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Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions

Updated Aug 19, 2017
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    Praktikant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Munich, Bayern (Germany)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    wie vorher abgesprochen wurde zuerst ein online test durchgeführt, dann ein interview bestehen aus einem case study interview und einem personal fit interview. dieses interview ging ca. 45 minuten. während der personal fit teil machbar war, war der case study teil sehr schwer - trotz vorbereitung mit prep lounge usw. daraufhin fand ein zweites interview statt, das genau so aufgebaut war - nur mit einem anderen mitarbeiter von BCG. wie auch davor, war in diesem interview der case study teil sehr schwer. man sollte sich im vorfeld gut vorbereiten, nicht nur mit preplounge sondern vor allem durch weitere interviews bei beratungen. zudem sind die case studys be BCG viel schneller und kürzer als bei preplounge, das erfordert übung.

    Interview Questions

    • Wo sehen sie sich in 5 Jahren? Was war bisher ihre größte Herausforderung?   Answer Question

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    MBA Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid (Spain)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Madrid (Spain)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    two rounds of two interviews each plus a computer test. First round consist in two 45 minutes interview and Second round consists in two 1 hour interview. The case is a 1 hour test that is done in the office the same day of the interview

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you prefer to work here rather than in another company?   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (San Francisco, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process at BCG is very much based on being able to solve a case scenario. I went through an off-cycle process, and had 4 interviews (2 first round, 2 final), and all of these had a case scenario. One of the final round interviews was a written interview that utilized similar skill set as an oral case. There were also fairly detailed / situational fit questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time when you had to compromise quality of work product.   2 Answers

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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Barcelona (Spain)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Barcelona (Spain)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The application was easy but took 4+weeks for me to receive the call form BCG Dubai
    The process consisted in 3 steps.
    1) two, 1h interviews at my campus with project leader and manager. both consisted in motivation and business case.
    2) At Dubai, analytical test + 1 business case
    3) interview with partner in Dubai + offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Call center business case & Airline business case in the first round.   1 Answer

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    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid (Spain)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Madrid (Spain)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    We first did an online test, which was too long for the time they give you to make you nervous, so keep calm and answer the questions (if you do more than half be happy), and then two rounds of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • why do you wanna work here?   1 Answer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Melbourne (Australia)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Resume and cover letter, followed by two rounds of two interviews. Each interview had approx. 10 minutes of 'getting to know you'/fit questions, followed by a 40-minute case study, and 5 minutes at the end for you to ask questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you failed at something. What did you learn from that experience?   1 Answer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    About 2 weeks after submitting the resume, I was invited to complete an online test, which must be done on a BCG computer. (Other candidates with more experience were waived this test and instead only needed to do a phone interview with a recruiter.)

    Since there is not much prepping material for BCG Potential Test online (as compared to McKinsey PST's), I find it extremely helpful to use consulting prep websites. Just Google and many of those will pop up on top. Fortunately calculator is allowed but I'd recommend practice without a calculator. Do remember to brush up your mental math since it will definitely help you save a lot of time on easy questions.

    3 days later I received an invitation to the first round which consisted of 2 back-to-back case interviews with project leaders, and was allowed about 1 month to prepare. During this time I was connected with a BCG buddy who was really nice and helped me prepped properly. It's important to have somebody to practice case interviews with, and you can find many of them online. This prepping time is really one of the most enjoying parts of the whole process since I got to know many people from all over the world who were also interviewing with MBB or top consulting firms.

    Closer to the interview date, they sent me the interviewers’ profile so I had sometimes to find their LinkedIn pages and got to know them more. The interviews were really case-heavy, so we spent around 5-10 minutes talking about my background before moving to the actual cases. Each interview lasted for around 50-60 minutes. Despite prepping around 20 live cases and read a lot more offline cases, I still found their cases to be more difficult than I’d expected (or I was too nervous and thus didn’t manage myself really well). 

Got a phone call from one of the interviewers, saying they would not invite me to the next round and also gave me some feedbacks, which I totally understand given my performance during the interview. Overall the process was great and I did learn a lot as well as made more friends. 

My advice here would be to prep as much as you could, remember to stay calm, confirm the case objectives, and manage your time during the interview so that you can finish the case in around 30-35mins.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your proudest accomplishment?   1 Answer
    • Case interview (Revenue + market entry)   1 Answer
    • Market sizing   1 Answer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    First step was two interactive case interviews including professional experience discussion. Also an online test. Second round was a presentation case of about two hours. Third round was two case interviews with partners, also kind of interactive cases but a bit more out of the box. This also included motivation for working at BCG and personal professional experience discussions.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think will be the most challenging part of becoming a management consultant at BCG?   1 Answer

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Düsseldorf (Germany)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Vorstellung des Unternehmens in kleiner Runde mit persönlichen Fragen zur Strukturierung (gut welche dafür bereit zu halten, egal wie gut man bereits informiert ist). Anschließend zwei Case-Interviews und ein Online-Case, der gut bspw. mit dem Material für den (inzwischen nicht mehr verwendeten) Test von McK vorbereitet werden kann. Ansonsten ein eher unpersönliches Durchschleusen und während der Interviews mitunter bewusst Stresssituationen aufgebaut.

    Interview Questions

    • Ein Grund warum & einer warum nicht auf ein Projekt einsetzen.   1 Answer

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    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I was invited to the first round of interviews about two weeks after submitting my application. BCG provided various web-based material to ensure that we were all sufficiently prepared for the structure and content of their interview. The interview was run very smoothly; I was assigned two consultants to meet with, 45 minutes apiece. About half an hour was devoted to solving the case, and the rest of the time was spent with fit questions. The consultants that I met with were very friendly and encouraging.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were relatively standard; what was a time you showed leadership, etc...   Answer Question

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