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Updated Feb 23, 2014

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Interview Details – Application submission through school website and BCG website. They contacted me for a first-round interview, and informed me that a second-round interview would happen one week after that. For the final interview, the would fly me to their office for a formal interview. I only made it to the first round interview, but both interviewers were very nice and understand the situation I was in.

Interview Question – Case on different kinds of alcohol   Answer Question


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Atlanta, GA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in February 2013.

Interview Details – Had first round interview in Atlanta. Two 45 minute interviews with first 10 minutes behavioral. Had market entry and cost case. Practice unit conversion because that is what through me off.

Interview Question – Look at this slide and tell me which supplier we should use.   Answer Question


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Interview Details – Submitted resume and cover letter, then received a first round interview that took place at their headquarters. The interview consisted of two 30-40 minute cases with two different interviewers. Both case interviews included 5-10 minutes of general questions about my resume and past experience as well.

Interview Question – Give an example of working with a difficult person in a group setting and how you handled it.   Answer Question


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Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in February 2013.

Interview Details – Two one on one interviews on the same day. One in English, one in your native language. If you pass those interviews then you intern at the office you applied in application form.

Interview Question – One interviewer summarized her last project with the client. She asked many why questions in order to understand you haven't just memorized common frameworks. There was a cheese company in Holland who was looking to increase its revenue. One questions was which options should you consider to increase the revenue? You are expected to give at least 3-4 answers. In my case, she was looking for you to say "expanding other countries". Then she asked which criteria should be used before entering into new market. After a couple of more questions, she showed me a chart and wanted me calculate production cost.   Answer Question


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

Interview Details – Lean process, with less steps than the other consultancy firms. Could be more supportive by offering coach or trainning sessions for the candidates, as the other firms did. Also could give feedback to their candidates as a way to improve their chances to learn and grow for other opportunities. Great format of case interview by presenting data and graphics in paper as the case advance.

Interview Question – Business case with slides and printed data, not only verbal presented data.   Answer Question


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New York, NY

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

Interview Details – went to several events, got through first round of interviews, enjoyed all people met, did not get an offer for the summer but was encouraged to apply for a full time offer in the fall

Interview Question – be ready for a question about a time you messed up and how you rectified the situation/what you learned   Answer Question


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Milan (Italy)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in November 2013.

Interview Details – Cases were very specific and the interviewer questioned every line of reasoning. They evaluated every aspect of your thinking structure, the way you presented your thoughts on the matter and how you work under severe pressure.
The 2 case interviews were based on your problem-solving skills rather than your past experience.

Interview Question – If you were to evaluate the value of a business in Italy, how would you do it?   Answer Question


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Milan (Italy)

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in September 2013.

Interview Details – i had to do a test about a bunch of data about the airline industry that i found quite difficult due to the different unit of measures of profitability that this industry uses.

Interview Question – What can you bring to the company?   View Answer


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Madrid (Spain)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in May 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online and I received an invitation to the office after I called them to check on my application. I made the first interview and it was a fail

Interview Question – Our client is a manufacturing company that wants to buy a plant in X location, how would you help our client determine the price of the plant?   View Answer


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Paris (France)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in March 2011.

Interview Details – I dropped my resume for an on-campus recruiting event. It was selected for the first round interviews and I met with an analyst. I didn't make it to the next round which would have been a case study.

Interview Question – What other kinds of positions are you applying to?   View Answer

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