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4.6 of 5 stars (256 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

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

Challenging and rewarding

4.3 of 5 stars

Philadelphia, PA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The caliber of people, the responsibilities

Downers

The hours and at times, it was stressful

Advice to Potential Interns

If you are interested in consulting, The big difference between the firms is really culture and their staffing model. BCG has an excellent culture and hires really fun and smart people.

Sample Interview Questions

Why are you interested in consulting and BCG?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Very intense, but very rewarding

4.4 of 5 stars

Dallas, TX | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The work was very interesting. The people I worked with were highly intelligent and driven - also down to earth and able to keep everything in perspective

Downers

The hours and travel schedule was sometimes hard to manage

Advice to Potential Interns

There are few jobs where you will be pushed this hard, but learn this quickly. It's a great role for a new MBA looking to accelerate their career.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Summer Intern Convinced on Consulting

4.2 of 5 stars

Seattle, WA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

- Lots of mentorship & feedback
- strong team experience
- Local project

Downers

- longer ramp period than most projects

Advice to Potential Interns

- BCG wants honesty; they have many different types of people within the organization, but all people represent themselves

Sample Interview Questions

Case based questions

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great summer experience with wonderful people who are fully invested in your development

4.2 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The people including my immediate case team, BCG recruiting and other BCG employees with whom I interacted this summer
Opportunity to own and execute my own module led to an initiative-driven summer
Constant feedback which led to my development
Predictability, Teaming and Openness (PTO) conversations led to effective interactions

Downers

Certain travel inconveniences (e.g., weather delays which meant that you weren't home until late Thursday night)
The dual offices in NYC led to quite a bit of commuting to attend meetings in different offices; they are building a new single office though

Advice to Potential Interns

Based on my observations this summer, the project pipeline is very strong with exciting projects being staffed not only in the Northeast but worldwide. The people at BCG are truly fantastic -- they are modest, intelligent, hardworking yet fun-loving, relatable and friendly. PTO is taken very seriously by teams that participate in it.

Advice to Management

Roll out PTO across the organization
Build a stronger culture in the NYC office

Would You Recommend

Yes

Engage in same big responsibilities and stellar growth opportunities as a full time employee

4.2 of 5 stars

Bethesda, MD | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Opportunities to learn

Downers

Long and sometime unpredictable hours

Advice to Potential Interns

A wonderful firm if you enjoy challenges and working with talented people!

Sample Interview Questions

Please discribe a time when you faced a challenge on a team.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Split between energy merger integration and charitable assignment

4.2 of 5 stars

Calgary | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Interesting and smart colleagues

Downers

Lack of available defined module for the 9-week period

Advice to Potential Interns

BCG seemed to have a really great international mobility program, they seem to spend a large amount on training employees and always organize great corporate retreats.

Sample Interview Questions

A combination of typical case-study questions with additional small-talk and casual conversation.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Impactful, fast paced experience with people that are proud to uphold their friendly, inclusive culture and stand out as thought leaders

4.0 of 5 stars

Dallas, TX | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

High impact work, culture of apprenticeship, open feedback, and the opportunity to work with smart, humble people

Downers

In the end, it's all about creating slides. Sometimes that dilutes all the great insights and discussions we have when working through problems

Advice to Potential Interns

Get to know the people and gauge for fit - that is what will determine whether or not you will be happy. The work is great, mix of cases is great. But given this is consulting and you will work hard, you want to figure out if the people you are working with are the kind of people you want to spend hours and hours with.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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