Boston Consulting Group Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 7, 2015
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Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in January 2011.

Interview

Participated in Bridge to BCG (for PhDs), then had an in-person interview in NYC. Interviewed by 3 different team members while on-site. A Consultant walked through my resume and asked questions, and I did 1-2 case studies.

Interview Questions

  • Standard case studies - also asked about my favorite book   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Vienna (Austria)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Received a call a couple of days after applying online and flew to the interview city a month later. I was greated by the HR person and brought to my 'interview room' straight away. There was no general company introduction or anything else. I had 2 case interviews and a online case test afterwards. I felt I did okay on the case interviews but I was told otherwise with a weird explanation (claiming I don't know my personal strengths, I should work on my maths - despite not having had any errors). I had the impression the choice was purely made on sympathy levels and nothing else. The online case was a bit strange and I definitely underperformed on that. Overall, the BCG interview experience was highly disappointing.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a personal goal you set yourself and didn't achieve it.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)).

    Interview

    Short discussion with hiring manager and computerized test which measured business aptitude, 40 minute long test with qualitative and quantitative reasoning. First one needs to pass the computerized test and then move on to second round of interviews

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Summit, NJ) in June 2015.

    Interview

    It was pretty straight forward. I just applied online from a college alumni career posting and then the interview was setup at the local or regional office of your choice. Interview was with a new consultant and a principal.

    Interview Questions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Applied online. Invited to their office for first round. 2 in-person interviews, 45 minutes each, 1:1, behavioral + case. Nothing was out of the ordinary with cases. One case was about revenue growth, the other was about cutting cost. One interviewer has MBA, the other is a PhD. The whole interview process was fast. Heard back next working day.

    Interview Questions

    • Routine behavioral questions. One did ask about something on my resume.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL) in November 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was primarily case based. It consists of 2, 30 minute interviews on campus. (I was in business school at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business at the time.) Followed by 4 interviews at the BCG office in Chicago on the final round. This took about 4 hours. There was very little in the way of fit or behavioral interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Our client is a manufacturer of bathroom fixtures. They are concerned about their long term prospects.   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milan (Italy)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Milan (Italy)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    The process entailed 6 interviews with 4 Principals and 2 Partners based on business cases on very different topics, plus 1 on-line business case on low-cost airlines' sector. The whole process was rapid, effective and result-oriented, and I received an offer in a very short time. Very limited margins for negotiation, but the package offered is very attractive.

    Interview Questions

    • Evaluate the market appeal of a new player producing umbrellas.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Washington, DC) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Case + behavioral, nothing unexpected there. Fly in night before, fly out evening of. Enjoyed the experience. Was concurrently interviewing with life sci strat firms, so thrown off when received a life sci case. Went inappropriately deep, interviewer subsequently asked me to turn off my scientific mind and only use my business mind. Shouldn't have gone to the level of diagnostic rate/prevalence rate/disease severity/drug side effects etc. Relative to M&B, BCG seemed the least organized/invested in the recruiting/interviewing process.

    Interview Questions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Seoul (South Korea)).

    Interview

    I applied through on-line for the consultant position. Got a call from HR few weeks later to schedule an interview saying that she will send me the confirmation email right away but didn't get till the next day. HR called again to change the time of the interview, confirmed, got a confirmation email.

    Interview Questions

    • typical why BCG, why consulting questions and a case study interview   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Sydney (Australia)).

    Interview

    Relaxed open first meeting, very friendly conversational style. The interviewer was pleasant, professional, remarkably adept at drawing out information and had a winning style promoting corporate and culture to make it appear very compelling.

    Interview Questions

    • Gentle questions, walking through experience, lots of tell us more about that, who was involved, what was the driver/outcome? What specific skills can you bring to analysing strategic issues? Outline in detail an example where you have worked with an unfamiliar team on an unfamiliar task giving us insight into your role, issues and resolution. High level discussion on financial background and technical skills. What development areas will you need us to invest in? What are your medium term plans, what is attracting you to us?   Answer Question
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