Boston Consulting Group Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2014
Updated Aug 12, 2014
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    Database Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Summer Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New Delhi
    Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 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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    Project Leader Interview

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

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. 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 Questions
    • Why move from a consulting company to another consulting firm   Answer Question
    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 interviewed through a staffing agency. 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Research Analyst - Global Advantage Practice Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. 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
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Recruiting Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Really rigorous interview process, started with the classic case interview with one of the firms senior members which lasted 40 minutes. Business problem was challenging, however, interviewer was friendly and appreciated that I did not become flustered throughout the process. Followed by an online aptitude/business knoweledge test, this was very tough and one has to really make sure that they don't make any mistakes

    Interview Questions
    • When giving recommendations, needed to show better business judgement. Asked some of the ramifications of one of the recommendations and my response was superficial   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    First, an email to request and phone interview. Then if all goes well an in-person interview with the broader team and HR member. I met with three team members and one HR consultant.

    Interview Questions
    • Everyone had the same questions because they read it off of a sheet that HR printed out for them. It was repetitive and insincere.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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