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Boston Consulting Group Associate Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Nov 6, 2014
Updated Nov 6, 2014
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Associate Consultant Interview

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

Had one face-to-face interview on campus. Interviewer asked basic questions, mainly about myself and my qualifications. Then , the interviewer received a phone call as proceeded to have a conversation during our interview! After he hung up, he didn't even apologize.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume on campus and through their website, and heard back within less than a week. I attended their info session, which was not very useful in terms of learning about cases but was a good opportunity to see their (impressive) offices. The actual interview was very straight-forward, although I did not feel like the interviewers actually tried to get to know me. It was all "down-to-business." It might have been because they were tired -- it was an 8am interview and they admitted to working long hours. Either way, it's a great company and that becomes evident as soon as you walk into the door. However, the interview process could certainly be improved and interviewers should be held to a higher standard.

    Interview Questions
    • There were two cases, one with each interviewer. Pretty standard cases.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Recruited at school, turned in application and was invited for on-campus interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Have to do some quick mental math, mostly multiplication of low double-digit numbers. Should understand unit conversion well.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    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 Consultant Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Generally professional, treats you well. Nice accommodations and preparedness. Atypical and interesting cases.

    Interview Questions
    • Determine why the stock of an airline company is going down despite increasing revenue and profits   Answer Question
    • Determine whether to enter the Green Car market as a major car manufacturer   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    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 4+ weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    There are two rounds of interview at BCG, and both run on the same format - a fit interview first followed by a case interview. The first round is with associate consultants, while the second round is with senior level consultants. BCG is friendly, but remember to be very business oriented

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most spontaneous thing you have ever done?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    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

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied, then got invited to two social/networking events before interview. Had 2 30min interviews with mid-level consultants. One seemed bored/tired--> didn't click. Rapport with the other one was much better. Cases: how to increase profits for pharma company (reduce number of drugs advancing to pahse 2 trials), should financial asset mngmt compnay enter China.
    Overall, very good experience, communications were very professional and courteous, felt like they cared for the success of the interviewees, very relaxed, very conversational interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are pharma costs so high, esp compared to competitors   Answer Question
    • should financial asset mngmt company enter chinese market   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of two case study interviews which two associates both based out of San Francisco office. Mostly easy going but they did not ask any behavioral question. Make sure you know why you want to work for BCG.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    For MD degrees, don't even apply unless you almost have (or have) an MBA - they care very much about business knowledge; they don't care to tap on you background. And by the way, they don't get the good MD, Eng, or PhDs - only the ones that cannot go elsewhere: misleading advertising...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate 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 2 daysinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Went through two rounds, one came directly to my university, the other, they flew me there. They sent their young graduates, so you felt like you were interviewing with peers. Each round guaranteed two interviewers, so it felt even. The whole process was very fun, including information sessions, congratulation and support emails and dinners.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the revenue synergy of this company?

      Describe 25 ways to sell a chocolate chip cookie.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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