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Boston Consulting Group Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

Interview Details – First round interview included 1) Maths test - not too hard. GMAT style questions.
2) An online case. Difficult interpretation of graphs and terms.
3) Face-to-face case. Very similar to normal style interview.

Interview Question – Interview question - client offers pensions plans. Firstly work out from data presented whether they're making a profit or loss each year. Secondly, what should the CEO do?   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

Interview Details – You do interviews with both an associate and a senior associate in the first round. You are asked to develop two cases studies, mines were a theoretic case (related to industrial organization theory) and an applied case related to business. Both interviewers ask about your CV and ask common questions.

Interview Question – Have you had a situation in which your actions have changed the consequences in a positive way?   Answer Question

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Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

Interview Details – Interview process was pretty standard: 3 rounds

Interview Question – Particular case question I can't remember   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Standard; no negotiation

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Associate

Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

Interview Details – 1 Gmat Test + 2 Rounds of interview cases

Interview Question – Why BCG (I know it sounds easy but its tougher than you think)   Answer Question

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Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

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 Question – Case questions requiring brainstorming   Answer Question

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New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

Interview Details – On-campus recruiting at Wharton.

Interview Question – 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

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Associate

Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

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

Interview Question – tell me about a risk you took and if it paid off   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation

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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 Question – for foreign offices, you are required to do some translation test   Answer Question

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Associate
Boston, MA

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2009.

Interview Details – Two rounds of in-office case interviews, with fairly straightforward questions in the first round. Final round questions were significantly more open-ended and involved more creative and out-of-the-box thinking. Interviewers were generally very friendly and not confrontational or condescending at all. People were also extremely eager to talk about their work and experiences.

Interview Question – We are working with the Port Authority of a large city, who is trying to gain some information about the types and patterns of people entering and leaving the city. What should we look for, and what should we do?   Answer Question

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Singer, LA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2009.

Interview Details – I was given 2 case interviews: one had a ton of numbers and one was pretty vague - so I would say get as much practice with different types of cases as possible.

People were very polite and friendly - none of my interviewers were especially mean to give me a hard time.

Interview Question – Vague case question about social work   Answer Question

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