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Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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Neutral Experience

Consultant (Entry Level) Interview

Consultant (Entry Level)

Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Summer Associate Interview

Summer Associate

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

Interview Details – Interview was practice cases. Difficult if you didn't prepare.

Interview Question – In general the case study.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Associate Interview

Associate

Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

Interview Details – Campus info session - starts in September every year
First round interview - happens in October on campus, 2 interviewers at Consultant or Project leader level, 45 minutes per session, a mix of behavioral questions and case interviews,
Second round interview - happens in the office, 3 interviewers at Principal or Partner level, 45 minutes per session, a mix of behavioral questions and case interviews

Interview Question – Case questions requiring brainstorming   Answer Question


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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

Interview Details – Standard interview with case studies and behavior questions. You just have to be really insightful and logical. And be prepared for the excel functions.

Interview Question – Case study   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

PTA Interview

PTA

Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

Interview Details – Phone interview with background check, then skype interview with case solving

Interview Question – State your problem solving experience   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Principal Interview

Principal

Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

Interview Details – Interviews at BCG are mostly case study based. Lateral hires can also expect one or two interviews with senior partners that are more geared toward assessing fit with the company and its culture. Case studies are classic business problem case studies, i.e., no puzzles or brain teasers. Candidates should expect four to five rounds of interviews. Decisions are typically made and communicated within a week or two of the final interview.

Interview Question – Candidates familiar with case study interviews should find the overall process similar to that at other leading management consultancies.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

PA to CMO Interview

PA to CMO
Boston, MA

Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

Interview Details – Interview was interesting for a test

Interview Question – What would you do if you were a Schroedingers cat?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

Interview Details – Drop resume, got a call in a week

Interview Question – guestimation calcuate daily revenue of starback located in US   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did pretty well on guestimation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Summer Associate Interview

Summer Associate

Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

Interview Details – First round on-campus interview (2), second round on-site interview (3)

Interview Question – What is your favorite book and why? Point to something you didn't include in your resume   Answer Question


3 people found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

Interview Details – Submitted resume and cover letter, then received a first round interview that took place at their headquarters. The interview consisted of two 30-40 minute cases with two different interviewers. Both case interviews included 5-10 minutes of general questions about my resume and past experience as well.

Interview Question – Give an example of working with a difficult person in a group setting and how you handled it.   Answer Question

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