Boston Consulting Group Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
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Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

Interview

I had 5 cases on my final round with BCG. The first 4 cases when very smooth, completely in-line with how I had prepared, the 5th case was a disaster though. The case was about a competitor moving into a different country, all of the numbers indicated it was the wrong move for them so my recommendation was to ignore them. The Partner doing the case told me that there must be a reason for them to move so I should always follow them at least with a small launch to test the waters. It all went south from there. Didn't get an offer.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Very quick turn around between interviews, but overall a great experience. Everyone was super helpful and friendly. I can tell that everyone genuinely wanted me to succeed. Unfortaunely, I froze up during one of my final round interviews and it probably costed me the offer, but regardless , it was a great experience, and I would recommdend everyone go through with it. First round: 2 40 minute case interviews (few fit questions here and there) Final round: 3 40 minute case interviews

    Interview Questions

    • During my first round, I was given about 10-12 graphs, and I had to synthesize information from all of these resources, and pull insight to various questions that my interviewer was asking.   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    I applied through my school, and got a first round interview. It was two back-to-back 45 minute interviews, with a bit of fit at the beginning, a case, and then some time for questions. The cases were not too difficult, but I think that perfection was required to get through to the second round.

    Interview Questions

    • "When did you overcome an issue with trust, and how did you do it?"   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, there is no deadline for this position.The interesting part is they offer me a chat opportunity with associate and analyst who works in BCG New York, not the HR to have the phone interview with me.

    Interview Questions

    • Normal questions. Introduce yourself, why consulting, why BCG   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied on line, got a first round interview within 3 weeks. Interview is basically 45 minutes of case solving and some fit questions. A week later had a final round interview was notified after 5 days that I had no offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Fit questions were most about experiences while working in a team.   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    first round, and then second round.. not much people get invited to the second round. They do reimburse all travel expenses, very nice. One person was nice the other was not: almost stress interview-- never smiled throughout the whole process!

    Interview Questions

    • for foreign offices, you are required to do some translation test   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Referred internally, called in for two first round interviews a week or so later. The interviewers were extremely personable during the introductions and behavioral questions. When we got into the cases, I stumbled a bit, but they tactfully urged me in the right direction. I knew I wasn't going to get called back for second rounds after bungling one of the cases, but they spared me a lot of embarrassment and then gave me constructive feedback afterwards.

    Interview Questions

    • When one interviewer saw that I was writing out the math, he asked me to do specific calculations in my head, without pen and paper. Being put on the spot made it very difficult.   1 Answer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    On-campus recruiting at Wharton.

    Interview Questions

    • A company makes feminine protection products. They are facing contracting margins. A new supplier offers them a low price on a new low-tack adhesive. What criteria should the use to evaluate it?   1 Answer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2013.

    Interview

    Initial Communications were good, lots of preparation for interview. First interview went fine, interviewer was professional and upbeat. Second interviewer was terrible. Constantly checked his e-mail, asked me to repeat what I was saying because he wasn't listening, gave me the wrong exhibits. Not very professional at all and made it difficult to solve the case

    Interview Questions

    • What should our client be worried about that they aren't thinking about?   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in September 2013.

    Interview

    First round through on-campus interviews. First round is two, 45-minute case interviews. It starts with a few questions about your resume, where the questions seem very much subject to change depending on your interviewer. Their case questions can be a little difficult, but they are made to be doable, at least in the first round.

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