BCG GERMANY: APPLICATION vs. CORONA / COVID

BCG covid corona application Germany Coronavirus covid19
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DJT
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asked on Apr 08, 2020

does BCG Germany still conduct interviews for entry positions? And most importantly: Has the POTENTIAL TEST been converted to online, or does BCG skip the test? THX

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Daniel
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updated an answer on Apr 09, 2020
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Hi Martin!

Yes, at least till now BCG has been continuing with the interviews as planned – they are just being conducted over video calls. In the last 3 weeks two of my coachees had interviews with BCG in Germany, both done over video. Potential test is also being done online.

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Daniel

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Anonymous on Apr 09, 2020

got an official response now. all interviews to be rescheduled to a yet unknown date in the future. BCG wants to conduct in-person, not virtual interviews. They estimate to start interviewing again begininning "In summer"; whatever that means. Entry in 2020 cannot be guaranteed. The virtual procedure you mentioned in your post above was just a temporary solution in the first 3 weeks or so at the beginning of this crisis

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Daniel on Apr 09, 2020

ok, got it, thank you for the info!

Clara
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replied on Apr 09, 2020
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Hello!

Yes, they have been ongoing in the last weeks, recruiting is still on.

Have you applied already, and are you in the funnel?

If not, applying with a referral is the best way

Cheers,

Clara

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Luca
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replied on Apr 11, 2020
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Hello,

I confirm that BCG is still hiring, they even launched a specific marketing campaign leveraging the fact that now you have more time to prepare your interviews :)
Regarding the potential test, it can be done also online.

Best,
Luca

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Vlad
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replied on Apr 09, 2020
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Hi,

  • Interviews are happening
  • The potential test is online
  • They conduct additional interview instead of a written case

Hope it helps

Best

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Francesco
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replied on May 01, 2020
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Hi DJT,

BCG is still conducting interviews in Germany, I am personally coaching a candidate with interviews scheduled at the end of April. The Potential test is now conducted online.

Best,

Francesco

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Antonello
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replied on Apr 30, 2020
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Hi,
unfortunately, nobody now is able to predict the precise effects on each business. The 2 true facts today are that interviews are taking place regularly but online instead than face to face, and that many new consulting projects are being paused. Therefore if this lockdown continues for long it can cause a shrinking in new hires.

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​Antonello

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Anonymous B replied on Apr 30, 2020
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Anonymous updated the answer on Apr 30, 2020

Dear A,

I have a couple of mentees which are just in the middle of their application process to BCG. For one of them the interview has been now postponed for the undetermined time and company communicated that they will back to him on the beginning of June-July with a new date of the interview, as they have decided not to proceed with online tools wait until the situation will be clear in order to give all the candidates equal circumstances and obstacles.

So, situation in general is very dynamic and it may change every other week. Since in Germany and Switzerland its COVID-19 lockdown but gradually being eased, I hope that the situation will positively reflected also on the BCG recruitment practices in the future.

Regarding your second question, the test is available also online, but, as I have mentioned above, companies decided to proceed with offline assessment centers. I think that you should follow up with your HR person for more details and next steps.

Hope it helps,

André

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