I just had first round of interview at BCG TA office and got a negative feedback about my case performance. But I am little confused:
In 1st case I was asked about the cost savings when a Landline telephone company wouyld buy a mobile company. I kind of got impression that I should have come up with the ideas where the synergies would be. I also tried to ask about the cost structures of the companies, but the answer was 'what do yout think'. So I went brain-storming the whole case about possible synergies and their degrees.
In 2nd case I was given several diagrams about IT company and had to find out: (1) what was the problem in the company, (2) why they had it and (3) what could have been a solution. I figured out the answer to first two. For the third I tried to ask for more info to understand the process, but insread I was asked about my opinion what was going in the company and what should have been changed.
After the interview I thought it was kind of expertise interview and they were looking for some person with good understanding of telecomunication industry. I asked about it during the feedback but they said that it was normal interview and of course I could ask more questions during the case (which was not the impression I got during the interview).
This was my first ever interview so:
- Did I misinterpret the interviewers and should have been more demanding about the additional info
- Did I just ask wrong questions (I would expect that they woudl say it question was irrelevant)?
- Is BCG TA interivew different from the normal interview?
Thanks in advance.