Booz & Company Reviews

Updated May 9, 2015
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Booz & Company President & CEO Horacio Rozanski
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Pros
  • Great place to build valuable skills and work alongside incredibly smart people (in 27 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance not a priority (in 64 reviews)

  • Long hours, lots of travel, repetitive work (in 33 reviews)

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  1. management consulting

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    smart people, fast face, learn a lot

    Cons

    the usual: travel, long hours


  2. Collaborative atmosphere, driven & smart colleagues and high work intensity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working along-side of highly driven, reliable and extremely smart people on challenging business problems in a well-structured, respectful and merit-based environment.

    Cons

    Work-life balance suffers from the typical consulting lifestyle issues seen in all top-tier consultancies: weekly travel, long work hours and non existent work-life separation.


  3. Talented, smart people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate SA1 in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate SA1 in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting clients and projects. Smart project team members. Challenging in a good way. Is a great way to set up long term career in terms of compensation and interesting job opportunities.

    Cons

    Work / life balance is very challenging. As much as seniors want to put programs in place to better this, it remains challenging. The projects are demanding and require more than standard industry hours.

    Advice to Management

    Actively listen to feedback from juniors


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  5. Overall good but....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Transaction Processing in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Contractor - Transaction Processing in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Booz & Company as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back. Everyone works well together. Upper management seems to be stressed all the time. Non-client facing staff seems to be happier.

    Cons

    I am a little impatient but I feel as if my talents are not being put to good use. I have an accounting degree and they have me processing basic work. I have spoken but it seems like my enthusiasm is worth nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees what they want to do. Ask them how they would like to advance.


  6. Great, Creative Experience with Terrific People

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Internal Professional in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good collaborators. Opportunity for creative thinking, and diversity of views is rewarded. People have a distinctive view of how to create value in companies. There are some powerful events and gatherings that generate very distinctive knowledge.

    Cons

    The viability of the firm's future is uncertain. There is never enough money to invest in the infrastructure the firm needs. We are just learning how to bring difficult issues to the surface.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your own advice on "fitness for growth"


  7. Good place to work, smart people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong culture, Entrepreneur spirit, Problem Solving

    Cons

    Not global and wants to sell itself

    Advice to Management

    Stay independent


  8. Good experience, good opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate SA3 in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate SA3 in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment Practice what they preach Clear and consistent career development

    Cons

    Struggles to consistently hold an identity in the market Some partners less interested in supporting staff than others


  9. Overall good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexibility is good (as good as it can be for a management consulting firm). There are a few formal programs in place (i.e. sabbatical, reduced work schedules). Also, working with highly intellectual people challenges you all the time, keeps you on your toes and motivated.

    Cons

    Can be reactive versus proactive to market needs.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and look at the potential long term pro's and con's of a decision before making it


  10. Olympic training ground - incredible projects, colleagues ...horrible culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exceptionally bright colleagues. Real world problems with the ear of senior business people to fix them. Really bright, capable partners

    Cons

    Widely recognized for a horrible culture. Cut Throat environment. *very weak* leadership

    Advice to Management

    If it feels like the boat is sinking, look in the mirror!


  11. Great company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. I have not really met any single person that I've not enjoyed working with. Company seems to reward people well with promotions. Get to work on some interesting problems. I've had good work-life balance

    Cons

    Some lack of direction. General obsessiveness of beating McKinsey, or using them as a benchmark, as opposed to just focusing on what we do best and going with it

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Booz



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