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Helpful (7)Accepted OfferPositive Experience
They were looking for people with specific skills and they needed such person right away. I was approached by Boston Consulting Group to contribute. We have exchanged a couple emails to set up a time for me to contribute to the project.
Helpful (7)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Boston, MA).
I had four interviews over the course of a number of weeks which were a combination of a phone screen, a video screen, and two in-office interviews. Everyone that I spoke with seemed like great potential coworkers -- hard working, go-getter, great previous work backgrounds. I did not meet anyone that would not have been senior to me, however. The job also sounded like a fun, interesting career pivot which would be engaging in new ways. All interviewers asked me to walk them through my resume and background. I also answered a few business questions that were specific to the knowledge area where I would be hired. Since that's what I had done for a number of years, none of those questions were "curve balls." Everyone that I met seemed engaged and also spoke with me about what led them to the team after coming from other sectors of business/academia. Not a difficult interview ... more an exciting conversation about personalities, professional goals, and the passions of like-minded people. (Granted, I love meeting people and talking about what I've done in the past, so most people might not have seen this as an fun / strait-forward interview the way that I did.)
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Reasons for Declining
Ultimately, I did not accept the offer based on the compensation package, which is about 40% below what I was expecting based on my current and previous salary in an engineering / tech / innovation position. The offer was well below my original salary directly out of school with no experience (and my first job was even post-financial crisis!). More important to me than the money, I was worried that the caliber of coworkers / peers that would be recruited into the knowledge team would be below the skill level I am accustomed to based on the salary disparity.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Telephone, TX) in August 2015.
BCG is hiring for different data analytics role in their Gurgaon office. First they send me a general analytics JD which is common now a days. The consultant scheduled my interview 3 times(on different dates) but nobody called me from BCG. At-least BCG should have some professional etiquette that if they scheduled someone interview and if somehow they were not able to take that interview, Please inform to the candidate. A candidate is still have a job and he/she somehow find time for your interview. Please at-least respect for his/her time. Second, After few days another consultant approach me with the Insurance analytics JD, but they mentioned so many things in that JD (From Pricing, reserving, Litigation Management, Consumer behavior till Market and regulatory risk) In my current organization, there are 5 different teams for all these work and everyone have around 5-6 years of experience. If a person really worked on the predictive modeling for an P&C Insurance he/she can easily understand that they are going to do for the first time. Anyhow, Consultant convinced me to gave the interview and I finally agreed for the same. When the interviewer(from BCG) called me she herself don't have any idea what she was asking from me. I had done projects related to pricing of different P&C Insurance products, but she was asking questions on reserving of life Insurance companies. I don't think they don't go through my resume in detail. Later, she was asking again same old questions on general predictive modeling interview. a) How to remove multi-collinearity, auto-correlation, CLS assumptions b) interpretation of odds ratio, logistics regression results c) Different SAS procedure and functions Which I gave correctly, but I was expecting to discuss or questions related to P&C Insurance analytics and how they are going to do in the coming time, which she was not to give the explanation
- They are in the process of setting up a new Insurance analytics team in Gurgaon, but they there-self not aware about How they can do this. They don't have any Actuary, neither their JD was properly prepared nor the person who took the interview was prepared properly. 1 Answer
Helpful (2)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in July 2015.
A phone interview is schedule via email. You will confirm with the interviewer what day and time is best for the both of you. Upon receiving the call, the phone interview was short and sweet. It was slated for about 15 minutes and it barely went over. It was the expected interview questions. With proper preparation and research, the interview will be relatively painless.
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Houston, TX) in July 2015.
I was contacted by a recruiter about the Knowledge Analyst - Power Downstream vacancy. I completed a phone screening, a Vidyo interview, and an Excel skills exam. I completed the three interviews within two weeks, but the entire process took about two months. I did not hear back from BCG with a decision for about six weeks after I completed the three interviews, but that may have been due to people being on vacation and whatnot. Even though I did not receive an offer, the experience was positive.
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- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.
2 interviews in the first round, 2 more in the second. Shockingly unprofessional throughout. They forgot they had scheduled my second round and didn't apologize (I had cancelled two other super-day interviews for the same day) and when they did reschedule (because I had scheduled my exploding offers around the original second round), they acted like I was a huge nuisance and uncommitted (first question in the interview: why am I here today?). Then I had to email and finally call for 3 days up until the evening of my deadline (facing radio silence) for them to (finally!) reject me. Also wasn't reimbursed for my first round travel, but apparently that's industry standard. I really liked the people I had met from BCG and was super-excited (and prepared) for the interview, but the process really soured me. In retrospect, I feel guilty for keeping my other offers waiting for a firm that treats its tentative future hires so badly.
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
Applied online. Invited to their office for first round. 2 in-person interviews, 45 minutes each, 1:1, behavioral + case. Nothing was out of the ordinary with cases. One case was about revenue growth, the other was about cutting cost. One interviewer has MBA, the other is a PhD. The whole interview process was fast. Heard back next working day.
- Routine behavioral questions. One did ask about something on my resume. Answer Question
Helpful (6)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY).
Campus recruiting. Process took a 1-2 months (due to scheduling conflicts). Had 2 back to back interviews with project managers in their New York office. Both interviews dived straight into case questions - not completely straightforward, but they tried to guide you a little if you need it (not just you talking at your interviewer). Case interview was followed by a couple of 'fit' interview and questions about previous experiences in team settings, etc.
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Helpful (1)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Summit, NJ) in June 2015.
It was pretty straight forward. I just applied online from a college alumni career posting and then the interview was setup at the local or regional office of your choice. Interview was with a new consultant and a principal.
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL) in June 2015.
Multiple interview process beginning with a phone interview and then extending to two interview periods with four individual interviews for each period. Some interviews were in person with their Chicago staff while others were done over Skype. Interviewed with HR as well as all those who were in the team I would be working for. Everyone was very helpful and kind.
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