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Boston Consulting Group Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Sep 29, 2017
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Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2011.

Interview

I applied through the career center at school as the company comes to recruit here. Then, got interview invitation and I had to fly to another city for the interview. The interview consisted of 3 sessions. All were behavioral and case interviews.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Düsseldorf (Germany)) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Ich habe die Einladung für ein Bewerbungsgespräch über die Teilnahme an einem Workshop bekommen. Das Bewerbungsverfahren bestand aus zwei Gesprächsrunden an zwei Tagen.

    Erste Runde: Einführende Vorstellung des Unternehmens, zwei Gespräche mit je einem Gesprächspartner. Fragen zur Persönlichkeit und beidesmal eine Fallstudie. Eindruck positiv, die Interviewer waren freundlich und einfühlsam. Die Fälle waren nicht schwierig. Fall eins: Firma im Stahlhandel will Kosten reduzieren, Antwort ist im Wesentlichen, dass sie administrative Kosten senken müssen. Zweiter Fall: Produktion in der Lieferkette dauerte länger als bei der Konkurrenz. Antwort: Aufträge für die Lieferanten wurden zu spät abgeschickt.

    Die zweite Runde war viel aggressiver und nicht so freundlich. Durchdringende Fragen zur persönlichen Eignung, viel schwierigere Fallstudien. Die Interviewer waren nicht mehr so einfühlsam. 4 Interviews: Im ersten ging es nur um persönliche Eignung. In den übrigen drei gab es viel schwierigere Fallstudien. Fall eins: Betonproduktion in Deutschland, Marktvolumen für einen neuen Betontyp. Fall zwei: Zwei Auktionshäuser, Vergleich der Geschäftszahlen und Frage, ob man Objekte unter 5 Euro aus dem internen Handel ausschließen sollte.

    Fall drei: eine Oper und Gelegenheiten zur Kostenreduktion oder Verkaufssteigerung.

    Interview Questions

    • Sollte die Firma einen neuen Typ Beton auf den deutschen Markt bringen? Der Typ zeichnet sich durch eine ohne zusätzliches Polieren flache und ebene Oberfläche aus, aber kostet in der Produktion 20 % mehr.   1 Answer

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in March 2011.

    Interview

    The person interviewing me did everything he could to make me feel uncomfortable, that was I think part of his strategy. I think I could have performed well given a bit more space to breathe. I wish I could have been interviewed at least by one other person. It felt like my interviewer was in a hurry to get me out of there before I started talking, and to be honest he felt snooty and arrogant. I was told to try again in a few years, I most likelly will not.

    Interview Questions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in September 2009.

    Interview

    very organized hiring process. two case interviews with two different consultants on real cases worked on in the past. cases were very solution driven. fit interview to start that focused on who you are and your motivations not just career wise. very professional and cordial interviewers. creative answers and thoughts well received.

    Interview Questions

    • What skill would you need to work on most in starting this position?   1 Answer
    • How do you manage your work life balance?   1 Answer

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in November 2008.

    Interview

    All of the communications were highly professional. The interviews were typical of what one would expect, 2 behavioral/case interviews in the first round and 3 behavioral/case interviews in the third round. Preparation is a must to perform well, however having a positive attitude along with some luck always helps. The number of interviews is helpful in getting multiple opportunities to show one's skills; conversely each interview provides a further opportunity to fail. In order to obtain an offer, every interview must go reasonably well.

    Interview Questions

    • The interviewee needs to know his/her resume backwards and forwards. Based on my resume, I was asked what my two favorite authors are, why that is so, and what I had read most recently by them. I did not expect the question to be so detailed.   1 Answer

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    No negotiations.


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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
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der folgende (halbe) Vorstellungstag beinhaltete 4 Elemente:
    - Zwei persönliche Interviews mit Cases (Schätzung und Vorgehen) zu realen Projekten
    - PC-Case vor Ort (Zahlen- und Businessverständnis)
    - Fragerunde in einer Gruppe von Bewerbern

    Interview Questions

    • Nennen Sie uns pro Quadrant der Feedback-Matrix eine Situation, die Sie persönlich erlebt haben.   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Singapore (Singapore)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Online exam first, then two case interviews. One is in person and the second is via conference call.

    The interview had two parts, a personal experience question and a case interview. the cases were more strategy and marketing cases.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about background, why you made your career choices and what you did   Answer Question
    • Did case interviews, mostly unstructured   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vienna (Austria)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Vienna (Austria)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Man kommt im Büro an, wird herzlich begrüßt und dann in den Interview Raum gebracht. Dort gibt es 2 Interviews und danach noch einen Online Test. Während der Gespräche wird man ständig mit Getränken versorgt.

    Interview Questions

    • Es werden in den Interviews zuerst Fragen zum Lebenslauf und zur Motivation gestellt danach gibt es zwei typische Case Interviews.   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process consist of 1st stage computer test, 25 questions, 45 minutes. The second round is two interviews with 10 minutes personal interview and 20 minutes case interviews. The third round with partners consist of three interviews (personal + case). The cases in the last round are more complex than the second round.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest achievement so far?
      Case interviews: Second round - mostly around profit and loss
      Case interviews: Final round - test various business concepts   1 Answer

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