Booz & Company

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Booz & Company Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated May 14, 2014
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3.7 51 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Booz & Company CEO Cesare R. Mainardi

Cesare R. Mainardi

(27 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    in one word i should say it's great .................and awesome service

    Internet Jobs (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Proslove to stay with this trusted company bcz lots of good reviews i see and got high perfomance from there. thanks

    Conswould love to do the challenging marketing jobs always

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to concentrated to create new updated system

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Choose your own adventure

    Consultant II (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPeople are smart, humble, generally kind, and very hardworking. There are lots of opportunities for you if you take the initiative and are very proactive in seeking out projects and connections at the firm. Younger members of the team are often allowed to take on exception amount of responsibility.

    ConsSometimes the chain of command is too loosely structured and people at all levels are lost scratching their heads (esp. on a project with weak partners). "Up or on" system does not select for good leadership -- it selects for hard workers and crowd pleasers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow Booz to take on more of an identity of its own. Let people be themselves and loosen up the appraisal system to focus more on how people contribute to the identity of Booz and a positive work environment rather than only on how much they please clients. This will allow us to build a sense of identity and comaraderie that will ultimately improve our work and client relationships.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great management consulting firm

    Senior Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLots of smart, down-to-earth people

    ConsNeeds to do more strategy work in order to break into the tier of McK, Bain, and BCG

    Advice to Senior ManagementFolks who leave / asked to leave could be better treated and helped. If they were, alumni would recruit Booz for more projects for their current employers. As it is, Booz alumni are not as fond of Booz -- unlike peers from McK, BCG, and Bain

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent but has been a roller coaster!

    Senior Associate - SA2 (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat client work. People are intelligent but humble.

    ConsGovernance structure is little messed up and that leads senior management to take a short term view rather than long term view.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a long term view. Think of the legacy you will be leaving

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great firm

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsExciting pure strategy work with Fortune 100 clients

    ConsWork life balance can be tough

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging projects and terrific co-workers. A great place to learn and grow.

    Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsYou will undoubtedly enhance your problem solving toolkit, which will make you better equipped to handle future challenges regardless of industry. It is also a great place to network with really interesting people.

    ConsWork/life balance is always tough when trying to establish yourself amongst other driven individuals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fascinating projects with brilliant colleagues

    Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Pros- Top tier talent; seriously, some of the smartest people you can ever hope to work with all in one place!
    - Very cool projects: Booz is less focused on mega-transformation projects than McKinsey. Smaller firm means smaller, sexier strategy projects are still able to make a dent in the P&L
    - Great brand: globally #4 and in fact #1 throughout the entire ME region.

    Cons- Probably fewer slide production/graphic design resources than some of our bigger competitors
    - Less scale means less expertise. While it is very cool in some ways to be on the first team to tackle a particular business problem at Booz, it can create a lot of work since our solution is entirely new. McKinsey and BCG for instance, being bigger, have more resources for more types of problems, so there is less reinventing the wheel and therefore better WLB in some cases.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on the path you're going. The changes such as the project index and global culture survey have done a lot for work-life balance and culture improvement. Looking forward to seeing the next thinking on workplace of the future and flexible work arrangements.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great firm

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSmart people, firm committed to development

    ConsFirm strategy hasnt flowed externally or downwards

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on brand

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Empowering and enlightening

    Principal (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsExcellent people, great mentoring, collaborative clients

    ConsTough competition, insufficient training, lack of leadership focus (at times)

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus on training can help get more leverage and growth out of all staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience working with them

    Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAllows employees to focus early on in the career

    ConsStill trying to create a brand - althought it is top ranked

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood firm - with a lot of Pro's unfortunately still ranked 4th when some of the people here are quite brilliant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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