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Boston Consulting Group Summer Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Apr 26, 2017
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Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Summit, NJ
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Summit, NJ) in November 2016.

Interview

I had two rounds of interviews and both rounds were in the NJ office. After the first round, BCG was very helpful in providing a phone call with personalized feedback. The second round of interview was definitely more challenging with a more senior member of BCG.

Interview Questions

  • Two case interviews for each round. The interview started with one or two behavioral questions then moved straight to the case. The case portion involves a graph and is more self guided than led.   Answer Question

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    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Jakarta (Indonesia)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted via phone call to attend the BCG Connection Event. After I attended the event, I was invited to apply as a summer analyst intern there. I applied from their online application website and received a notification about 2 weeks later that I have passed the CV selection process. There are two rounds of interview. The first round is in focus group discussion format with the BCG Project Leaders. The second round is a one on one interview wit the BCG Principals.

    Interview Questions

    • [ Case Interview ]
      They gave me a case about a pulp and paper industry in Indonesia. The demand is getting lower yet the production cost is getting higher. The interviewees are supposed to solve the case by leading the interviewers to give data, explanations, and also providing the interviewers with the required analysis.  
      1 Answer
    • [ Case Interview ]
      They gave me a case about a restaurant in Indonesia. I have to count the market size of the restaurant for a year.  
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    • [ Case Interview ]
      They gave me a case about a company who wants to create a classic radio station in a medium inhabited area. I have to count the revenue of this business.  
      1 Answer

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Prague (Czech Republic)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Prague (Czech Republic)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Standard online application for summer intern with written ability test first. I attended the test only out of curriosity - had other plans for the summer at that time.
    The test is not predominantly logical and for rough math skills but rather for speed reading (i.e. typical GRE or GMAT test) unlike with Mckinsey.

    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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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Philadelphia, PA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewed at the BCG office in Philadelphia. Interviewers were very professional, nice, and encouraging. I enjoyed the experience. I kind of bungled the first interview a bit which is why I think I didn't make it to the second round.

    Interview Questions

    • Tough case on airplane company. Lots of synthesis required in terms of charts and data; the math was fine, just being able to keep the information together was a bit difficult.   Answer Question

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in March 2012.

    Interview

    Online application, followed by an invitation to solve an assessment test in the office.
    The test was quite tight in terms of time, but nothing more than pure math.
    Then a 2 one-on-one interview, with a small personal component and then two case interviews. One case was about organizational design, the other was a new product evaluation and conditions to succeed.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the cases was a new product evaluation, which was completely random and unexpected.   Answer Question

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Beijing, Beijing (China)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Self introduction (30 sec)
    Several questions on resume (2 min)
    A case study ( about a IT product company trying to expand in China) (6 min)
    Several more questions (since I solved the case too fast) (5 min)

    Interview Questions


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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    I've gone through several banking and consulting interviews, but people at BCG definitely seemed most friendly and yet also most intellectual. Although it is somewhat difficult to land an interview with them, once you receive an invitation for the first round interview, as long as you've been preparing for the case interviews, it should not be EXTREMELY difficult. My first round was back-to-back interviews, about 30 minutes each. Case portion took most of the time each session.

    Interview Questions

    • They use real cases... mine was both about increasing efficiency while maintaining profitability.   Answer Question

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    The first round was very typical. There were two cases involving profitability and new business, with graphs and tables to analyze, both interviewers were very friendly and gave standard behavior questions, why consulting, leadership roles, team work. Oftentimes the interviews are running late, but do not feel rushed when answering the questions, it is better to think through your answer.


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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Went for a summer analyst interview. Hit me with two retail cases. Asked about personal experiences related to leadership, academics, etc.

    Interview Questions


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