Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions

Updated Oct 10, 2014
Updated Oct 10, 2014
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    First interview was at career center on campus. It was pretty calm, two simple case interviews to figure out how you think and to try to get you to solve basic problems. There's a bit of math prodding in the middle of the interview, but besides that they're pretty straight forward if you've done a few cases from any sort of prep book.

    Second Interview was onsite in Texas. Three partners, each with an hour long meeting and this time, they're much more interested in how you think in terms of strategy than they are in your simple ability to solve math problems.

    Interview Questions
    • Case was about a company that had a line of restaurants, and they were looking to open another chain in Texas in an area that was already saturated with very similar restaurants. Why should they do it, why shouldn't they -- what's to be considered?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I wanted to work for a startup and I went through the consulting interview process as a backup.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Career center resume drop, followed by invitation to first-round interview, and finally a second round interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Case questions are structured, but definitely requires thinking outside of the box.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Had a better offer elsewhere

    Declined 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 through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted for an on campus interview with BCG through my school's standard career services system.
    The first round interview was on campus and was comprised of 2 case interviews. Each case was done in a separate room with a Consultant (post-MBA) from the firm. Most of my interviewers had been at the firm for about a year. I was contacted about a final round interview within 48 hours of my first interview. At this point they would discuss what potential offices you might want to work in, and eventually decide which office you'd prefer to interview for.

    The final round was in the specific office I wanted to work in, in this case New York. The final round is comprised of 3 case interviews with Principals or Partners. I received my offer the same evening.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive 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

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    1st round - Two 45-min interviews (10 min behavioral, 30 min case, 5 min Q&A)
    Final Round - Three 45-min interviews (same format)

    Practice practice practice cases - BCG cases are probably the toughest out of MBB. At the end of the day, a strong behavioral will help but it won't carry you to an offer. Interviews don't have to be perfect, but you have to be solid/strong on all 5 cases in order to get it.

    Think out loud, structure everything, hypothesize then verify/negate with data, synthesize well, provide risks/next steps.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive 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 a weekinterviewed 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
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    2 round 1 interviews followed by 3 round 2 interviews

    Interview Questions
    • All interviews were typical case interviews. Familiarity with charts is important as they tend to use a lot of exhibits   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant 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 a dayinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    On-campus recruiting (receptions, info sessions, dinners, two initial round interviews)
    Decision Day (three final round interviews)

    Interviews were all 45 minute long with 5-15 minute on fit questions and the rest on case.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Great interview experience. Two rounds of interview - a case interview on the phone and followed by three case interviews at the office. The process was smooth. One of the case interviews was hard. However the importance is more on your thought process rather than getting the answer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Easy case interview process very informal and laid back. People were nice

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - set salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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