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4.3 of 5 stars

Fast paced, employee focused culture with real data analysis
Philadelphia, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Great team, very smart people, fast paced, exciting to travel, interesting work


Downers

Repetitive - lot of powerpoint/excel/other programs. May feel too on rails for the more creative.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you're good with a little more structure, appreciate a place where they do take care of their people, then BCG is great


Sample Interview Questions

Typical case interviews


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.5 of 5 stars

Strategy consulting
Seattle, WA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people I worked with, the ability to work autonomously with high-level client stakeholders


Downers

Not applicable


Advice to Potential Interns

Take initiative and over-communicate


Advice to Management

Not applicable - great internship


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

Great people, interesting work, valuable exposure to client's and BCG's businesses
Seattle, WA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Quickly seeing how high performing teams function and being integrated into the workflow.


Downers

At times my experience was a bit isolated.


Advice to Potential Interns

Very smart and nice people employed by a company that has their best interests in mind.


Sample Interview Questions

See 'BCG Case Interview' questions


Advice to Management

PTO will be an important consideration in my decision whether or not to accept my full-time offer to BCG; I felt lucky to have exposure to two case teams that leveraged this program and I think it is important that all summer interns are able to experience the same.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.6 of 5 stars

An excellent opportunity with a world-class team
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.


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Yes


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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

Yes


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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


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.7 of 5 stars

I got to experience what being a BCG consultant is like. It is a demanding but rewarding job.
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting an inside view of what the work really is. Interacting with the people you would be working on in the future and figuring it if you like them or not.


Downers

I worked on an organizational restructuring case and that is not my favorite topic.


Advice to Potential Interns

Try to get to know people who work for the firm. It is very hard to evaluate the job in itself from the outside; it is easier to determine if you like the people that work at each firm.


Sample Interview Questions

Case interviews and behavioral questions.


Advice to Management

The hours are pretty demanding but I guess that is much more a function of the industry rather than of the firm. The employee base could be a little bit more diverse.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

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

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