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4.6 of 5 stars (145 Ratings)

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Great experience leads to full time offer

4.3 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I was paired with a very good team for the summer. My PL was a great guy who is not only extremely smart but also cared about making sure I had a good summer. The other consultants I worked with were great as well. The work itself was interesting. I got paired with a partner sponsor for the summer; we checked in with each other fairly regularly and he was there to help make sure I was getting what I wanted out of the internship as well. Plus, there were a ton of really fun intern events (almost one per week), which were followed by bottle service at the club about 60% of the time.

Downers

I actually had fairly reasonable hours (~55/week) but if you're going to go into consulting, you just have to be aware that it can get a lot worse than that. After about 65 hours/week, I start to feel unbalanced and stop enjoying my work as much. Work at BCG, as in any consulting firm, has the potential to be like that. BCG has implemented PTO (google it) to help ensure life as a consultant is sustainable.

Advice to Potential Interns

Meet as many people as you can from each consulting firm you're considering. BCG, Bain, and McKinsey do have different cultures, and it's important to find which one(s) you vibe with best. The work is fairly similar between MBB, so is the pay, and so are the exit opportunities. The cultures are different, so pay attention to that.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Fast paced, employee focused culture with real data analysis

4.3 of 5 stars

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

An excellent opportunity with a world-class team

4.6 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

I got to experience what being a BCG consultant is like. It is a demanding but rewarding job.

4.7 of 5 stars

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

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

4.4 of 5 stars

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

Amazing experience, but be prepared to work hard!

4.3 of 5 stars

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

Pushing your mind where you never thought it could go to solve huge problems (with a great group of people).

4.4 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The project, the opportunity to stretch my mind, the people I got to work with every day, the opportunity to tackle big problems no-one has solved before.

Downers

I would have liked more opportunities to meet with the other interns.

Advice to Potential Interns

Throw yourself in 100%. The more you engage in the internship the more you will get out of it. If you want to push your mind right to its limit and then take another step beyond that, this is the job for you.

Sample Interview Questions

A large producer of fertilizer has been losing money because of a new GMO that doesn't require fertilization. What do you do?

Advice to Management

I think it would be great to give the interns more opportunities to interact with each other. Increased flexibility on location/mobility (particularly as the economy continues to move towards a geographically dispersed workforce).

Would You Recommend

Yes

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

4.4 of 5 stars

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

Yes

Deep development and phenomenal network of support

4.5 of 5 stars

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

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

4.5 of 5 stars

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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