{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Can you struggle through a case interview and still get an offer?", "post_id": "61a92bf5c055140029a5bff0", "reply_count": 7, "vote_count": 1, "bowl_id": "5d7901c370a602001eff88c8", "bowl_name": "All Things MBB" }

Can you struggle through a case interview and still get an offer?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Unlikely but have heard of it happening

Depends on what you mean by struggle.

To clarify, sometimes an interviewer amps up the difficulty if you are rocking the interview. So maybe your "struggling" is just because they wanted to challenge you more. Or, maybe you couldn't drive to the right answer but they thought you had a great approach.

How well did you recover?

Yes. Also, how you may feel the interview is going and how it actually is going can vary a ton.

Truly struggle? No. Make an error and freak out about it after the interview thinking that it looked like you struggled? Maybe.

Thought I failed a case in MBB interview but still got offer - it was a simple profit case but the crux is very strange/unusual to figure out, so I didn’t figure out the crux. Partner gave me a pass saying he might misled me directionally.

Related Posts

Industry interview: suit or business casual with blazer?

like

HBS round 1 interviews... which interview date are you guys choosing?

like

Anyone here has had a recent experience getting an H1B interview at the Embassy in Costa Rica? How long did it take to get the passport back? Anything else I should know? Thank you!

like

What is the usual time to HR to respond after the final interview at GS? Asking for IBD division

Does anyone have tips on how to prepare for interviews? I do fine on panels and personal interviews. But Every time I have an on camera interview about a project where I have practiced key points to hit- I tend to blank and get over whelmed.

like

Hi. I have a Panel Interview for a Salesforce product company. I need to do a presentation to the customer on the Product and how it will solve their problems. I need to do an elevator pitch for 3 slides about the company and then address the customer problems with the features of the product. Can you please share some Tips on these ( Elevator Pitch about the company and suggestions for the Panel interview) ? Thanks.

like

How has the interview process being going for you in this climate?

like

Hi! I left ZS after 2.5 years as a 6 months AC to join EY as a SCon. I want to join ZS back as soon as I complete a year here. I’ve heard that people join ZS back but do they have to go through the same interview process or it’s different for them? Also, what kind of compensation and role can I expect once I join back considering I get a 16.5LPA+ Bonus here. Do you recommend going back to ZS or should I stay with EY India?

like

Hi folks, Ihave interview with nagarro for business analyst profile, after clearing mettl aptitude iq test, second round is a case study. Do you have any idea for that case study round? Need help on that. Anybody went through case study round? And can help me on that? Thanks in advance..

like

Advice for org design/ change management/ org transformation / human capital consulting case interviews? I’m interviewing for EY - PAS - Sr Consultant next week. I’ve never done a case interview so feel a bit lost. The prep resources I’ve found online don’t seem super relevant. Would greatly appreciate any advice!!

like

Have an EY-P interview coming up... what are my "why Parthenon?" answers?

What does it mean when walmart asks for documents like payslip, adhar and pan etc after two rounds of technical interview

like

I guess it's been almost 3 weeks since I had my system design interview with Amazon but still have not received any feedback - in spite of following up with recruiter. Most of the times - an excuse for delay but no clue if or when I'll get any update related to the result. To be honest - this is kinda making me feel - "hanging off the cliff". 😶 Anyone would like to share any thoughts/opinions ?

Has anyone given interview in Apple Inc the first round is live coding test any guidance on the process and questions would be really helpful or if anyone working in Apple can help that works also be great .

Any advice on Google interviewing, success transition from non-tech world? I applied for a Risk Lead role and am coming from a banking background.

Anyone at Deloitte in Financial Services Ops Transformation willing to chat about their project experience as well as the interview process? 1YOE in Consulting doing FS Strategy & Ops

like

Interviewing fo FB for their content designer role! Got a couple questions: 1. Does FB sponsor visas? i'm on the E3, which is much easier to get than the H1B. No lottery involved. 2. What is the salary for a content designers with 4 years of experience? Glassdoor is saying ~135K. Is that right?

Accepted an offer earlier this month, with planned start date mid February, at public high growth software company. Meanwhile I’m still going through interview process with a unicorn start up and should wrap up this week. If I get a second offer, what are the consequences of reneging on the first offer?

like

Attended Amazon final interview a week ago. No response yet. How long do they usually take to reply back

Additional Posts

I’m so stressed out I just randomly burst into tears…that’s not normal even for this profession, is it?

likeupliftingsmart

Do you have a "survival kit" in your desk? What's in it? I always have tea.

like

Does anyone know about Avanade's non-compete agreements? If you work with them for a while, then you want to jump to Microsoft? What levels have non-competes and is there any way around them?

like

Hi, my hr round with epam anywhere will be soon, as I am looking for remote working , is it good to join epam anywhere , how much hike they provide , what is the difference between epam anywhere and epam system also for bench 50k fixed that is quite disappointing for me, any one could you pls help me , my current CTC 25 fixed , they want to provide 37 lacs , I am looking for 45 lacs

How long (honestly) will it be before agencies start hiring again? I’m looking to get off this ride.

If you're too cool to use a "lota," "bodna," or whatever you call it, you're disgusting. Walking around with a dirty booty shame on you!

like

How many students do you have to pull out at one time? What do you think is an optimal number? I think 5-8 is perfect.

like

Could someone share their experience with using GWI’s platform, and let me know if you think it’s worth the price point? I’m trying to determine the value and get a better understanding of the pros and cons of the platform from people who have actually used it.

like

Any advice on getting GMAT score past 550? Have been studying for about 60 hours and have taken 3 practice tests. Trying to get into Marshall or Anderson part-time so trying to get at least 650.

like

Does anyone know if new hires at PwC CA are getting a WFH stipend to buy a second screen?

What’s your preferred email open and click performance benchmarking source?

like
like

Curious what is the typical notice period MDs (not Principal/Partner) give their firms? Nothing specific I can see in my agreement but wondering what is good practice when you are leading large engagements.

like

Could someone from ZS guide me on difference between Consultant and Associate Consultant . I am year1 Manager at KPMG, and recruiter said I would be levelled at either C or AC. Currently make 145k.

like

How is Accenture talent and organization practice?

like

Anyone doubling down on TVIX. Since market is going to have some type of dip in coming months, trying to make some quick buck whenever there is red day. What price you will enter

like

Do companies ever impose non comptete clauses?

like

Since when did Amazon get dropped from wellbeing rewards?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal