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4.9 of 5 stars

Best development experience at an awesome company
San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working with great people and learning a lot


Downers

It was difficult finding housing for the summer


Advice to Potential Interns

It's an amazing organization - highly supportive, fun, and challenging place to work.


Would You Recommend

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4.9 of 5 stars

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

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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


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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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4.7 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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4.4 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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4.5 of 5 stars

Deep development and phenomenal network of support
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!


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4.4 of 5 stars

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

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