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No Offer – Interviewed in New Haven, CT Oct 2012 – Reviewed Jan 13, 2013
Interview Details – First round interview located at the on-campus recruiting center consisted of two 45 minute case studies. One was harder and the other easier. The interviewers were perfectly friendly for the most part, but not particularly encouraging or enthusiastic. They told me I would hear back after one week; nine days later I got the message that I was declined.
Interview Question – All were case studies--no particular surprises. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Sep 2012 – Reviewed Dec 24, 2012
Interview Details – basic behavorial question and a case given a pie chart and told which company is more likely to be at a loss. Case study was only for 30 mins and is pretty easy. People were very warm and cheerful
Interview Question – Everything was pretty straight forward Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Oct 2011 – Reviewed Jan 24, 2012
Interview Details – two rounds of 1 on 1 case analysis; about 45 min each; talking to the associates or partners. Cases are pretty typical, you could find them in all online case books. Cases often involve calculations as well as tables or graphs. Very interesting experience for non business students. surely need practise.
Interview Question – business case about sales channel Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Dec 2010 – Reviewed Feb 5, 2011
Interview Details – Nice interviewers - they were very professional and helpful throughout the process, and even took the time to give me feedback over the phone after I did not receive an offer. It seemed very casual, deceptively so. One was particularly laid back during the case portion of the interview - he told me I wouldn't need to take notes (I did, however).
Interview Question – A software company is interested in setting up a cloud storage system - should it enter the market and how? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA Oct 2009 – Reviewed Aug 24, 2010
Interview Details – BCG's HR people were pleasant and easy to schedule with. Their interview process was standard: 2 back to back on campus interviews, with a second round at office of preference. Partners/ higher level consultants at interview were cordial, but uninviting and seemingly uninterested in their potential hires.
Interview Question – I have a secondary Spanish degree on my diploma, so on my resume, i included that i was fluent in spanish. A native speaking partner at the second round interview told me - in spanish - that we would be conducting the entire interview in spanish. View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Bethesda, MD Oct 2009 – Reviewed Jan 7, 2010
Interview Details – I interviewed on campus in the first rounds and wasn't called back. Interviews were all business case oriented. Interviewer were friendly and took me through a wireless phone pricing case. The case didn't seem that difficult--- I screwed up some of the math and I pretty much knew my goose was cooked.
Interview Question – Case was wireless phone pricing. How much should you charge for a family plan? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Moscow (Russia) Feb 2011 – Reviewed Apr 14, 2011
Interview Details –
The first round consisted of two one-on-one case interviews with associates and a computer-based test. The second (and final round) consisted of a one-on-one interview with a principal, a written case and an interview with a partner.
The written case is something specific to the Moscow office. I was given a folder with quite a lot of information and in 2 hours had to produce a presentation with slides including a recommendation on future action. The case they used is called "EuroCement" and they use it year after year, so its worth trying to find it.
Interview Question – Computer the IRR for a project in my head without doing paper calculations. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Nov 2008 – Reviewed Aug 29, 2010
Interview Details – good and clear straight to the point
No Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2010 – Reviewed Mar 13, 2010
Interview Details – The interview was based on 2 cases and personal experience. The cases were good, they were looking for structured thinking and clarity of thoughts. Suggestions, take a minute before starting the analysis. Answer in bullet points and concisely. Keep talking to the interviewer to give him a chance to help you. For the personal experience part, keep some story ready related to team work and leadership.
Interview Question – Tell us an event in your life where you demonstrated leadership skills. Answer Question
Growing faster than industry / Strong partner group
Steep learning curve / Great on the job training
Exposure to multiple industries and functions at senior management level
Meritocracy / Clear and well-developed career path – Full Review `
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