Boston Consulting Group Intern Interview Questions

Updated Apr 4, 2015
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I applied online – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

Interview

Standard interview with case studies and behavior questions. You just have to be really insightful and logical. And be prepared for the excel functions.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in April 2013.

    Interview

    Lean process, with less steps than the other consultancy firms. Could be more supportive by offering coach or trainning sessions for the candidates, as the other firms did. Also could give feedback to their candidates as a way to improve their chances to learn and grow for other opportunities. Great format of case interview by presenting data and graphics in paper as the case advance.

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    • Business case with slides and printed data, not only verbal presented data.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Average Interview
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Two one on one interviews on the same day. One in English, one in your native language. If you pass those interviews then you intern at the office you applied in application form.

    Interview Questions

    • One interviewer summarized her last project with the client. She asked many why questions in order to understand you haven't just memorized common frameworks. There was a cheese company in Holland who was looking to increase its revenue. One questions was which options should you consider to increase the revenue? You are expected to give at least 3-4 answers. In my case, she was looking for you to say "expanding other countries". Then she asked which criteria should be used before entering into new market. After a couple of more questions, she showed me a chart and wanted me calculate production cost.   Answer Question
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    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Atlanta, GA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Had first round interview in Atlanta. Two 45 minute interviews with first 10 minutes behavioral. Had market entry and cost case. Practice unit conversion because that is what through me off.

    Interview Questions

    • Look at this slide and tell me which supplier we should use.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    went to several events, got through first round of interviews, enjoyed all people met, did not get an offer for the summer but was encouraged to apply for a full time offer in the fall

    Interview Questions

    • be ready for a question about a time you messed up and how you rectified the situation/what you learned   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
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    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Boston, MA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Very interesting: they called me right after my application to come by for interview.
    Just prepared myself a bit with case in point, after all they don't want you to use a predefined framework, they want you to create a framework on the spot. The first round was rather hard, while the in basket case in the second round wasn't too hard.
    Btw, you always need some luck to survive :)

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid (Spain)
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Madrid (Spain)).

    Interview

    It took forever. Between sending the CV and being accepted and getting the first interview took 3 months. It was not very well organized, the HR department I mean. The inteview itself was great, both the ontervieweres were very friendly and nice, i was nervous but as soon as we started the fit interview it was completely ok. It was enjoyable. the whole experience was enjoyable. I am still waiting for an answer but I have a feeling I ll get it. Best of luck for the ones making it.

    Interview Questions

    • Outside of work, what are the things that really motivate you and that you really like enjoy doing?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    I applied online for an intern position at the Milan office. The first round was composed of two written test, one about data interpretation and the other about sequences of figures. It was pretty easy, time was the major concern. In the second round i had two interviews (market entry and outsourcing issues) with principals and one online case.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral questions based on resume, examples of leadership and team working.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    I was chosen after sending my CV and cover letter, but I did not prepare enough the test. I focused on the case-interview and skipped the preparation for the test. When I had the paper in front of me I was simply blocked and I could not make a single number. It was really frustrating having been selected and not being able to show my suitability for the job for not preparing well enough the test

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    Anonymous Employee
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    Average Interview
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    the first stage of the hiring process is a math part based on quantitate calculus as percentage etc (without calculator), the second part is about the resolution of a business case

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