Boston Consulting Group Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2015
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Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in May 2011.

Interview

Got an interview call through a partner at the firm.

Interview Questions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL) in January 2011.

    Interview

    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
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in January 2011.

    Interview

    The interview included three rounds, with an initial pre-screen. Final round was in the office where i was joining. The interviews included a fit questionaire section and a case on a topic from the client. Case included a math portion and a lot of framing analytics. All interviewers were very nice and friendly. But questions were tough.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Philadelphia, PA) in November 2010.

    Interview

    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
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Invitation to a 2 day company presentation/interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you consider your biggest achievement in life?   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    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

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in October 2009.

    Interview

    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

    No negotiating -- standard package

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in October 2009.

    Interview

    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
       
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Washington, DC) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Resume screening resulting in about 100 candidates shortlisted for 1st round interview. Two interviews of 50 minutes duration each. First 10 minutes focus on fit, resume, background and experience type questions. "Tell me about a time when you had to defend your point of view when all others were against it". Case for about 30 minutes. Some math calculations.

    Interview Questions

    • What five words would your friends and colleagues use to describe you?   Answer Question

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