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Fragen in Vorstellungsgesprächen bei Boston Consulting Group für Senior Associate

Vorstellungsgespräche bei Boston Consulting Group

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Senior Associate-Vorstellungsgespräch

Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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Negative Erfahrung
Durchschnittl. Gespräch

Bewerbung

Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 7 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei Boston Consulting Group.

Vorstellungsgespräch

2 interviews in the first round, 2 more in the second. Shockingly unprofessional throughout. They forgot they had scheduled my second round and didn't apologize (I had cancelled two other super-day interviews for the same day) and when they did reschedule (because I had scheduled my exploding offers around the original second round), they acted like I was a huge nuisance and uncommitted (first question in the interview: why am I here today?). Then I had to email and finally call for 3 days up until the evening of my deadline (facing radio silence) for them to (finally!) reject me. Also wasn't reimbursed for my first round travel, but apparently that's industry standard.

I really liked the people I had met from BCG and was super-excited (and prepared) for the interview, but the process really soured me. In retrospect, I feel guilty for keeping my other offers waiting for a firm that treats its tentative future hires so badly.

Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

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  1.  

    Senior Associate-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Kein Angebot
    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im September 2017 bei Boston Consulting Group (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The process consisted of two rounds of interviews. The first round was formed of two 45 minute interviews with a mixture of fit and case questions. I was interviewed by a Principal and a Project Leader, both were very personable and responsive during the cases.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


  2. Hilfreich (6)  

    Senior Associate-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Paris (Frankreich)
    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Juli 2016 bei Boston Consulting Group (Paris (Frankreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Round 0 (pour les docteurs) : Entretien de fit
    Round 1 : Etude de cas en ligne (45 min sur ordinateur) + Entretien avec étude de cas
    Round 2 : Etude de cas écrite (2h de préparation puis présentation du cas en anglais) + Entretien avec étude de cas
    Round 3 : 2 Entretiens avec étude de cas

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Pourquoi le conseil en stratégie ? Pourquoi le BCG ? Selon vous, quelles sont les qualités requises pour être "consultant" ?   Frage beantworten
  3. Hilfreich (15)  

    Senior Associate-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Juni 2016 bei Boston Consulting Group (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Experienced Hire Interview consisted of two interview days, each one week apart. First round consisted of 2 interviews with Project Leaders with typical competency questions followed by a case . Heard back on the same day, and was invited back to second round. Second round consisted of 3 interviews with Principals and Partners, again leading with competency questions followed by Case.

    I was told in the feedback process that evaluation is done in there parts Effectiveness and Impact (E&I – the first bit of the interview – questions on your background and experience, motivation for consulting and competency based questions), the case (C) and Communication and Presence (C&P – your interview style and presence etc.).

    Once each round is done, all the interviews from the particular round gather to discuss performance and whether or not to invite you to the next stage. This makes the process very fair and gives you good opportunity to prove your abilities. So if you excel in one interview and really make a strong impression, the interviewer can fight your case during the discussion, increasing your chances of success.

    Case interview questions contained three parts. Part 1 - understanding the problem and potential reasons for the problem. This is quite qualitative, and requires basic business judgement. Also the section to form hypothesis, and frameworks. Part 2 - numerical analysis. Specific data is given, and some basic numeric analysis is asked for. Part 3 - solution identification stage, which tends to be a lot of brainstorming to identify problems for the issues from Part1.

     For success in the case section key strategies are to (1) Form a structure based on actual case (as opposed to set frameworks (2) Being hypothesis driven to create a framework (3) Trying to have a discussion, i.e. ask interviewers for data, talk through your reasoning and almost treat them like a team member you would work with in an actual job.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Round one cases were interviewer led with specific questions. E.g. High Street Store is loosing money. Can you think of the key components of cost in a retail store? You list the costs, and then the interviewer asks another question.

      Round two cases we much more Interviewee led. E.g. Chemicals manufacture is loosing money. What should we do? Here a clear structure, hypothesis, issue tree etc. is expected.

      The best resource for interview prep are the LOMS recordings from Victor Cheng. All the other books are too complicated and focus too much on frameworks etc. rather the actual skill in understanding what is expected for success.   Frage beantworten

  4. Hilfreich (4)  

    Senior Associate-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 2 Monate. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im April 2016 bei Boston Consulting Group (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    After being referred by a friend, I was invited to interview about a month later. The first round consisted of two interviews with project leaders, starting with competency based questions and followed by fairly formal and (compared to practice books) quite straightforward cases. The graphs and maths were both fairly simple to interpret and I felt the main point was to show a structure, think out loud and to establish a connection with the interviewer just as much as to crack the case. The second round was quite different, with three interviews with partners, all of which were much less structured. These interviews were to assess your creativity (for example, brainstorming until you ran out of ideas, or following up an apparently ludicrous idea) as well as your ability to structure a case. These also started with competency questions.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Standard competency questions in first round.
      Much more open questions in second round.
      Although supposedly interviewee-led, I found the interviewers were helpful and happy to have a discussion rather than leaving you hanging if you got stuck.   Frage beantworten

  5. Hilfreich (1)  

    Senior Associate-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Januar 2017 bei Boston Consulting Group (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The initial application consisted of a CV and cover letter.

    A few weeks later I was invited to a first round interview. This consisted of two one-on-one meetings with Principals, both of which involved around 15 minutes of 'fit' questions and then a 20 minute case. There was also a maths test - the problems weren't particularly difficult, but there was a lot of time pressure and negative marking.

    The second (and final) round consisted of three interviews with Partners, following a similar format to the first round. The cases were relatively straightforward.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Tell me about a time you dealt with a stressful situation.   1 Antwort

  6.  

    Senior Associate-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Kein Angebot
    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich über eine Hochschule oder Universität beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Tage. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im November 2016 bei Boston Consulting Group (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The process is very well run and efficient. Interviews take place over three rounds. The first entails a maths test (brush up on elementary physics, business and maths olympiad type problems) and a short case study interview with a few questions based on your CV background. The second round consisted two case study interviews and background/fit questions. There are different interviewers for each case study. All the interviewers and HR staff are extremely polite, generous and helpful. Unfortunately, I didn't get to the third round of interviews. However, after each round, I was provided insights into my interview performance, including my result for the maths test. This information is invaluable and is unique to the care and thought that BCG goes through to choose their Associates. I hope to apply again next year.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Describe a situation when a team you were part of was veering off track and you managed to set it on course again.   1 Antwort

  7. Hilfreich (1)  

    Senior Associate-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Brüssel (Königreich Belgien)
    Kein Angebot
    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 4 Monate. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im September 2016 bei Boston Consulting Group (Brüssel (Königreich Belgien)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Round 0: telephone interview. General questions: why BCG, why management consulting etc.

    After that, the case interviews start. I read most of the preparation available across the internet, but all my cases were impossible to prepare for. You will have to be creative to find a useful framework once the problem is presented to you.

    Round 1:
    A) computer test. Case-like number questions with multiple choice answers (+- 1h)
    B) Case interview + general questions with a project leader (+-1h)
    Got feedback the next day. Useful stuff to improve for your next round. You are also assigned a "buddy": someone at BCG you can ask any question you'd like but who does not interfere at all with your application procedure. Great system.

    Round 2:
    A) In basket case with a principal: around 30-40 pages with text, quotes, graphs, numbers etc. to solve 3 case-like questions. You get 2 hours to prepare some slides to answer these questions. This is followed by a 1h interview where you have to explain your reasoning. Also, the same general questions.
    B) Case interview + general questions with a principal (+- 1h)
    This is where your stamina is tested because it's right after the in basket case

    Got feedback after 2 days. Again useful stuff to improve for your last round.

    Round 3:
    A) Case interview + general questions with a project leader (+- 1h)
    B) Case interview + general questions with a sr. partner (+-45 mins)

    Got feedback the next day. Did not get an offer but they didn't really explain where I dropped the ball. Sr. partner was 20 minutes late, disinterested from the start and kept using his phone during the interview. Left me with a sour feeling after a generally very positive experience.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Why do you want to work for BCG?
      Why do you want to get into management consulting?
      Why should we hire you?
      Are you applying anywhere else?
      What have you learned at your current job?   Frage beantworten
  8.  

    Senior Associate-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Bengaluru (Indien)
    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich über eine Hochschule oder Universität beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2018 bei Boston Consulting Group (Bengaluru (Indien)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Case Interview like any typical interview for management consulting. It was a profit and loss case with focus on the cost aspect. The interviewer was a principal at BCG. The case interview was not stressful. The evaluation was based on how well you structured the solution.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


  9.  

    Senior Associate-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich über eine Hochschule oder Universität beworben. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Oktober 2016 bei Boston Consulting Group.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    One on one interview with HR questions and Case related questions; multiple rounds of interviews with Partners of the firm. The interviewer's assess problem solving skills, ability to structure and communicate

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

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