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Boston Consulting Group Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Feb 14, 2017
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Düsseldorf (Germany)
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Düsseldorf (Germany)) in November 2013.

Interview

Zunächst wird man in einer kleinen Gruppen durch einen Berater eingeführt, es gibt eine kurze Präsentation & Fragenrunde zum Unternehmen und Arbeiten bei BCG im Allgemeinen. Anschließend bekommt man einen persönlichen Ordner mit den Lebensläufen seiner Interviewpartner und kann sich etwas auf die Gespräche vorbereiten. Die eigentlichen Gespräche bestehen aus drei Teilen:

1. Interview no.1 (Fokus auf persönlichen Lebenslauf, allgemeinen Fit, etc.)
2. Online-Test (Fokus auf Logik/Mathefähigkeiten, Arbeiten unter Zeitdruck, Wirtschaftswissen, etc.)
3. Interview no. 2 (Fokus auf Case)

Danach ist die erste Runde beendet und wer erfolgreich war, wird zu den nächsten Runden geladen.

Interview Questions

  • Persänliche Fragen zur Motivation/Allgemeinen Fähigkeiten:
    Warum Beratung? Was sind ihre Stärken? Warum BCG? Fassen Sie mal kurz Ihren Lebenslauf zusammen.  
    Answer Question
  • Fachfragen/Erste Cases:
    Optimierung von Versicherungsvertriebsmodellen

    Optimierung von Bankvertriebsmodellen  
    Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Boston Consulting Group

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    First round interviews consist of 2 case based interviews back to back. Structure is: 5 mins is overall get to know you, 20 mins case interview, 10 mins behavioral fit.
    Final round is 3 interviews of basically the same format in the office where you intend to work.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the best team you worked on and why was it such a good team because of you?   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in November 2015.

    Interview

    2 Halbtage mit jeweils drei Interviews, ca. 45 Minuten lang. Das Interview besteht aus einigen Fragen zum persönlichen Hintergrund und Motivation, einer Case Study (ca. 25 Minuten), und den eigenen Fragen zum Unternehmen.
    In erster Linie wichtig erschien mir die Leistung in den Case Studies zu sein. Man muss sich vorher mit entsprechenden Büchern gut vorbereiten und die Vorgehensweise üben. Wichtig ist auch ein guter Umgang mit Zahlen und Kopfrechnen.

    Interview Questions

    • Was war bis jetzt ihr wichtigster nicht-akademischer Erfolg?   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milan (Italy)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Milan (Italy)) in September 2015.

    Interview

    7 face 2 face interviews + 3 online cases. The face 2 face interviews were divided in two separate steps.
    In the first step I had the first interview in English, then I got the 3 online tests using their laptop (a calculator, pen and blank sheets were provided) and the two interviews more (all case based interviews). The second step was characterized by 4 more interviews, 3 were case based while the fourth was with the HR director and was mainly used to test my motivation to work for BCG and to ask questions more related to my CV and previous experience.

    Interview Questions

    • You are the CEO of BCG about to go to a meeting with all the partners. Share with them the outlook of management consulting for the next 5 years and try to motivate them to do better   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Sydney (Australia)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Friendly and professional from start to finish, very well organized. Started with phone screen and then a discussion of what to expect going forward. HR contacted me just before my first face-to-face interview to check on how I was doing and if I had any last minute questions. After that, I moved through 3x interview days, each one consisting of back to back 1-hr interviews with 2x BCG employees, with increasing seniority.

    It was almost exactly as described online, some personality/behavioral questions, followed by a case interview and then time for you to ask them some questions.

    The case interview is often a project that the interviewer themselves worked on, so you cannot predict what it will be like; it pays to study the cases on BCG's website as well as practising case interview techniques in general.

    Interview Questions

    • Why consulting? Why BCG? If you were a consultant for this firm, what would you advise them?   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

    Standard, two interviews, each with a fit and case portion. I clicked with one interviewer but not the other. Tell me about a time when you royally damaged your credibility and how you fixed it.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you cut costs for the IT department of a large fortune 500 company?   1 Answer
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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

    Der Ablauf wurde im Vorfeld gut erklärt - Firmenpräsentation, Case 1, Online Test, Case 2. Bewerber aus Runde 1 und 2 können sich zwischen den Gesprächen unterhalten, Recruiter ebenso dabei. Die Atmosphäre insgesamt nett, aber ziemlich angespannt.

    Interview Questions

    • Warum haben Sie Entscheidung X vor 15 Jahren getroffen?   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2016.

    Interview

    Sehr professioneller Ablauf des Bewerbungsprozesses. Die Gespräche waren entspannt und die Stimmung positiv. Gesprächspartner waren fair und halfen bei Problemen während der Cases auch weiter. Es wurden sehr wenig Fragen gestellt, dafür wurden diese aber umso detaillierter behandelt. Meine Gesprächspartner empfand ich allerdings als langweilig und uninteressante Persönlichkeiten und nicht die Art Mensch, mit der ich nach der Arbeit ein Bier trinken möchte. Die Assistentinnen während des Recruiting Tages waren dagegen sehr locker.

    Interview Questions

    • 3 wesentliche Charakterzüge nennen
      Worauf sind die stolz/nicht stolz
      Auf beiden Fragen wurde sehr intensiv eingegangen  
      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. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Singapore (Singapore)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Interview at BCG on October 2015, for fresh grad consultant role. Consists of about 30 MCQs about data interpretation, and one 40-minutes behavioral and case interniew. The MCQs are OK, with some difficult questions, but I am not prepared during case since I have no experience before.

    Interview Questions

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    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Shanghai, Shanghai (China)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The whole process was simpler than normal because of two reasons. The first reason was, I was referred by an employee.
    The second reason was because I was about to enter a top MBA program in the states then. My qualifications were beyond the requirements of the intern position.
    Basically, I dropped my resume, and waited for a few days.
    Then I was called by people on the team which needed interns then. They asked me basic questions and why consulting internship.
    Then I got an offer within a week.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me an example when you did a lot of market research.   Answer Question

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Pros: “Many of the good things that are advertised when you get recruited are true. - Smart co-workers - Such a strong brand, senior exec clients really listen to what you say and act on it...”“Many of the good things that are advertised when you get recruited are true. - Smart co-workers - Such a strong brand, senior exec clients really listen to what you say and act on it - Consistent firm culture, and a lot of flexibilty to follow your own course and do any type of project you want to do (as long as you work hard and can do it really well) - All the private company perks (free proper coffee shop in the office! Lots of fancy office drink events, etc)” – Full Review

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