I met a BCG Consultant at a job fair recently- we talked for a solid 30 minutes, had a great back and forth, etc. He said when I was ready to apply to make sure I didn't apply online, but rather to contact him and he'd submit my CV. I know this is great news to have this referral so it's really out of curiosity that I'm wondering--he emphasized several times not to apply online. With a lot of companies often times you send in your CV, mention your contact in you cover letter, and then that person puts in a good word. But with BCG it sounds like they directly submit your CV to HR? It makes sense giving the number of CVs they receive, and I'm guessing this is how all MBBs are?
What are the chances of landing a first round interview if you are referred, and about how long would it take to hear back? (1-3 weeks, 3-6 weeks, etc...). I'm applying as an entry level employee as I don't have my MBA (have an MA) but have worked for several years. I've been told by multiple people it's pretty much year-round recruiting.
Also, I'm assuming if (when, I hope!) I get hired, he gets a decent bonus, so this means it's probably better to have only one person refer you, versus multiple employees, correct?