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Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions in Germany

Updated Jun 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Consultant (Data Science) At BCG Gamma Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Munich, Bayern (Germany)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process includes one telephone interview with HR, one personal interview at BCG and the last step is a personal meet and greet in Paris. The personal interview is structered in three parts and takes 3 hours:
    - Online-Test
    - Presentation of homework-case
    - Case-Study
    The atmosphere was very relaxed and the interviewers were very nice. It was a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you describe yourself   1 Answer

  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Munich, Bayern (Germany)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    2 interviews + 1 online case (multiple choice)

    online case: you get a virtual case study and have to analyze the company (e.g. calculate revenue, profit margins) and determine what there most critical problems are and how you could tackle them. All questions are multiple choice (exactly 1 solution correct).
    Half of the people struggled with the time, so be sure that you can do some more complex multiplication in written form very quick.

    Interview Questions

    • What are important values for me?
      What do I want to learn?
      What is the one thing I am most proud of?  
      Answer Question
  3.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Munich, Bayern (Germany)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I received an invitation for a first interview round in the Munich office
    Process was handled extremely professionally, i was provided with material to prepare for the interview
    2 interview with personal fit questions and case studies
    1 test, testing my mathematical and business skills

    My interview partners were very friendly and open, interested in finding out why I wanted to change from corporate to consulting and challenging me to explain them my career in a very structured way

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most interesting experience/project you had/did that is not listed on this CV   Answer Question

  4.  

    Business Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Düsseldorf (Germany)).

    Interview

    Very unprofesional. I expected more from such a large company and big repputation throughout the years. The interview was relative easy. I god feedback the next day. Apparently the "personal fit" was not right.

    Interview Questions

    • Multiply what is 1/3 of 7?   1 Answer

  5.  

    Principal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Frankfurt am Main (Germany)).

    Interview

    Met great people. Partner interviews were good but other principals were too snobby. 5 interviews (2 principals and 3 partner). All in all very structured process. Great insights into the company.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you estimate how many people where blue in Madrid on a Tuesday.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Salary not competitive to financial services or investment banking


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    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in January 2016.

    Interview

    Telephone-interview (Frankfurt-Munich). The interviewer was late, 30 min(!). A young consultant, under a lot of pressure and lacking empathy, bad combination... First, 20 min questions about CV and leadership/team-work, then I was asked to solve a case study over the phone, a candidate-led one, it was very challenging. Despite all the money BCG is investing in creating the image of a peoples´ creativity and leadership oriented company (YouTube channel, TEDtalks, etc), the interview felt more like a standardized test, either you fit in the mold or you´re out, disappointing...

    Interview Questions

    • What do you feel most proud of? Characteristics of a leader? Teamwork? Case-study: LED producer for the car industry, calculate market size and growth.   Answer Question

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Munich, Bayern (Germany)) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Kind people and perfectly organised, interview process hard but not 100% objective and it's a pity there is only one consultant per Interview so there cannot be any peer reviews - in my case there was one guy who kicked me out, but the others could not really argue because they hadn't been in the interview. Although that interview was definitely the one which went best. As you can see there's a huge subjectivity in the process.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Munich, Bayern (Germany)).

    Interview

    Very professional, always eager to help and provide valuable tips, contributed to travel costs, interviewers were very welcoming and it seemed more like an exchange between equals rather than an interview

    Interview Questions


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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Munich, Bayern (Germany)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Started out with a boring presentation, then written test (not much time) and lastly 2 Interviews. One was in German, one in English. Each had one case study and standard questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Estimate the disruptive potential of private solar power to energy providers.   1 Answer

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    Visiting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Munich, Bayern (Germany)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process consists of two days. The first day had a written assessment test and two 1-on-1 case interviews; the athmosphere was friendly and the questions fair. The interviewers guide you through the case and challenge your thinking process.

    If you are successful, you get invited for a final day. The second day consisted of 4 case interviews and a behavioral role play. Afterwards, the interviewers discuss and communicate decisions in person.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you assess whether a pharmaceutical company should offer a vaccine for a disease for which they currently sell medication?   1 Answer

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