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35 McKinsey & Company Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Behavioral

    1. Tell me about a personal achievement, not related to work, which you are proud of.

  • Behavioral

    2. How can McKinsey and Company motivate you?

  • Behavioral

    3. Do you consider yourself a persuasive person?

  • Behavioral

    4. How do you weigh and implement the feedback you receive on client projects towards your professional growth?

  • Behavioral

    5. What do you think makes a good management consultant?

  • Communication

    6. Why do companies need consultants?

  • Communication

    7. How would you explain the management consulting industry to someone unfamiliar with it?

  • Communication

    8. What is your approach when entering an emotionally charged situation?

  • Compatibility

    9. What do you believe is the most important service we offer at McKinsey and Company?

  • Compatibility

    10. Provide one of your greatest strengths and one of your weaknesses.

  • Compatibility

    11. How would you contribute to the profitability of McKinsey and Company?

  • Compatibility

    12. Who are McKinsey and Company's biggest competitors, and how do we stand apart?

  • Compatibility

    13. Our best consultants continually grow and learn. What have you done to expand your knowledge in the past three months?

  • Competency

    14. Who are our clients at McKinsey and Company?

  • Competency

    15. How do you keep a leading edge on the latest developments and trends in our industry?

  • Conflict

    16. Give me an example of a conflict that occurred in one of your teams, and describe how you managed it.

  • Customer Service

    17. What is the most challenging client issue you've faced this year? How did you overcome the situation?

  • Diligence

    18. What have you done in the last few months to fortify your professional network?

  • Diversity

    19. Describe a time you had to work in a group of people with different backgrounds.

  • Experience

    20. What are the components of a successful and effective presentation?

  • Experience

    21. How do you learn the company culture of a new client when taking on their project?

  • Experience

    22. How do you manage the lifecycle of your projects, ensuring on-time deliverables and deadlines?

  • Experience

    23. As a management consultant, who is your ideal client?

  • Experience

    24. Which management tools have you employed in your career?

  • Experience

    25. What steps do you take when researching a new market or industry?

  • Experience

    26. What do you believe are the most critical KPIs for a management consulting firm to consider?

  • Job Satisfaction

    27. How does a career in management consulting fulfill and satisfy you?

  • Job Satisfaction

    28. Of the many industries McKinsey and Company works with, which of our client industries interests you the most?

  • Leadership

    29. Have you ever supervised or trained junior consultants?

  • Leadership

    30. How would you describe your leadership style?

  • Problem Solving

    31. How do you react when your team misses a deadline?

  • Problem Solving

    32. What makes you an outstanding problem solver?

  • Problem Solving

    33. How will you overcome the toughest challenges you anticipate in this job?

  • Problem Solving

    34. How do you prioritize multiple projects when they all seem equally important?

  • Teamwork

    35. Tell me about a time you had to collaborate with a colleague with whom you did not see eye-to-eye. How did you ensure your success?