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4.6 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (182 Intern Reviews)

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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

Yes


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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.


Would You Recommend

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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.


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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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4.3 of 5 stars

A great learning opportunity to experience what consulting really is, in a great firm
Washington, DC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Impressive access to high level management problems. Great coaching and support to help me succeed in my internship. Many opportunities to know the firm better.


Downers

The ownership I had of the problems was limited (probably because I was an intern).


Advice to Potential Interns

It is important to take profit of the opportunities during the internship. This means working hard to get a full time offer, but also getting to know people, talk about their areas of expertise, and understanding what you like most and where you could fit. BCG offers great opportunities to do that during the internship.


Sample Interview Questions

What do you think that are the key drivers in the price of this product? What would be the key criteria for consumers before purchase?



What are your ideas to reduce costs in this scenario?


Advice to Management

Consulting is a hard job that requires long hours. BCG has a program called PTO that helps to make it sustainable. It makes an effort to give people flexibility: that way, the amount of hours would still be high, but people would be able to organize themselves better. My advice is to foster PTO even more and apply it uniformly in the different projects.


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.


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

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

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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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4.7 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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