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Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Advanced Degree Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

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

    Interview

    I ultimately removed my application for consideration. I came to the conclusion that consulting was not for me.

    With that being said my experience throughout the entire ordeal was nothing short of awesome. I have never run across a more down to earth caring group of professionals in industry before. The effort shown by the administration and consultants during the recruitment process was amazing. I have the utmost respect for BCG, especially the Houston Office.

    Those of you thinking about entering a career as a consultant should consider employment with BCG.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were a leader... OK describe another time when you were a leader... OK describe another time when you were a leader. Describe a weakness, describe another weakness etc.

      My advice to those of you interviewing, you need to have 3 examples for the various types of interview questions or most common interview questions. Do a google search online for the most popular interview questions.  
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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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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    On-campus recruiting at Wharton.

    Interview Questions

    • A company makes feminine protection products. They are facing contracting margins. A new supplier offers them a low price on a new low-tack adhesive. What criteria should the use to evaluate it?   1 Answer

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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 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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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Applied online, got invited for an interview a week after the deadline.

    Interview Questions


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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.

    Interview Questions


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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    On campus recruiting, and the recruiting process was quite pleasant. The people seemed very nice and we got to meet a lot of the interviewers the day before at dinner for the 1st round interviews. The second round was at the office preference, and was with 2 manager or higher people. Both interviews quite difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • Unexpectedly did not have very much behavioral. The cases were quite straightforward up until the 2nd round where there were some curveballs.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Very smooth process! Quick turnaround.

    Interview Questions


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