The Boston Consulting Group Summer Internship Program

4.6 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (107 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

BCG delivers on recruiting promises


Uppers

high-impact work, exposure to very senior partners/clients, impressive coworkers


Downers

nothing comes to mind


Advice to Potential Interns

BCG has a more appealing culture than its competitor.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Perfect balance between hands on experience and social programming.


Uppers

Well run program, interesting and value add case work, good team and intern events.


Downers

Variability in hours across interns affected attendance at some affiliation events.


Advice to Potential Interns

Definitely go for it. It's a great experience.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Consulting at BCG is fun, interesting, intellectually challenging


Uppers

Real substantive work experience, mentorship, team collaboration


Downers

Traveling to client site each week


Advice to Potential Interns

Great coworkers, intellectually interesting, very well organized internship program


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Wonderful experience with amazing people who care a great deal about people development


Uppers

- Chance to work with really smart people - Interest BCG takes in your development (formal training, formal / informal mentoring and feedback, opportunities to do REAL work, etc.) - Awesome sponsored events - Great office culture


Downers

- Work can be cyclical--go from 0 to 60 really fast, and then back down, but that's not necessarily a negative as it just means thigns are changing all the time


Advice to Potential Interns

Everyone is super nice, welcoming, and helpful. You learn a TON. The office culture is fantastic--at least half of all cases are local, everyone is very accommadating and cognizant of different work schedules/other committments, face time is not required--just have to get your work done.


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Challenging yet fun learning experience


Uppers

Level of responsibility Access to senior leadership Impact of my work Fun social events


Downers

Numbers of hours and travel


Advice to Potential Interns

Talk to people, it really is the only way to figure out if you fit with a firm.


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great people, real responsibility, unbelievable perks and invaluable learnings


Uppers

You get staffed on an actual case, and are provided with the right amount of guidance and freedom to develop over the summer. The intern events, people, and perks were other aspects that were great.


Downers

Travelling means that you are not home often, so it is hard to settle in to a new city if you take up the internship in a different place.


Advice to Potential Interns

Definitely apply for the Summer Associate program! while here, talk to as many people as you can, and make sure you try to take up some challenging projects so that you know how it would feel like to work here full time.


Advice to Management

Perhaps trying to match up interns better to their project preferences.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Living life as a management consultant for 10 weeks


Uppers

Lots of responsibility very quickly, brought into team immediately as full team member, interesting work


Downers

Long hours, some busy work


Advice to Potential Interns

Speak up early--you have a role on your team, and people want to hear your ideas/opinions!


Advice to Management

Nothing--they were great


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Unlimited learning and development potential at BCG


Uppers

- availability of training, support, mentorship, and feedback - the 'real' nature of cases interns are staffed on


Downers

there is a lot of ambiguity in a staffing model with short cases


Advice to Potential Interns

If you want to work very hard, learn a lot, and spend a summer with the smartest people you've ever met, this is the place to be.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Challenging and rewarding, with incredible responsibilities and opportunities from day one.


Uppers

Getting to really dig into what consulting is like on a day-to-day basis


Downers

The specific project that I was working on


Advice to Potential Interns

BCG is an incredibly well-run organization: everything from training to feedback to work environment is extremely polished. I have yet to work in an environment as impressive as this one.


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Amazing experience and learning opportunity


Uppers

Colleagues and team members Importance of projects Fun events and investment in your learning


Downers

Occasionally long hours Occasionally tight deadlines (high stress)


Advice to Potential Interns

Evaluate if you fit with the people and the culture. They are what make the organization such a great place to work.


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