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Updated Jan 25, 2015
Updated Jan 25, 2015
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    College campus initiated process with a resume drop. First round: 3 separate 30 minute interviews (resume and business case). Second round: 4 separate 30 minute interviews (resume and business case).

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    Interviews were rigorous and difficult. Important to maintain cool under pressure. Must have hypothesis driven approach and interviewee must drive the case. Good structure and math are expected. Solution - practice... a lot.

    1 round interview - 2 interviews in local office. Mix of behavioral and case interviews with Project Leader and Principal.
    Decision round - 3 interviews in the office of choice/preference. Again Mix of behavioral and case interviews with Partners and Principals.

    Interview Questions
    • Rigor of the cases. Must have creative solutions yet also suggest implementable solutions to tough problems in a very short time (approx. 25 min cases).   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None. Best in class offers.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 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+ weeksinterviewed 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+ weeksinterviewed 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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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round on-campus interview (2), second round on-site interview (3)

    Interview Questions
    • What is your favorite book and why? Point to something you didn't include in your resume   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    Drop resume, got a call in a week

    Interview Questions
    • guestimation calcuate daily revenue of starback located in US   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did pretty well on guestimation
    Accepted Offer
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Principal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviews at BCG are mostly case study based. Lateral hires can also expect one or two interviews with senior partners that are more geared toward assessing fit with the company and its culture. Case studies are classic business problem case studies, i.e., no puzzles or brain teasers. Candidates should expect four to five rounds of interviews. Decisions are typically made and communicated within a week or two of the final interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Candidates familiar with case study interviews should find the overall process similar to that at other leading management consultancies.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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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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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    Standard interview with case studies and behavior questions. You just have to be really insightful and logical. And be prepared for the excel functions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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