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Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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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
  2.  

    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
  3. 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
  6.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very nice some case interviews, use Case In Point

    Interview Questions
    • Market sizing: how many people would use a drug that prevents baldness?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No typically the same salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 first-round interviews on campus, both of which were case interviews. 3 second-round interviews were then held in the San Francisco office. The structure of all the interviews was very similar, with the first 5-10 minutes being resume-based. The questions here were pretty standard and generally nothing to worry too much about. The next 25-30 minutes are dedicated to the case portion of the interview. BCG has a very analytical culture, so be prepared to work with numbers throughout the case. Finally, the last 10 minutes or so are reserved for questions. This part is also pretty standard, although it can be a good time to gain a few bonus points if you can ask poignant, thought-provoking questions. I had a great experience with all five of my interviewers, with all of them being very open and helpful. In general, it is very important to make the case into a dialogue with the interviewer, rather than a presentation or solo exercise. Although most of the interviews I had were partners at the firm, they were very willing to help work through the case and add helpful insights along the way.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Did not feel as if they wanted to hire me. They made me wait 30 minutes after the scheduled time to for the interview. There was no reason for the delay and it seemed I was a distraction to their day. Not a great feeling when you were excited abou the role.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Did not feel like it was a fit for me.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very interesting: they called me right after my application to come by for interview.
    Just prepared myself a bit with case in point, after all they don't want you to use a predefined framework, they want you to create a framework on the spot. The first round was rather hard, while the in basket case in the second round wasn't too hard.
    Btw, you always need some luck to survive :)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview included three case interviews mixed with behavioral aspects. The entire process was friendly and collegial. My advice would be: let your personality shine through, even during the case. Make sure they know who you are, not just how well you can crack their case.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me when you were part of a group and you disagreed with your boss.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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