After reviewing your application, we’ll let you know within two weeks whether we would like to invite you for interviews.
An interview is an opportunity to find out whether McKinsey is the right choice for you. You will get an understanding of what consultants do and the kinds of topics we work on.
In the first round of interviews, you will have three one-hour interviews with McKinsey consultants, who will answer your questions, share their perspectives, and test your team skills and ability to solve problems, based on case studies. These case studies are likely to be wide-ranging discussions that assess your approach to situations you may not be prepared for, your problem-solving skills, your intellectual curiosity, and your insight. During interviews, you will have ample opportunity to ask questions about consulting and working at McKinsey.
After the first round of interviews, you will have a lunch break, which will allow you to recharge. Afterward you will receive feedback, and in the case of a successful outcome, you’ll be invited to attend a second round of two interviews later that day. If these final interviews are successful, you’ll receive an offer on the same day.
This process applies to full-time positions, excluding candidates going through the application process on campuses outside of Switzerland. For internships, there is only one round of interviews. If you complete it successfully, you’ll receive an offer on the same day.