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Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions

Updated Feb 20, 2017
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    Knowledge Analyst - Data Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter on linkedin, later followed up by a call (resume walk through etc). Next up was a webex with RM of BCG. They are trying to figure out if you have excellent communication. I feel like it's important especially for top consulting companies that you talk with confidence. I explained my current job, tools in use to data analysis, python etc. This went well so next i was handed over a data engineering case along with presentation, that too went out pretty well so they flew me out for 1:1. I think my skills were pretty much in line since I cracked every assignment. This was perhaps the last step I think. I didn't get the offer because I panicked during my interview that day. Overall a good experience and would love to try again!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your work. Do you use Spark/hive etc. How often?   Answer Question
    • What's the largest dataset size you've worked on   Answer Question
    • Cast study: I was given a 7M rows dataset and some question that I had to solve from the data also some extra insight that you can get on your own. Finally create a full study around the case.   1 Answer
  2. Helpful (58)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Pretty straightforward. Mix of case and behavioral questions. Had 3 rounds of interviews and everyone was nice. Each interview lasted 30-45 minutes. Last interview was with a senior partner in the firm.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a challenge you faced? Go through this case.   2 Answers
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    After one brief HR phone screen, I was brought into the office for an in-person interview. After a second in-person interview schedule for the following week, I advanced to the final stage video interview with a partner. While the in-person interviews went very well, the partner was completely distracted and experiencing technical difficulties. Instead of rescheduling the interview, she proceeded with a scattered interview with many interruptions - I feel like this hurt my chances in the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your process in coordinating various stakeholders to execute an event   Answer Question
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Had a 30 minute discussion with the Head of Recruiting. Said she would be emailing a follow up discussion later that week. Several weeks and two out reaches later and still no reply. As a company that prides themselves on candidate experience, this is certainly not the well oiled recruiting process I hoped it would be.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you get into recruiting?   1 Answer
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Atlanta, GA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I started with a preliminary phone interview to learn more about the company, the role, benefits and compensation. There were a few interview questions during this call but they were the standard "tell me about yourself" questions. I then had two back to back video interviews using a web conference software. The questions were much more detailed for this round. The final stage was in-person interview and that one was surprisingly easy too. It was much more conversational than I expected it to be!
    All four interviews were super pleasant! Each interviewer was extremely kind, professional and informative. The total process between phone interview to offer letter took two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • What skills and past experience have you had that align with the position you're applying for?   Answer Question
    • Tell me reason someone might NOT like you in the workplace.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you failed. How did you handle it and what did you learn?   Answer Question
    • Why did you apply to this particular position at this particular company?   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    I applied online and within three days I was scheduled for a phone interview. The phone interview lasted 15 minutes. The lady was very nice and made sure I was relaxed.

    Interview Questions

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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Apply online and then interview with back to back interviews. Each interview is supposed to be half behavioral and half case study, but in reality they were both overwhelmingly case studies.

    Interview Questions

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    Summer Associate Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Standard 1st round interview. 2 case interview + Online test. First case was to find new sources of revenue and the second one about the movie theater capacity utilization. Very good feedback after the interview.

    Interview Questions

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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.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Atlanta, GA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was very short. I had a telephone interview for this position at the Atlanta office. I got the phone call at the appointed time and the interviewer asked to tell her a little bit about myself and my accomplishments in about 3-4 minutes. After this she asked about my job experience and told me that she would forward my file to the hiring manager and they would contact me in a few days about their decision on whether or not I would continue in the interview process. The interviewer was friendly and made me feel very comfortable.

    Interview Questions

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