Consulting Firms Have the Toughest Interview Questions

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Ever wondering if consulting firm interview questions are harder compared to the ones in others industries? Glassdoor analyzed employee reviews for a large variety of companies to determine which ones had the toughest interview questions. Consulting firms are on top of the list.

The Top 10

Below is the top 10 companies asking the toughest consulting firm interview questions:

  1. McKinsey & Co.
  2. Jane Street Capital
  3. Cree
  4. Bain & Co.
  5. Boston Consulting Group
  6. Palantir Technologies
  7. Teach for America
  8. A.T. Kearney
  9. Red Ventures
  10. BP

Consulting firms do dominate the list, along with some technology and venture firms. The key reason is that firms have substantial requirements for both the analytical skills, communication skills and leadership skills. This mix makes it necessary to perform very detailed interviews where consulting firm interview questions require a lot of “thinking on the spot”. In addition, the tough questions are also required to select among the huge amount of applicants for consulting firms.

Teach for America is also on the list, which is interesting and showing that other companies and organizations are increasingly using more sophisticated recruitment methods. We will probably see much more of this in the future, as the battle for talent increases.

Read the whole article at The Street.

Are you going to apply to a firm or going for an interview soon? Take a look at our free guide on how to land a job in management consulting. Reading this will help you manage consulting firm interview questions.

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