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Updated Jul 28, 2014
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Consultant

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in May 2014.

Interview Details – I got my resume into the recruiting cycle through a connection. I was told there would be at least two interview rounds, with 2 to 3 interviews at each stage. People were very nice, and they tried to help candidates feel comfortable

Interview Question – The business case was a little confusing because it focused on an example "client" who also had clients, and I'm a little embarrassed to say it was hard to keep everything straight in my mind.   Answer Question


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Consultant
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – I applied via ADC recruiting at my university. Within two weeks I was notified of an interview the next week. Two simple profitability cases and fit interviews. Second round interview was with two principals, cases were relatively straightforward. Third round with managing partner consisted of creating a business plan in a different era.

Interview Question – A 'just brainstorming' question that turned into a case.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

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Consultant
Miami, FL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2013.

Interview Details – BCG came on campus. Resume got selected through the pool. Interview scheduled within two weeks of application.

Two rounds. First one was on campus. Two 30 minutes interview with 5-7 minutes of behavioral then a case study. Both interviews lasted more than 45 minutes.

Second round at the office. Three 30 minutes talk scheduled. This time emphasis more on fit but still a case study involved. Met with few other members at the office as well.

Impression: Super cool bunch of people. Very impressed. I like them better than McKinsey or Bain. Top notch firm...! Take an offer if you get it.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary or trick question. Case study was straight forward. They try to help you along like you're working on an assignment together. Show them your work while discussing it. DO NOT mess up the simple math and do it on the fly. If you're making math related mistakes, you won't get a second round. Simple as that.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I'm more interested in I-Banking than Consulting.


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Consultant
Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2013.

Interview Details – Submit my resume through campus recruiting in September. Got selected for interviews. The first round was on campus, two case interviews. Each interview took about 30 minutes. Second round was on-site in October. There were 3 case interviews. Case interviews were similar to those in the first round.

Interview Question – There was a very hard case in the second round.   Answer Question


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No Offer

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Consultant Interview

Consultant

Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

Interview Details – Initially picked up via a 3rd party recruitment firm. Submitted CV and covering letter for specific BCG team (IVI Taskforce). Attended first round interview at which I met two BCG employees, one specifically from IVI team and one more senior general strategist. Both interviews had all the standard cultural fit and CV exploration. Both had a case study element, one relating to to a Swiss bank looking to reduce costs.

Interview Question – Maths elements of both case studies were quite complex and you were invited to ask questions or clarify. However interviewer sat right next to you which was slightly off-putting.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

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Consultant

Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

Interview Details – - Comprehensive hiring process on campus; several networking sessions and dinners / cocktails
- BCG supported the interview process by organizing mock interviews with candidates
- Interview itself comprises 2 rounds of 2-3 45-min interviews (10-min behavioral, 30-min case and 5 mins to discuss other questions)

Interview Question – Nothing out-of-the-blue in terms of question. However, in second round with partners, it's likely that the interview structure could be non-traditional depending on the "mood" of the partner interviewing. Possible to end up even as a conversation / discussion about a topic of interest. But note that you are still being assessed on structured thinking, creativity, insights, etc.   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Consultant Interview

Consultant

I applied online and interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

Interview Details – interviews after Bridge to BCG program

Interview Question – During the second interview, the interviewer asked me to read some data first without asking for a framework.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

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Consultant
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in February 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online, flown to SF office, passed 1st round but did not make it past final round.

Interview Question – One of cases was really hard and technical.   Answer Question


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Declined Offer

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Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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.


Accepted Offer

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Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

Interview Details – College campus initiated process with a resume drop. First round: 3 separate 30 minute interviews (resume and business case). Second round: 4 separate 30 minute interviews (resume and business case).

Interview Question – "Case interview" questions   View Answer

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