Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2015
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    Internship Interview

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    Interview

    usual interview process. first of all a business case to be done on a computer and then an interview with a consultant

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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    It was the 2nd round interview for summer associate position. I flew into Atlanta the day before the interview. 2nd round consisted of 2 interviews: 1 with a partner and 1 with a principal.

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    • The case was on car financing. It was a pretty difficult question, very open-ended. The market sizing was not too difficult, but you had to come up with creative insights. The market sizing question was to estimate the size of car financing market.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    introduced by ex-colleague who is now working at BCG. The interview took place three times. First one is with Manager, and the second one is with senior manager, and the third one is with engagement partner. I failed in third interview. The 3rd interview looked going well, but he doesn't conduct any case interview.

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    • how many drug store in your city? how profitable they are?   Answer Question
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    Interview

    Had one face-to-face interview on campus. Interviewer asked basic questions, mainly about myself and my qualifications. Then , the interviewer received a phone call as proceeded to have a conversation during our interview! After he hung up, he didn't even apologize.

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    Junior Consultant Interview

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Applied online after attending a campus event. BCG is good in that they appreciate their candidates education, and offer an intermediate role between an associate and a consultant for those joining them with a PhD. Got through to the interviews onsite for three different assessments, one was a live case study with a current consultant, one standard arithmetic test, and one case study on paper format.

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    • Case study wasn't too difficult, but one really has to be used to the format before coming in. Practice is the key!   Answer Question
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    Visiting Associate Interview

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    Interview

    The first step consisted in a logical test and in a numerical test. Not extremely difficult but time was the major constraint. The second step consisted in a case to be solved at a PC. Similar to any business case, the fact that there was no interaction with an interviewer did not help. Moreover, differently from a face-to-face interview, time was measured at the second. The third step was a face-to-face interview with background questions and a market estimation question.

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    • The online business case itself was the most challenging part.   Answer Question
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    Summer Associate Interview

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    No Offer

    Interview

    Applied by emailing one of the HR people (got her contact details via a mutual friend). Everyone was very friendly, although I didn't feel as relaxed as when interviewing at some other firms. Nice office (Los Angeles) with a fantastic view. The interview was fairly typical, 2x45min. Good experience. Would have declined the offer if I got it.

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    • I had to analyze the toothbrush industry using just very basic graphs provided by the interviewer.   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Interview process was pretty standard: 3 rounds

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    Negotiation

    Standard; no negotiation

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    6 interviews divided into 3 rounds. First round with more jnr staff and last round with partners. Case based interviews. First 10-15mins about you, 35 mins on a case questions then time at the end for you to ask questions. Get on www.caseinterview.com to help you prepare and do lots of practice with friends.

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    Negotiation

    Very little negotiation possible other than start dates

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    No Offer

    Interview

    First stage is CV screening. Then you go to a sort of 'assessment centre' - with 2 20 minutes interviews (cv and case study) with 2 different employers and an online test. Results are given within a couple of days after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Market size questions. E.g. estimate the total market for hotels in italy   Answer Question

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