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
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
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
Negotiation Details – No negotiation - set salary
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