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Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Summer associate

June - August 2022 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Great experience. Great people. Firm treated everyone really well

What I wish was different

Not too much. Some personalities are tough to work with. Also, did not get to do that much thinking / strategy due to nature of case

Advice

Not too sure
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Summer Associate

June - August 2022 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Even as an intern, I felt that I was given much independence and empowerment over my work!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Intern

June - August 2022 • Prague, Prague

What I liked

Benefits, atmosphere

What I wish was different

Working hours length

Advice

Be confident and speak a lot
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Summer associate

June - August 2021 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Everything!

What I wish was different

NA

Advice

Enjoy every second!
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Consulting Analyst Intern

June - August 2021 • Summit, NJ

What I liked

The work culture was amazing. Despite limitations due to COVID, BCG still made an effort to hold as many in person events as possible including dinners and boat activities. Furthermore, everyone on the job was extremely helpful whenever a question was asked and a strong emphasis was placed on making you feel welcome and comfortable.

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been more in person opportunities to meet people - but this was a result of COVID limitations.

Advice

Take advantage of every event and opportunity presented. Don't be afraid to ask questions and make sure to maximize your learning experience.
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Summer Associate

June - August 2021 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Extremely intelligent peers and coworkers; significant emphasis on feedback, which fostered enhanced learning and development; fast-paced environment; work as an intern is directly client-facing

What I wish was different

The only qualm I had was the intensity and demand of the workflow; none of it is required, but to perform at a certain level long hours are expected

Advice

Go in without expectations and you will be rewarded, they want to help develop you just as much as you want to learn. Do not silo yourself into a specific industry or specialization too quick, there are myriad opportunities to get involved in myriad industries and sectors, and you have the ability to pursue your own interests with a level of autonomy not offered elsewhere
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Management Consulting Intern

June - August 2020 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I liked the workplace atmosphere and the chance to work on very different kinds of tasks.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Case Team Assistant

May - June 2019 • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

What I liked

(1) I appreciated the professional working environment. We were working in a team of around 10 people. All of my teammates were smart people who graduated from top universities worldwide. The team was also diverse as we had members coming from other BCG branches. The team was working very professionally. Everyone treated their tasks very seriously -- always delivered them on time. The tasks were assigned logically and evenly. My direct "manager," even though was busy with her tasks, still gave me guidance and support throughout the process (as I was totally new to the company). I also got to meet our client in meetings, which taught me a lot about being professional. (2) BCG paid well and treated their employees well. Salaries at BCG, of course, are among the highest. They also provided budgets for necessary daily expenses and other work-related ones. I only needed to focus on working hard. The company also organized weekly bonding activities that CTAs can also join. The team also had some cozy get-together celebrations as we reached each milestone. At the end of the case, each CTA received a short personal reflection and feedback section, which I really appreciated. We also received small gifts and farewell cards from our teammates/managers.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time working there. My case was only one-month long, which was, to me, a bit short. However, one month at BCG taught me more than I could ever imagine.

Advice

From my own experience, the responsibility of a case team assistant varies depending on each case. However, in general, the assistant needs to be flexible -- being able to do many tasks like researching, cold-calling, translating, cleaning/analyzing data, creating Powerpoint slides, using Tableau, or even other administrative tasks like arranging meeting rooms, etc. The assistant should also adopt the say-yes attitude as well as a professional manner.
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Summer Associate

June - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I loved the collaborative culture and working with a team of individuals who were committed to both my personal development and their own. Truly a kind and talented group of people!

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to keep working for longer! I am very excited to return full-time after graduation.

Advice

Be prepared to work hard and be open to challenging yourself!
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PTA

June - August 2019 • Shanghai, People's Republic of China

What I liked

- Great people and culture - Approachable junior consultants that help you along the way - Staffed on two live projects and learned a lot about both the industries that I worked on and what a consulting project look like - Access to a lot of valuable resources including interviews with large companies' executives

What I wish was different

- Long hours - no access card for PTA

Advice

Work hard and you will learn a lot!
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Summer Associate

June - August 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Such an amazing company. Worked with incredible people and learned a tremendous amount of information.

What I wish was different

Advice

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IT Analyst Intern

September 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Great environment, Lots of useful resources to maximize what you learn and the skills you acquire. Very organized, clean, and efficient.

What I wish was different

Advice

Get as much as you can from experience, BCG is a prestigious firm with great benefits to help you grow.
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Summer associate

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

It is a very hands-on internship. You travel with the team, work on client site, etc. It’s very real to the experience.
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Case Team Assistant

May - August 2018 • Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

What I liked

I have the chance to work for a public sector case.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Take initiatives.
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Summer Associate

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Well structured internship, with lots of responsibility and learning

What I wish was different

Advice

Start prepping for case interviews very early, and do practice case interviews often
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Operational Innovations Intern

May - August 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I was able to work with a close knit team to help launch a product to the entire BCG audience.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

If you are juggling multiple offers, take the office and team envrionment into your consideration because they can make your internship!
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Associate

June - September 2018 • Denver, CO

What I liked

BCG gave me the best mentorship and transparent feedback that I’ve had at any company. I spent my summer on a pro bono project to improve Denver and got to work directly with CEOs and other executives from our client companies. My team was a bit unconventional, just me and a Principal, but he was an incredible mentor and I learned so much, especially coming in with zero Excel experience. The office was tight-knit and they planned great events for the interns pretty much weekly.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Summer Associate

June - August 2018 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Everything, super awesome company.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Consulting Business Associate

June - August 2018 • Montreal, Quebec

What I liked

I loved the fast paced working environment and flat leadership structure. The work I was doing felt important immediately. I could also work across any industry, which was exciting.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have leveraged my engineering toolkit a bit more.

Advice

To be very thoughtful about both the work you do and the approach you take. One thing that was mentioned time and time again was the 80/20 rule: getting 80% of the insights for 20% of the data. This is a principle I've carried with me back to school, and has helped me tremendously. We all have the ability to do great work, but it's important to make sure we have the capacity as well.
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Associate

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I liked getting real responsibility and being able to contribute for a team. I also got exposed to a new industry: Medtech and really enjoyed learning more about it.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It is important to practice professionalism and organization because that is really important in the working world.
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