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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2015.
Campus Recruiting. Standard interview process - two interviews back to back with partners. First ten to fifteen minutes were behavioral and rest of interview was a case. Behavioral section was pretty laid back, with a couple of rote questions regarding a specific experience when I had to work with a team.
- Walk me through your resume Answer Question
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I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Mumbai (India)).
Personal interview to get to know more about candidates and assess their skills to review the potential of candidates. This was the first round of interview . There are multiple rounds
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in April 2012.
The interview process is pretty standard college recruiting; intro CV screening followed by several one on one interviews, followed by a decision communicated relatively quickly. You have to think carefully in advance of which location you want to apply to as it will not be easy to change location once you have specified you want to work in a certain location and the partners there have established an expectation of you joining a particular office.
- Why do you want to work here? Why are we special? Answer Question
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I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Notre Dame, IN) in November 2014.
I applied through Campus Recruiting. A few days after the application was due, I received notice that I had been selected as an alternate. I was able to sign up and get a time slot. Two nights before the interviews they held a case interview workshop to walk applicants through how BCG conducts a case interview. I had two back to back case interviews with each having a behavioral or fit portion.
- It was two case interviews. After that it was very open ended for the fit portion. I spoke with one interviewer about my study abroad experience. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in May 2015.
Phone interview for 15 mins. For 10 mins you basically describe your current research experience, team work, and leadership. Last 5 mins, you ask any question to them. The interviewer is looking for a candidate who can deliver the information in very concise and efficient way within a limited time frame.
- How would you make it better if you go back to the position you made a difficult choice in your leadership experience based on what you learned from it Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in September 2015.
Two rounds consisting of two one on one interviews each. Each interview was structured the same - about 10 minutes "fit" questions, about 30 minutes for a case, and the remaining few minutes are left to ask the interviewer some questions. Because the interviews are short (45 minutes each) the questioning is fast paced and they do ask several follow up questions to dive into your experiences in depth. Standard interview questions (leadership, team experiences, etc.), but make sure you put a lot of thought into the answers you provide.
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Washington, DC) in September 2015.
BCG came to campus, about 1-2 weeks after the application was due, I received email invitation to their DC office for first round interview. 2 45-mins case interviews, the first 5-10mins behavioral, then 20~mins on the case. After the case there were 5-10 mins to ask questions. I interviewed in the morning, they had water and some chocolates for candidates. The interview was scheduled on Thursday so many of us had to miss classes. They put me in a hotel about 20mins away from the office the night before. It took them one day to get back to me about me not getting into the second round.
- What was your greatest accomplishment What would you do differently next time when you work with a group after you learned from past group work experiences What was a time you were stressed and how did you deal with it Why BCG Why consulting When you work with a group what&#039;s your role in the team What kind of teammates would you pick if you&#039;re a project leader Answer Question
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I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2015.
I had two 45 minute back to back interviews. Both interviews started with a quick behavioral interview followed by a case. The behavioral were standard leadership, team work, challenging situation type questions. No curve balls here. The cases were pretty straight forward, although very comprehensive. Each case had 3-4 exhibits.
- Why BCG? Why Consulting? Example of dealing with ambiguity. Example of dealing with a challenging situation. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL) in September 2015.
Did 1st round elsewhere, was invited to Chicago for the final round. 2 interviews: 1 written case and 1 standard case. Written case is quite intense, and most slides they provided were relevant so you just have to be quick and decisive and put down notes that are directly presentable. Definitely try to spare 5 minutes to practice. Standard case was comparable to the cases in the 1st round (and not really difficult), but the partner made it stressful by being 'extremely' impatient and asking to do a series of calculations on the fly. Also of note: local office culture can be quite different within the same company.
- Typical questions, nothing was out of ordinary. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (London, ON (Canada)) in January 2015.
The interview was 2 45 minute combined behavioural and case interviews. Back-to-back with two consultants from BCG. First case was about a car manufacturer, second was about a market entry for a new molecule.
- Tell me about a time that you had to make a decision that resulted poorly. Answer Question
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