Boston Consulting Group Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014
104 Interview Reviews

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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

first round, and then second round.. not much people get invited to the second round. They do reimburse all travel expenses, very nice. One person was nice the other was not: almost stress interview-- never smiled throughout the whole process!

Interview Questions
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No Offer

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    applied through my school, had 2 rounds of interviews (3 interviews in each round)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First and final round interviews were a week apart. Hiring process took a month overall.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Referred internally, called in for two first round interviews a week or so later. The interviewers were extremely personable during the introductions and behavioral questions. When we got into the cases, I stumbled a bit, but they tactfully urged me in the right direction. I knew I wasn't going to get called back for second rounds after bungling one of the cases, but they spared me a lot of embarrassment and then gave me constructive feedback afterwards.

    Interview Questions
    • When one interviewer saw that I was writing out the math, he asked me to do specific calculations in my head, without pen and paper. Being put on the spot made it very difficult.   View Answer
    No 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 4+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    On-campus recruiting at Wharton.

    Interview Questions
    • A company makes feminine protection products. They are facing contracting margins. A new supplier offers them a low price on a new low-tack adhesive. What criteria should the use to evaluate it?   View Answer
    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    If not coming from a "target school" it is quite difficult to get an interview.

    Interviewers were very nice. Seemed to place more emphasis on case and overall "raw horsepower" than fit. Interview process gives a good sense of the firm's unique culture.

    Interview Questions
    • Two business cases as expected, other than that it is a fairly straightforward behavioral interview (ie. leadership, teamwork, failures, etc). No brainteasers.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not worth negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial Communications were good, lots of preparation for interview.
    First interview went fine, interviewer was professional and upbeat.
    Second interviewer was terrible. Constantly checked his e-mail, asked me to repeat what I was saying because he wasn't listening, gave me the wrong exhibits. Not very professional at all and made it difficult to solve the case

    Interview Questions
    • What should our client be worried about that they aren't thinking about?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    First round through on-campus interviews. First round is two, 45-minute case interviews. It starts with a few questions about your resume, where the questions seem very much subject to change depending on your interviewer. Their case questions can be a little difficult, but they are made to be doable, at least in the first round.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    A former Consultant forwarded my resume to a Director in the Chicago office. I then received an email, had an initial phone screening and was set up to take part in the normal recruiting process a few months later. I was living in Brazil at the time and BCG put in extra effort to make the "in-person" interviews possible by setting up a video conference at their São Paulo office nearby me. I had two interviews. Both started with a few brief questions about my resume and then a case study. My nerves got the better of me and I tripped up on the math. Overall the interviewers were very friendly and informative.

    Interview Questions
    • The most challenging part is driving the case. Without much prior preparation this can be difficult.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Campus info session - starts in September every year
    First round interview - happens in October on campus, 2 interviewers at Consultant or Project leader level, 45 minutes per session, a mix of behavioral questions and case interviews,
    Second round interview - happens in the office, 3 interviewers at Principal or Partner level, 45 minutes per session, a mix of behavioral questions and case interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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