LEK Consulting & Oliver Wyman folks: be honest, how difficult is the case interview going to be? I'm nervous about even applying because I haven't cased in years. And it's tough to find time/energy for that kind of prep right now.

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I didn’t pass the LEK interview but didn’t think it was tough. I didn’t really study / know any structured approach. Math was easy and the case was generally easy.

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My final rounds heavily indexed to LS (for Boston) so check out what the majority of partners in the office you’re interviewing for specialize in. Otherwise, really not that difficult - no one seemed to care much for all of the traditional “case interview” tropes that you have to practice by prepping - if you’re currently working in consulting or a similar industry, your everyday job should cover 80% of your prep. First round was one case, one market sizing question with some basic questions after, and second round was two longer cases and one additional market sizing. Limited behavioral overall. I prepped a lot but probably didn’t need to. Feel free to reach out if you have more q’s.

Assuming you’re referring to the final round “long” case. Personally, I found it to be not that bad. If you’ve put any work into case prepping then you should have the fundamentals needed for it down. The more important areas to be aware of are 1. Time management (you have an hour to prep so you need to be quick and understand the main points) and 2. Being able to cohesively present your findings and recommendations in a client friendly way.

Not that hard, passed both rounds with minimal studying

Passed OW, was not too difficult

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