Shout out to all the hopeful boys and girls out there who would eat raw chicken to get an MBB internship! Where do you go to school? Where have you previously interned? Do you know when we'll start hearing back? How good do you think your chances are? Discuss these questions and anything else you'd like to talk about! May the odds be ever in your favor.
08 Sep 2020
Hi friends. Recently left MBB after spending 2 years after college there. Always thought it was helpful reading Q&A when I was a student thinking about career-pathing, so wanted to offer this up. Busy in a new job, so will respond when available and might close this thread up early, but for now, please ask away. For context: Target college MBB big US office Based in the US Obviously please keep questions professional and I will try to provide as much insight as possible. Won't reveal anything though that is too personal. Still care about anonymity.
19 Sep 2019
Hey Guys, I'm trying to understand what differences there are between the BCG offices in the East Cost. I'm currently considering the Boston and NY office. I have been said that the NY office has a really rooted and strong Healthcare Practice (many senior partners involved). Does anyone know more? Thanks,
24 Oct 2019
Hi! Can anybody please share information about the NEW Online Case Assessment - the 25-30 min long online test that features 8-10 questions and a 1 min video at the end (not the 45 min long one) I guess only very few offices are using this new test and therefore I couldn't find much info about it. I have my test scheduled for next week and will appreciate any piece of information or advice regarding the test's structure, type of questions, or anything else really. A lot of good Karma is promised to the generous helpers!
15 Oct 2020
Has anyone interviewed with BCG United States for the Summer Associate/Associate position (first round)? If you have, did you find that the interview was more interviewer-led rather than candidate-led? How much of the 'driving' of the case did you do? I'm asking because for Bain this year, they were leaning more towards interviewer-led.
30 Sep 2020
did anyone attended any of these two events? Would the participants in these events get invited to the first round interview at these firms ? Or they are required to submit a new FT application and go through the process like any other candidate who did not get invited to attend B2BCG / Mckinsey insight ?
20 Jul 2018
I'm an MD currently completing a post-doc in pharma, applied as an ADC to MBB in the fall, made it to the decision round for MBB1 and MBB2. was waitlisted at MBB1, was asked to complete an extra decision round then waitlisted at MBB2, and was ultimately rejected to both though asked to reapply during the off-cycle in spring. Have any other ADCs applied during the off-cycle? - How was your experience? - How did the recruitment process and level of difficulty compare? - Did you experience any pushback in re-applying so soon? - What recommendations would you have for someone else going through
16 Jan 2019
Conventional wisdom here would suggest that you need to go to a M7/T10 school to give yourself a decent chance of making it to MBB, You can make it from a T15 school, but the chances are lower. However, I've noticed on LinkedIn that people from UW Foster (USNR #27) & UM Twin Cities (USNR #32) do make it to MBB (I'm not talking about sponsored MBB kids, but career switchers). Although it seems like they're always in the Seattle or Minneapolis offices. I'm not talking about 1 or 2. These schools seems to send a few grads to MBB every year. I know those are not Kellogg numbers, but what does that
15 Nov 2017
Hey guys, Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this year in the Spring (BCG) or now during the Summer. Let's try to provide sufficient data so it's less confusing: Current location(Northeast/west/south)/institute(target?): Firm(s) applied (spring/summer): When did you receive an invite/rejection: Additional info (invite or no? when are they scheduling the interviews?): To start off: Current location: southeast + semi/non target Firm applied: BCG (spring) When did you receive an
01 Jan 2017
I first round interviewed for BCG off cycle post MBA consultant position on Friday late afternoon (3 business days ago). The other candidate that interviewed at the exact same time with the exact same people received an email rejection on Monday morning. I have not heard anything and tomorrow is Thursday. HR had told us they'll be in touch "early next week" but to "give up to 2 weeks." I can't logically reason why the delay given the other candidate was immediately notified and one of the interviewers left on vacation the next day, so any discussion had to have been had on Friday. I'm going
22 Mar 2018
I have been working in big 4 audit now for just under 3 years and have obtained my ACA. My contract with my firm end of 2020, but auto-renews and makes me assistant manager unless I choose to decline the offer. I want to move into consulting, I have spoken to individuals who have worked in companies such as Mckinsey / BCG, and the work seems so much more interesting compared to the mundane life of finance audit. The pay is also seemingly more attractive there... Anyone have any idea how I can position myself to move into top tier consulting eventually and perhaps when would be the best time to
26 Dec 2019
For the last year I have been doing consulting for a small boutique firm focused on Digital Strategy consulting. However, I have the opportunity to move up to a bigger firm. I'm currently in the process with Deloitte Digital's strategy practice (Digital Business & Strategy), and also BCG Digital Ventures. I also have a preliminary conversation scheduled with Digital McKinsey. I would appreciate hearing the perspectives of people here on these three groups. Specifically on the type of work, the future trajectory, career progression, etc. Note: not looking at Accenture or anything of the non
14 Mar 2017
In deciding between MBB, would you guys offer any insights about differences between the three firms or things to think about while making a decision? All three offers are from the same city. McKinsey vs Bain vs BCG If you've worked hard enough to secure an offer at all three firms then congratulations. These firms are the most prestigious in consulting. All of these firms offer great exit opportunities and pay. However these firms still have their individual strengths and weaknesses. Lets take a look at each firm in terms of pay at the first year associate level. The following figures are
30 Nov 2014
I'm a senior in a top school in Asia graduating in 2016. I've grinded through school, networked like crazy and completed internships in consulting, VC and Asset Management. I have an MBB offer in Asia (think Singapore/KL/HK) and a BB Equity Structuring offer in London. I need to decide between the two by end of January, and would really appreciate any advice on the pros/cons of either. In the long haul, I would like to end up in PE/value investing - where there's a mix of operational understanding and finance. The positive for MBB is the operational experience, but most of MBB Asia's exits are
29 Nov 2015
Apologies if this question seems a bit naive but wanted to get this forum's opinion on educating oneself on certain topics in order to hold better conversations with longer tenure colleagues. As a 22-year-old analyst I'm not super interested in or knowledgeable about luxury cars, cigars, watches, fine liquors, golf etc the list goes on. Have people faced this issue before? If so what did you do to address it, e.g. should I start stalking watch and car forums? I definitely don't mean to indicate that people in consulting firms only care about those things-most people are actually pretty down to
09 Dec 2014
Did anyone else apply to BCG as an ADC this month? The Bridge2BCG Workshop and full-time due date was last Sunday. Thought I'd create a thread for discussion.
16 Apr 2014
Hey guys, I just got an offer at BCG and was wondering if I should just take it or ask an interview at McKinsey. BCG was my first interview, so I got a 100% score out of it, but as everybody always says McKinsey has more prestige I was wondering if it is smarter to try McKinsey or just go with the BCG offer. Is McKinsey really better? What do you guys think?
01 Jun 2014
I will start with a couple assumptions and conclusions I have reached through my research and would greatly appreciate any corroboration or corrections you guys might have for me. Georgetown as a whole would be a low target to a high semi-target for the overall financial services and consulting sectors, correct? Now, what kind of recruiting/niche areas do MSB and SFS get separately? Most of the data and opinions I have seen point to SFS doing better with consulting and MSB doing better with IB. Is this apparent difference due to the preferences of the students in each respective college or
02 Apr 2016
Hi Guys, Currently filling out app for BCG. Was wondering, should I apply for a summer internship or straight up associate's job? Currently working as a TFA Chemistry/Physics Teacher. 2070 SAT/3.65 GPA/non-target state school. Fulbright Scholar Recipient. Cum Laude. Biology major (GO SCIENCE).
28 Aug 2015
As a new hire at an MBB office in the midwest, at what point in my time at the firm is it possible to transfer offices? Is it easier within the same region? If I do 2 years, have MBB pay for my MBA, and come back for 2, can those 2 post-MBA be at a new office? I understand it is much easier to do so if you are a top performer, as with anything. Thanks!
12 Dec 2016
Hi everyone, Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm a recent graduate with a double major in Bioengineering and Economics. I have a bit of an unconventional approach towards consulting: I've done a lot of bioengineering research (authored two manuscripts in peer reviewed, scientific journals) and also took quantitive finance classes throughout my undergraduate career. Since graduating, I've worked at a boutique healthcare consulting firm and continued the research part time(after FT) but am seriously considering moving into a more high-energy, real impact consulting firm (thinking of
23 Jul 2017
Applied to BCG online and an employee also forwarded my resume. This was about 4 weeks ago. The online submission mentions 3 to 6 weeks for a response. What has been others' experience in terms of turnaround time after submitting application online with BCG? Just want to get an idea of the timeframe as well as understand when I should follow-up with the one who sent my resume in. FYI - applied for a post-MBA role. Am from a non-target. Thank you. PS: Apologies for posting again in this forum. I replied to another thread but noticed that it was in 'Get a Job' forum. I meant to post in the Consulting forum.
30 Oct 2013
How do referrals at BCG work? Does a referral guarantee you a first round? I was told by the person referring me to not apply online (I'm from a non-target) as they would be submitting my referral for the 2019 internship. Would appreciate any insights.
23 Apr 2018
Just curious BEFORE the bonuses were added, what's a typical base salary for junior partners at MBB? How about for senior partners? Can the bonus for MBB partner be as much as more than 100% of their base salary? Also, how's MBB partners' bonuses calculated?
04 Mar 2013
Hey, I had a question about the interview process for consulting, specifically for MBB. I've searched but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, but if there is already a discussion on this, please post it and I'll be on my way. I am getting a Master's in Statistics at a semi-target. MBB recruits here, so I guess a "target" but non-ivy level for sure. I realize after getting an interview, a lot of your qualifications go out the window and it becomes a lot more about fit, but it seems more so for consulting. Is this true? Assuming I can get a first round, is the only way to get an offer just killing the case interviews? Thanks
04 Apr 2013
Hi guys, need some opinions over here. I am a fresh graduate, have recently received two full-time job offers from BCG and UBS, both in Kuala Lumpur. UBS offers me an IB analyst role, while BCG offers me their analyst role. I am trying to gauge general opinion from you guys on the reasons why choosing UBS or BCG could be a better move, and not just pure remuneration comparison. Appreciate much.
29 Aug 2015
I have a penchant for asking stupid questions but here goes another one... I got an email from a friend of a friend at BCG in Dallas. I interviewed on a whim. Long story short got the offer earlier this week. I've been at a relatively large no name seed VC in NYC for a very short while. I love it, but I wonder how the lack of brand will impact me in the future. Long term, I want to move to a larger VC fund and go to B-school, in whichever order. Should I jump?
16 Jul 2015
Sorry again, to post one of those annoying "have you heard back" message... But I was wondering if any one has heard back from BCG New York Office?
09 Oct 2012
Can anyone comment on the best way to transition from MBB (analyst level) to PE? I'm joining an MBB office in the fall and understand that PE recruiting generally happens very quickly after that (April/May). Would it be useful to learn/practice some financial modeling before I start work so I can even be considered for interviews? Anything I should be doing well in advance to prepare? Any advice or experience is helpful, thanks.
22 Feb 2012
Anyone here who has information regarding the difference between business analyst and associate position? I see on LinkedIn that some BCG offices has business analysts. Do I need to specifically apply for business analyst position or this is determined later in the process?
14 Dec 2014
Hi everyone, I'm in the middle of a crossroads and have to make a significant difficult decision. I'll put you in context, I've been working in a B4 IT Risk advisory (think regulatory risk adaptation) role for about 1 year. Some time ago I was contacted by BCG to apply for a Knowledge Analyst role, and this week I was notice they want to issue me an offer. After given it a little thought I came with a list of pros and cons: B4 risk Pros: - It is consulting after all, client facing that probably I would not have at BCG - I've been involved in some process transformation pitches, and there are
08 May 2016
I've got offers from both for a summer internship (undergrad) in their respective London offices. I suppose I might have liked the atmosphere at BCG slightly more, but I just don't feel that a few interviews is enough for me to draw definitive conclusions -- everyone I interviewed with was lovely. Also, while I'd previously thought there wasn't a big brand difference between the two in Europe, I've recently been hearing the opposite. Has anyone got any opinions/advice for me? Possibly about the London offices in particular (major industries, atmosphere...?) Boston Consulting Group Compared to
05 Mar 2012
Recently I've been trying to break into consulting. I studied the sciences in college in pursuit of medical school and after careful consideration now want to go into healthcare management--for the obvious cost/benefits. I want to get into consulting to make headway and have been looking at the top consultancies--McKinsey, Bain and BCG. To make a long story short, after some networking I got a coffee meeting with the COO of Activision who used to work for Bain shortly and knows the managing partner in the LA office well. He forwarded my resume off to the managing partner in LA who forwarded it to the managing partner in Dallas--where I'm living at the moment. A recruiter got into contact with me and now I'm in talks for a possible opportunity.
01 Jul 2011
I submitted my application two days ago and was invited for a 15-minute phone chat. Is this a good sign, maybe? Or is this sent out to just about everyone who applied? Is it just a chat or a phone interview?
07 Oct 2014
A close friend was recently offered employments for a senior research analyst McKinsey, a research associate at BCG, and a Google associate position for Business Operations and Strategy. Salaries + compensations are pretty much the same across all three companies (except BCG pays around $5000 higher annually compared to the McKinsey and Google). As a result, she's having hard time deciding which one to go to. Anybody have any good recommendation?
10 May 2013
Interviewed several months back as an experienced hire two years out of undergrad. I made it to the final round and was told I was ranked very but my performance one case was holding me back. Was encouraged to try again in six months. I really enjoyed all my interviews and have a great feeling about BCG and am grateful to have made it so far in the process. Can anyone speak to the likelihood/prospects of being successful a second time? It seems many who make it very far as summer associates are successful when applying for full-time but my situation is a bit different. They gave me very
09 Aug 2015
I have two interviews coming up with BCG on the same day in two weeks for a summer internship. At the interview, I will be presented case studies, just like any other consuling interview. I did some online research and I found that solving/tackling these case studies is extremely complicated as there are many different approaches etc. (as you probably all know) I am a first year undergrad business student. Whereas I passed the initial GMAT-type testing, I feel that I am going to an interview where I will be expected to perform on disproportionately high level. I am really scared now and I just wonder about that expectations BCG has from intern applicants. I know they are a top firm looking for top talent.
24 Apr 2012
As some of you know, I got laid off this week. Out of the blue and quite ridiculous but its in the past now. I networked a little and have been getting in touch with some people. My brother's brother-in-law is a principle at BCG and he provided me with some help. Through his contacts, I got an interview with this company called Expand Research. They're based in NY and are a subsidiary for BCG. I've never heard of them before and I havent been able to get in touch with my contact so I was wondering if someone can help. I need to get back in the game but I dont want to rush out and take the first job that comes my way. Does anyone know anything about this firm? Absolutely anything would be useful! Thanks!
25 Oct 2012
Hi Folks! I was wondering what is the best way to tackle this seemingly innocuous interview question - "Why BCG?" What things should I mention in my answer? Thank you very much! Why do you want to work for BCG? (McKinsey or Bain) This is a question that you will be asked in almost any interview with any consulting firm and you need to be ready to knock it out of the park. You should shape your answer to this question by reading about the firm and by speaking with people who are currently working there. You need to know why each consulting firm feels that they are unique and hit on those points
15 Jun 2011
Let's say you are newly hired MBA graduates of MBB with a salary of $135,000 in USA, and after one year of work at MBB, you decided to move to your MBB office in Europe (Paris or Berline for example). My question is: will your salary in the new Europe office be the same/equivalent as the original $135,000 in euro, or will this figure now be based on the "local rate" which are significantly much lower than the salaries of North America counterparts? It does seem like that the starting salary for MBB out of MBA in Europe is much lower than that of USA, so yeah...anybody has experience before?
14 Feb 2013
Hey, I have an upcoming test and possibly two rounds of case interviews in an Eastern European office at BCG for a visiting associate position (summer intern). I've been practicing cases like crazy, but would appreciate any other advice besides beast the cases. Does anyone know what the BCG test is like? I was told it is similar to the GMAT. Is this true? What about the case interviews? Are those the usual BCG favoured candidate-led type? Has anyone had BCG interviews where they got unusual questions besides solving cases or guesstimate questions? Any advice, tips are much appreciated! Thanks!
28 Apr 2013
Hello fellow monkeys, I have a few questions that i am hoping a few of you will be able to answer. I am fortunate to have a network of people can connect me to other influential people. The main question I have is what would be the most optimal way. I'll list the scenarios: 1) I have a close cousin who is a manager at Deloitte in the ERS division 2) I have a professor who went to a top mba program in Canada who has friends who are partners at some of the MBB. He said he was willing to refer me to them. 3) I have a pretty close friend who grew up with the recruiter at a mbb in canada. She also said she is more than willing to introduce me. Some overarching questions I have Should I try to meet with as many people from the firm I am most interested in or only a select few?
26 Nov 2013
What do people think about a newly entering analyst wearing designer glasses (e.g., D&G, Prada, etc.)? Would it be considered douchy or would no one care?
14 Jun 2011