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4.6 of 5 stars (145 Ratings)

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

4.8 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Challenging yet fun learning experience

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Living life as a management consultant for 10 weeks

4.8 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

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

Perfect case experience, team and office culture. I couldn't have asked for a better summer experience.

5.0 of 5 stars

Dallas, TX | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The work is interesting and challenging. The internship class is diverse and bonded quickly. There were a lot of fun events throughout the summer.

Downers

There was nothing that I didn't like.

Advice to Potential Interns

Make sure to engage with on-campus representatives early in the process. While breadth is important, get to know a couple people really well.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A chance to shape the future and make an impact on the world while supporting my personal growth through apprenticeship and collaboration.

4.8 of 5 stars

Dallas, TX | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The best aspects:

• Challenging work environment with significant learning opportunities

• Plenty of opportunities for fun and relaxation through intern events and office-wide events

• Support from every person each and every BCGer along the way

Downers

The worst aspects:

• Demanding and difficult client

• Getting comfortable with the consulting working environment

• Being new in a job and learning to ramp up fast

Advice to Potential Interns

Remember that you are new to the job and you may find it unsettling to work in a new environment on the top of the challenging case work. Your case team will not ask you to solve the entire client problem on the first day; you will be given small tasks to complete and you will ramp up slowly, so do not get frustrated by the mundane tasks that you have to complete the first few weeks of your internship. Your summer case assignment may not be your dream case, but do not let that sour your summer experience; you are new to consulting so you do not have the leverage to be picky before you have established a strong reputation for yourself. Lastly, because consulting is a case-based work environment, there is no typical day nor is there a typical case. Talk with other interns and consultants to get a greater understanding of all the opportunities at the firm.

Advice to Management

Provide more formally organized avenues for summer consultants to interact with Partners and ask question. Whether this is a lunch, a dinner, or a happy hour, give consultants more one-on-one opportunities with Partners or even senior principals. Also, establish more organized training program for interns. While interns are only there for a ten weeks, put more effort into utilizing the best consultants to train the summer consultants.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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4.8 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

After work events, intern retreat

Downers

Not sure how late we will end each night

Advice to Potential Interns

Meet as many people w/in the firm as possible!

Would You Recommend

Yes

Absolute best way to spend your summer.

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Opportunity to do real, impactful work and "own" your own piece of the case- incredible responsibility for a summer intern. Wonderful people, learning and development opportunities, and lots of fun summer activities.

Downers

Only downside was being on a "local" case that required about 1.5 hours of horrible traffic / car travel per day to a suburb. All substantive parts of the experience were wonderful.

Advice to Potential Interns

A bit less of a "party culture" than some of the major firms, but still a ton of fun and filled wth awesome people. In fact, I'd say more substantive relationships because there is a bit less of an emphasis on the party culture.

Advice to Management

From the perspective of a summer intern, everything is already incredible in terms of being a great place to work.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Interns, royalty of the office

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

To list a few:

- Frequent interactions with industry leaders within the firm

- Emphasis on cultivating a culture of support

- Opportunities to be an owner of a small part of the project, with support at hand if needed

- Culture of constant feedback

- Constant search for ways to make internship enjoyable

- High (~100%) offer rates for full-time

Downers

Honestly, there was not a single part of the internship that did not meet of exceed expectations.

Advice to Potential Interns

BCG provides great support in entering the management consulting industry and works really hard to cater to your growth needs.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Perfect balance between hands on experience and social programming.

5.0 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

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

Yes

BCG Summer Internships: Honesty over Selling.

4.8 of 5 stars

Dallas, TX | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The realistic nature of the work. Seeing my work presented to clients and being able to relly own my modules. The expectation for an intern is high, and they treat you like a full-time employee, making for a steep improvement in your performence in the first few weeks.

Downers

The summer experience depends heavily on the project manager and case that the intern is staffed on. Therefore, the intern must try to extrapolate an average of all the cases over the summer instead of referring to his/her own.

Advice to Potential Interns

Find someone to trust in the company--someone who will be honest with you and walk besides you with your concerns and doubts. It makes for a much more comfortable experience.

Advice to Management

Training could be a bit more rigorous to lessen the learning curve.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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