Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
Updated Jul 30, 2014
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Case interview conducted by consultants, principals and partners current working at the BCG office in Sao Paulo. Additional interview with HR as a final check. The best way to prepare is by studying and practice case interviews, there are tons of case study books online

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    BCG came on campus. Resume got selected through the pool. Interview scheduled within two weeks of application.

    Two rounds. First one was on campus. Two 30 minutes interview with 5-7 minutes of behavioral then a case study. Both interviews lasted more than 45 minutes.

    Second round at the office. Three 30 minutes talk scheduled. This time emphasis more on fit but still a case study involved. Met with few other members at the office as well.

    Impression: Super cool bunch of people. Very impressed. I like them better than McKinsey or Bain. Top notch firm...! Take an offer if you get it.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary or trick question. Case study was straight forward. They try to help you along like you're working on an assignment together. Show them your work while discussing it. DO NOT mess up the simple math and do it on the fly. If you're making math related mistakes, you won't get a second round. Simple as that.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I'm more interested in I-Banking than Consulting.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very smooth process! Quick turnaround.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online via website, took a month for them to contact me back (deadlines were very late January this year), but once I got a first round the second round was three days later and I got an offer that evening.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I interviewed on campus and then had a final round at the office I applied to. The guys I interviewed with were great, with tons of interesting experiences and insights about a career in consulting.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you as a leader had to prove yourself   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    I came from a target school. BCG came to campus toward the end of the fall semester and held presentation & coffee chats. Make sure you make an impression at the presentation and get to know the campus recruiting lead (not the recruiter, but the associate/senior associate who actually works as a consultant). Two rounds of interviews: first round is on campus, 2 45-minute case interview (10min fit, 25-30 minute case, 5 q&a); second round is in similar format: 3 45-minute interviews with principals/partners.

    Interview Questions
    • I've interviewed with all top consulting firms except McK, and BCG cases are much tougher than that of any other firms. BCG cases tend to have a focus on strategy - it is not enough to be able to follow through a framework and do the math correct. For one thing, BCG almost never gives you data right away. If you are asking, what are the customer segments, you better be prepared to give them some ideas as to how you would segment the customer. They also expect you to have some intuitive knowledge about competition and high level strategy.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for entry positions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    - Comprehensive hiring process on campus; several networking sessions and dinners / cocktails
    - BCG supported the interview process by organizing mock interviews with candidates
    - Interview itself comprises 2 rounds of 2-3 45-min interviews (10-min behavioral, 30-min case and 5 mins to discuss other questions)

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out-of-the-blue in terms of question. However, in second round with partners, it's likely that the interview structure could be non-traditional depending on the "mood" of the partner interviewing. Possible to end up even as a conversation / discussion about a topic of interest. But note that you are still being assessed on structured thinking, creativity, insights, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    3 back-to-back interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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