Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions

Updated Aug 27, 2015
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in November 2014.

    Interview

    One phone call with another product manager, one video screening with a senior product manager, and then three in-person interviews at BCG DV (Digital Ventures) offices. Early discussions were more about my professional experience, figuring out cultural fit, and aligning my expectations to the type of work I would expect at BCG DV. In-person interviews were more technical. Process was at times very slow with long periods of silence from their internal recruiters, but each individual I spoke with was highly professional and courteous. Communication was done almost entirely through my recruiter.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected if you've properly prepared for a product manager or consulting interview. The most difficult questions were vague "how would you attack this problem" scenarios. Interviewer described a client challenge and the industry landscape, and was looking for a quickly outlined plan to begin testing and iterating on theories.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in November 2014.

    Interview

    In the first round, I met with two mid-level employees for 45 minutes each. Most of the time was spent on a case, with 5 to 10 minutes of fit questions for me, and a chance for me to ask questions of them. In the final round, I met with two senior employees. The format was similar - 45 minutes spent with each person, most of the time spent on the cases, with 10 minutes or so for fit questions at the end. One of the cases in the final round was a written case. Three of the four people I met with were very pleasant. I suspect the fourth may have been a stress interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time in which you had to persuade others to your point of view.   Answer Question
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    Visiting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in November 2014.

    Interview

    Initial 45 test questions case. After one week, first round of interviews with consultants, one week later another round of interviews with 2 principals. Failed at the end of one business case. I was afterwards told that I would need more practice and I should try to practice a little bit with a book like Case in Point. It is not as difficult as it could seem at first. Best advice I could give is not to be nervous. I wasn't and even though it was first interview in my life, I got through the whole process.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were CEO of a very successful company, what would be your first three policies.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Philadelphia, PA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Case questions are very simple but it takes much preparation. As all other interviews, it is very nerve racking. This case question was about a golf course that rewards its customers for their performance in monetary prizes of different amounts. However, to play a hole costs money and to the chances of customers making the hole is given. Using this information, the interviewee needs to find the break even point and other decision making variables.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Really important to network beforehand. Very hard to secure an interview without getting to know the people in the office you want to work in. The interview is devided into 2 parts: fit, and case. The fit part should be about 10-15 minutes. You will need to walk the consultant through your resume, and answer question about your background. The case is a straight up consulting case.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    interviewed on campus. flew on site for second round. People are very very nice. Two cases for first round and two cases for second round. Cases are much harder for second round

    Interview Questions

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    Digital Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Was called in for an interview with Digital Operations Officer, a Developer, and a third employee who didn't show. I waited for over an hour for the third person who was tied up in meetings and failed to let the HR person on duty on know there was interview waiting for him.

    Interview Questions

    • DOO asked how I would deal with a difficult member of a team.   1 Answer
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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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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    I went through on the ADC track and had two round of interviews. Everyone was friendly, professional and encouraging to the extent that I started to feel a real connection with the company. Unfortunately I was not extended an offer after the second round. I would highly recommend BCG. it's a really great place if you can get in.

    Interview Questions

    • Second round interview consisted of a standard 45-minute interview as well as a written case that was 1 1/2 hrs in total. Key to solving both: prioritize goals, keep structure clean, state conclusions succinctly.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I went to all the campus events and the people were extremely nice. Once I had been picked for first round interviews they introduced me to some current employees who would practice cases with me over the phone. The interview was two 45 min cases. The people were very nice but it seems BCG is looking for you to drive the case on your own more than some of the other consulting companies.

    Interview Questions

    • case on 1 company buys another and wants to know what to do with the two distribution channels.   Answer Question

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