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Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 04, 2014
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No Offer

Negative Experience

Database Analyst Interview

Database Analyst

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – No such question was asked as interview process was just a formality . They were not interested in taking my interview   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Summer Associate Interview

Summer Associate
Bangalore

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – Why would you choose BCG over Mc Kinsey?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
New Delhi

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed 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 Question – 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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Project Leader Interview

Project Leader
Delhi

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Why move from a consulting company to another consulting firm   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Specialist Interview

Senior Specialist
New Delhi

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Associate Consultant Interview

Associate Consultant
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Analyst - Global Advantage Practice Interview

Research Analyst - Global Advantage Practice
Gurgaon, Haryana

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 days - interviewed 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

Neutral Experience

Consultant Interview

Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

Interview Details I had two cases that were 30 minutes each and before each case there was a 15 min behavioural component. The cases were pretty straight forward. If I had done more prep I think it could have gone quite well. Both interviewers were very friendly and helpful.

Interview Question – The behavioural questions were quite standard.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group

Interview Details Same as being consultant, however less rounds. Rally depends on who you meet. Sometimes you meet someone who is like you, than it clicks. If not - you are out..

Interview Question – Name the capabilities a great consultant shall have. You answer something smart - Follow up question is, now tell me about situations where you have proved that you have these capabilities.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

PTA Interview

PTA
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in May 2014.

Interview Details Bacially the interview are divieded 3 parts .They are respectively resume introduction ,excel operation,business analysis.It won't be as difficult as it seems to be . what it matters it the business analysis which mostly determined your sense of business model and your logic thinking as well as your capabity to proceed the analysis

Interview Question – The Excel part as it has to use 3 various method or formula to solve the same problem bascailly related to filter   Answer Question

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