The Boston Consulting Group Summer Internship Program

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

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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

A summer of learning and fun


Uppers

Weekly social events with other team members and interns


Downers

Short length made it hard to deliver valuable results


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to work on any project in any location.


Advice to Management

N/A


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Fun, stimulating, learning-filled experience made even better by the people


Uppers

Great people; strong emphasis on training, development and feedback; fun atmosphere and very pleasant culture; great planned events.


Downers

Ambiguity about work assignments (at time)


Advice to Potential Interns

This is a great organization with a great summer program. If you decide to intern here (which I recommend), I would come prepared to take charge and ask questions. Asssignments can be ambiguous at times, so it may be up to you to clarify your objectives and complete the task with some (but not overwhelming) guidance.


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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Here's your chance to test what being a real-life consultant at a top 3 firm is all about


Uppers

Real life scenario -- on the ground, in the trenches with a client. Always working to solve problems and communicate solid strategies.


Downers

Extremely structured -- almost too much so. Many events were a great chance to get to know partners but there was a lot of pressure to give up Friday nights throughout the summer.


Advice to Potential Interns

Make sure you prepare well for interviews. They are casual, but very intense. All the people that work at BCG are extremely intelligent and love to probe at answers to find the best solution.


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Revolutionary Thought Leadership


Uppers

Weekly feedback on content, professional skills, driving to goals


Downers

Commuting through traffic


Advice to Potential Interns

Address the ambiguous to create better predictability


Advice to Management

More team-based summer intern activities


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.7 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Incredible learning experience in real environment


Uppers

The people are all extremely friendly and willing to help. From the beginning, there is a lot of responsibility and challenging work, but in healthy, doable amounts.


Downers

There could be more trainings over the course of the internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

The work is very varied, interesting, and challenging in a way that helps an intern to grow and learn very quickly.


Would You Recommend

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4.7 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Learn a lot working hard and have a lot of fun


Uppers

Pay, Social Activities, ability to rapidly learn about an area with little prior expertise


Downers

Peaks and troughs of workload (inconsistency based on deadlines, etc.)


Advice to Potential Interns

Absolutely try it out for a summer and decide whether or not its for you.


Advice to Management

Find ways to balance workload more evenly from week to week.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.6 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Problem solving


Uppers

Problem solving and client interaction, no weekend work


Downers

The travel was not ideal but manageable


Advice to Potential Interns

BCG has great people and they let you do real work as a summer


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.7 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Phenomenal opportunity to learn how strategic consulting provides value and how Fortune 500 companies think strategically


Uppers

Immediate immersion into meaningful work for key clients; supportive culture


Downers

Interview process is challenging


Advice to Potential Interns

Talk to as many people as possible to get a good understanding and the role you will play so that on day one you can add value.


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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Internship proves to be intellectually stimulating, team-oriented; better than anticipated


Uppers

The work was really interesting and I liked working with my team.


Downers

the travel can be tiring, but you get used to it.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to work hard, but have it be incredibly rewarding.


Advice to Management

n/a


Would You Recommend

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4.7 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Added Value to Fortune 500 Client from Day One


Uppers

Interesting work, challenging, office culture, amazing coworkers, added tangible value, very similar to fulltime experience


Downers

Difficult work/life balance


Advice to Potential Interns

Prepare to work very hard, especially the days on the road that you're traveling. However, you will learn so much each day so it's definitely worth it.


Would You Recommend

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