McKinsey Interview Questions

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Case Interview - Sample Questions
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Practice Case 50: Shelling shrimp
(Mckinsey - Round 3)
This short problem aims at giving you idea about the difficulty level of numerical questions you will have at McKinsey final interviews. It is a part of a 45-minute case. I got it somewhere in the middle of the case.

Get a timer. After your read the question you have one minute to solve the problem. In the interview you will have maybe 2 minutes but you should be able to solve it in 1 minute to be able to solve it in interview setting in 2 minutes.

Currently, our client . shrimps restaurant . has a person who shells shrimp manually. The worker needs 15 minutes to set up his work space for shelling shrimps each day.
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Case 1: Maldovian Coffins
McKinsey, 1st Round
About This Case
This case was given by McKinsey in first-round interviews and is a “command and control” case. In this style of case, the interviewer allows the candidate to drive the case initially to explore possible routes to a solution. However, once the candidate has laid out a plan, the interviewer takes control and asks the candidate to solve a few specific problems before coming to the final conclusion.
When giving this case, allow for some initial planning and brainstorming by the candidate, but then firmly take control of each of the “modules” described below. Try to move the candidate along through each of them, since in the actual interview only those candidates that complete all of the sections will be considered to have done well. This case tests mental horsepower and the ability to move to conclusions quickly.
The Problem
Our client is a coffin maker in the Eastern European country of Maldovia. He has seen substantial change in his market in recent years and is contemplating the future of his business. Up until now, he has been in the business of building high-quality, andcrafted coffins largely by hand with a skilled labor force. Recently, however, he has become aware of technology that would allow him to build machine-made coffins with much less labor. Should he invest in this new technology, and should he even remain in
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