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Updated 15 Dec 2014
Updated 15 Dec 2014
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Campus Interview process had multiple rounds (3). Each round had two interviews. All the interviews were classic case interviews. Various kind of topics were picked up, most were from projects on which the interviewers had actually worked. Each interview was roughly 20 minutes. Besides case, there was some amount of discussion on personals but was bare minimum.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Database Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    They had outsourced their hiring process to other company, so had to go for around 4 rounds of interview and then got a call from BCG. BCG guys have attitude problem .It seems they weren't interested in taking my interview as my process got over in 20 minutes . The guy who took my interview didn' have knowledge about SQL but had ask me questions on it . He didn't give me even 5-10 minutes to write the query and at the end he wrote a query which was wrong . It's all about luck . It wasn't my day

    Interview Questions
    • No such question was asked as interview process was just a formality . They were not interested in taking my interview   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    BCG is a fantastic Firm, and its selection process is one of the most professional. I have only good things to say about their US team.

    The Indian office (esp. Delhi), however, is another story altogether. They are a right mess.

    Lateral recruitment and career progression are not aligned with US or Europe, and seem patently illogical and unfortunate.

    The recruitment process is fairly standard - with 2 rounds of interviews. Each round consists of 2-3 interviews. Each interview is supposed to be composed of a case and a behavioral part.

    Unfortunately, the Delhi-based interviewing consultants evidently lack a key skill - listening. And irrespective of how many interviews they might have conducted, they seem particularly poorly equipped to manage case interviews. In fact, in one case, (based on the feedback later provided to me) the interviewer actually expected me to do the exact opposite of what one is supposed to do in solving a case.

    To top it all, they seem pretty cavalier and unprofessional as far as the process and logistics go.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult or unexpected. Only unexpected thing was the unprofessionalism of both HR and interviewers (multiple reschedules, turning up late, lack of structure, not adhering to scheduled time slots, etc)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    There were 2-3 rounds of presentations made by team coming down from BCG to the campus. Initial resume submission, followed by a shortlisting of candidates. This is followed up by a dinner with few consultants and partners. Finally, 2 to 3 rounds of 1:1 interviews are conducted based on case-interviews & few HR type of questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    Hiring and interview process is very structured and planned
    There are 2-3 case interviews - one has to don them very well
    Finally an HR round but that is a formality

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Position and compensation are fixed for a role
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had to go through number if interviews including a technical test.

    Negotiation Details
    It is very difficult to negotiate. They have set range of salary defined.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst - Global Advantage Practice Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    A telephonic HR interview, followed by a face-to-face interview and a telephonic interview with a Manager (based in Belgium). There might be more rounds in the process but can't comment. The position was put on hold abruptly during my interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Estimate the market size of a particular Indian sweet in Delhi   View Answer
    • If you are to set up an automobile plant in an Indian state, what all factors would you look at?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    4-5 interviews including HR and final offer. You go ahead only if the previous one is successful. Very consistent interview process across different interviewers. Mostly case based - 2 cases per interview is a minimum. The cases are usually a stripped down version of a real life case example that the person must have gone through.

    Interview Questions
    • Why move from a consulting company to another consulting firm   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    CV and cover letter screening
    First round interview: case with a partner/principal + written numerical test
    Second round interview: 2 cases with partner/principal
    Final round interview: 2 cases with partners (not necessarily cases per se, partners at this point do whatever they want during the interview to get to know you and see how you think)

    Interview Questions
    • Quite a lot of data analysis (the interviewers will give you numbers, charts, etc and you will have to digest the info fast).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through online system, email came a couple of weeks after, and it contains interview invitation. Interview consisted of two case interviews by separate interviewers, who are both principals in BCG Singapore. Each interviewer starts by asking some fit questions such as 'why consulting?', 'why BCG?', and 'why you?'. That was followed by a case and an opportunity to ask the interviewers a few questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The first case was about a market entry strategy for a researcher that has invented a novel laser technology. The second case was about a strategy to increase productivity in Singapore. The latter one was particularly hard because it was not like typical case interview questions. There was an equation given and you're supposed to compare between Singapore's productivity and New York's.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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