McKinsey

Because McKinsey is considered one of the top strategy consulting firms in the world (if not THE top management consulting firm), it is very important to the firm that its consultants represent the firm well. It is also important to realize that McKinsey charges a premium over its competitors BCG and Bain.  To justify this [...]

At consulting firms like McKinsey, you will receive a personal experience interview (or McKinsey PEI). Sometimes an entire interview is devoted to these types of questions. Other times, you will receive 10 – 15 minutes of these kinds of questions before you get a case interview. The format will vary by firm, but make no [...]

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 [...]

Following is a success story from a student that interviewed with four firms and got offers from both McKinsey and Bain. He reports on the interview process at these firms and shares the preparation method that contributed to his success. Success Story: A couple of weeks ago, I send you an e-mail to let you [...]

There’s a joke within McKinsey on how to solve a case. Here’s the case: A client is considering entering XYZ market segment because their core market is shrinking. What do you do? Candidate / 1st Year Consultant: “My hypothesis is they should enter the market. For that to be true, four key factors must be [...]

Reader Success Story: I am an avid reader of your emails. Reading your email,forms a mandatory part of my reading list, which also includes Business Week, Economist, FT, Wall Street Journal, and the Quran. I wanted to send you a quick note on how I have been able to secure a McKinsey interview, despite not knowing [...]

I just want to send you a thank you e-mail, as I heavily relied on your preparation sources throughout my interviewing journey. I interviewed last autumn for a post-MBA/PhD position at the top firms in Germany. I applied to nine firms, and I had networked heavily with the four major players here in Germany, which are McKinsey, [...]

MBB is an abbreviation that stands for McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Bain & Company. It is an acronym used by candidates applying for jobs at what’s often considered the top 3 firms in the management consulting industry. M– McKinsey is the world leader in consulting prestige. It had $8.8B revenue in 2016 and 26,000 [...]

Below is a field report from a reader of mine who recently started working at BCG after a year at a Big 4 Accounting Firm. Here’s my comparison of consulting in a Big 4 Accounting firm and at BCG (note from Victor while this readers experience is specific to BCG it can apply to McKinsey [...]

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