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Boston Consulting Group Summer Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2014
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Washington, DC

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in February 2013.

Interview Details – First round interview in Boston, relatively straightforward cases with principals who were very easy to read. One case on forward-integrating and another on factors that drive retail growth. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Second round in Washington, DC. Two cases, both with partners, very little fit interview (the first partner jumped right into the case, the second asked one or two very basic fit questions and then moved on). Much more difficult to read. Made a minor math error on the first case, nailed the second. Received tepid phone feedback -- "good job, it's very competitive for the summer, please try again in the fall." Agree with the comments from a previous reviewer: my sense was that they care much more about full-time than the summer.

Interview Question – The cases were straightforward. It was much more about responding to what the interviewer wanted you to say, which I suppose is no different than any other consulting interview.   Answer Question


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Summer Consultant
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2009.

Interview Details – First round: 2 45-minute interviews
- Each applicant will receive a call regarding acceptance or non-acceptance into the final round interviews. Applicants will receive feedback on interview performance regardless of next round acceptance.
Second / final round: 2-3 45 minute interviews with leadership

Each interview: 10 minutes of "fit" questions, 25-30 minutes of case interview, 5 minutes of open questions

Interview Question – The interviewer drew a curve on a piece of paper and said it represented the revenue for a telephony company over time. Asked me to brainstorm and then hone in on what was driving the revenue curve. Interviewer was supportive, rather than hard-nosed.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – n/a. No negotiations permitted


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Summer Consultant
Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in March 2011.

Interview Details – Easy case interview process very informal and laid back. People were nice

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Negotiation Details – No negotiation - set salary


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London, England (UK)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in May 2013.

Interview Details – 1st Round- 2 back to back case interviews with project managers. Interview lasted 45 minutes. Had a few behavioural questions like why consulting, why bcg. 2nd round: 4 back to back interviews with 4 partners. 3 of them were case interviews, covered a range from market sizing to new market entry and identifying root cause of profitability issue. Last interview was given large amount of data including annual reports and news clippings, and had to make a presentation within 45 minutes to partner highlighting key client issues. Everyone was really friendly, and of the highest intellect and calibre.The final decision was made within one week and received offer on the phone.

Interview Question – 5/6 interviews were business case interviews, one of them was a pure market sizing problem. One of the interviews , interviewer kept on asking what else , what else after i made my recommendation. He also made me make a visual representation of my solution to make it easier for the client to understand.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – very good offer. No need for negotiation.

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