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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (6)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Atlanta, GA) in May 2015.
The process was challenging and very well organized. Throughout the process I was presented multiple opportunities to practice cases with employees. Everyone I spoke to during the process was very thoughtful and seemed to genuinely want me to succeed. During my last interview with a Senior Partner, it was described to me that BCG invests heavily in its people, including prospective employees. After I accepted my offer, I received congratulation e-mails and phone calls from majority of the individuals that I had met during the process. It was a great experience.
- How would members of your past teams describe you? Give examples of how you demonstrated those characteristics. Answer Question
Helpful (32)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.
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.
- "Name a time when you failed." and the case portion in general Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in May 2015.
I received an email response asking for availability for a short telephone call the following week. I provided availability and then I heard back confirming date and time 1 day later. The interviewer's call was puntual and he was personable. He did not explain the entire interview process until I asked at the end of the call. Interviewer explained the screen Interview would be followed by in person Interview if selected and that entire process should not take longer than 3 weeks.
- Why do you want to work for the company? How would your colleagues describe you? When was last time given a project or task you did not know how to complete and how did you resolve it? Describe a time you feel demonstrates are a team player The phone screening took approximately 30 minutes with some general information provided about the company by the interviewer and an opportunity to ask questions provided at the end. Many of the questions were behavioral. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
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
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.
2 interviews. First one on campus consisted of 2 45 minute interviews with a Project Leader and Principal. Second interivew consisted of 3 45 minute interviews in the office I applied to, 2 of which were with Partners and one with a Principal. Each interview consisted of a few minutes of the typical interview (tell me about yourself, why consulting, why BCG, tell me about a time when... etc.) and a case interview (suppose X company is thinking about expanding into Y market - should they do it?) that was very difficult.
- Case style interviews. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Washington, DC).
There were two interviewers. First part of each of the interviews is behavioral and the other part is Sum case. The First Lady was really nice and interesting but the second guy was just cold and couldn't wait to finish the interview.
- Tell me about a time things went wrong at work and how did you deal with it Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in April 2015.
Got first phone interview from a recruiter. After the phone interview, they choose if they want to bring you back in. I spoke with a young HR girl. All questions were very situational and hard. You had to think of specific times from work and provide examples.
- Tell me a time when you used your intuition to make a decsision Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Boston, MA) in April 2015.
Asked a lot of behavioral questions to get a better idea if I was compatible to work in their work environment. Have millions of qualified applicants but need to find the BCG fit and thats what they try to look for in interviews.
- Tell me a joke Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Dallas, TX) in April 2015.
First round in Dallas, final round in Boston. Both rounds included 2 case interviews back to back. The first round was an enjoyable process, everyone was very friendly. The ADC candidates were brought to a room between interviews where we could speak with newly hired ADCs. I thought this was a nice touch and gave us the opportunity to ask additional questions to those with similar backgrounds who had just gone through the same process.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Washington, DC).
5 rounds of interviews by many different teams and executives. They were very focused and really wanted to know your background and giving specific examples. They also do a lot of follow up questions. You can't lie your way through the interviews.
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