Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions

Updated Aug 27, 2015
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    No Offer

    Interview

    Interviewed on campus, standard initial round of two case interviews. Lots of feedback provided. Then an additional case prep and second round which consistent of three case interviews. People were very friendly. May be due to the fact that people were recruiting on campus. I interviewed from DC for New York.

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    Interview

    Online application and a little back and forth with the recruitment manager. First round interview was in person, with two consultants. The interviews were tough and the consultants don't provide too much comfort if you get off to a shaky start. This was followed by a 1 hour 'aptitude test', involving verbal and numerical comprehension and reasoning. It started easy then got quite difficult towards the end, and was very business focussed, in comparison to some of the more generic aptitude tests out there.

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    • A case study about a customer service phone company in Kenya. The question was actually asking to calculate the per unit profit.   1 Answer
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    Application

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

    Interview

    I was first invited to a preparation Workshop, it covered the firm’s culture, recruitment process and a sample case analysis. I found the sample case analysis very useful. So there were 3 rounds of interview, each round composed of 2 case interviews. I was interviewed by a principal first, and then a consultant. Unfortunately, I did not make it through the first round. I would recommend interviewees to develop a framework instead of tackling the questions intuitively.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer

    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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    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume on campus and through their website, and heard back within less than a week. I attended their info session, which was not very useful in terms of learning about cases but was a good opportunity to see their (impressive) offices. The actual interview was very straight-forward, although I did not feel like the interviewers actually tried to get to know me. It was all "down-to-business." It might have been because they were tired -- it was an 8am interview and they admitted to working long hours. Either way, it's a great company and that becomes evident as soon as you walk into the door. However, the interview process could certainly be improved and interviewers should be held to a higher standard.

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    • There were two cases, one with each interviewer. Pretty standard cases.   Answer Question
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    Visiting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    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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    Visiting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    The HR liaison was extremely helpful in explaining the recruitment process. The office I applied to organised for me to pass a test in my nearest BCG office, which I found to be convenient.

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    • I passed the online case study. It was more challenging that I expected. Questions were a mix of quantitative and qualitative.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Three stages. Initial problem solving and excel based testing. Second interview is case studies and general interview with managers. Final interview is with hiring partner.

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    • The problem solvers here are very hard and the case studies are not easy either. The interviewer will pressure but guide when needed.   Answer Question
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    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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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Applied online, got call inviting me to the office for a first round interview. Had two case interviews: first one went great, but bombed the second one. Both interviewers were relatively senior employees, but were nice, although you could tell they had other things to do. Asked lots of questions, made BCG seem great to work for.

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