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Boston Consulting Group Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2017
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL) in October 2014.

Interview

Applied through my university and was brought in for first-round interviews at the local (Boston in my case) office. Interviews were 45 minutes long, back-to-back: 10 minutes for fit questions, 30 minutes for case interview, 5 minutes for Q&A. Was flown to the Chicago office (my eventual home office) for second-round interviews, which were structured a little differently: 1 verbal case, like in the first round, and one hour and a half written case + presentation. Met many different BCGers along the way and was impressed with how frank and honest they are through the entire process!

Interview Questions

  • Should our client, a worldwide coffee company, focus on growing the existing US market or expanding into China?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Boston Consulting Group

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Following my internship at BCG, I was offered to join BCG full-time in Europe. I applied for a transfer to one of the American offices via email. I was asked to come to the office to meet some people for interviews a couple of days after my first inquiry.

    Interview Questions

    • No case-interviews, just a friendly getting-to-know each other.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    BCG offers little room for negotiation. I was told the only slack you have is the entry-level. I did not negotiate, however.


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, there is no deadline for this position.The interesting part is they offer me a chat opportunity with associate and analyst who works in BCG New York, not the HR to have the phone interview with me.

    Interview Questions

    • Normal questions. Introduce yourself, why consulting, why BCG   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    There are 5 rounds of the interview. 1 HR interview, 2 consultant case study, 1 big case presentation interview and 1 onsite interview. There are about 1 week or 10 days gap between each round. The HR and interviewer are nice and considerate. Didn't feel very stressful during the whole process

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle a cooperation issue within a team?   1 Answer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied on line, got a first round interview within 3 weeks. Interview is basically 45 minutes of case solving and some fit questions. A week later had a final round interview was notified after 5 days that I had no offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Fit questions were most about experiences while working in a team.   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    first round, and then second round.. not much people get invited to the second round. They do reimburse all travel expenses, very nice. One person was nice the other was not: almost stress interview-- never smiled throughout the whole process!

    Interview Questions

    • for foreign offices, you are required to do some translation test   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    applied through my school, had 2 rounds of interviews (3 interviews in each round)

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiation


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Referred internally, called in for two first round interviews a week or so later. The interviewers were extremely personable during the introductions and behavioral questions. When we got into the cases, I stumbled a bit, but they tactfully urged me in the right direction. I knew I wasn't going to get called back for second rounds after bungling one of the cases, but they spared me a lot of embarrassment and then gave me constructive feedback afterwards.

    Interview Questions

    • When one interviewer saw that I was writing out the math, he asked me to do specific calculations in my head, without pen and paper. Being put on the spot made it very difficult.   1 Answer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    On-campus recruiting at Wharton.

    Interview Questions

    • A company makes feminine protection products. They are facing contracting margins. A new supplier offers them a low price on a new low-tack adhesive. What criteria should the use to evaluate it?   1 Answer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Boston, MA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    3 Case interviews with consultants and senior execs at the firm, in addition culture fit phone screens and a couple of weeks between each interview; It was not actually a very long process

    Interview Questions

    • All case based interview questions   2 Answers

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