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4.9 of 5 stars

Intellectually challenging work, supported by a great team
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

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4.9 of 5 stars

Steep learning curve but a very rewarding experience
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

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4.8 of 5 stars

BCG: where people are more invested in your growth and happiness than even you are
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people, including mentorship, quality, and affability; work-life balance (I never worked more than 55 hours in a week, and start time was flexible); high-quality experience (working for a Fortune 50 client in the precise industry and function I requested) and client exposure; generous compensation, expense policy, and office space; many activities for interns to get to know each other, the office, and the city


Downers

We at times had unpredictable work demands, but never on two consecutive days.


Advice to Potential Interns

Try to meet a few BCGers before applying. You'll know whether it's a fit or not. Each company has a distinct personality. Make sure you know who you are and what you want, and be able to explain how BCG fits into that.


Sample Interview Questions

Why consulting? Why BCG?


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4.7 of 5 stars

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

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4.6 of 5 stars

BCG trusts interns with tons of responsibility and ownership over work while providing amazing mentorship
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Tons of responsibilities and ownership

Amazing mentorship

Incredibly fun events

Challenging environment

Bright people all around


Downers

Sometimes the hours can get a bit intense


Advice to Potential Interns

If you want to gain true business acumen while learning about multiple and diverse aspects of strategy and management in corporations from the brightest and most creative minds in the industry, BCG is the place to start your career


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4.7 of 5 stars

Great place to work.
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

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4.3 of 5 stars

Amazing experience, but be prepared to work hard!
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

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4.5 of 5 stars

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


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4.4 of 5 stars

Phenomenal consulting summer experience
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people and the company culture.


Downers

I loved the people and the company culture.


Advice to Potential Interns

Have a positive attitude.


Would You Recommend

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4.6 of 5 stars

Excellent Place to Learn and Grow with Great Co-workers
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

-Lots of opportunities for learning

-Expected to perform and given real tasks to complete

-Very fast pace, you'll never be bored

-Given a lot of responsibility, and interaction with people people at high levels of client organizations


Downers

-Hours could be long (typically 55-60), but that's a given for this type of job


Advice to Potential Interns

Be mindful of what you're looking for, this is a great job but it's not a 9-5.


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