Boston Consulting Group Business Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Mar 4, 2015
Updated Mar 4, 2015
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Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

Interview Details

Called for a phone interview and asked questions about my resume and background. This was follow by a Skype interview and talked about my ambitions, background again and then he asked a case question.

Interview Questions
  • Asked how a country would expand it's supermarket, grocery stores in other countries   Answer Question
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First round had two 45 minute interviews with ~5 minutes behavioral, ~35 minutes case, ~5 minutes questions. Interviewers were very friendly, helpful, and encouraging. Second round had a 15 minute fit interview with a recruiting director and two 45 minute interviews with senior partners, same distribution of time. Partners weren't as encouraging, but that's expected.

    Interview Questions
    • Talking about the effect of a new product entering a market on the elasticity of supply and demand in that market and in the raw materials market.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    After speaking to a couple current employees, they extended the offer for a first round interview. It was the first of the day and with two case interviews. The first the guy was clearly in a bad mood and I stumbled on the case part. Second was with another employee and knocked that one out of the park. Never heard back from then though.... Even after inquiring several times. A no would've been nice

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied for one of their international positions through my school's career development site. I initially applied and within one week, I received a phone screen from a recruiter. Afterwards, I was invited to an on-site interview in Chicago (that's where they did all the interviews for all international hires). In Chicago, I have 2 1:1 interviews with senior analysts. The first half of each interview was a case study and the later detailed our background and interests in BCG.

    Interview Questions
    • The CEO of the company in you case walks into the elevator. Make a 1 minute pitch on your answer to his problem.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I attended an info session and then submitted my cover letter and resume. The first round interview consisted of 1 on 1 interviews with 3 different people. They all gave me hypothetical scenarios and asked me to provide a solution. I was allowed to ask them questions as well.

    Interview Questions
    • A coal mining company with majority market share in Canada is witnessing declining profits. Find out what's wrong.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I went through on campus recruiting. First round consisted of two one-on-one interviews. You could select three location preferences. NYC was my top choice, and I was invited to a final round in that office. The final round consisted of three case interviews with senior level consultants. People were all very nice. I remember one of the cases I had at the final round was heavily focused on interpreting graphs and charts. I think that was the case that I tripped up on. I would prepare by going over graphs more and practice interpreting them in a short amount of time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    2 45 minute interviews...30 minute cases, and 15 minute fit.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    I was rejected by BCG after the second round of interviews. During the second round I was solving a M&A case but the interviewer kept checking his Blackberry and replying to emails, giving me short answers to all my questions. The interviewer answered the emails during my entire pitch and then thanked me for the time and said he had to rush.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    CV and cover letter
    No test
    2 case studies in the first round
    Case 1: Real estate client wanting to increase revenue
    Case 2: Competitive strategy for a Pharma client to a new entrant

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)
    Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied Online, contacted one month later to partecipate to an assessment with 2 tests: one numerical e one about lists of figure. Major concern it's time because you don't have enough to finish.
    Passed it and contacted 3 days after to a series of interview:
    - online case in english (time is limitated, so you have to extrapolate the right information quickly)
    - 1 on 1 interview + case study
    - 1 on 1 interview in english + case study

    The interview are about your past exerience and teamworking and about your interest in the company

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you apply for BCG?
      Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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