Boston Consulting Group Visiting Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jan 18, 2015
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Visiting Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2015.

Interview

I applied online and was given a weeks notice to interview. The interview consisted of an online test, an interview with a consultant, and an interview with a partner, all back to back. The consultant was super friendly, whereas the partner had a straight poker face the entire time. Overall I had a good experience- everyone in the office was super friendly- but after the cases felt like there was no way I would get the job (a bunch of my estimates were off, etc).

Interview Questions

  • You look great on paper, but what are you like as a person?   Answer Question

Negotiation

No negotiation (internship)

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    Visiting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in November 2014.

    Interview

    Initial 45 test questions case. After one week, first round of interviews with consultants, one week later another round of interviews with 2 principals. Failed at the end of one business case. I was afterwards told that I would need more practice and I should try to practice a little bit with a book like Case in Point.

    It is not as difficult as it could seem at first. Best advice I could give is not to be nervous. I wasn't and even though it was first interview in my life, I got through the whole process.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were CEO of a very successful company, what would be your first three policies.   Answer Question
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    Visiting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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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    Visiting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Madrid (Spain)) in December 2013.

    Interview

    I was invited to take the test at their offices, and immediately after had two interviews. The first one was focused on walking them through my cover letter, strengths and weaknesses, skills... In the other interview they had me solve a case study that the interviewer had worked on. As I am a business student, the case was about improving a company's discounts policy. Not sure if those kind of interview questions are asked to a candidate with other backgrounds

    Interview Questions

    • The test is the most difficult part of the interviews. I barely completed 15 questions out of 25. But don't get scared, that's the average that people can manage to answer   Answer Question
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    Visiting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oslo (Norway)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Applied online and was asked to interview two weeks later. After passing the first round of two interviews, had a second round of two interviews a few days later. Well planned process and nice atmosphere.

    Interview questions were varied, but got two M&A questions.

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Visiting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    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.

    Interview Questions

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid (Spain)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Madrid (Spain)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    1st Round: Online Case
    2nd Round: 2x 1:1 interviews with 40:40:20 split between personal:case:questions 45 mins each.
    3rd Round: same as second round but with more senior staff members 1 hours duration each.

    Plenty of time to ask questions and get asked questions.

    All the interviewers and HR staff were extremely kind and encouraging. The selection process was handled quickly with constructive feedback at certain stages. All the aspects of the interview process contributed to the image of BCG being an extremely enjoyable place to work.

    Interview Questions

    • Business cases vary depending on previous experience of interviewers.   Answer Question
    • Personal interview - going through CV to usual personal experience/competency questions - .e.g. teamwork etc...   Answer Question
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    Visiting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid (Spain)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Madrid (Spain)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Boston Consulting Group internship recruitment process for Madrid consist of 3 stages.

    First stage: computer based test including some quantitative and qualitative aspects of business etc.

    Second stage: two interviews of combined case and personal qualities. They lasted about an hour each with a split of 5 min introduction, 25 minutes personal, 25 minutes case and 5 minutes in the end to ask any questions. The interviews are with mid-level consultants or project leaders.

    Third and final stage: two more interview of combined case and personal qualities with more senior members of the firm. Usually principals but if necessary a partner may be required to assess a candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were pretty standard and cases were pretty standard too.   Answer Question

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