Inte​​​​​​​rview Process

Our interview process is all about getting to know each other. Come prepared to showcase your hard work, skills, and achievements, and
​​​​​​​get a better understanding of what it’s like to work here.

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in working with us!

Solving the world’s biggest problems requires input from all voices, perspectives, and backgrounds—and that’s why we’re committed to recruiting and hiring people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, abilities, and experiences. During your interview, we’ll provide the space for you to be your authentic self, and we encourage you to bring your experience and personality to life.​​​​​ 

Whether your goal is a consulting career or you’re applying for another position, you’re most likely to succeed here with qualities like intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, integrity, an open and collaborative attitude, self-efficacy and drive. For client-facing positions, we’ll also assess your problem-solving and analytical skills, supporting you with the tools and resources you need to prepare so you can excel on the big day.

There are two main styles of interviews at BCG:

Skills Interview
This interview is what most people would consider a traditional interview, where BCG assesses your skills and experience in relation to the role for which you have applied. You should avoid the temptation to simply reiterate your resume or CV. Make sure you come prepared to showcase your personality and your reasons for wanting to work at BCG.
Problem-solving Interview
If you’re applying for a client-facing position, you will be assessed on your problem-solving abilities during a case study interview. This interview will test your numerical skills, business knowledge, and communication style, as well as any technical expertises and specialist skills the role requires.

For a more in-depth look at BCG’s problem-solving interview process, visit Case Interview Preparation.

 Getting your interview preparation right.

As you prepare to interview at BCG, consider the interview process as an opportunity to find a good fit—between you, the role, and our culture and values. While we’ll assess your skills and experience and learn about your strengths, passions, and how you collaborate with others, you’ll have the chance to ask BCGers questions to become as familiar with us as possible. If you need a reasonable accommodation during your interview, please let your recruiter know as soon as possible so they may assist in making the appropriate arrangements.
“There is a great extent of complex problems we solve every day at BCG. Dig into them during the interview process. Showcasing your intellectual curiosity and patience as you address and inquire about these problems makes a strong impression.”  Steve Sam Global Services, London
“It’s important to showcase who you truly are during the hiring process. BCG values the uniqueness and diversity of its employees. You can be yourself and contribute to the company without sacrificing who you are.”  Cecilia Baudino Talent Attraction &
​​​​​​​Branding Senior Manager, Milan
“The questions you ask at the end of your interview can really help you understand if you are a fit for BCG. My conversation with my interviewer convinced me even more that BCG was the right place.” 
David Ogbechie
Associate, London

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Five interview tips and tricks to help you succeed.

While every interview is different, there are a few tried-and-true secrets to success when it comes to preparing for yours.
​​​​​​​These interviewing tips from BCGers can help you develop your skills.
Prepare thoroughly.
Understand what it is you're interviewing for. Try to learn as much as you can about the firm's history and capabilities.
Be yourself.
Our recruiting team looks for diversity of experience and diversity of thought. 
Be enthusiastic.
Come in fresh, with an enthusiasm to share your experiences, and learn more about BCG and the role you are applying for. 
Evaluate us.
Use this opportunity to evaluate whether BCG is the right fit for you. 
Ask questions.
You are interviewing us as much as we are interviewing you. Showcase your own curiosity.
Ready to tackle the case study? If you're applying for a client-facing position, you’ll need to prepare for a case study interview.