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4.6 of 5 stars (256 Ratings)

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Fantastic summer, no regrets

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Interaction with my senior management - mentorship, development and friendship

Downers

It was too short

Advice to Potential Interns

Out of MBB, BCG cares the most about your personal development and growth

Would You Recommend

Yes

Collaborative work style, great coworkers, challenging and interesting material

4.8 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The collaborative working style (and of course, having coworkers who were great to collaborate with!)

Downers

The hours can be pretty long. You don't have that much free time for exercise, friends, etc during the week.

Advice to Potential Interns

You will constantly get feedback on how you are doing - learn how to quickly incorporate that feedback into your work.

Would You Recommend

Yes

BCG: from slides to spreadsheets, the biggest impact I could have had in 10 weeks.

5.0 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Team dynamic was excellent. Highly intelligent people pushing really hard on work. High level discussion about important issues daily. Team had excellent bonding outside of the actual work, going to dinners, exploring the surrounding area.

Office culture and the intern cohort was interesting and fun to hang out with outside of work. Definitely expect to stay in touch with most (if not all) of the interns I got to know.

Downers

Intern events didn't pack the weekends, but they were timed such that it was little difficult to take advantage of the other aspects of the job, such as alternate travel, team time or Fridays working outside the office.

Advice to Potential Interns

Get to know the people in your office. The people you're around will make a huge difference in terms of the quality of your experience. Ask for a project that is related to your interests, and work hard! It's not an easy job.

Sample Interview Questions

You're working for a cruise line. How would you help them boost their on-ship photo sales? They currently print out all the photos, and passengers purchase the photos as they walk by the store. How would you improve their margins?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Interesting, challenging, and engaging experience- as good as an internship gets

4.8 of 5 stars

Atlanta, GA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Access to anyone in the organization, real picture of the job, great opportunities to develop relationships with intern class

Downers

Nothing comes to mind

Advice to Potential Interns

BCG is a place where you can be yourself, but be prepared to develop and have people around you to support you in that!

Advice to Management

Continue to emphasize PTO conversations

Would You Recommend

Yes

Amazing internship with broad exposure to numerous industries, types of work and people.

5.0 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The level of responsibility and trust I was given as an intern.
Compensation
Exposure to the true life of a full time employee

Downers

Length, could've been longer.

Advice to Potential Interns

Ensure you like problem solving, inconsistent hours and mental challenges.

Advice to Management

Compensation could always be higher.
There could be more integration activities (not only among interns)

Sample Interview Questions

Tell me of an activity where you took a leadership position.
Within that group, tell me of a time you had to convince others to do something they did not want to do
Within that group, tell me of a time others had to convince you to do something you did not want to do

Would You Recommend

Yes

Steep Learning Curve in a Positive, Intellectual Environment

4.8 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Steep learning curve, responsibility (that represented what I could expect as a full-time employee), flat hierarchy, PTO (a program that helps with team dynamics and work-life balance), the people, summer events for interns (opportunities to network, etc.)

Downers

Somewhat long hours (but not outrageous by any means, and a 9-5 job is obviously unrealistic)

Advice to Potential Interns

When considering top management consulting firms, I think cultural fit is probably the most important consideration. To a large extent, the work you'd be doing at MBB is pretty much the same, but there are definitely different cultural "vibes" associated with each institution. Since you'll be working very closely with your team, it's important to make sure that you feel the "fit" is good between yourself and the people at the firm.

Sample Interview Questions

Focus on practicing for case interviews. It's well-known that BCG likes to use charts/graphs in their interviews, so that's always good to practice as well.

Would You Recommend

Yes

The Ultimate Summer Learning Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The internal-networking via dinners, parties and events was probably my favorite part of the internship. We were taken to private dinners every week (mostly at Michelin start restaurants), a partner's home for a day-time networking event, a suite at a Cub's game, a city-wide boat tour, Lollapalooza and so much more!

Downers

I honestly cannot think of any cons for the internship.

Advice to Potential Interns

Consider what your organization can provide for you. Choosing a company that highly values their people and invests dividends in your personal growth and comfort, will make you a much more fulfilled employee.

Advice to Management

The amount of detail that BCG spends on work-life balance, is remarkable. If at any point I began to feel exhausted, there was an event to pick up your spirits and a self-evaluation to discuss work-life balance, weekly. I have not advice as far as improvement is concerned.

Sample Interview Questions

All interviews are case-studies so just be prepared for what that entails.

Would You Recommend

Yes

I was challenged to think differently about a problem and brainstorm creative solutions, while being supported by incredible mentors.

4.9 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The best aspects of the internship included client exposure, individual ownership over a specific part of the client project, and mentorship from supportive and intelligent individuals.

Downers

The work was challenging and there was significant pressure to deliverable the best quality to our clients. BCG did a great job of pushing strong communication to ensure everyone was working as effectively as possible in a positive environment.

Advice to Potential Interns

BCG's strong culture stood out to me when recruiting. BCGers were extremely intelligent and thoughtful, but also had a fun quirkiness that was unique.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Everything you could want in your first job after college.

4.8 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The quality and diversity of the people in the firm.
The ability to shape your own career.
Constant feedback that allowed for quick learning and professional development.
A meritocratic organization - you are valued based on your contributions to the team and the client.

Downers

The nature of client work makes your schedule somewhat unpredictable, but managers make an effort to mitigate this.

Advice to Potential Interns

Talk to the people to learn about the culture - fit is extremely important!

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing!

Would You Recommend

Yes

Intern still amazed that his work was presented to CEO of multi-national tech company.

4.8 of 5 stars

Washington, DC | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Access to people with such great diversity of backgrounds (professional and cultural) and opinions, including access to alumni who were willing to speak to an intern about future career paths. The amount of responsibility we were given was highly rewarding and enriching. The summer events they planned for us were off the charts fun - and they have similar events year round!

Downers

While the intern salary was pretty amazing, I was surprised at the difference between it and other top firms in industries like banking and tech.

Advice to Potential Interns

A lot of the cases require travel, though it's definitely possible to stay local if you want. You should be excited to work in different industries with different teams, though you can choose to specialize to a certain degree from day one. You should be comfortable with ambiguity when it comes to data and research. The company is full of intellectually curious people.

Would You Recommend

Yes


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