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4.7 of 5 stars (254 Ratings)

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Work with a smart, talented, diverse team on complex problems.

4.3 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

- Compensation, perks, benefits
- Culture
- Great people
- Interesting work
- Encouraged formal and informal networking opportunities with senior leaders and alum
- Travel opportunities

Downers

- long hours

Advice to Potential Interns

- Hire based on personality, demonstrated teamwork ability, intellectual curiosity and tenacity.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Phenomenal team, heavy responsibilities, exciting results

4.7 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The opportunity to take ownership of my own modules, a great case team that truly worked together as a unit

Downers

Don't have issues that stand out

Advice to Potential Interns

The people here really do stand out - they care for you as a colleague and friend. The office culture is very healthy, and you will be able to strike a good work/life balance. Great potential for professional development as well.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Realistic experience in consulting and exposure to a strong feedback oriented culture

4.5 of 5 stars

Bethesda, MD | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Transparency of the review process, social activities for interns, willingness of senior staff and partners to sit down and talk with interns, exposure to other casework through intern programming, good compensation, great case team

Downers

Submitting expenses for travel, hours were long, social activities filled up many weekends leaving little free time outside of work events.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to jump in on day one. Ask for feedback frequently and ask for what success at the end of the summer looks like. Work on improving any areas of development that are identified. Speak up in case team meetings.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Learning a lot from great people

4.5 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I loved my client and case team. We helped our client solve a difficult problem. The office culture was very supportive and empathetic, which helped me feel comfortable asking for help when I needed it. The recruiting team did a great job building a strong sense of community within our intern class

Downers

Hours were long, though not any worse than I expected

Advice to Potential Interns

Talk to as many people as possible during the recruiting process to feel out your cultural fit for the firm

Would You Recommend

Yes

HBS Intern Gains Valued Consulting and Travel Industry Experience

4.6 of 5 stars

Atlanta, GA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Exposure to client senior leadership, ability to work in a troubled industry that's very interesting to me, cool fellow interns and colleagues

Downers

Acclimating to communicating with family/friends on weekends mostly vs. mix in prior job

Advice to Potential Interns

It met or exceeded every expectation set during recruiting

Advice to Management

Great job!

Sample Interview Questions

Unable to disclose

Would You Recommend

Yes

More than I expected it to be, in every possible way (learning, growth, development, interest level)

4.6 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

- my team (great to hang out with, learn from - gave me the opportunity to try new things, figure things out for myself, own my modules)
- development opportunities - every time I conquered one "area for development", my manager would work with me to figure out where I could improve next. Constantly felt like I was learning and growing - never felt stagnant

Downers

Specific to one individual I worked with - didn't like the element of unpredictability - things would come up out of nowhere (meetings, deliverables etc.) - don't mind working hard, just like to have a little advance notice. Also don't like that some of the staff seem to just live on a different planet due to the amount of money they make - sometimes make condescending remarks about lower-paid jobs (like hey, my parents come from backgrounds like that - no need to be so cutting ..)

Advice to Potential Interns

All of the consulting firms do similar work - try to find one where you feel a good fit with the culture. They're a little more different than people might expect.

Be open to trying new industries and functions outside of your background / interest area - may learn more than you think and may also find something you just love.

Sample Interview Questions

- Both Round 1 interviews are traditional case + mix of behavioural questions
- Round 2: first interview is a rigorous written case with some behavioural questions, second interview is a lighter case (similar to Round 1) with more behavioural questions

Would You Recommend

Yes

BCG: The Best Internship Experience Possible

4.4 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The best aspect of the BCG Internship was the Passport Meal program. Interns are actively encouraged to dine with Partners and Principals throughout the summer. Although they are the highest level in our firm, these senior co-workers prioritize these breakfasts/lunches/dinners in order to candidly share their career paths, speak broadly and specifically about the firm, and genuinely get to know the intern class.

Downers

Unfortunately in consulting, one case is very different then the next. There was a wide variety of summer case experiences given the nature of clients, teams, and work so there is no "typical" summer. I think BCG makes every effort to eliminate more unfairly challenging summer experiences, but there is bound to be one or two and for those few interns the summer may not be as rewarding.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you want a consulting firm that places internal people development on the same scale as external client relations, then BCG is the firm for you.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A journey with ups and downs: Ultimately successful

4.3 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Bonding with fellow interns; Speaking with partners about their experience; Learning in-depth about a new industry

Downers

Working long hours; Agonizing over PowerPoint slide creation

Advice to Potential Interns

BCG takes care of its people plain and simple. It is a supportive environment as a whole.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Rewarding, challenging summer

4.5 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The people that I worked with; the content of my project; the events that the company hosted; meeting people in the office outside of my project

Downers

The irregularity of the hours

Advice to Potential Interns

Consider both the company as a whole and the office-- different offices definitely have different vibes

Advice to Management

Nothing stands out-- truly great summer

Sample Interview Questions

Walk me through your resume. Tell me about a time you were on a team that struggled. Tell me about a time that you were on a team that succeeded.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Rigorous learning experience with sharp co-workers that are invested in your experience

4.6 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Smart coworkers willing to help, challenging problems to solve

Downers

Clients can be a pain

Advice to Potential Interns

Be coachable

Would You Recommend

Yes