Boston Consulting Group Analyst Interview Questions

Updated May 11, 2015
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Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
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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.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Washington, DC) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I got an interview through a referral. All communications were very cordial, and my impression of the office culture was that it was surprisingly calm and upbeat. The interview process consists of two short interviews with different consultants. In each of the two, you briefly go through your resume and talk about your background, then delve into a case question. Although I was very nervous and faltered during the first interview, my interviewer was kind and offered help when I needed it. My second interview went much better — I would almost say it was fun, and my interviewer was very friendly. Overall a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • My first question was essentially a pure math question, and it really threw me off.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New Haven, CT) in October 2012.

    Interview

    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.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    • 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.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Boston, MA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    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

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Dallas, TX) in October 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Boston, MA) in December 2010.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • A software company is interested in setting up a cloud storage system - should it enter the market and how?   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Bethesda, MD) in October 2009.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Case was wireless phone pricing. How much should you charge for a family plan?   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2009.

    Interview

    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.

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    • 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.   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I was at the office for two case preparation meetings. Then, I took the online case and it was really difficult. I am still waiting, after 30 days, to get a response from them.

    Interview Questions

    • Several questions about exponential operations difficult to perform without a calculator.   Answer Question
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