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Interview Questions

2016

"If I were given £100,000 to give to charity, how would I do it? How had I demonstrated leadership/teamwork/dealing with a setback?"
Consulting, Graduate, London
"General fit questions, followed by a case study."
Entry level, London
"Tell me about a time you demonstrated good leadership skills."
Consulting, Graduate, London
"What makes people happy? Why has a cappella had such a revival in recent years (I was in an a cappella group)? Which practice areas are you interested in and why? Why consulting?"
Consulting, Graduate, London

2015

"I was asked questions that were designed to see how you think."
Graduate, London
"I was asked questions on how to advise others - including the interviewee's 12 year old daughter."
Entry level, London
"For my interview, the questions went along the lines of: why are you interested in consulting; what is it about BCG that attracts you; describe a situation where you have struggled and failed and describe a situation where you had to persuade a group of peers to change behaviour, for instance."
Entry level, London
"Throughout my interview I was asked why I wanted to work in consulting, in addition to identifying my strengths and weaknesses. I was taken through case studies on example consulting projects to test my analytical ability and problem solving skills."
Graduate, London
"In my interviews I was given five separate case studies: shared services functions; supermarket logistics; insurance; online retail and adventure skiing holidays! This was in addition to standard competency questions, such as the ways I had demonstrated BCG's values of leadership and driving for results."
Entry level, London
"During my interview I was given detailed questions on leadership roles and past experiences. There were also case questions; with one per interview."
Entry level, London

2014

"Most interviews are case studies so questions would always relate to the materials of the case you are given (i.e. there are few general questions that you're asked). Also, compared to my experience interviewing with other firms BCG does not have too many competency based questions in their interviews."
London
"I was asked specific case questions (e.g. answering a business problem), but I was also asked about myself, my interests, my personal goals, where I might want to be in five years' time, etc."
London
"Most of the questions I was asked related to case studies with some competency questions."
London
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