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.
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.