Booz & Company Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated June 15, 2014
Updated June 15, 2014
295 Reviews

3.8
295 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent clients and some truly wonderful and very smart people who are great mentors (in 29 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 62 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Talented, smart people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Actively listen to feedback from juniors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall good but....

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

    I have been working at Booz & Company as a contractor for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  3.  

    Great, Creative Experience with Terrific People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Follow your own advice on "fitness for growth"

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work, smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong culture, Entrepreneur spirit, Problem Solving

    Cons

    Not global and wants to sell itself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay independent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience, good opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 5 years

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall good company

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Booz

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    High potential firm that is actively addressing its shortcomings

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

    I have been working at Booz & Company

    Pros

    - Intelligent colleagues
    - Project work is mostly strategic and aligned to c-suite priorities
    - Exposure to several different projects and clients
    - Opportunity to b ecome "famous" for something, if you like
    - Strong focus on improving company culture and people value proposition

    Cons

    - Work-life balance is possible...as long as you manage it and accept the work part will be high
    - Limited in terms of infrastructure, general support and technology (not an area of high investment since spin-off) as compared to larger firms (though this is being addressed)
    - Limited training and development (again, this is being addressed)
    - Heavy emphasis on powerpoint production...sometimes feeling like "overkill" both on client engagements and for internal initiatives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Maintain commitment to culture and people processes, making Booz a great place to work every day
    - Communicate a crisp, clear strategy and identify of the firm to staff and the market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Some thoughts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Good hours, wonderful people to work with. Recently received bonuses for the first time - ever - to assistants

    Cons

    Pay increases has not happened in a few years due to the recession

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the bonuses for assistants

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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