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Boston Consulting Group Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Dec 15, 2017
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Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

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

Interview

I came in for a first round interview, which was two sets of interviews involving the standard interview questions plus a case for each. One case involved trying to figure out how to improve the snack profits of a supermarket (namely, what was the root cause of the profit issue and how to improve it), and the other involved trying to figure out a similar thing for a whiskey company. The root causes were different in each case.

Interview Questions

  • We have a company which is seeking to improve its profits on whiskey, which have declined in recent years. How can we improve our client's market share?   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Two interviewers, each with personal experience and a case. The whole process was very poorly organized. One of them is a Harvard MBA and project leader, who arrived 10 min late herself and urged me to wrap up the case after only 15 min. The second one is a PhD and consultant which I found easier to talk to and the case went well. Overall experience is less fluent than Mck.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you took a risk;
      Case1: A grocery cost reduction; Case2: Evaluate the threat of a new drug to the client   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (2)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Phila, PA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Was open ended - interviewed to the Dubai office and got called in to a hotel in Philadelphia for the first round. Had the interview with 2 interviewers, who started with fit, choosing random points on my resume before moving to a very open ended case.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Why BCG
      2. Why Consulting
      3. Name 3 Strengths and 3 Weaknesses?
      4. What's ur greatest accomplishment?
      5. Tell me of a time you had to navigate difficulties in a team?   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Well organized and fluid.

    Two rounds; Round 1 with Principal & Consultant and Round 2 with Senior partners. Great organization to interview with, however difficult to get an interview.

    I am not going to disclose the cases, but the cases were more "tough" than the cases in business school casebooks. Interviews are fairly rigorous and be prepared to be grilled on your:
    (a) Business acumen (b) Quant skills (c) Analytical skills (d) FIT & leadership.

    Prepare well.

    Interview Questions

    • Business cases. Cases were heavy on math, graphs and conceptually challenging. Questions were purposely ambiguous. I recently interviewed at Bain as well, and in my opinion, BCG cases were tougher.   2 Answers

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I submitted my resume, cover letter, and answered some short answer questions (e.g. describe your proudest accomplishments; describe a time you had to assume a leadership position) through their online application portal. I was invited to interview a few weeks later. To help prepare for the interview, BCG offered webinars and one-on-one mock interviews with current consultants. The first-round interview day was well-organized and ran smoothly. All candidates interviewing around the same time waited together in a room where there was coffee, tea, and snacks, as well as other consultants to chat with. We were all given little notecards with bios of our two interviewers and information regarding next steps. Both of the interviews involved a set of fit questions and a case. Depending on the interviewer, the fit portion can be more conversational or feel like you are just answering a list of separate questions. Both of the cases were as expected--challenging and with a few complicated charts.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with a teammate or someone you were leading who was underperforming.   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    applied through summer program, first round got two case interviews with fit. flew by very quickly. about 10minutes on fit and rest on case. very conversational in nature. i talked through a lot of my though processes and my interviewer helped guide me through which avenues to explore.

    Interview Questions


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    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Boston, MA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Standard first round: 2 45-min interviews.
    Each starts with a personal experience interview where they ask you questions based off of your resume. Then you proceed into a case that your interviewer has selected...which seems to usually be in an area that they have worked or know well. Lastly, they ask you if you have any questions for them.
    I have not heard if I have a second round interview yet.

    Interview Questions

    • When beginning a new job, was this ever unstructured and what did you do?   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (San Francisco, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Two interviews back-to-back: 10 minutes of fit, then about 30 minutes for the case, then 5 minutes of Q&A. No solid time-keeping from interviewers. Cases involve chart-reading and require knowledge of business concepts.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Tell me about a time when you had to convince someone to change course. 2) Tell me about a time when someone challenged your authority.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    The process was very smooth and everyone there was professional. I interacted with two interviewers and one recruiting assistant. Received rejection letter in 2 business days. They were able to give me some feedback over the phone afterwards and that was very helpful.

    Interview Questions


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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Very professional environment and process. Everyone was helpful and found my way quickly. 2 case interviews each 45 mins long. A few questions about yourself and spent most of the time on case interviews

    Interview Questions


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