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Boston Consulting Group Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 2017
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Boston, MA) in May 2014.

Interview

case interview plus behavioral. need to know how to analyze a case effectively in a short amount of time by asking the right questions. as for behavioral, its mainly about your story and why consulting matters to you

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Initially picked up via a 3rd party recruitment firm. Submitted CV and covering letter for specific BCG team (IVI Taskforce). Attended first round interview at which I met two BCG employees, one specifically from IVI team and one more senior general strategist. Both interviews had all the standard cultural fit and CV exploration. Both had a case study element, one relating to to a Swiss bank looking to reduce costs.

    Interview Questions

    • Maths elements of both case studies were quite complex and you were invited to ask questions or clarify. However interviewer sat right next to you which was slightly off-putting.   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    interviews after Bridge to BCG program

    Interview Questions

    • During the second interview, the interviewer asked me to read some data first without asking for a framework.   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    - Comprehensive hiring process on campus; several networking sessions and dinners / cocktails
    - BCG supported the interview process by organizing mock interviews with candidates
    - Interview itself comprises 2 rounds of 2-3 45-min interviews (10-min behavioral, 30-min case and 5 mins to discuss other questions)

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing out-of-the-blue in terms of question. However, in second round with partners, it's likely that the interview structure could be non-traditional depending on the "mood" of the partner interviewing. Possible to end up even as a conversation / discussion about a topic of interest. But note that you are still being assessed on structured thinking, creativity, insights, etc.   Answer Question

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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.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    College campus initiated process with a resume drop. First round: 3 separate 30 minute interviews (resume and business case). Second round: 4 separate 30 minute interviews (resume and business case).

    Interview Questions

    • "Case interview" questions   1 Answer

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Two rounds of interviews. 2 back to back case interview each round. Good learning experience. Unfortunately I didn't get the offer. Very professional experience.

    Interview Questions


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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

    Interviews were rigorous and difficult. Important to maintain cool under pressure. Must have hypothesis driven approach and interviewee must drive the case. Good structure and math are expected. Solution - practice... a lot.

    1 round interview - 2 interviews in local office. Mix of behavioral and case interviews with Project Leader and Principal.
    Decision round - 3 interviews in the office of choice/preference. Again Mix of behavioral and case interviews with Partners and Principals.

    Interview Questions

    • Rigor of the cases. Must have creative solutions yet also suggest implementable solutions to tough problems in a very short time (approx. 25 min cases).   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None. Best in class offers.


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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Long and strenuous interview process, but a great experience

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about a trucking company that was experiencing revenue loss year-over-year.   1 Answer

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    Consultant Interview

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

    Interview

    Applied through the Advanced degree route. BCG came to campus for a presentation. Case practice workshop was conducted for first round interviewees. First round was in Chicago. Interviewed by two projects leaders. Each interview consisted of a 10 min fit component, a 30 minute case and 5 min Q&A. Fit and case were both pretty standard.

    Interview Questions

    • Heavy on data analysis from graphs/tables. Need to be quick/thorough with math.   1 Answer

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