McKinsey Case Interview Blog

Consulting salaries: which firms pay best? January 29 2017

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Candidates who prepare for consulting interviews sometimes ask us the following question: which consulting firms pay best? We have analysed the information available on and here is our conclusion: consulting salaries are split into 2 groups. For a given role, McKinsey, BCG, Bain and their counterparts (MBB+) pay about 20% more than... 

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Case interviews are awkward September 04 2016

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Case interviews are awkward for many reasons: you are wearing a suit, sitting across from someone you have never met before, and discussing a business problem in an industry you are not familiar with. This is not your everyday situation! However, the most unnatural part of case interviews is something you probably aren’t thinking about right now. The most awkward part is actually to have...

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McKinsey PEI: how to impress your interviewer? July 28 2016

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At McKinsey, all your interviews will start with a Personal Experience Interview (PEI) question. You have probably already had CV interviews in the past and you will be able to use some of that experience. But PEI questions have some important particularities you should be aware of. We have put together a list of 8 preparation facts and tips to help you answer PEI questions and impress your interviewer...

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How I got a job at McKinsey July 09 2016

We recently helped Roshni from The Kenyan Nomad to prepare for her interviews with McKinsey. In this blog post below, she shares her experience of preparing for the PST, her case interviews and how she got a job at McKinsey. "Getting into McKinsey is definitely not easy, and that’s both a bad thing and a good thing...

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Case interviews: what finance concepts do I need to know? June 19 2016

Consultants use a wide range of financial concepts on their projects. Case interviews reflect real life examples and you will therefore come across financial concepts when you interview. These concepts range from fairly basic (E.g.: fixed costs) to more advanced (E.g.: return on investment). The difficulty is that there is an endless list of financial concepts you could learn...

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Case interview frameworks: a comprehensive guide June 05 2016

Discover the key business frameworks you need to know for your interviews and to learn to design your own bespoke frameworks for each case. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with simple business frameworks when you start preparing for case interviews. We have listed in this article the top 4 frameworks that you should familiarise yourself with in your preparation...

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McKinsey Case Interview Preparation: the only post you'll need to read April 18 2016

McKinsey interviews are among the hardest job interviews you will come across. The questions are difficult and specific to McKinsey and the interviewer can also sometimes seem intimidating. But the good news is that with the right preparation it can actually become relatively straightforward to succeed at a McKinsey interview...

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