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Hi, I am in the application process with a European BCG Office and I’m wondering how many months I would have before I start, should I get the offer? I would be coming in as an experienced hire and prefer to start later rather than earlier.

Many thanks!

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Jan-Philipp (BCG)
replied on 03/18/2018
German/English BCG Consultant who also cracked Bain, Strategy& etc.

Typically BCG is quite flexible with the start date - I had my offer months before i actually started. At best, just call your local recruiting to ask - they will be open minded to answer this question.

replied on 03/18/2018
x-BCG Dubai / recruiting lead for the US / interviewer, currently Regional Operations Manager @ Uber

Hey! I remember asking for 3 months and received an instant confirmation from BCG. We are typically super flexible when it comes to starting dates, unless you are being hired for a specific engagement :)

Francesco replied on 03/18/2018
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Hi Anonymous,

In general the time is flexible (in my case I could choose between 2 months and 5 months after the offer); however, that also depends by the demand-supply factor between resources needed and available in that period of the year. Normally you should be able to negotiate it once the offer is extended.



Vlad replied on 03/17/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School


It's quite flexible, so you can negotiate depending on your personal circumstances.

However, there are cases when they can call you before the date you've negotiated and say that they need you on the project ASAP. Chances are not high, but be aware of that.


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