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Boston Consulting Group Intern Interview Questions

Updated Mar 6, 2017
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Anonymous Employee
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Very smooth process! Quick turnaround.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Application submission through school website and BCG website. They contacted me for a first-round interview, and informed me that a second-round interview would happen one week after that. For the final interview, the would fly me to their office for a formal interview. I only made it to the first round interview, but both interviewers were very nice and understand the situation I was in.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Drop resume, got a call in a week

    Interview Questions

    • guestimation calcuate daily revenue of starback located in US   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did pretty well on guestimation


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Submitted resume and cover letter, then received a first round interview that took place at their headquarters. The interview consisted of two 30-40 minute cases with two different interviewers. Both case interviews included 5-10 minutes of general questions about my resume and past experience as well.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of working with a difficult person in a group setting and how you handled it.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Standard interview with case studies and behavior questions. You just have to be really insightful and logical. And be prepared for the excel functions.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in April 2013.

    Interview

    Lean process, with less steps than the other consultancy firms. Could be more supportive by offering coach or trainning sessions for the candidates, as the other firms did. Also could give feedback to their candidates as a way to improve their chances to learn and grow for other opportunities. Great format of case interview by presenting data and graphics in paper as the case advance.

    Interview Questions

    • Business case with slides and printed data, not only verbal presented data.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Two one on one interviews on the same day. One in English, one in your native language. If you pass those interviews then you intern at the office you applied in application form.

    Interview Questions

    • One interviewer summarized her last project with the client. She asked many why questions in order to understand you haven't just memorized common frameworks. There was a cheese company in Holland who was looking to increase its revenue. One questions was which options should you consider to increase the revenue? You are expected to give at least 3-4 answers. In my case, she was looking for you to say "expanding other countries". Then she asked which criteria should be used before entering into new market. After a couple of more questions, she showed me a chart and wanted me calculate production cost.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Atlanta, GA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Had first round interview in Atlanta. Two 45 minute interviews with first 10 minutes behavioral. Had market entry and cost case. Practice unit conversion because that is what through me off.

    Interview Questions

    • Look at this slide and tell me which supplier we should use.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    went to several events, got through first round of interviews, enjoyed all people met, did not get an offer for the summer but was encouraged to apply for a full time offer in the fall

    Interview Questions

    • be ready for a question about a time you messed up and how you rectified the situation/what you learned   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Boston, MA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Very interesting: they called me right after my application to come by for interview.
    Just prepared myself a bit with case in point, after all they don't want you to use a predefined framework, they want you to create a framework on the spot. The first round was rather hard, while the in basket case in the second round wasn't too hard.
    Btw, you always need some luck to survive :)

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    Negotiation

    no


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