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BCG Case Interview

    BCG Follow up email or call? No interview date set - 1st round invite

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    <p>Hi All, </p><p>I got invited to the first round of interviews with BCG and in the email context they asked about my availability to plan accordingly.  I've replied back stating that I will be available from the 10th of Aug onwards but I haven't received any confirmation nor acknowledgement yet.  So far I don't have an interview date set yet. <br><br>I'm not sure if I will suddenly receive an invite 2 days prior the interview date or so and I'm still preparing for the interviews. <br><br>Is it ok if I email them back? or shall I call them? <br>Is the expectation that my interviews are taking place any time after the 10th of Aug.?<br> </p><p>Thank you<br> </p>
    Hi All,  I got invited to the first round of interviews with BCG and in the email context they asked about my availability to plan accordingly.  I've replied back stating that I will be available from the 10th of Aug on ... (read entire question)
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    Bombed the BCG Casey chatbot Interview

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    Most recent answer on Jul 31, 2021
    <p>I feel horrible after bombing the casey chatbot interview today during BCG first round interviews. There were two interviews - one traditional case with a person and the second one with the chatbot. I feel like I was so well-prepared for the traditional case with a person (which went very well), but when it came to doing the chatbot interview - there were no resources to prepare for this. The prompts were long with dense text, the math was also heavy, and the 25 minute time was not sufficient to do this test. I also couldn't ask proper clarifying questions about the business model so I didn't even understand the case. I also did math errors (which I realized afterwards) but since there was no feedback - I just had one chance at doing the math and my mistakes propagated throughout (this would not happen during an interview with a person). The chatbot is just not something I'm used to and as a result I bombed it and I am quite upset about it. <br> <br> Is the chatbot interview weighed just as heavily as the real interview? Should I reach out to the recruiter to tell them my situation? Should I request for an additional interview with a person? Should I reach out to other contacts I have within BCG to tell them my situation?</p>
    Hey there, To add to the comments here. I have talked to 20+ people who took the test recently and their feedback is very similar. they were all surprised about the speed of the assessment the real test was mor ... (read entire answer)
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    MBB Operations practice Germany - What can I expect from the interview process?

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    Most recent answer on Jul 30, 2021
    <p>Hi all,</p> <p>just submitted my applications for a position within their Operations practices (BCG &amp; MCK) in Germany.</p> <p>Could you give me a feeling what I can expect from the interview process?<br> Are the interviews structured like 30min personal / PEI and 30min cases?<br> Are the interviews still in a virtual set-up?<br>  </p>
    Hey there, Answering from a McKinsey perspective: Admin and logistics Currently, the sessions are structured as follows: Brief ice-breaker and get-to-know you 15-20min PEI 25min Case 5min for your questi ... (read entire answer)
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    Case interview question - Public Sector

    1stround BCG BCG Case Interview MBB Middle East
    Most recent answer on Jul 29, 2021
    <p>Hi All, <br> I was wondering if you have any tips or insights in regards to preparing cases targeting the public sector/NGO's? anything specific/special there - other than following the building blocks of cracking cases? <br> Interviwing with MBB firms in the Middle East, if it helps. <br> Thanks</p>
    Hi there, Practice Cases If you want some practice cases: Tepper 2008's "NGO Effectiveness" Colombia 2011's "MadeCasse" Feel free to shoot me a message for more cases. Approach / Case Types Publ ... (read entire answer)
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    How do I prep. for a candidate-led interview?

    BCG BCG Case Interview First Round MBB
    Most recent answer on Jul 27, 2021
    <p>How do I prepare for a candidate-led interview case? <br> BCG-First round. <br> <br> Relativley new in my case prep. plan - I've been studying and practicing for around 2 weeks now. </p>
    Hi there, I recommend the following: 1) An initial planning session with a coach: 1 hour with a coach now will have a productivity multiplier effect on all your efforts moving forward. They will figure out what ma ... (read entire answer)
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    BCG - Mock Interview

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    Most recent answer on Jul 27, 2021
    <p>I Was wondering if anyone got a BCG - mock interview prep. before the actual interview date - is this a common practice?</p> <p><strong>[Mock interview</strong> 1:1 mock interview with a BCG consultant prior to your actual interview date]<br> This was mentioned in the email I first got. <br> <br> Do they actually assess you in that mock interview? <br> <br> Thanks</p>
    Hi there. It is a quite common practice for MBB, if they have capacity for it. They want to make sure the interviewee knows what he/she is getting into before interviewing with the actual consultants.  I've done this ... (read entire answer)
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    Round one of BCG interviews in the Middle East - Candidate-led or Interview-led?

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    Most recent answer on Jul 27, 2021
    <p>I don't have any additional information about which office in the Middle East I will be interviewing with. (Possibly Dubai - Abu Dhabi or Doha). Cheers </p>
    Hey there, BCG interviews are candidate-led and the same holds true for ME. Fingers crossed for your interviews! Cheers, Florian
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    BCG Middle East Cases?

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    Most recent answer on Jul 26, 2021
    <p>Hey guys,</p> <p>I have an interview coming up for the Associate role. May I know what kind of cases are mostly covered in this region? I would reckon its mostly public sector / oil and gas cases. Is there any such pattern?</p> <p>Also, how many rounds do the team take before offer? Any info on the total timeline from the first round till offfer date would also be beneficial :)</p>
    Straight from the horses mouth (i.e. a quick google search and the BCG website): "Our client base includes companies and organizations from a wide range of industries including financial services, consumer goods, trav ... (read entire answer)
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    BCG Online Case Experience

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    Most recent answer on Jul 23, 2021
    <p>Hello all,</p> <p>I just got invited to the BCG online case experience. Does anyone have experience with this? What'd you recommend as the best way to prepare? </p> <p> Can anyone who had done the interview share their experiences with me?</p> <p>Thanks a lot! </p>
    Hi there, The 8-question test is the new chat bot version of BCG. It is structured in 2 parts: 8 questions to be taken in 25 minutes 1 video interview question at the end, where you have to provide a recommendat ... (read entire answer)
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    BCG DUBAI - Online Test

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    Most recent answer on Jul 23, 2021
    <p>Hello Community,</p> <p>I've been invited to the first round of interviews for BCG for the Dubai office. As part of this first round I need to take part to the new online assessment test. The one with the chatbot , Casey. I am looking for someone who has taken this test or has some info about it and could help me with that. Moreover, does the Dubai office recruiting process have any peculiarities? Any tips?</p>
    Hi there, The new BCG Online Case (also called Chatbot Interview) is a new 8 questions test BCG started to use in 2019 and now expanded globally. It is structured in 2 parts: 8 questions to be taken in 25 minutes ... (read entire answer)
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    Is it common to not hear back from BCG after almost 2 weeks?

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    Most recent answer on Jul 23, 2021
    <p>Hi everyone, I recently had a first round interview with BCG. I was told that they were undecided and they gave me another interview with a different Principal to decide whether I would make it to the second round. </p> <p>I had the interview 2 weeks ago but still haven't heard back from them yet. I emailed the HR on Monday of this week and they said that they are still deliberating and would get back to me by mid-end of this week. It's now Thursday and I haven't heard back. </p> <p>Not sure if I'm just being over worried but I was wondering is this common and is it a bad sign that they are taking longer than usual to decide? Also if I still don't hear back by end of this week, should I send another follow up email next week or would it be frowned upon? </p> <p>Thank you in advance!</p>
    It is impossible to tell whether it is a bad sign or not. Typically they respond sooner but it is peak summer right now and many people are away on vacation so there's going to be delays. Reach back out to HR and ask fo ... (read entire answer)
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    GenCo - BCG Case [from their official website]

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    Most recent answer on Jul 17, 2021
    <p>Hello </p> <p>There is this case on the BCG website called Driving Revenue Growth. the promt says: </p> <p><em>our client is GenCo, a large, international, diversified company with a health care division that produces a wide variety of medical instruments and related services. The parent company GenCo produces medical devices and services, but before the acquisition was not involved in health care software. The company it purchased, MedCount, sells only administrative systems software to large hospitals. It is now looking for opportunities to increase revenues</em>.</p> <p>Under <u><strong>Set up the Framework for the Cas</strong></u>e they have the following which I tend to believe is generic and a force fitted framework: </p> <ul> <li>First, I'd want to understand the market size and growth rates for MedCount's market and related software markets.</li> <li>Next, I would like to explore the competition and their market shares.</li> <li>Third, I would like to examine customer requirements and then, given those external conditions, look at the division's capabilities to understand how well prepared it is to meet the needs of the marketplace.</li> </ul> <p><u><strong>Note:</strong></u> from the solution, it seems the opportunities for revenue increase are meant for MedCount division not GenCo &amp; MedCount focusing on medical softwares which could be verified via clarifying questions during an actual interview. </p> <p>Also, the available data and the solution seems to relate to each of the buckets listed in the framework starting with competition and shares, consumer preferences to company's capabilities</p> <p>What is a better framework for this problem?</p>
    Hi there, You are correct - this framework is terribly generic! As a general rule: don't trust the frameworks given in cases. They tend to be oversimplified AND there is rarely one single good framework for a case...s ... (read entire answer)
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    I went through the online case for BCG. I answered all questions but surely bombed the math part. Similar exp any one?

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    Most recent answer on Jul 16, 2021
    <p>Any ideas aroud turnaround time, whether they give feedback, if this is a rejection round before a live interview and how to assess performance?</p>
    Hi there, Things are moving around a bit and it does depend on the office, but I'm starting to hear now that the online case is more being used more to assess candidates hollistically than as a stage gate. So, there's ... (read entire answer)
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    BCG Final Round

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    Most recent answer on Jul 16, 2021
    <p>I have several questions and will really appreciate for detailed answers</p> <p>1)How is the case usually different between Final/Partner Round with early round ?</p> <p>2)How should I approach the FIT part ? Any particular emphasize</p> <p>3) Any general advice ?</p> <p>Thank you</p>
    Hi there, 1) How is the case usually different between Final/Partner Round with early round ? In general, the structure of the rounds is the same (fit + case+ your questions); however in finals there is usually more ... (read entire answer)
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    how long does it take to hear back after BCG online case assessment

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    Most recent answer on Jul 07, 2021
    <p>I took the BCG online case assessment this past weekend and was wondering how long it takes to hear back from BCG wheather I pass or not.</p> <p>Thank you</p>
    Hey there, Usually, within a couple of days, the longest I heard was 11 days. Fingers crossed for you! Cheers, Florian
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    In Between Interview

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    Most recent answer on Jul 06, 2021
    <p>Hi,</p> <p>I did my first interview (first round) with one of the MBB last friday. I will have my 2nd first round interview this Thursday. I think it went okay/well (dont want to comment too much on my own performance). I have a couple of questions</p> <p>1.What usually those two interviewers discuss to make decision?</p> <p>2.How can I leverage these two days ? Should I focus on the thing that  I was lack on my 1st interview </p> <p>3.My first interviewer was so friendly and also the case has no exhbit. Should I expect that my 2nd interview will be the "bad cop" ? Also, will the case type be different between these two ?</p> <p>4. On FIT they only ask me to introduce myself and the reason why consulting. So I still save some of my story. But should I change the way/content on my intro and reason why consulting (to come up with new content) ?</p> <p>5.What should I do to take advantage of these days ? any particular thing should I do ?</p>
    1. They will compare notes to see if there's a deviation on their recommendations. When aligned, it's a very short and straightforward discussion 2. Definitely focus on your round 1 feedback - BOTH your strengths and ... (read entire answer)
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    Market size difference by revenue vs by volume

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    Most recent answer on Jul 04, 2021
    <p>I cant grasp the meaning and the difference between the two when it comes in market sizing questions</p>
    Volume is the number of sold unit, for example the number of passenger cars sold in Europe in the year 2020 Revenue is the money all participants earned with selling the units, for example the revenue all call manuf ... (read entire answer)
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    BCG post first round interview

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    Most recent answer on Jul 02, 2021
    <p>Completed my first round interview with BCG and HR emailed to set a time for feedback to be provided. Wondering if people have any insights into whether this is good a bad, I thought generally feedbacks were provided by the interviewer and not the HR? am I reading too much into this?</p>
    Hey there, Usually, you would just be called by one of the interviewers to briefly go over your performance and next steps / or rejection. No way to find out until the call. Fingers crossed! Cheers, Florian
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    Can I move my interview to an *earlier* date?

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    Most recent answer on Jun 29, 2021
    <p>This may not be a question often posed because folks typically want to postpone their interviews. But I want to move my upcoming BCG interview from mid-June to sometime this month - the earlier the better. Is it possible to ask the recruiter to reschedule my interview to an earlier date? </p> <p>Let me explain my context a little bit - I recently interviewed with Bain and did intense preparation for 8 months for that interview. Unfortunately I did not get invited to the second round for Bain (due to circumstances of my nerves during the interview, which no amount of preparation can solve). I don't want to wait another month and a half for the BCG interview. I feel that I have exhausted every resource I can to prepare and now seeing diminishing returns with every additional practice (done over 100 case practice, spent a few thousand $ coaching, etc). I feel very prepared and I want to get over with the BCG interview.</p> <p>Please advise. Thank you!</p>
    Hi Jacob, Have you found a solution to the problem of nerves? If not, I dont see the point of doing the interview earlier. If yes, then go ahead by all means & work this out with HR. A lot of people, if not ever ... (read entire answer)
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    How likely is to receive a phone screening call from BCG?

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    Most recent answer on Jun 29, 2021
    <p>Hello everyone!</p> <p>I hope you all are safe.</p> <p>Today I sent my application to the position of Consultant at BCG in the Bogotá, Colombia office. I would like to know how likely is to receive a phone screening call as a first filter from BCG and if so I would like to know how can I best prepare for it.</p> <p>Thank you very much. </p>
    Hi Floyd, Sorry but we really can't give you yours odds here. This entirely depends on the current market conditions (what is the pipeline/consultant need at the office and how many people are applying) and you as a c ... (read entire answer)
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