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4.6 of 5 stars (256 Ratings)

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A whirlwind yet phenomenal 10 weeks

4.8 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Acess to real case work. Ability to deliver value. Access to senior management. Support from company and co-workers. Amazing company culture.

Downers

I honestly can't think of anything I would change.

Advice to Potential Interns

An internship with BCG is an amazing experience, primarily driven by the people who work here and the amazing culture. If you receive an offer, really try to meet as many people as possible to see if this is somewhere you could see yourself fitting in.

Sample Interview Questions

BCG used very standard consulting cases, plus a small behavioral section.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great Opportunity to grow and experience firm's culture

4.8 of 5 stars

Philadelphia, PA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Office culture, importance of work to client, lifestyle, opportunity to succeed, constructive feedback

Downers

Travel at times was exhausting

Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to hit the ground running and contribute in a high performing team environment

Sample Interview Questions

Each interview asked basic get to know you questions about my background. 5 separate interviews, each consisting of a case, with one being a written case

Would You Recommend

Yes

A challenging and supportive environment that stands out amongst others

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The access to leadership and the level of support by everybody

Downers

Hours are long, but it comes with the territory

Advice to Potential Interns

Be extremely sure that you understand what consulting is, and don't pursue it because of the tangible benefits. It is difficult and time consuming, but is worth it if you are able to deal with ambiguity and move quickly.

Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time you were challenged?
Tell me about a weakness you possess?

Would You Recommend

Yes

A hell of a ride

4.8 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Challenging, entertaining, working with senior leadership, close interaction and working relationship with all levels including partners, access to all parts of the company, amazing travel experiences, staying in five star hotels and flying first class, culture of personal and professional development

Downers

the hours are crazy and quite unpredictable. early in the internship you don't have much visibility into what the summer will look like but once you get into it things become clearer

Advice to Potential Interns

If you are even slightly interested in consulting the internship will not disappoint, it is a great way to learn more about the firm and the industry and even learn about other industries

Would You Recommend

Yes

Amazing strategy case for a major telecom company during dynamic market changes!

4.9 of 5 stars

Dallas, TX | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Really cool intern events, nice travel accommodations, excellent work

Downers

Hard to get my managers time for detailed reviews but was reporting to higher manager (principle),

Advice to Potential Interns

Exceptional but humble people worked with me at BCG - this made it an incredible experience

Advice to Management

no real changes to suggest as all of these are very competitive.

Sample Interview Questions

Why consulting and BCG? Case interviews with an emphasis on data

Would You Recommend

Yes

WAmazing opportunity to learn more about an incredible firm while working with super talented and nice people

4.8 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Working closely with incredibly talented and generous professionals

Downers

Occasionally I worked long hours but overall what was asked of me was very manageable

Advice to Potential Interns

Solicit advice as often as possible and then act on it. Make real changes, and relay those changes to those around you.

Would You Recommend

Yes

10 week BCG internship provides valuable introduction to real world consulting and a fantastic summer.

4.8 of 5 stars

Detroit, MI | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Networking opportunities, summer events, project selection, being surrounded by highly intelligent people.

Downers

Adjusting to the long working hours

Advice to Potential Interns

Be realistic about your interest in consulting. It is a very fast paced career, but provides endless opportunities and is a great way to learn about various businesses/industries.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Greatest development opportunity for new graduates

5.0 of 5 stars

Toronto | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

- Office Culture
- Ownership and responsibility drives development
- Financial reward

Downers

- Hours can be long, but that is expected in the industry and BCG's PTO helps minimize these instances

Advice to Potential Interns

- Develop your quantitative modeling skills before the internship to be best prepared (steep learning curve)

Sample Interview Questions

- Behavioural questions will focus on your resume
- Case based interview varies by interviewer

Would You Recommend

Yes

How to build a sustainable career in management consulting

4.8 of 5 stars

Toronto | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

- Focus on ensuring appropriate work/life balance
- Help and guidance available to interns from full-time employees

Downers

- Numerous critical deadlines

Advice to Potential Interns

- Remember that getting an internships does NOT guarantee a full-time offer

Would You Recommend

Yes

Work hard, play hard, and learn a ton from incredible people

5.0 of 5 stars

Millburn, NJ | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

BCG did an incredible job of building a very strong culture both within the entire New Jersey office and more exclusively among the intern class. It's no secret that consulting is a difficult and sometimes exhausting job, but having this super strong network to lean on (both professionally and personally) made this summer truly a delight.

Downers

If you are someone that gets easily overwhelmed, this internship (an probably consulting full time) may not be a great fit. The internship offers a ton of social events that very quickly fill up your calendar. While I personally found them to be some of the highlights of my summer (and they are completely optional), I can see someone getting overwhelmed by the lack of free time.

Advice to Potential Interns

Culture is everything in consulting--if you don't love the people, you won't be able to survive the more difficult parts. Get a great sense of the culture, not just at the company level but at the office level. You would be surprised how different the "feel" of each office can be.

Advice to Management

The only potential concern I have with BCG, as with consulting overall, is the sustainability of the lifestyle. BCG has implemented policies to combat this issue, including full-time employees dedicated to helping teams operate in the most sustainable way possible.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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