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4.6 of 5 stars (145 Ratings)

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Intellectually challenging work, supported by a great team

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The intellectual rigor, caliber of people, and teaming.

Downers

Working with ambiguity was challenging at first.

Advice to Potential Interns

Fit with both management consulting and the distinct culture of the organization is critical to whether or not you will be happy in the job.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great oportunity to live a real consulting experience while actually delivering value to clients

4.9 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Great project team and very valuable mentoring.

Flexibility to manage time allocation to complete work

Various activities and events outside the case work to get to know the office, the people and the culture.

Staffing completely met interests for industry/function/location.

Downers

Learning about project a few more days in advance would help be better prepared for day 1

Advice to Potential Interns

Great for fast paced learning of multiple industries and roles.

Great company to build a strong network of co-workers/friends/mentors.

Multiple opportunities to shape work to fit with other aspects of life such as family or social service.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Steep learning curve but a very rewarding experience

4.9 of 5 stars

Toronto | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

-Lots of great social events to get to know both the full-timers and the other interns

-Firm worked hard to give a "real" case experience so that I could get a good idea of what I'd be signing on for in the long-run

-Continuous real-time feedback helped me learn tons throughout the summer

Downers

Originally wasn't a huge fan of the industry I was working in but the case turned out to be really interesting regardless.

Advice to Potential Interns

Speak up early and often -- you'll be expected to contribute your ideas right away

Would You Recommend

Yes

A real glimpse into the roles and responsibilities of a BCG consultant, and the chance to add value to a functioning project team

4.7 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Project team interactions, exposure to senior office leadership, high client exposure, real responsibility, challenging/interesting work

Downers

Client service comes with its challenges

Advice to Potential Interns

You spend a lot of time working in groups - people make the place

Would You Recommend

Yes

Challenging work with dedicated team, realistic of the life of full-time consultants

4.4 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

People, colocating with team, office dynamic

Downers

Senior team was not always present / available - nature of their jobs

Advice to Potential Interns

Get to know the people and learn through them what works best at the firm - you will feel the chemistry if it is the right fit.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great place to work.

4.7 of 5 stars

Dallas, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Hours. Comp. People.

Downers

Lots of travel.

Advice to Potential Interns

Come prepared to add value.

Would You Recommend

Yes

10 week crash course on analysis and presence. Realistic window into life of FT consultant

4.4 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Compensation, program structure, people

Downers

Less opportunity to interact with home office, given 4 day a week travel schedule

Advice to Potential Interns

Good way to find out if you'd like the consultant life style

Would You Recommend

Yes

High-impact casework in the healthcare industry with an outstanding team

4.5 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Ability to generate meaningful content, numerous learning opportunities, structured social interactions with peers and greater office, work-life balance

Downers

Unfortunately, due to duration of the internship, was unable to see the end result of my work on my case.

Advice to Potential Interns

Ensure that you request (and receive) timely feedback, push for opportunities to engage with the Partner(s) / Principal(s), and push for speed-to-output at maximal levels.

Sample Interview Questions

1.) Give an example of a time where you made an impact with the client / a team

Advice to Management

Perhaps more transparency on the social calendar to ensure adequate participation; planning more events on weekends to enable those on remote cases to participate.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Deep development and phenomenal network of support

4.5 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Supportive management - Partners very involved in my development

Downers

At times longer hours - also traveling across the country to the client

Advice to Potential Interns

Ask questions - everyone is there to support you.

Sample Interview Questions

What is your greatest weakness?

Advice to Management

Loved the team events - keep them coming!

Would You Recommend

Yes

An excellent opportunity with a world-class team

4.6 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Working with an incredible team of extremely bright people

Downers

Workload was occasionally unpredictable, although my team was always mindful of those additional obligations.

Advice to Potential Interns

There simply is no other organization that thinks as broadly and as open-mindedly as we do. If you have genuine intellectual curiosity about business and the world around you more generally, then this is the place to be.

Advice to Management

My team worked well, but I know that some others do not. I would appreciate it if upward feedback were a larger determinant of bonus/promotion decisions.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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