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Boston Consulting Group Management Consultant Interview Questions

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Management Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Houston, TX) in July 2011.

Interview

BCG Contacted me about my interest in working for them.. Had an initial phone screen which went on very well. The first round was very theoretical cases about retail industry and O&G industry.

I have over 13 years in O&G / Power areas and was really only interested in Energy industry consulting.

The retail cases was a theoretical one which I didn't too well. The O&G case I did well... I moved to the next round.

In the 2nd round all cases involved all cases not connected to Energy Industry. I thought I did ok on them but got feedback that I needed to structure cases better and be able to assimilate data on the fly.

The feedback sounded too theoretical for me..

Since I like the energy industry, I have since realigned my search to mainly focus on Energy Industry consulting or other firms in Energy Industry. I see myself in the medium term taking a leadership role in Energy Industry and I feel that broadening out my career with Mgmt consulting (Mck, BCG, Bain, Booz) will thin me out rather than focus me into energy.

I think the hiring practices of the typical mgmt consulting companies is focused on hiring fresh starry eyed MBAs rather than experienced hands.

Smart people will succeed anywhere though. The selective companies have more smart people than most other companies...

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Other Interview Reviews for Boston Consulting Group

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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Detroit, MI) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Did not feel as if they wanted to hire me. They made me wait 30 minutes after the scheduled time to for the interview. There was no reason for the delay and it seemed I was a distraction to their day. Not a great feeling when you were excited abou the role.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Did not feel like it was a fit for me.


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    Management Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY) in September 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through an on-campus recruiting event and was invited for their 1st-round interview a month later. There were 2 45-min interviews consisting of 15-min fit and 30-min case. I got to the 2nd round which had essentially the same format as the first one but the interviews were a lot more intense - longer fit portions and one of my cases was quite unusual.

    My advice:
    * Fit - relax, relax, relax (that way you can think on your feet while being bombarded with unexpected questions).
    * Case - focus on the core issue of the case and be very flexible with your framework.

    Interview Questions

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    • If you were to join BCG, what would be the one thing you would change about the firm?   Answer Question
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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Haven, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New Haven, CT) in January 2015.

    Interview

    After resume drop and an in-person alumni meeting, I was given an interview slot about a few weeks afterward. The interview was two separate back to back thirty+ minute interviews, each with a case and behavioral questions. There were two separate interviewers with different roles in the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Case questions to assess consulting/business skill set   2 Answers

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    Management Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (San Francisco, CA) in September 2015.

    Interview

    2nd round interviews process
    Very nice and friendly people, including coordinator and consultant inteviewing
    1. round interview 2 straighforward cases, behavioral questions
    2. 2 more lengthy cases and strong effort to get to know me
    Cases involved basic calculations 1) about the airline industry 2) about the pharmaceutical retail industry

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    Negotiation

    I accepted an offer with another firm


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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Detroit, MI) in September 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process is very well organized. It is exactly what you would expect from a top 3 consulting firm. The first interview consists of 2 fit/case studies, and the second consisted of 1 fit/case and 1 fit/written case. My one suggestion is to watch your time on the fit portion because they will not interrupt you and it can bleed into your case time!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to tell someone something they didn't want to hear.   Answer Question

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    Management Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Applied the ADC, and got the 1st round case interview. The interviewers and HR were very friendly. However, since I did not prepare well and was very nervous, so I did not get the 2nd round. So I have to wait for another two years before applying for another BCG position.

    Interview Questions


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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Hong Kong (Hong Kong)) in November 2009.

    Interview

    1st round: 1 personality interview and 1 scenario based interview. Cantonese, English and Mandarin was used.
    2nd round: 2 case studies, 1:1 for two rounds. English and Mandarin. Focused on businesses in fast growing industries and developing countries.

    Interview Questions

    • (Given a business case) Among the many suggestions of boosting the company growth you have, what would be your considerations in selecting those options and how would you assess the feasibility of those plans?   Answer Question
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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in February 2011.

    Interview

    The interview was ok but unfortunately I was severely disadvantaged due to my engineering background and hence my lack of fluidity in business terms and concepts. It surprises me that BCG is trying to recruit engineers promising to transform them into business consultants but are unable to tailor the interview to fit the engineers analytical skill set . I recommend that if you are an engineer with management consultancy aspirations that you become extremely fluid in business before you apply.

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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Jakarta (Indonesia)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    The test is an online test. They provide you with their own computer and the test have about 23 questions. Time limit is only 45 minutes. If you pass this, then you will have to go to case interview stage. Case interview have 2 stages, stage 1 and 2. You can study cases interview on their website. If you pass this then congratulation you'll get an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • It's an online test with 23 questions and time limit 45 minutes   2 Answers

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