Everyone of us holds this notion that Tech conglomerates such as Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Oracle must be very hard to get through. Oh! Trust me! It’s all false. Because the most difficult companies to get into are the renowned automobile and consulting firms such as Rolls-Royce, Mckinsey & Company, ThoughtWorks and Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
For more info we have compiled a list of the top 10 toughest companies to get through. Hope you better be hard core prepared for these.
1. McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that scores a difficulty rating of 3.9 with 39 days long interview process. Thus topping our list! McKinsey & Company is the undisputed king of consulting firm has emerged as the most difficult company to get into over the years. They believe in hiring only the best, be it experienced or inexperienced.
ThoughtWorks holds the number second position in the list. It is a global IT consultancy known for providing custom software, software tools, consulting, and transformation services to clients.
The firm scores a difficulty rating of 3.9 where he candidates have to go through a 43 days long screening process to crack for a position here.
3. Boston Consulting Group (BCS)
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a private company in the United States that serves as an advisor to clients in the private, public and nonprofit sectors in the world.
The interview difficulty rating is 3.8 and runs for long 32 days. One of the toughest brain-teaser that candidates have t regularly beat is – If I took your resume and removed the name at the top, what line on your resume would make your friends read it and recognize you?
Gartner Inc. is a Stamford, Connecticut, United States based IT research and advisory firm established in 1979. The company has been specializing in providing technology related insights targeted at CIOs and senior IT leaders in industries.
The firm is considered as one of the toughest in the world as the aspirants need to crack an interview designed to test their mental proficiencies. The screen process runs for long 35 days.
5. Bain & Company
Bain & Company is a Boston based multinational management consulting firm. It has been able to take the fifth position because of its difficult rating of 3.7. The interview here lasts for around 28 days.
According to the respondents, though the interview was tough, they were not unfair or biased.
Who has not heard about Rolls-Royce? The prestigious brand in the automobile world. As per the respondents, brain-teasers such as “How would you build an engine from scratch?” are asked. The interview process goes for 46 days. The stakes of the screening process is kept quite high too so that only the best can enter the field.
7. ZS Associates
ZS Associates is the seventh in the list. The company was incepted in 1983 and co-founded by Andris A. Zoltners and Prabhakant Sinha. It is actually a multinational management consulting firm specializing in marketing and sales consulting. The interview difficulty rating is 3.6 with an interview process lasting for about 29 days.
The firm presently employs more than 2,000 professionals and offers consulting services to about 700 companies across North America, Asia and Europe.
Google, the search engine giant holds the eighth position in this list. The company that specializes in internet related products and services have a difficulty rating of 3.6 and a screening process that extends to approximately 37 days. Only the best can get through these minute filters.
Stryker Corporation is a Michigan based medical equipment firm that specializes in the development of medical implants, surgical and imaging technologies and patient handling and emergency medical equipment. It has a big name for its tough screening process. The screening process extends to over 35 days with interview difficulty rating of 3.6 out of 5.
HubSpot is a software firm specialized in providing software for businesses to coordinate their online marketing effort. It was established in 2006 in Massachusetts. The interview difficulty rating is rated as 3.5 out of possible rating points.
According to the reviews from the respondents, the interview process is long and grueling. The company only hires those that are hungry for success. The candidates should be prepared to crack lengthy tests based on brain-teasing situational questions, plus problems on vocabulary, analogies, word and math.
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