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Constant development while surrounded by incredibly intelligent coworkers

4.9 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Constant development and feedback, cohesive work environment, openness to ideas from all employees, understanding of work-life balance needs

Downers

The hours were slightly longer than what I was used to

Advice to Potential Interns

I believe there is no better place to develop your skills than BCG. My entire case team took a vested interest in my progress and success, and I left the office every day feeling like I learned something new and challenged myself.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Better than I could have imagined!

4.8 of 5 stars

Houston, TX | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The case work was real, and I could directly see how my work contributed to our team's final recommendations. It was amazing how far I had come from my first day to the last. I felt I got a representative full-time experience, and I loved it!

Downers

The pay, while very competitive, still is a far bit less what you might get at a finance internship. That being said, I wasn't too hung up on it. I honestly would have worked for free if it came down to it.

Advice to Potential Interns

Definitely prep thoroughly for interviews. The interviews should really have no surprises as long as you practice.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Project that fits your interests with support systems to help you thrive and more fun than you can imagine.

4.9 of 5 stars

Bethesda, MD | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

You have a lot of fun bonding events with the intern class and a lot of effort is made so that you can get to know the rest of the office. We had an office scavenger hunt with trivia about different people so you'd get to meet more people (I have met more than 70% of the office). Friday happy hours and lunches so everyone from the DC office comes in making it one of the best days of the week. The recruiting and career team help find a team where they think you will have the support needed to thrive. They also do their best to vet projects to find one that fits your interests and where you will have a meaty chunk of work to provide to the team. I worked directly with the partners on my project and presented to the client numerous times.

Downers

The beginning of the internship was tough. I wasn't sure what to expect and was thrown right in. It helped a lot to establish team norms and have our PTO (predictability, teaming and open communication) meetings. It got better once we had those conversations.

Advice to Potential Interns

Just need to get through the first few weeks. Know that it will be tough at first but you will hit your stride. Reach out and meet people from the office, especially partners. Ask a lot of questions.

Advice to Management

Continuing their efforts regarding PTO, diversity, employee flexibility, career development. Everything is being done well and being improved upon.

Sample Interview Questions

One case was about a sign company and how to improve their profits. Another was about a college's sports program.
I don't remember very well to be honest :-(

Would You Recommend

Yes

A dream of a company: exciting and engaging work, sustainable lifestyle, and fun culture

5.0 of 5 stars

Detroit, MI | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Work opportunities, company culture, learning opportunities, pay, mentorship

Downers

Travel can be tiring but if you know what to expect, it isn't bad.

Advice to Potential Interns

The Boston Consulting Group values everyone they employ and your thoughts and considerations will be taken into account from day one. They focus on the happiness of their employees more than one can imagine, and they go above and beyond to make your experience enjoyable.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A fantastic way to validate my personal fit with a first rate organization

4.8 of 5 stars

Toronto | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

High level of autonomy and significant responsibilities provided, consideration of personal interests and development areas when designating responsibilities, numerous feedback opportunities, great socializing opportunities with the summer class

Downers

Nothing to complain about at all, but working on one project for the duration of the internship somewhat limited exposure

Advice to Potential Interns

Fully understand the extent to which organizations emphasize your development and wellbeing - BCG does an incredible job of understanding and accommodating your personal interests, development areas, and characteristics for success

Would You Recommend

Yes

21-year-olds given responsibility, respect, and intellectual stimulation

4.9 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I was learning every day and given incredible amounts of responsibility for someone who has not yet finished college. I also loved everybody on my team and in the company, and everyone was fully committed to my growth and giving me whatever opportunities I wanted

Downers

I was only able to experience one case and therefore could not see the diversity of experiences within the firm

Advice to Potential Interns

Make sure you like the people and culture, because if you like them, you can get through anything on the job.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Provide valuable strategic and cost reduction impact while getting a taste of the industry

4.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Independently own a process. Learn the consulting skill set. Many intern social events to help build network

Downers

At times the work can be unpredictable, due to the client service nature of the business.

Advice to Potential Interns

BCG focuses on the development and well-being of its employees. Continuous educational opportunities, great mentorship culture, and access to a vast alumni network. Makes it the ideal place to begin a career, or develop a skill-set to help prepare you for numerous other industries.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Best internship summer ever!

4.8 of 5 stars

Detroit, MI | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

• Amazing case team. Everyone was smart and great to communicate on a day-to-day basis. Lots of jokes and fun while working on a challenging case
• Extensive local and international travel. I got to experience real life of consultants, and realize that this is something I want to do full-time
• Feedback really helped me to grow professionally and personally
• Impact that my team created for the client. The client was highly appreciative of our work
• Numerous team and office fun activities, which included white water rafting, lunches with partners, pontoon boat ride, beach volleyball, karaoke, golf, yoga, jet ski, BBQ etc

Downers

Nothing. Everything was great

Advice to Potential Interns

Try to figure out if you really love solving problems. If you feel excited about being challenged on a daily basis, you will love it. Don't go for it if all you want is a big paycheck and you you want a predictable and routine work, because you wont flourish there

Sample Interview Questions

All the cases and questions were standard for MBA applicants. The key to successful interview is to thoughtfully solve at least 30 different cases during preparation

Would You Recommend

Yes

Work hard, play hard: A summer at BCG Chicago

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Ownership of my "module", Summer intern events, Office events, Delivering value to the client

Downers

Occasional late nights and one weekend of weekend work

Advice to Potential Interns

This office cares about its people and does everything in it's power to prevent weekend work

Would You Recommend

Yes

Exciting opportunity to learn in a dynamic environment with extraordinary people

4.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Exposure to high level business issues, working on a variety of different modules, participating in well organized intern events and social outings

Downers

There is a very steep learning curve and work hours can be varied at times depending on the project lifecycle

Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared for the case interview and go in with a positive attitude

Sample Interview Questions

Multiple rounds of behavioral interview followed by a case

Would You Recommend

Yes


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