Booz & Company Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
291 Reviews
3.8
291 Reviews
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Booz & Company CEO Cesare R. Mainardi
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Top-notch firm, extremely talented peers -- experience is what you make of it..

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    Current Employee - Associate I  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate I in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wide variety of high-growth, high-impact projects: soft alignment model allows you to build strong industry specific knowledge (which becomes enormously valuable at the exit opportunity stage); high quality work environment with driven, and very social cohort of peers; down-to-earth culture

    Cons

    Slow but sure decline in "brand" with PwC transaction: general lack of clarity on what things might look like for junior staff post the 3-5 year time frame; relatively longer path to partnership compared to other top tier firms; relatively fewer repeat projects with "prestige" corporate/sovereign clients, at least in the US region

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something, quickly, about the eroding brand value proposition for junior staff! Either pay more, show a quicker way to senior leadership to retain the value proposition -- else wider attrition, and a lower quality talent pool, is bound to ensue

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Internet Jobs  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Internet Jobs in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz & Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    would love to do the challenging marketing jobs always

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to concentrated to create new updated system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Key Career builder

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    Former Employee - Principal  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Principal in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great place to build valuable skills and work alongside incredibly smart people. I left as a Principal and the amazing opportunities afforded to me given my experience and capabilities continue to surprise me. I can't imagine a better way to spend my time after b-school (except perhaps starting a company from scratch).

    Cons

    Long hours, complex work and very high expectations and demands. Little time for a personal life, yet I was able to string together a fun social life. Would be harder I think for having a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sorry to see it go to PwC but hopeful you can build a strong brand and reputation.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Past Employee

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Associate in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and experience. Definitely opens a lot of doors when you are ready to move

    Cons

    Long hours, pressure to keep up billing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great source for job hunt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Booz & Company

    Pros

    Easy to navigate through. Great content

    Cons

    Sometimes, jobs are not appropriate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teak the job matching to background better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intellectually stimulating

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - Smart, intellectually curious colleagues
    - Collegial culture
    - Practical strategists
    - Generalists augmented by industry expertise
    - Targeted focus on strategic clients
    - Good brand cache and exit opportunities

    Cons

    - Scale related issues on growing industry and geographic reach
    - PwC distraction resulting in top talent exploring other options

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the ATK-Booz merger couldn't go through due to "cultural compatibility", do you really think merging with a Big 4 accounting firm is a wise decision?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Choose your own adventure

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

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People 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.

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 ManagementAdvice

    Allow 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great management consulting firm

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart, down-to-earth people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Folks 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent for building your brand and practicing with integrity

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time

    Pros

    Everyone in the company are smart , which makes it a great environment to always learn new stuff.
    I have never seen Booz &Co operate without integrity, all the other companies I worked for at times deviated from integrity in favor of business but not at Booz

    Cons

    expect work-life balance go for a toss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you are doing great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent but has been a roller coaster!

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great client work. People are intelligent but humble.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long term view. Think of the legacy you will be leaving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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