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BCG Interactive Case Library

Anonymous A asked on Jun 18, 2018 - 2 answers

BCG has a new interactive case library. I feel very confident in my ability to solve cases and perform well on PrepLounge interviews, but I get a feedback note from the BCG library reading, "The approach you chose and your analyses do not meet our expectations for a recruiting candidate." Has anyone else had much experience with the platform?

My worry is the positive feedback from case partners on Preplounge is misleading.

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I haven't seen the library, however, I would not be confident in the performance purely based on the feedback from peers or based on the number of cases solved. I've seen the candidates with 100+ case and very poor performance.

At the same time, I would not rely on the automated tools as well. I've seen MBB poor case examples and even tests with mistakes.

The only way to get a feedback is to do a case with the current / ex MBB consultant. Even better if you can do the cases with several consultants and calibrate the feedback.


Anonymous B replied on Jun 21, 2018


After looking at the questions I attempted both the cases on the BCG interactive case library. To be honest it's easier than a normal case interview in two ways; firstly we're not required to think of a holistice structure in the beginning of the case itself and secondly at each step we're getting options for next direction we want to take. I made two attempts for each of the two cases and on my second attempt I could reach the 90th precentile in each of the 4 performance dimensions for both the cases.

I believe if you take another stab at the cases your perfromance will improve and it will boost your confidence

All th best.

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