The Boston Consulting Group Summer Internship Program

4.6 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (144 Intern Reviews)

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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Travel a steep learning curve with the help of great and intelligent people


Uppers

Meeting great people; being trusted with work for a client; learning a ton


Downers

There are times that the case is not the most interesting


Advice to Potential Interns

BCG is the best and guaranteed wonderful summer experience


Advice to Management

Nothing


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Experienced outstanding dedication to developing, challenging, and supporting the individual, a real community


Uppers

Office mates and friends, hanging out on the weekends, Starwood points and flying business class


Downers

It can be challenging to adjust to the time management - you manage your own hours which can be long, but are much better when managed well and balanced against sleep, etc.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you care about integrity, creativity and critically thinking about how to deliver value for a client, BCG is a good fit work-wise. If you like being around sociable, friendly, extremely smart people who are absolutely dedicated to sharing their experiences, BCG is a good fit people-wise.


Advice to Management

It would be great to have more senior women role models


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Action packed learning with very smart people


Uppers

the people, and the client and the resources for learning


Downers

nothing, I think the internship program is very good


Advice to Potential Interns

nothing to share at this time


Advice to Management

NA


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

BCG is a place to learn and develop further than anywhere else in the world.


Uppers

The people at BCG have been amazing. We have had terrific access to people at all levels in the organization.


Downers

It's difficult to take a full role on the project as an intern because of the timing and your capabilities when you start.


Advice to Potential Interns

Over-communicate, take advantage of the access in the firm, and enjoy yourself!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

The most fun and fulfilling summer I have ever had while working hard at the same time


Uppers

-The people are a ton of fun to work with -There are lots of great events and activities to participate in every week outside of work -The culture is very fun and upbeat -Everyone is very willing to help you when you need it -The money is good and the hours are not bad at all -The opportunity to travel if desired makes the experience so much more exciting -The opportunity to contibute to the team and the amount of ownership given to interns right from the start is outstanding


Downers

Sometimes the work that you are asked to do can come with veyr little instructions and can seem quite ambiguous at the beginning. However, this allows you to really take ownership of your module and make it what you want it to be.


Advice to Potential Interns

You need to get some sort of a sense of how much you want to travel because it is possible that you will be on the road Monday through Thursday every week. This sounds like a lot of fun to some people, but not so much fun to others. There is probably about a 50-60% chance of being on a traveling project during the summer internship, but the staffinf coordinaters do try to take and preferences or requests that you might have into account as much as possible.


Advice to Management

I think the benefits are amazing but the salary/bonus is a bit low. I think it would be better to even scale back some of the money spent on team dinners, events, etc. and use it to offer a higher salary.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Amazing learning experience, got everything I wished for and more


Uppers

People, challenge, fun.


Downers

I didn't like the LA traffic so much


Advice to Potential Interns

Demanding job, challenging and requires a lot of soft skills.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Learn, laugh, and grow with BCG's one of a kind internship


Uppers

The awesome people, the challenging and stimulating work, and the friendly and down to earth company culture. I also got to travel to client sites which was a unique experience.


Downers

Honestly, nothing comes to mind.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you aren't afraid to be thrown into a challenging environment, one in which you're forced to quickly learn and work hard, then this internship is for you.


Advice to Management

Honestly, nothing really comes to mind again.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Best summer experience you can get


Uppers

People I work with are great We have significant positive impact on client


Downers

Short deadlines


Advice to Potential Interns

BCG is full of great people


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Amazing opportunity to be a part of BCG, get to know the firm, and have real responsibilities and impact at the client.


Uppers

1. Large intern class allowed for many insights into the firm & work 2. Very structured program- great balance of social activities, firm knowledge sessions, and work


Downers

1. some interns were on projects they didn't love, but that is the case at any consulting firm.


Advice to Potential Interns

Talk to the people. If you like interacting with BCG people, you'll love it here. BCG doesn't put up a false front when recruiting, so take note of what they are saying!


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great introduction into consulting.


Uppers

Working with other smart, talented, and nice people.


Downers

The hours can be long sometimes.


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask for feedback from your supervisor.


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