at McKinsey and Co

Group/Division/Type: Generalist

City: New York, United States

Interviewed: September 2018

Overall experience

Very Positive



General Interview Information


No Offer

Interview Source


Length of Process

1-2 months

Interview Details

What did the interview consist of?

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Please describe the interview / hiring process.

I went through the usual recruitment season for PhDs interested in joining McKinsey. I applied directly through their website without any prior networking, so I was surprised to get an invitation to interview. My first round went very well and all in all I was treated with a lot of respect. The firm chose interviewers who had as close a background to mine as possible. For the second round I interviewed with three senior partners and had equally nice treatment.

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