic discussion, I would suggest be confident and bold. Have strong opinions with sufficient backing (examples, data, experience, etc).
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McKinsey Business analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Business analyst role at McKinsey
Interview Process
HR Interview Technical Interview Case Study Interview Other Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Experience
They had 4 interviews.
McK1: Have faint recollections. However I remember I did well on the case and had loadsa HR involved specially in my work on internships and research paper.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
McK2: The interviewer was a PhD in Chem Engg from Stanford followed by an MBA from Harvard. I found this before going in and got real nervous. He started off with some Chemical Engg questions and soon realized it was no use! (He did even comment that I had not learnt anything in Chem engg in the 4 years). We then moved on a case of petrochemical industry where a new player wanted to enter an oversaturated market. I concluded that scale is important and the entry has to be below the existing market price. Some HR including my question to him. Had a long discussion on Foreign MBA vs Indian MBA. At the end of the interview, I guess I had done a good enough job (surprisingly after the start I had) and was called in for the next 2 interviews..
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Experience
McK3: This was a disaster! And a big one. I was given an extremely easy case on nuclear reactor vs coal reactor economics. Simple mathematics which I screwed up because of just 1 simple error. I realized the same pretty late and pointed it out. He said it was ok. No HR
Round 4

Other Interview

Interview Experience
McK4: The whole interview was a discussion on my BTP and seminar. BTP was related to Phosphoric Acid production. The discussion revolved around whether phosphoric acid should be produced in India or whether we should produce it outside from where we import ore. Then we moved on to my seminar which was related to Kyoto Protocol. Finally I asked question on how different is a foreign MBA vis a vis an Indian one. Very peaceful and fun interview!
Interview Tips
The single biggest mistake I committed was going in a haste into the McK 3rd interview. I got involved in some placement work between the interviews and forgot to carry my folder or even a pen. This is probably why I did not do well on the case (which was probably the easiest of all 8). Its very important that you take 5 minutes off before walking in, get your composure and stop worrying about other things and just attend to the interview on hand. Key learnings included the fact that it is relatively difficult to come back if you don't start well. Thus its is better to take something like 5 seconds before you answer the first 2-3 questions to recollect thoughts, organize them and frame them well. Also that you need to be comfortable with everything on your resume. I appeared for 8 interviews and never mentioned/was asked anything related to MI which I thought was the most important point on my resume. Instead I was questioned on my hobbies. Smallest points on the resume could be the ones you are grilled most on. Another very important thing about case interviews is the fact that the interviewer will be guiding you all through to the final solution. Any thing that he speaks should be heard and taken notice of. Most of the times there will be a small hint given at some point and all you need to do is catch on to it! Structuring your answers is extremely important. One more important thing to keep in mind is that all your answers should kind of show to the company that you can FIT into the company, the job and the culture. It is also important you walk in with the feeling that you can get the job. Specifically in cases, if you get stuck, take some time off to think. Structure your solution well, it carries the maximum weight.
Skills

Skills Tested

    General Tips
    Firstly suit up only in case you are comfortable in it. It makes no sense to wear it and be uncomfortable throughout. And in my opinion even if you do not wear one, it never goes against you (at least consulting). For companies like FMCG/Tech its better not to suit up because it doesn't go with the company cultures. If its IBanking, it is good if you wear one. It is very important that you have some questions for the interviewer for any given company. And it is more important that the questions are intelligent and genuine. Attending PPT/ reading up website is a must for the same. Most importantly you should not talk to any other candidate on interview experience before your interview. The interview changes for every candidate. If say for example you hear the case beforehand, the company is bound to find out which would ruin your chances for sure. Further talking to people who have already appeared increases the nervousness. Posture is something that you have to take care of. People have a tendency to relax which should not be the case. You should seem eager for both the interview and the job. While answering any question the most important things to keep in mind are • Take 5 seconds off before venturing into any answer. Compose your thoughts real well. Then start. Its better to get the whole thing in a impactful way then to miss out on certain points. It also doubles up as giving the interview a feel that you are thinking before answering.
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    McKinsey Consultant interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus for Consultant role at McKinsey
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist HR Interview Case Study Interview Behavioural Interview Guesstimate Interview Other Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    The rule of thumb I used while writing and formatting my resume is that the most important things should be clear at a cursory glance. Your resume must be extremely well organized and should read like a “story”. (The definition of most important here is “what the company is looking for”, not what you feel is important. I read a couple of resumes (those of people who had been recruited by the companies I was sitting for) and then made my own. It improved a lot due to the feedback I gained from iitian and non-iitian friends & family. It is advisable to make your resume early for this very purpose. I talked to many people and asked them why they had chosen to work for their particular firm and whether it was living up to their expectations. I also found about what future options each firm/job provides.
    Round 2

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    2 levels with 2 interviews each. Out of the 28 people short-listed for level 1, 8 made it to level 2. Final offers were made to 3.I had 4 interviews. Each one was supposed to be 30 minutes long only, but usually went on for longer. When my turn came to ask a question, I asked the same one to everyone – Whatn has been your highest moment and your lowest moment in Consulting? It was very interesting to note the variety and the personal nature of the answers I got.The quintessential something-about-yourself. I had a story planned but I didn't want to start off with it. So I just talked about some of my recent work in the department and my future plans. He commented on the technical strength of my resume, noticed the initiatives I had taken and asked why I hadn't been a part of Mood Indigo. He asked me a lot of questions about its structure to check my general awareness. (And maybe to see if I get flustered when asked questions I am not prepared for) He asked me whether I knew what EBIDTA was (he worked with fin co.s mainly). I talked about EBIDTA for a couple of minutes
    Round 3

    Case Study Interview

    Interview Experience
    The Case. It was based on a IT firm. He commented that being an iitian, I must be well aware of issues in the IT sector. The case itself was on profit maximization. The key issue was that of difference in labor costs (offsite and onsite) and how the IT sector uses this difference to make supernormal profits. Case was done in a hurry (we ran out of time) but completed well. Session II (Extremely friendly interviewer, ate Pizza while asking Case) The two most fulfilling moments in my life as a leader The two most memorable moments in my life of personal success Note: Justification is important. For the first, its advisable to choose something which reflects your qualities as a leader, and the trust that people put in you. The achievement itself need not be big. For the second, bigger the better :) A company manufactures tankers and wants to go global. What are the issues confronting them? This interview went extremely well for me.
    Round 4

    Behavioural Interview

    Interview Experience
    Session III Talked about some of my resume points. He commented on being impressed with some aspects (including fluency in English) . One event which you consider your life's biggest success
    Round 5

    Guesstimate Interview

    Interview Experience
    The number of cricket balls in Mumbai. I made some calculation errors but incorporated very good structure. Ended up doing integration also. (To include continuously changing rate of population) Ended very well.
    Round 6

    Other Interview

    Interview Experience
    This was with an extremely senior guy, reputed (in McKinsey) to be a ball-buster. He looked at my file (including all the interviewer comments from my previous 3 interviews) and said that he would not be asking me any case studies. This was either VERY good news or very bad! We talked about every HR aspect in the world. It was a long interview. He encouraged me to ask a lot of questions and finally talked about the kind of projects he is proud of and why. Why consulting? Your resume reads technocrat. (He was a PhD in Chem. from Stanford) What's your dream? What happens 10 years from now? 20 years from now? What do you think about academics in IITB. What has been your best performance and why? What kind of companies do you want to work with? Why?
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      General Tips
      I. Cases – Focus on your presentation. The most important things are:<br />
      a) Ask the right questions (and lots of them). LISTEN to the interviewer<br />
      b) Ensure that they know WHY you are asking each question as soon as you do.<br />
      c) Build a mental tree of possibilities and take time off to think wherever necessary<br />
      d) Practice your style of summary and conclusion – this can make or break the case.<br />
      II. HR questions – Not even one single answer should be immature or unnecessarily cliched. This is your chance to be poised and eloquent.
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      McKinsey Junior associate interview

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      Sriramkumar SundaramExperiencedSelected
      Application
      I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for Junior associate role at McKinsey
      Interview Process
      Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Can you calculate the number of auto-rickshaws in any city of your choice?
      Interview Experience
      Partner had been told to test me on case. During Q&A, I asked him about how Mckinsey treats innovation (since I come from an R&D background). He found the Q different. Was able to engage with him on that and had a healthy chat. My second Q completely resonated with him. I asked him how Mckinsey treated candidates with above avg exp. To that he talked about his own story (had joined consulting after 10 yrs industry exp.) and how it just changes the ramp rate. This question set up a good rapport between us and I could sense some good vibes at the end.

      Recommended Approach
      I took my time to come up with a structure. Start with population of city, segment it into 2 parts working professionals and non-working people (housewives, students,etc) I suggested I would estimate the # of people in each segment and then estimate the total # of rides they would take and based on the average time taken for an auto ride, I will find the total # of autos in the city. Sameer was OK with this plan. I started with Mumbai and said Sion and ahead autos were not allowed. So I suggested we should use only 50% of the population (around 7.5 million) to estimate # of autos. He was pleased that I used some practical knowledge also. From there on it was relatively straightforward. One place I made an assumption that 15% of working professional would use an auto. He wanted to know how I made this assumption. I realised that was a mistake on my part to make such an assumption. I then split the working professional segment to different income classes and then put a % for each to figure out how many from each sub-segment would take an auto.

      The final # for working prof segment came around 50000 autos (assuming around 30min for a one-way ride, and on average 50% of autos have a single passenger and 50% have 2 passengers). He told me to double it to include the other segment. He asked whether this 100K was a reasonable estimate and what single question I would ask to see if this was reasonable. I was suggesting Qs which would not directly answer and more elaborate. Finally I suggested we could look at # of taxis in the city to get a comparable. He wanted one more question. At this point I was drained out. He helped me arrived at the question. (look at another city with comparable population) In retrospect these look trivial but I was unable to think so simple.
      Interview Tips
      DONTs: Do not make assumption without any reasoning behind it. Don't think complicated. Keep your though process simple. Most of the times the interviewer is asking for fundamental stuff, nothing complicated

      DOs: Lay out the structure especially in guestimate with as much detailed layering as possible before you crunch the #s. The interviewer will tell you how much detail he wants you to focus on. Engage the interviewer in the discussion as at every point he might give you some data to simplify your calculations.
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      McKinsey Consultant interview

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      Nithin NemaniExperiencedSelected
      Application
      I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for Consultant role at McKinsey
      Interview Process
      HR Interview Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      HR Interview

      Interview Experience
      Never underestimate the importance of PI. I wish to lay emphasis on PI questions as it can be used as a metric to judge the ‘drive’ of a candidate and Sasi made it explicit that he wanted to test my ‘drive’ by understanding how I went about developing my musical skills – which happened to be a stand-out section in my extra acads. Also, the more structured you are in your answers the more impressive it would come across. To give you an exerpt:

      Sasi: “So you chose to study economics at IIT (interesting choice) then you picked up music at IIT, then I suppose you would have had to balance your academic goals with your music right?”
      Me: “Sir, there are three parts to your question as I understand it: 1) Why did I choose economics at IIT, 2) How did I work upon my music ? 3) How did I trade one off against the other?”
      Sasi: “Let’s stick with the question on the music” Me: “ Sir, I look at this as a 5 step process:
      1- Listen to more music [ For this I contacted seniors and got myself hundreds of GB of music on my harddisk]
      2- Sing and listen to myself sing [ Used a software called Audacity where I would record and replay to myself and
      understood inconsistency in tone, pitch, volume and beat]
      3- Learn singing techniques like pitch control, vibrato, falsetto, runs and riffs [ looked at videos of vocal coaches on
      youtube like Eric Arceneaux
      Round 2

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: How much land would would you allocate to the new capital of Andra pradesh ?
      Interview Tips
      •So this being my first interview, there were jitters – but Sasi made me feel very comfortable

      • PI set a good tone to get cracking
      •Honestly, when I heard the question I didn’t feel like I’ve got this under the belt. It takes time for a case to build up along the way
      •I made it a point to keep voicing out my thoughts, interjecting with “one moment please!”, “I need a little bit of time with this” to which the response invariably was “take your time”
      •At times, thoughts don’t necessarily flow in the form of a tree – but jag around. Don’t flog yourself in order to come back on track. It is perfectly okay to talk about issues, considerations and concepts in order to engage your interviewer unless he forces you on track.
      •You are actually being tested for your ability to come up with a bunch of relevant points on the topic, your ability to make smooth conversation in a professional context, and your ability to keep your cool. Don’t make an imaginary score chart in your head corresponding to the tree diagram that you’ve been used to practicing. To reiterate, McKinsey cases can be unstructured.
      •I struggled a bit with math but I was able to laugh it off. I really doubt people judge you really harshly if you are making mistakes within the realm of human nature. Keep it together, offer a laugh if you can and move on.
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      McKinsey Summer intern internship interview

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      Rajat KashyapFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Summer intern role at McKinsey
      Interview Process
      Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Take me through your CV.
      • Question 2: Why consulting?
      • Question 3: Why McK?
      Interview Experience
      I believe that Pankaj was asking the same case from everyone. There are three wine manufacturer had three products of wine A,B AND C with 40%, 30% and 30% market share. A had three products.
      Interview Tips
      According to me, the first interview is the most important for making to the second round. In case you screw your first interview, chances of making to the second round become very less. Try to connect with the interviewer and do not make any silly mistakes. A great performance is not compulsory but do not try to screw anything.
      Round 2

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Tell me something about yourself.
      • Question 2: How does McK come in what you want to do.
      Interview Experience
      The case was a very short one. He told me that I was a consultant for a hospital which is concerned with its lower revenue in cardiac operations. The number of doctors, facilities and charges were all same. The key was to identify the operation run time and activities that can be done outside the operation theatre.
      Interview Tips
      Try to figure out everything that can affect a particular situation/scenario.
      They might not be the things being looked by the interviewer, but it shows the breadth of your knowledge to him.
      Round 3

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Experience
      The interviewer gave me details of two companies and asked me the difference in their valuation by two methods and the reason behind that. Then he asked to choose one company in which I would invest as an Industry player and as a PE investor. I was a bit intimidated in the beginning when he was giving me the financials for the two companies and tool some time to get back from the state of shock. The key aspect was identifying the difference in motives for an investor and an industry player. I was able to convey that to him He was okay with the case response and told me so. He helped at one point in identifying one of the differences in the valuations by two methods.
      The second case was a logical puzzle which was asked to many. The puzzle was that I and my friend have lost their wallets. I had 1000 rs in the wallet and I am unaware about the amount in my friend's wallet. A person finds both and asks to bid for both the wallets. What maximum bid should I make?
      I was able to solve the puzzle with a little help from him. He complemented me for the same.
      Interview Tips
      Maintain your calm. There might be cases where you need to do a lot of calculations. Knowledge about financials definitely helps.
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      McKinsey Summer intern internship interview

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      Raghu GorthiFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Summer intern role at McKinsey
      Interview Process
      Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Most significant acheivement in life
      • Question 2: Why consulting?
      Interview Experience
      A successful man wants to open a restaurant in a downtown of a metro. What should be his strategy and how should he estimate his resources?
      I started by clarifying the successful part and what does the interviewer mean by resources, I was told that the successful part was to block my analysis along cost part and the resources was limited to number of chairs and tables. After I told about how he might choose the demographics of the downtown area and how he should choose the type of restaurant, the interviewer said to take the restaurant to cater lunch to office goers and is of Italian type.
      My numeric analyses started with a clarified assumption that Italian restaurants are expensive and are visited by rich executives on an occasional lunch basis. Then came the assumption to numbers and division to to age group., income group, gender etc and arrived at a decent number which was ok to the interviewer.
      Interview Tips
      The interviewer wants to look at how we were choosing each step. So think aloud and take it slow because they never urge you to take it fast and you don't have to either.
      Round 2

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: One point that I would want to point out as my biggest highlight from my CV
      • Question 2: couple of other CV related questions.
      Interview Experience
      Estimate the number of treadmills in Delhi.
      I started along the traditional path of diving the population into families and families into rich and poor. And then rich families with health conscious people.
      2nd part was about number of gyms and other health centres where treadmill might be there. Here the analysis was in terms of number of gyms and avg number of treadmills in each gym.

      An analytical question: A person loses his purse with 1000 bucks in it and there is a second person who also loses his purse with unknown amount in it. A third person finds the purses and asks both of them to bid alternately and whoever bids the highest wins both the purses. If you are that first person who lost purse with 1000 bucks in it, how much would be your highest bid?
      I was confused with the question because I thought it was a onetime bid and told him that we cannot find the answer. He found out why I was saying that and told that the bid continues till one of them stops. From here on I took some time to arrive at the solution but it needed decent bit of help. The answer is 2000 because that will take the first person to at least the same state as he was without his pursei.e 1000
      Interview Tips
      There is nothing wrong in asking for help and in fact it is very well appreciated in most of the cases. But avoid overdoing it.
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      McKinsey Summer intern internship interview

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      Anuj LakhotiaFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Summer intern role at McKinsey
      Interview Process
      Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: What did you do in your internship?
      • Question 2: How will you do valuation for a bank? What ratios will you use and why?
      • Question 3: Puzzle: You have lost your wallet containing 500 rupees. There is a similar wallet with an unknown amount of money. You have to bid highest amongst many bidders to get the money in both wallets. What would be your bid?
      Interview Experience
      Case: Estimate the demand for treadmills in India. You can assume that there is only one variety of treadmill costing 20k.
      Interview Tips
      guestimates have some standard ways to proceed and are easily crackable.
      Round 2

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Tell me something about your work experience
      • Question 2: Why did you leave IIM offer for work 2 years back.
      • Question 3: Anything you would like to ask us.
      Interview Experience
      -A PE firm wants to evaluate an opportunity for online DVD rental market in India. Advise them. I looked at all possible dimensions, took care of issues like privacy, demand drivers, possible business model, segmented the customers, estimated annual sales and costs. Told that returns would be much lesser than what a PE firm demands on an investment.

      - The sales cost/ acquisition of a certain credit card sales company has suddenly increased. The number of conversations per employee though remains the same. What can be the possible reasons. Gave a broad set of possibilities like inflation, market saturation, new product arrival, competition etc. Divided into fixed and variable costs and indicated that employee cost would have increased in variable cost.
      Interview Tips
      Be confident, take your time and try to gauge the problem correctly before giving answers.
      Round 3

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: How has been the day?
      • Question 2: Anything you would like to ask us?
      Interview Experience
      SBI has 150 branches and ICICI has 50 in Mumbai. The home loan sales for the two are though 50 cr and 150 cr respectively. What are the possible reasons.
      Initially checked whether there was a real problem for SBI by identifying no. of employees in the home loan department for both, company focus and years since in the market.
      Identified the following reasons:
      1. Marketing effort by ICICI
      2. Word of mouth approach to home loans
      3. Tie ups with Real estate guys
      4. Lower home loan rates; less diligence
      5. Customer friendly staff; Possible use of technology
      6. Consumer profile incline towards private banking
      7. Other VAS provided by ICICI.
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      McKinsey Intern internship interview

      , 4.8k views
      Swati ThakurFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Intern role at McKinsey
      Interview Process
      Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
      • Question 2: Discussion on PORs, slightly longer discussion on my work- projects undertaken, insights
      • Question 3: Guesstimate: No. of tennis balls in India at any point of time (2 approaches)
      • Question 4: Case: Falling revenue of a Theatre in Mumbai; wasn’t typical was a detailed discussion on all possible aspects that could affect revenue/profitability
      Interview Experience
      Guesstimate:
      Though the initial plan was to discuss the approach and the numbers both, we ended up discussing the approach at great length. He then asked me to give him another apprach for the same, which I did. We discussed the pros and cons of both approaches.
      Case:
      Asked qualifying questions about the industry, about the revenue streams, the theatre and genre. Laid down the basic structure of the case; then we went into a detailed discussion of the value chain.
      Beyond the basic structure, I think I was being tested on depth of analysis, idea generation and thinking on my feet. We discussed the whole process of how and why a customer would come to any particular theater, then looked at the possible issues at each step.
      We then proceeded to discuss different scenarios-what would happen if any particular aspect of the theatre as altered, what can be the possible areas of improvement for the theatre in particular and any theater in general.

      Round 2

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: some basic HR questions
      • Question 2: Follow-up question/comments on my answers in the HR form filled a week prior to placements
      • Question 3: Case: Valuation of different revenue streams for an Indian Super League Team (mainly a lot of number work)
      Interview Experience
      Valuation of different revenue streams for an Indian Super League Team The intent of the case was to check my comfort level with numbers because that’s what the partner made me do. I had no idea about ISL and I said that clearly to which the partner readily gave me a brief overview of how it works. Then, I laid down a structure after asking a few basic questions about their revenue streams. From then on, it was me calculating revenue from different sources to the last decimal. Even when I did make a small error, I gracefully accepted it and it was fine.
      General Tips
      • It is important that your HR answers are not made-up because the interviwers appreciate honesty <br />
      • Its good to have a question in mind to ask when you’re given a chance at the end of the interview <br />
      • If you don’t know something in a guesstimate/case or if you think you made an error somewhere, it is perfectly okay to ask/accept and take a step back
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      McKinsey Consultant interview

      , 1.8k views
      Manik Gupta ExperiencedSelected
      Application
      I Applied for job through Walk-in for Consultant role at McKinsey
      Interview Process
      Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Our client is a hospital based in Delhi and wants to figure out whether they should expand beyond Delhi.
      Interview Experience
      • I started by asking what kind of hospital it is? It is a hospital focused on tertiary care: cardiac & neurology
      • Then I proposed a structure: o Customers & Market o Company o Competitors o Regulation
      • Was asked to focus on customers & market • Started segmenting the market – city dwellers, towns, villages
      • Wanted to match the offering of the hospital with which customer would need it most and is able and willing to pay
      • So tried to setup a matrix of ailments on one side and customer profiles on the other axis.
      • Realized that cardiac ailments are more common in cities hence people there are better targets.
      • For neurology, understood that it is very expensive hence setting up a hospital in smaller towns may not work well as hard to recover the money. Alternatives exist for towns where they either go locally or come to cities for treatment – its not an emergency treatment so people can plan it.
      • At this time the partner stopped the case
      Interview Tips
      Don’t be daunted if your first interview itself is with a Partner – usually these guys are more relaxed (but that’s just my take)
      Round 2

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: Evaluate the Indian IT majors like TCS, Wipro, Infosys: Strategically what changes should they make in next 5 years to stay competitive?
      Interview Experience
      • This case started out very strangely. It felt just like a question and I suddenly realized I was in a case!
      • So I evaluated this from two factors: o Services turnover (attrition, falling $) o Scale
      • I also talked about who these guys want to compete with – answer HP, IBM, Accenture
      • Then I did a comparison between the Indian IT majors and the likes of HP and one thing that came about was lack of products in IT majors. Also, with Accenture the ability to sign consulting deals and not just services.
      • Hence, we started talking about what these companies can do from the perspective of: o Hiring o Acquisitions of products / technologies o Target customer profile o Focus on local players in India that have global ambition like ICICI and take their successes to the world
      • At this time the case stopped.
      Interview Tips
      Be relaxed. Sometimes the interviewer won’t even tell you this is a case. So it’s fine to go with the style of the interviewer and make it conversational.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Case Analysis
      • Case Solving Ability
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