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Boston Consulting Group Associate Interview Questions

Updated May 22, 2017
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2013.

Interview

Initial Communications were good, lots of preparation for interview.
First interview went fine, interviewer was professional and upbeat.
Second interviewer was terrible. Constantly checked his e-mail, asked me to repeat what I was saying because he wasn't listening, gave me the wrong exhibits. Not very professional at all and made it difficult to solve the case

Interview Questions

  • What should our client be worried about that they aren't thinking about?   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Washington, DC) in October 2013.

    Interview

    If not coming from a "target school" it is quite difficult to get an interview.

    Interviewers were very nice. Seemed to place more emphasis on case and overall "raw horsepower" than fit. Interview process gives a good sense of the firm's unique culture.

    Interview Questions

    • Two business cases as expected, other than that it is a fairly straightforward behavioral interview (ie. leadership, teamwork, failures, etc). No brainteasers.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not worth negotiating.


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in October 2013.

    Interview

    First and final round interviews were a week apart. Hiring process took a month overall.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in September 2013.

    Interview

    First round through on-campus interviews. First round is two, 45-minute case interviews. It starts with a few questions about your resume, where the questions seem very much subject to change depending on your interviewer. Their case questions can be a little difficult, but they are made to be doable, at least in the first round.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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 Questions


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Multiple rounds of interviews, only made it through the first round. The first round had two interviewers. Both interviewers began with a behavioral interview and then a case interview. which lasted about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • My second interviewer began speaking to me in Spanish, which I listed as highly proficient, not fluent, on my resume. After having spent 45 minutes in an interview and case interview right before that, it was jarring and threw off my game.   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Applied to the job while in college and went through the normal university recruiting process in November of my senior year. This consisted of a strict application deadline, and set on-campus interview dates. Once you make it past the on-campus interview, you rank the offices you'd prefer, and are invited to a second-round interview at the office that you matched with.

    Interview Questions

    • Calculate the break-even cost given a set of parameters (in your head, without a calculator or pen/paper)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Salaries were pretty much consistent across the entering class and across all offices.


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Standard process: 2 interviews in first round, 3 in final round, mix of case and behavioral


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Boston, MA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Passed the 1st round in the Boston office and was invited for the final round one week later. Final round had 3 cases. Performed average in the first two and bad in the last one. The 1st was about a pharma which wants to enter a developing country. The 2nd about a bank and the 3rd about mining in South Africa. The last one had a lot of info in 1 slide and I got confused. Overall, the interviewers were friendly but if you follow a tangent they do not bring you back.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL) in September 2012.

    Interview

    A former Consultant forwarded my resume to a Director in the Chicago office. I then received an email, had an initial phone screening and was set up to take part in the normal recruiting process a few months later. I was living in Brazil at the time and BCG put in extra effort to make the "in-person" interviews possible by setting up a video conference at their São Paulo office nearby me. I had two interviews. Both started with a few brief questions about my resume and then a case study. My nerves got the better of me and I tripped up on the math. Overall the interviewers were very friendly and informative.

    Interview Questions

    • The most challenging part is driving the case. Without much prior preparation this can be difficult.   Answer Question

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