Booz & Company Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
292 Reviews
3.8
292 Reviews
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Booz & Company CEO Cesare R. Mainardi
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Pros
  • Excellent clients and some truly wonderful and very smart people who are great mentors (in 27 reviews)

  • Great people in the Middle East, very weak in the rest of the world (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance depends on project and / or project manager (in 63 reviews)

  • Bad work life balance - Consultants are expected to work long hours and on week-ends (in 32 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Terrible company - avoid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Because resources are so limited, you learn to do a lot yourself, making you more efficient when you leave for a full-service firm with greater support resources

    Cons

    Toxic culture fueled by downward spiral in sales performance and large inferiority complex; employees constantly moaning about the gap between Booz and MBB
    Dishonest leadership team that masked issues
    Rattling lay-offs of large group of new undergraduate intake (~40% of undergrad hires just 6 mos into their careers were fired)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be humble; PwC might not have a great brand, but they've grown a large organization and I presume foster a better culture. Learn from them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good learning opportunity but awful culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, good set of colleagues at times and travel perks

    Cons

    Old Boys Club culture
    Business is very unstable
    Little regard for people and their needs - this is not a place to have a long term career
    Short sighted and incredibly arrogant leadership
    Did I say terrible culture?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your ego aside and try to be a decent firm. Treat your employees like human beings and stop pretending you're anywhere as close to MBB as you think

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Claim a fair environment with merit based rewards, in reality immoral and highly political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people at the firm, some of the best I have worked with. True leaders can be found at Booz & Company, though unfortunately, very few at the management level. Booz is also a great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Do not promote based on merit, despite what is advertised. Also, have denied full-time employment to interns based on visa issues which interns were not notified of before agreeing to summer internships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please start to reward your employees based on merit (both for promotions and bonuses). They deserve it. Additionally, do not offer internships unless interns can be offered full-time positions, or notify interns of any restrictions beforehand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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