Boston Consulting Group
Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
- Popular Job Titles:
- Consultant (121)
- Associate (101)
- Associate Consultant (52)
- Summer Associate (43)
- Intern (29)
- Analyst (12)
- Business Analyst (12)
- Junior Consultant (10)
- Summer Analyst (10)
- Visiting Associate (7)
- Management Consultant (6)
- Administrative Assistant (4)
- Summer Consultant (4)
- Internship (4)
- Senior Associate (3)
- Project Leader (3)
- PTA (2)
- Principal (2)
- Executive Assistant (2)
- Part-time Assistant (2)
- Associate Intern (2)
- Management Consulting Associate (2)
- Manager (2)
- Scholarship (1)
- Summer Business Analyst (1)
- Consultant In Training (1)
- Workshop (1)
- BST (1)
- Financial Systems Intern (1)
- Research Analyst - Global Advantage Practice (1)
Database Analyst Interview (Negative Experience)
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
Summer Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
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
Project Leader Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Senior Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Associate Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Research Analyst - Global Advantage Practice Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Junior Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.
Interview Details First round assessment test (similar to GRE); second round case interviews, third round case interviews + group interview, reference + background check. Everyone very friendly and kind, but serious. Cases were interesting but challenging.
Interview Question – The case interviews can be very tough - I came from a non quant background so I found the rapid-fire mental math to be intimidating at times. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – contract said 'non-negotiable' so i didn't, but heard that other people did successfully do so
Recruiting Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in July 2014.
Interview Details 2 days after submitting my online application I received an email invitation for an interview which took place two days after. The process was pretty fast and well organized (received interview invitation first, after agreeing on date and time received interview confirmation with all relevant information). Overall the interview went well. It was a friendly professional atmosphere with standard interview questions - nothing unexpected.
Interview Question – Please describe a situation in which something unexpected happened and you had to react quickly. What did you do? How was the outcome? Answer Question
Consultant Interview (Positive Experience)
Interviewed at Boston Consulting Group
Interview Details I applied online after attending information sessions held at university or college. I had two 45 min, one-on-one interviews that each had a short behavioral question followed by a case. Both cases were straight forward, standard cases of the sort that are found in case interview preparation books. Both interviewers were friendly and cheerful. Received a decision email three days later.
Interview Question – Both cases were straight forward cases of the sort that can be found in case interview preparation books like Case in Point. Answer Question
Interviews for Top Jobs at Boston Consulting Group