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Fast track promotion in BCG

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Hi guys,

I hear that BCG has something called fast track promotion for associates to consultant position.

How do they select whom to put onto this fast track?

What is needed in terms of skills to be considered for it.


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replied on 12/19/2017
Former BCG decision round interviewer with 300+ real interviews in 8 years

At NAR CDC never heard of it. Fastest time to C from A0 was 24 months.

replied on 12/27/2017
BCG Consultant |Consulting Case Coach at London Business School

There is no particular 'fast track'. The expected time to promotion at each level is 2 years (with some exceptions in certain geographies, and from Principal to Partner). Twice each year, consultants are assessed by a formal committee to determine their performance. A strong performer is able to be promoted a little earlier than the expected time by about 3 months. Earlier promotions than this are possible, but very rare.

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replied on 12/27/2017

Hi there,

Yes there is a fast track, at least in Asia and Europe regions where I have worked or have close friends working - it works like any other promotional pathway for strong performers.

If you consistently perform exceptionally on your case work and get performance reviews that rank you consistently in the top of your cohort, you will be considered for faster promotion.

The best advice I can give is work hard on your projects, build strong relationships with you case leadership (managers, partners) as well as with key client members, and find a good mentor at the firm who can coach you on your performance in a safe environment.

Hope it’s helpful!



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