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Boston Consulting Group Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Nov 15, 2017
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Singapore (Singapore)) in April 2016.

Interview

Felt it was very subjective and not a good experience at all. Did well in the case but the lady Vietnamese (?) Principal was having a bad day and she wasn't listening anymore despite getting the case right. Not something you would experience with McKinsey I think.

Interview Questions

  • What is the best firm in the world?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Boston Consulting Group

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Dallas, TX) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Two rounds of interviews on site. Each round consists of two separate 45-minute interviews that have a fit portion and one case interview. The first round of case interview is more organized while the second round with Principals/Partners is more casual.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you overcome an obstacle in a team setting?   2 Answers

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Palo Alto, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    There were two rounds of two case interviews along with personality interviews. First round were conducted with Consultant/Project Leaders, second round with Principals. First round on campus, second round was at the office you were interviewing for.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you had to get a consensus.   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I attended online webinars for PhD students. Then applied online and was invited for an interview in NYC. It was somewhat disorganized; I was led to the wrong room and the interviewers seemed overwhelmed and rushed. One was quite unpleasant, particularly compared to non-BCG consulting interviewers.

    Both consisted of cases, one a valuation case about purchasing an NBA franchise and another about declining sales and profitability. Both fairly straightforward, although there was some intermediate accounting knowledge needed.

    Interview Questions

    • How does [x experience] relate and prepare you for consulting at BCG?   1 Answer

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    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    First Round interview. Process was a bit like herding cattle. Interviewers pushed interviewees through 45 minute blocks and then taking the next straight after. The interview itself was the standard behavior and case study process for consulting.

    The cases that I got were a mixed bag, one very tough for me, the other easier. Some difficulty in the process has to do with who gives the case and whether their style is approachable. In my case the first interviewer was more challenging to interact with compared to the second.

    Personally felt a mix of positives and negatives at the end. Writing this before I have found out whether I will get a second round. As a result I am writing no, just to hedge my bets.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a major challenge in your recent past.   2 Answers

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I had 2 rounds, each round consisted of two 45 minute interviews. (so a total of 4 interviewers). I was applying for the Dubai office and the first round was in Beirut and the second was in Dubai. The questions for the first say 15-20 minutes arce standard- they just want to get to know you. They ask about weaknesses, strengths, hobbies, pry into items on the cv and out of the blue questions. The second half of the interview would be cast studies but bare in mind that memorizing the frameworks doesn't work for all cases thrown at you by your interviewer, so come prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • A 100 years from now, The Economist will publish your obituary. What will it say about you?   1 Answer

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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)).

    Interview

    I enjoyed the process very much. As opposed to other elite offices, BCG Tel Aviv tried to create stress free environment in order to allow the candidates to do their best.
    The process was very professional in terms of it's speed.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I am interested to work in consulting?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time you failed at something?   1 Answer
    • What do you think consultants do?   1 Answer
    • What skills are you bringing to the table?   1 Answer

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Dallas, TX) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I flew to Dallas for an in person interview. The interview was your standard consulting job interview. A few case questions, all of which were rather difficult. I know when I walked out that I wouldn't be receiving this job.

    Interview Questions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid (Spain)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Madrid (Spain)).

    Interview

    1- Test Questions
    2- Case interview. Initally I was rejected but a few weeks ago they called again. A bit confusing.
    3- Two cases. Initial one not very challenging, second one more difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you expect from BCG?
      Why should we hire you?
      Commitment to consulting.   1 Answer

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    mcq questions (points deducted with wrong answers) -> a lot of calculation, more difficult
    and a case study to answer -> they are looking how you present your thought processes clearly.
    ask about your backgroud, education & experience

    Interview Questions

    • should a your client from China invest in property market in Indonesia?What is your advice?   1 Answer

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