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Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in September 2011.

Interview Details

Two cases, very pleasant experience (as much as it can be). One case on insurance company strategy and the other on pharma R&D and pricing. Get an offer to proceed to the second round

Interview Questions
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Great interview experience. Two rounds of interview - a case interview on the phone and followed by three case interviews at the office. The process was smooth. One of the case interviews was hard. However the importance is more on your thought process rather than getting the answer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Got an interview call through a partner at the firm.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    On-campus MBA intern interview process. I went through the standard MBA on-campus recruiting process. Over several months, I attended presentations, dinners, special events for high-potential women etc. I then submitted my CV and cover letter along with my office preferences online. A few days later BCG invited me for an interview on the "closed" list. The interview was 2 back to back one on one interviews that were 95% case based. The other 5% was basically a quick CV review.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't understand why you want this job. It doesn't make sense with your CV.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of interviews via campus recruiting. First round on campus and second round at the office. In general everyone was very friendly. First round cases were a bit easier and involved some heavy analysis of graphs. Second round interviewers seemed a bit rushed and less focused on answering questions. Took more of a high level approach to problems. Great company, tough cases.

    Interview Questions
    • Please analyze this graph of experience-based learning   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Invitation to a 2 day company presentation/interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you consider your biggest achievement in life?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    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 1+ weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied through college website for an internship and got an interview offer. Was called to their offices for in person interviews. Had two 30 minute interviews, back to back with two consultants. One was a very typical tell me about yourself, your weaknesses , strengths, why BCG interview and the next was a 30 minute case interview with lots of graphs and charts. I fumbled in one of them and did not get a call back, but the process was very smooth and the people were extremely courteous.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    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 2009.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of case interviews; 1st round has 2 interviews with more junior-level managers; 2nd round has 3 interviews with more senior level managers

    Interview Questions
    • Case that involved a lot of technical jargon that no one (unless you were a biomed PhD) would understand. Trick is to just look past that and treat it like any other business problem.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating -- standard package
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Application online - resume, cover letter, transcript required.
    First round - 2 interviews, 45 minutes each - 15 minutes personal, 30 minutes case
    Second round - 3 interviews, 1 hour written presentation, two 45 minute interviews like the last round

    Turnaround time on each interview was less than a day for a positive result, usually 2-3 days for a negative result.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a time when you had to work on a team and you demonstrated leadership.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    their hiring and interview process is quite smooth. interview invitation was given via email.
    on the interview day, u will have places to hang ur coat/bag and the bios of interviewers will be given.

    the interview consists of 2 parts: fit + case. questions i got (as far as i can remember) are:
    1) What do you find most challenging
    2) The client is a paper manufacturer. We focus on the paper towel division. Their revenue has been flat. u'r hired to help them grow their bottom line

    Interview Questions
    • the interview consists of 2 parts: fit + case. questions i got (as far as i can remember) are:
      1) What do you find most challenging
      2) The client is a paper manufacturer. We focus on the paper towel division. Their revenue has been flat. u'r hired to help them grow their bottom line
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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