The Boston Consulting Group Summer Internship Program

4.7 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (37 Intern Reviews)

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4.7 of 5 stars

Fantastic internship experience in management consulting
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Colleagues, corporate culture, mentoring, great feedback structures and culture, interesting projects and work, great supervisors, good work/life balance for the industry


Downers

your experience is very much dependent on your staffing but that's to be expected in this industry and while there is some variation, no staffing situations are actually bad situations in an absolute sense, just relative to what you could have at BCG


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask for help and ask for feedback often. BCG is really invested in your growth and you should not ever feel like you can't ask for these things.


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4.5 of 5 stars

Unexpected experiences that were eye-opening and enjoyable
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Freedom to own one's module and continual feedback


Downers

Some of the work goes unnoticed, voiding the hard work put into making the deck


Advice to Potential Interns

Best advice is to be at ease with oneself and be yourself


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4.7 of 5 stars

Opportunity to solve challenging business problem with group of amazing people
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Far and away, my favorite part about the internship was the people.


Downers

Since every project is very different, at times it was difficult to know whether my experience was "normal."


Advice to Potential Interns

Get to know the people at BCG - find out what gets them excited and makes them passionate both about their work and in life.


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4.1 of 5 stars

Fantastic professional growth and development opportunity
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Intellectual challenge


Downers

Long hours


Advice to Potential Interns

Great commitment to work life balance


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Yes


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4.1 of 5 stars

Exactly what I was looking for: lively office, challenging projects, solid personal development
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

It's been said many times, but BCG really cares about its employees. People from the bottom to the top are constantly checking in to make sure that you're learning what you want to. And yet there is not slack on the quality of output.


Downers

The trade-off for diversity of experience is that you can't go deep on each project in ten weeks. But I think I saw what I needed to see.


Advice to Potential Interns

Your case interviews matter, but BCG really looks for fit. They care about things like authenticity, humility, and kindness - and it shows in their people.


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3.9 of 5 stars

meaningful work, real client impact
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Very strong team culture
Trust interns with significant client responsibilities, with structure and support to make sure you succeed


Downers

The consulting lifestyle may not be for everyone, though BCG is one firm that seems genuinely committed to helping employees find a sustainable work-life balance


Advice to Potential Interns

It is important for candidates to really speak with as many people as possible in the office and practice areas that they are interested in.


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3.2 of 5 stars

Work with driven intelligent people
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

colleagues, office culture, pay


Downers

powerpoint


Advice to Potential Interns

Get to know the culture of the office and the firm in making your decision.


Advice to Management

More training and predictable work hours


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Yes


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