Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Interview Questions

186 total interview insight submissions
Interview Experience (98%)

The Interview Experience is a score from 1 star (very negative) to 5 stars (very positive) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

3.9
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  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Very Positive
Interview Difficulty (100%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

3.7
  • Very Easy
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  • Average
  • Difficult
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% Interns - FT Offers (99%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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Interviews at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

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Summer Associate Intern
Year 2023
Job Title Summer Associate Intern
Group/Division Consulting
Location Minneapolis
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Difficult
1st Year Analyst
Year 2022
Job Title 1st Year Analyst
Group/Division Management Consulting
Location Milan
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Difficult
Intern
Year 2022
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Consulting
Location Seoul
Experience Positive
Difficulty Difficult
Other
Year 2021
Job Title Other
Group/Division Generalist
Location Manhattan Beach
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Average
Intern
Year 2022
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Pharmaceuticals
Location Seoul
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Average
Intern
Year 2022
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Generalist
Location Atlanta
Experience Very Positive
Difficulty Difficult
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Year 2022
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Consulting
Location New York
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Difficult
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2022
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Generalist
Location New York
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Average
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2021
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Generalist
Location san francisco
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Difficult
Student / Prospective Monkey
Year 2022
Job Title Student / Prospective Monkey
Group/Division Management Consulting
Location New York
Experience Positive
Difficulty Very Difficult

Interview Questions & Answers - Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Examples

summer intern Interview - Consulting

Anonymous interview candidate in Minneapolis
Interviewed: July 2023
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
Personality Test
Interview
It consisted of applying through BCG's website. A week after the submission deadline, I was accepted to a first-round interview which comprised of a chatbot case and a one-on-one PEI interview with a senior consultant.
Interview Questions
Name a time when it took a while for you to accomplish a goal

Consulting Intern Interview - Management Consulting

Anonymous interview candidate in Milan
Interviewed: April 2022
Outcome
Declined Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
3-4 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
1 HR interview and 2 case interviews with different project leaders, case structuring, market sizing, and math skills.
Interview Questions
Market sizing for automotive repair industry in Italy

Research Analyst Interview - Consulting

Anonymous employee in Seoul
Interviewed: October 2022
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
It was a 30 min interview consisting of one fit interview and one case interview. Fit interview was around typical questions like why BCG? and Why consulting? Case interview was related to the ongoing project. Heard back from the Associate Consultant after two days of interview
Interview Questions
Why should we hire you (over other candidates who have consulting background)?
Case Interview questions

Product Manager - Growth Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in Manhattan Beach
Interviewed: February 2021
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Phone Interview
Group Interview
Presentation
Interview
Recruiter reached out to discuss the interview process and expectations of the role. This was followed by a senior manager and hiring manager 1:1, which were both just pitching the company and desciring the various industries / project assignments that you could expect. The group interview included cross functional group of 4 people from finance, growth (marketing), solution architecture, and product. The interview was coupled with a case presentation on a play to capitalize on a potential investment theme involving 1 of several mega trends. While the case prompt was well structured, the interview itself and questions were pretty loosely structured, which is what I imagined BCG's Venture Capital culture is like. They notified me thata they were not going to hire for the role at that time. Overall made some good contacts throughout the process.
Interview Questions
Describe the network architecure requirements that would be needed for the solution / offering you are proposing in the first 5 years?

Research Analyst Interview - Pharmaceuticals

Anonymous employee in Seoul
Interviewed: May 2022
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
Applied online. A consultant contacted me through email and set up a zoom interview. It was a healthcare project, so he asked me ways to increase valuations for a traditional pharma company. Others were mostly fit-based and previous experience.
Interview Questions
Ways to increase valuations for a healthcare company

Summer Consultant Interview - Generalist

Anonymous employee in Atlanta
Interviewed: January 2022
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
BCG interviews consisted of two back to back interviews. In the first, I had a case interview and one fit interview over the zoom with a principal. During the case interviews, I was given a business problem to solve and asked to walk the interviewer through my thought process. The fit interview was focused on assessing my motivation for the role and fit with the firm.

In the second round, I interviewed same thing with a partner. The case was different but it gets more challenging since you are interviewed by apartner.
Overall, the BCG interview process was focused on evaluating my analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, communication skills, fit with the firm, and motivation for the role. It was a challenging but rewarding experience, and I made sure to prepare thoroughly for each round of interviews.
Interview Questions
Case question to find a way to increase revenue for an airline.

Consultant Interview - Consulting

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: September 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
Interview
Initially, I took an online test and one way short interview. Subsequently, the first round was composed of HR (30 minutes) and online business case, which is fairly new to BCG. I want to highlight that online business case/chatbot case is fairly challenging and feels very different from original cases.
Interview Questions
What are the major factors one should consider when considering M&A

Summer Intern Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: March 2022
Outcome
Declined Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
Interview
The interview process was really quick and straightforward. it consisted of a phone interview where they asked me behavioral and technicals. they wanted to see my knowledge of finance.
Interview Questions
How does $10 depreciation flow through the three financial statements

summer analyst Interview - Generalist

Anonymous interview candidate in san francisco
Interviewed: August 2021
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
Less than 1 month
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
I got a one-on-one behavioral interview and had to solve an online case. The behavioral interview was very hard with them asking a 2-3 sentence question asking specifically for certain experiences and what I've learned from it. The online case was pretty easy.
Interview Questions
It was something like: Tell me about an experience where you worked in a team environment to solve a seemingly unsolvable problem. What did you learn from it and how will you do it better next time?

Summer Associate Interview - Management Consulting

Anonymous interview candidate in New York
Interviewed: October 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Employee Referral
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
Interview
Got an employee referral from my college after a coffee chat. Applied in the second round, and got the first round a week or two after the application closed. Had my online case and then a behavioral interview with a consultant for my first round. Heard back the day after for a final round. Had two interviews for my final round, consisted of both casing and behavorials with a partners. Didn't get the offer but was initially waitlisted and heard back 2 weeks later about the rejection.
Interview Questions
Got a really difficult case that was based on cost cutting. Really really difficult case, but the behavorials were very easy.
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