Booz & Company

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Booz & Company Reviews in New York City, NY

295 Reviews
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295 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.  

    Acquired by Pwc

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    Former Employee - Associate I in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate I in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Few changes during buy and hold period of 1-year

    Cons

    Unknown changes after 1 year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Some people are fantastic, others are stuck in the past.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Do important work for big companies. If you find a senior person to take you under his/her wing, you can carve your own path. Some opportunity for international experiences for those interested.

    Cons

    Lack of pride in the brand among staff due to second-tier perception. Mergers over the past years have created tension in the organization, though the Katzenbach merger in particular was a plus.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Strong heritage and brand but not as broad as MBB

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    smart folks, compensation, great in Middle East

    Cons

    no work life balance, poor SCM. procurement practices

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good -- not great firm due to lack of scale and questionable leadership appointments

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    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall good firm with new CEO trying to put Booz on right path. When business is good -- plenty of opportunity to go around.

    Cons

    Lack of scale creates knee jerk environment when utlization is low. Leadership manages business 8 -12 weeks out... several Partners on management team lack leadership / mgmt skills. Poor communication from top down. Firm is having a bit of an identity crisis.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of Pros, Lots of Cons

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    Current Employee - Communications in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Communications in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Decent training and development opportunities

    Cons

    Very clear distinction between client staff and support staff. If you're part of the latter you often feel inferior. Very different pay scales between the two. Not much upward mobility. Promotions are rare and your manager has to "make a case" in front of a committee in order for you to get even the slightest promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate employees, have employees socialize among each other, improve morale, improve trust among employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    subscale global GMC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time

    Pros

    Some great people
    Great start to a career - broad exposure across industries
    Good Ops capabilities

    Cons

    Acidic culture
    Most partners are there for themselves - willing to do whatever it takes to the rest of the staff to improve payout for the partners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find mechanisms to cull out partners that have retired, but are still there

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good firm with strong career growth

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate - SA2 in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - SA2 in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    intelligent people, strategic projects, good location, interesting work, nice people, good recruiting, growth potential, free stationary, nice laptop

    Cons

    heavily dependent on some clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great CEO

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    Current Employee - Summer Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The best CEO in management consulting

    Cons

    Don't trust your colleagues, they can be your enemy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very professional, very intelligent, but literally no room for creativity and thinking outside the box

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Booz & Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good camaraderie among dedicated professionals who are bright and talented.

    Cons

    Very, very rigid culture which requires you to stay within a particular type of style and approach - this applies to thought process, design of models and presentations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please allow some creativity to flow through the organization by minimizing the need to follow a set approach. You are gifted with being able to start again as a new company born out of a legacy one. Make sure the entrepreneurial spirit is nurtured not trampled.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great firm, but needs to improve in some areas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz & Company

    Pros

    Great firm and great name to put in your resume
    Great people
    Challenging work
    Great 401K plan ... when you are vested at 100% after 5 yrs

    Cons

    health benefit are very pricey and not as comprehensive as other consulting firms
    Salaries for internal staff are below market average for NY
    Lack of communication from Sr. Management on important issues
    Career growth for roles other than consultants is very limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communications on important issues

    No opinion of CEO

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