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Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

Interview

There was a pretty simple "fit" portion about ourselves and our backgrounds and a more difficult case portion, in which you need to answer two complex business problems with organized solutions

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for Boston Consulting Group

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL (US)) in September 2018.

    Interview

    Two rounds of interviews. Each round two case interviews.
    The first round was with one Principal and one Project Leader. The round round was with two senior partners.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you compromised
      Tell me about a time that you put an ambitions goal and you reached it!
      Why consulting?
      Why BCG?
      Leadership experience   Answer Question

  2.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview

    Typical case interview, with one case per interviewer, along with some additional behavioral questions. The interviewers were very young, kind of stand-offish, and seem to be looking for a particular personality fit with themselves. Overall, kind of a cold experience and not what I had hoped for.

    Interview Questions

    • Why consulting? What is your greatest strength? Greatest weakness?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    First round with two reasonably friendly interviewers. Final round in DC with one friendly interviewer, one cold/apathetic interviewer. Be ready for your interviewers to play bad cop, or at the very least act disinterested in you!

    Interview Questions

    • How would you describe your role on a team, and how do you adjust to accommodate the needs or different styles of others on the team?   Answer Question

  4.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (San Francisco, CA (US)) in July 2018.

    Interview

    R1:
    2 interviews: 25 min case, 15 min behavioral questions.
    Cases were very difficult, but math was overall very easy

    R2:
    2 2 interviews: 25 min case, 15 min behavioral questions
    Cases were more abstract with less details, very easy math

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral:
      Tell me about yourself.
      What was your greatest failure?
      Tell me a scientific breakthrough you have made in your research.   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY (US)) in August 2018.

    Interview

    Great interview prep (webinars, mock interview, in-house case prep). Interview itself was 2x45 minute interview, each consisting of both behavioral questions and a case (different questions for each interview). In-person interviews took place two weeks after receiving interview notification.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Houston, TX (US)) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Boston Consulting Group was a company that I had dreamed of working for for many years. I was very excited that I was called for an interview. I was first interviewed by telephone. The questions were general in nature. After my interview, I was excited to learn I would be moved to second interview.

    For my second interview, I was interviewed by a millennial HR Recruiter on site at Boston Consulting Group. The HR Recruiter was very nervous and smiled a lot. She seemed inexperienced and the questions were general in nature. For my second interview, a Senior Manager called me from Dallas, Texas. She was late for the interview and so we did not get off to a good start. I felt it was unprofessional. Overall, I decided not to pursue the job opportunity with Boston Consulting Group based on the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about my experience.   1 Answer

  7.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in February 2015.

    Interview

    Did several case interviews and behavioral interviews. Behavioral interviews focused on specific actions taken under different types of situations and how these are reflective of the firm values. Case interviews focused on specific business problems

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you led a team with challenging interpersonal dynamics   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    On-campus Advanced Degree Candidate recruitment. Had mock interview with current BCG consultant. Feedback from mock session was helpful.

    First-round interviews consisted of two 45 minute case interviews back to back. Notified that application was unsuccessful after 2 weeks. Feedback on interview was provided.

    Interview Questions


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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL (US)) in July 2018.

    Interview

    First round: very standard. Two fit questions, then a case interview, then "what questions do you have for me?" Interviewers are project managers, and have typically been at BCG for 3-5 years.

    They have a standard quick turnaround. I interviewed twice (2017 and 2018) both times on a Friday. The first time they let me know I passed on Tuesday evening, the second time they let me know I passed Monday afternoon.

    Second round: this round the interviewers are partners and the questions are a lot more open-ended. In the Seattle and Chicago offices, second round also involves a written case, where you get 45 minutes before the interview starts to go through a slide deck and solve a case with that data, which you then present to the interviewer.

    In Seattle 2017, there was a written case with a friendly interviewer, then a regular case interview with a (deliberately) grumpy interviewer. I think they want to see how you respond to unfriendly clients. The written case was hard for me to organize - I don't know how much of that was the case and how much of that was just my nerves. Didn't pass.

    In Chicago 2018, I had a regular case interview first. She asked fit questions, but they were more in the context of a conversation than specific fit questions. The case interview for that case was surprisingly open-ended and pretty difficult - she didn't have most of the information I asked for, and when I was clearly stuck she asked me to just wrap it up. It wasn't the worst I could have done, but I knew I had to really own the second case to get an offer.
    This time, the written case was a lot easier to organize. I highly recommend reading the section in Victor Cheng's book on presentation interviews, as this gave me a strategy going in. I started the section with the interviewer by presenting my synthesis like I had just done a normal case, then the interviewer asked a few questions about how I got the numbers I did, asked if there were other things we could look at, etc. It was about the conversation and testing to see whether I could back up the claims and recommendations I'd made. Then he followed that up with several fit questions - again, more like a conversation than set fit questions. I definitely owned this case and I think I redeemed myself, because in the end I got the offer!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you didn't know anything about a situation/problem but you jumped in and solved it anyway.   Answer Question
    • What do you want to learn while at BCG?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when your work contributed to the team.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when your leadership style wasn't working and if/how you changed.   Answer Question

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