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4.6 of 5 stars (145 Ratings)

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Great learning and people.

4.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Great learning and people.

Downers

No personal life during weekdays.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be yourself, and be social.

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

Amazing experience, but be prepared to work hard!

4.3 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Great people, great perks, and great investment in all the interns.

Downers

Long hours.

Advice to Potential Interns

Best company. Don't think too much, just apply!

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great experience leads to full time offer

4.3 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I was paired with a very good team for the summer. My PL was a great guy who is not only extremely smart but also cared about making sure I had a good summer. The other consultants I worked with were great as well. The work itself was interesting. I got paired with a partner sponsor for the summer; we checked in with each other fairly regularly and he was there to help make sure I was getting what I wanted out of the internship as well. Plus, there were a ton of really fun intern events (almost one per week), which were followed by bottle service at the club about 60% of the time.

Downers

I actually had fairly reasonable hours (~55/week) but if you're going to go into consulting, you just have to be aware that it can get a lot worse than that. After about 65 hours/week, I start to feel unbalanced and stop enjoying my work as much. Work at BCG, as in any consulting firm, has the potential to be like that. BCG has implemented PTO (google it) to help ensure life as a consultant is sustainable.

Advice to Potential Interns

Meet as many people as you can from each consulting firm you're considering. BCG, Bain, and McKinsey do have different cultures, and it's important to find which one(s) you vibe with best. The work is fairly similar between MBB, so is the pay, and so are the exit opportunities. The cultures are different, so pay attention to that.

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

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

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

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

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

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