Boston Consulting Group Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Interview Details

applied through my school, had 2 rounds of interviews (3 interviews in each round)

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
no negotiation
Accepted Offer

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First and final round interviews were a week apart. Hiring process took a month overall.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    If not coming from a "target school" it is quite difficult to get an interview.

    Interviewers were very nice. Seemed to place more emphasis on case and overall "raw horsepower" than fit. Interview process gives a good sense of the firm's unique culture.

    Interview Questions
    • Two business cases as expected, other than that it is a fairly straightforward behavioral interview (ie. leadership, teamwork, failures, etc). No brainteasers.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not worth negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Campus info session - starts in September every year
    First round interview - happens in October on campus, 2 interviewers at Consultant or Project leader level, 45 minutes per session, a mix of behavioral questions and case interviews,
    Second round interview - happens in the office, 3 interviewers at Principal or Partner level, 45 minutes per session, a mix of behavioral questions and case interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    Applied to the job while in college and went through the normal university recruiting process in November of my senior year. This consisted of a strict application deadline, and set on-campus interview dates. Once you make it past the on-campus interview, you rank the offices you'd prefer, and are invited to a second-round interview at the office that you matched with.

    Interview Questions
    • Calculate the break-even cost given a set of parameters (in your head, without a calculator or pen/paper)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Salaries were pretty much consistent across the entering class and across all offices.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    Standard process: 2 interviews in first round, 3 in final round, mix of case and behavioral

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    3 Interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Presented Interviewees with graphs that we needed to analyze in a split second.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were amazingly flexible and open--I was incredibly impressed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    Resume drop then on campus interview - 2 cases (one on pharma and the other one I forgot). Call the next day about second rounds in office location. They paid for convenient flight and a SUPER nice hotel and were very accommodating for my schedule. 3 cases for final round (one on energy, one on the auto industry, and one on travel/tourism). I heard back the following Monday (I interviewed on Friday)

    Interview Questions
    • Client is a pharma company looking to enter the rare disease business and want to grow x percent (can't remember) in 5 years. Will they meet their targets?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Case interviews with limited focus on behavioral fit until the very end

    Interview Questions
    • Typical business case questions (profit maximization, cost minimization, etc.)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very nice some case interviews, use Case In Point

    Interview Questions
    • Market sizing: how many people would use a drug that prevents baldness?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No typically the same salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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