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Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015
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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    First round of interviews is comprised of two back-to-back interviews, each with about 15 minutes of personal questions (ie: "name a time when you led a group to achieve a tangible goal.") The second part is a 25 minute case question.

    Interview Questions
    • "Name a time when you failed." and the case portion in general   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    Very supportive, but intense. After my resume was selected, received two offers from the firm (from diversity recruiting and in general) for mock interviews - one over phone, the other in person in their local offices. Then a local reception for interviewees to network with consultants around the country, then the in person interview: fit questions and two case interviews with two separate consultants from different offices.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell about a time where you played a role on a team and it was successful.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    You will have two 45-minute back-to-back interviews, including both case (35 minutes) and behavioral (10 minutes). The cases can be confusing if you don't clarify terms you don't know of. Be sure you communicate the process well. Listen and observe the interviewers. Sometimes they will pressure test you. Behavioral part is a typical process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    This interview process was frustrating as the "fit" questions were kept to a minimum. The interviewers seemed rush to get to the next person and would cut off your question at the end to start ushering you out the door. Although the process was efficient and only took a few days, you do not seem like an individual but a number to them.

    Interview Questions
    • The only question was "tell me about a time someone disagreed with you." Other than that, it was a case.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Went through on campus recruiting of a top tier university. Submitted resume, cover letter and transcript through their website and campus recruiting website. They invited me to their local office for a mock interview about a week before the real thing. It took them a weekend plus a couple of days to get back to me.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you worked on a team that was functioning well   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Summit, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The process took one week. It was a good experience. Two interviews on campus (both cases and fit) but focused on case. Next day I received a call that I had made it to the final round. The final round was four days later and took place at their offices. Final round consisted of three interviews (cases and fit).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied through on-campus recruiting at top-10 university. Process took a little over 2 weeks.

    First round interviews were on-campus and consisted of two 45-minute interviews with Project Leaders. Both spent 5-10 minute upfront on behavioral questions before jumping into cases. BCG cases are very candidate-led, so having a strong structure upfront is key to being able to crack the cases. I made my way through both first round cases pretty quickly, which gave me lots of time to just chat with my interviewers and ask them questions at the end of each interview.

    I received a call the day after my interview informing me I had made it to the second round in my preferred office. One of my interviewers also called before my second round to give me interview feedback and also told me that BCG decision round interviews place a very strong emphasis on fit with the firm.

    Second round interviews were on-site at the BCG office. My decision round interviews were the same format as my first round (two 45-minute interviews--apparently format can vary between each office though) and were with partners in the office. In my experience, my interviewers in the second round spent a lot more time casually chatting/asking fit questions than my first round interviewers. The cases were also lot less structured than the ones I saw in the first round, with partners often deviating from calculations, etc to ask me to brainstorm ideas. I received a call later that day from one of the partners who interviewed me and was extended an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Knowledge Analyst (Temporary) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I had a 3 part interview. First, a phone screening. Second, an in-person interview at the office. Third, a video interview. They are mostly just trying to determine who you are, what you're looking for, and if you'll be a good fit. Be ready to discuss your resume, accomplishments, and some behavioral/situational type questions. Nothing crazy. My interviewers were very personable.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with a situation where you have multiple time sensitive matters that need to be done?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume, cover letter and transcript online (but through my university). I was initially really excited when I went to their info session because the employees seemed very interesting and engaging and laid back. However, the first round of interviews was the complete opposite. I had two separate interviews which were about 45 minutes each: 15 minutes behavioral and a 30 minute case. My first interviewer was extremely rude and condescending. The second was very kind and really seemed interested in my answers and the different way I solved the case. Overall, I could tell I wasn't a good fit.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    Write Cover letter and submit Resume. You are invited to their offices to take the test. Had some travel the first time because their system was not working. I had to come another day.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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