The Boston Consulting Group Summer Internship Program

4.6 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (111 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars

When everyone in the office including the partners say they're jealous of the interns, pay attention.
Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Summer Intern Events (happy hours, summer architectural boat tour, Second City, Partner Intern Dinner, Cubs Game, BBQ, etc.), Passport lunches (free lunches where you can take a partner or principle out to lunch), Office retreat to Mackinac Island in Lake Michigan, sponsored significant other visit during the summer, ability to take ownership on a module, ideas treated with respect and interest even though you are young, interesting intelligent and down-to-earth people surrounding you


Downers

Sometimes it is intimidating being surrounded by very competent, fast, and intelligent people on your case team who seem to know exactly what they are doing, where you find yourself struggling to keep up when usually things come easy. I feel very intellectually challenged, but I think that is a good thing too.


Advice to Potential Interns

This job is both intellectually challenging, yet they really care about their people and try to make the job as sustainable as possible. They realize that getting the internship is very challenging and that gives you street cred as you walk in the door.


Advice to Management

N/A


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Providing impact even during short 10 week internship
Atlanta, GA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

the case team, the people, engagement with partners


Downers

I didn't get to travel


Advice to Potential Interns

the case interview is very similar to the actual job


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

High impact introduction to management consulting
Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Direct client interactions. Visible client impact. High intensity and rigorous and energizing work environment.


Downers

Occasionally nebulous direction from team.


Advice to Potential Interns

Highly thought driven atmosphere that demands constant attention to detail and accuracy. Environment will push you to think about questions analytically and logically and will develop your problem solving skills immensely. Must be able to work on very ambiguous problems to be successful.


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4.9 of 5 stars

Travel a steep learning curve with the help of great and intelligent people
Boston, MA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Meeting great people; being trusted with work for a client; learning a ton


Downers

There are times that the case is not the most interesting


Advice to Potential Interns

BCG is the best and guaranteed wonderful summer experience


Advice to Management

Nothing


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

The perfect transition from education to professional growth
Boston, MA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people, the content, the skills, the responsibility, the training, the support, the perks, the work/life balance, the respect, the other interns, the travel, the location, the feedback


Downers

Nothing specific comes to mind!


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask lots of questions, speak up, listen well, stay calm and in control, be humble, ask for help, this is the best place to grow and accelerate your career


Advice to Management

No specific advice comes to mind


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

BCG is a place to learn and develop further than anywhere else in the world.
Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people at BCG have been amazing. We have had terrific access to people at all levels in the organization.


Downers

It's difficult to take a full role on the project as an intern because of the timing and your capabilities when you start.


Advice to Potential Interns

Over-communicate, take advantage of the access in the firm, and enjoy yourself!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Learn, laugh, and grow with BCG's one of a kind internship
San Francisco, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The awesome people, the challenging and stimulating work, and the friendly and down to earth company culture. I also got to travel to client sites which was a unique experience.


Downers

Honestly, nothing comes to mind.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you aren't afraid to be thrown into a challenging environment, one in which you're forced to quickly learn and work hard, then this internship is for you.


Advice to Management

Honestly, nothing really comes to mind again.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Action packed learning with very smart people
Los Angeles, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

the people, and the client and the resources for learning


Downers

nothing, I think the internship program is very good


Advice to Potential Interns

nothing to share at this time


Advice to Management

NA


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

A snapshot of the education you'll receive as a management consultant, with the social support network to help you transition
Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The reality of my case experience, the sense of ownership I felt over my work, and the social connections the company helped facilitate


Downers

Most interns, including myself, were only exposed to one case experience--would be nice if timing worked out to get multiple, shorter experiences


Advice to Potential Interns

This is definitely the best job you can have as a 22-year-old, and starting as an intern softens the transition to an extremely challenging profession


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Great introduction into consulting.
Los Angeles, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working with other smart, talented, and nice people.


Downers

The hours can be long sometimes.


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask for feedback from your supervisor.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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