Case interview involving mining company that pioneered a new mining process that made extensive ore deposits accessible but required new equipment not commercially available. Should they manufacturer in-house or contract to outside firms?
In the end they should have manufactured the equipment in-house. I assumed to many things in the beginning and talked about how it would be better to bring in outside firms with expertise in equipment design and manufacturing instead of just asking had they evaluated their internal ability to manufacturer versus outside vendors. That would have gotten me into the numbers more quickly, and I could have spent more time analyzing a complicated graph with 2 X-axis that tripped me up.
I have a secondary Spanish degree on my diploma, so on my resume, i included that i was fluent in spanish. A native speaking partner at the second round interview told me - in spanish - that we would be conducting the entire interview in spanish.
The asked about specific types of marketing analysis that I had never heard of. I have researched these and found little or no information. They must by BCG specific. So, without working there before....