estimate/guesstimate Case Interview Questions & Answers

How Much Paint Does It Take to Paint United Airlines’ Fleet?

Case Type: estimate or guesstimate.
Consulting Firm: Capital One first round full time job interview.
Industry Coverage: Airlines.

Case Interview Question #01352: United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) is a major American airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. United Airlines operates a large domestic and international route network, with an extensive presence in the Asia-Pacific region. United has seven hubs, with Chicago O’Hare being its largest in… Read the rest

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How Many Dogs Are There in the United States?

Case Type: estimate or guesstimate.
Consulting Firm: Google first round full time job interview.
Industry Coverage: non-profit organization.

Case Interview Question #01351: How many dogs are there in the United States?

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This is a straightforward population based estimate or guesstimate case question that would be good for undergraduates and advanced-degree candidates. It requires no special technical knowledge, and it focuses on… Read the rest

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How Many New Golf Balls Are Used in the U.S. in a Year?

Case Type: market sizing; estimate or guesstimate.
Consulting Firm: Charles River Associates (CRA) first round full time job interview.
Industry Coverage: Sports, Leisure & Recreation.

Case Interview Question #01346: How many new golf balls would be used in the United States in a given year?

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This is a typical population-based market sizing case. A strong candidate might start… Read the rest

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What Is Annual Demand for Sugar in the United States?

Case Type: estimate or guesstimate; market sizing.
Consulting Firm: Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) first round full time job interview.
Industry Coverage: healthcare: biotech, life sciences.

Case Interview Question #01296: Your client is the CEO of The Monsanto Company, an American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in Creve Coeur, Greater St. Louis, Missouri. Monsanto was one of the first companies to apply the… Read the rest

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