Boston Consulting Group Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
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 Questions
  • Both cases were straight forward cases of the sort that can be found in case interview preparation books like Case in Point.   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    No Offer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Challenging but interesting interview process. Every individuals involved in the process were professional and it was great to walk through the various cases with them. It felt more like a conversation. I would recommend spending 100+ hours preparing/practicing for the case interviews as this represents the core of the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • "Guesstimate" question where you have to calculate the numbers of items that fit in a certain area.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    went through case study where they talked about an oil company and the financial difficulties and there was some other companies that also played a part. Many of the companies sold energy or worked on energy. The interviewer was very nice, not very chatty. Some of the other questions were very standard things like working in groups, conflict etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied to the London office. They came to our business school, had a number of information sessions and then screened CVs for the first round. Passed the first round of two interviews and then had three interviews with partners for the second round about ten days later.

    In between doing the second (and final) round and getting dinged I got two congratulations e-mails from BCG, one from a 'buddy' who was assigned to me to convince me to join and one from the lead recruiter at our school. Naturally it was very confusing when I got the ding phone call.

    They promised to call me later with feedback on my interviews, but never did.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you advise the mayor of London to improve the competitiveness of the financial sector?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got my resume into the recruiting cycle through a connection. I was told there would be at least two interview rounds, with 2 to 3 interviews at each stage. People were very nice, and they tried to help candidates feel comfortable

    Interview Questions
    • The business case was a little confusing because it focused on an example "client" who also had clients, and I'm a little embarrassed to say it was hard to keep everything straight in my mind.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was applying off season so I approached a Partner via my extended network. They liked my profile. Since I was applying off recruiting season and 1 year after graduating from my MBA it took them over a month to schedule the first round of interviews. After the first round with a Principal and a Consultant I passed to the second round.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.

    Interview Details

    I applied via ADC recruiting at my university. Within two weeks I was notified of an interview the next week. Two simple profitability cases and fit interviews. Second round interview was with two principals, cases were relatively straightforward. Third round with managing partner consisted of creating a business plan in a different era.

    Interview Questions
    • A 'just brainstorming' question that turned into a case.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds of 2 interviews in each round. Very predictable format - first questions about CV / personality and motivation then case interview. There are books and a lot of resources to prepare for this - do so. Practice with friends or peers at school who are about to apply.

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of people mess up on the numbers / math. Be prepared to be able to do juggle numbers quickly either in your head or on a paper.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. All peers have the same compensation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Boston Consulting Group in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    BCG came on campus. Resume got selected through the pool. Interview scheduled within two weeks of application.

    Two rounds. First one was on campus. Two 30 minutes interview with 5-7 minutes of behavioral then a case study. Both interviews lasted more than 45 minutes.

    Second round at the office. Three 30 minutes talk scheduled. This time emphasis more on fit but still a case study involved. Met with few other members at the office as well.

    Impression: Super cool bunch of people. Very impressed. I like them better than McKinsey or Bain. Top notch firm...! Take an offer if you get it.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary or trick question. Case study was straight forward. They try to help you along like you're working on an assignment together. Show them your work while discussing it. DO NOT mess up the simple math and do it on the fly. If you're making math related mistakes, you won't get a second round. Simple as that.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I'm more interested in I-Banking than Consulting.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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