The Boston Consulting Group Summer Internship Program

4.6 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (30 Intern Reviews)

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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Summer doesn't mean a break from learning


Uppers

Intern events: Portland ME retreat, Red Sox game Predictable hours: weekends off


Downers

Poor visibility in terms of tasks assigned to me


Advice to Potential Interns

Get to know people in the office


Advice to Management

Recruit more minorities


Would You Recommend

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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


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Yes


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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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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

great chance to move up a steep learning curve with real-world experiences


Uppers

the people are great; smart, humble, helpful, fun


Downers

relocating to a new city on a short term basis


Advice to Potential Interns

interns are integrated into working teams as fully-independent members and are expected to contribute right away


Advice to Management

it's a great place to work.


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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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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Challenging, fast-paced, and dynamic


Uppers

Working alongside incredibly bright people, networking opportunities, traveling perks, and events. Having honest feedback and mentors who are looking to help you develop your skillset.


Downers

Long hours and variable workload. Stress of potentially not receiving a fulltime offer.


Advice to Potential Interns

Understand the job for what it is and what it isn't - grasping the reality of the situation will make it much easier to be successful and happy.


Advice to Management

Excellent overall, no real suggestions from my end.


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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Hard work and long hours, but perks, benefits, and learning make it worthwhile


Uppers

You are not treated like an intern, you are treated like a true member of the team. This allows you gain a true sense of the job and allows you to gauge how you would fit in this career, office, etc.


Downers

Coming into a case that the rest of the team has already been working on for a couple of month.


Advice to Potential Interns

Must like the lifestyle----travel and long days, don't really have your own life Monday-Thursday. Weekends are usually great though.


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Quick impact on the client


Uppers

Great managers and coaches that helped me to quickly improve my performance


Downers

Traveling becomes a challenge


Advice to Potential Interns

Great job but tough to keep work-life balance


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Work with a team to help a company make a significant change to their organization


Uppers

Working with interesting people; good feedback; access to partners


Downers

Occasional lack of clarity;


Advice to Potential Interns

This job has long hours and is very demanding, but BCG works to make work/life balance as feasible as possible.


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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great learning experience with opportunity to achieve high impacts.


Uppers

People is extremely smart, and at the same time very easygoing and straightforward.


Downers

Wish to have more mentoring/training opportunities.


Advice to Potential Interns

It is a great organization with amaizing people.


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