Booz & Company Reviews

Updated May 17, 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. Excellent experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, process, and challenging cases

    Cons

    Overall great, but would appreciate sooner 2nd round


  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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company part-time (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 Management

    Please try to concentrated to create new updated system


  3. Helpful (1)

    Choose your own adventure

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    Current Employee - Consultant II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (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 Management

    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.


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  5. Great management consulting firm

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (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 Management

    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


  6. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (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 Management

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


  7. Great firm

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting pure strategy work with Fortune 100 clients

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

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


  9. Fascinating projects with brilliant colleagues

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than a year)

    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 Management

    Keep 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.


  10. Great firm

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, firm committed to development

    Cons

    Firm strategy hasnt flowed externally or downwards

    Advice to Management

    Focus on brand


  11. Helpful (1)

    Empowering and enlightening

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent people, great mentoring, collaborative clients

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    More focus on training can help get more leverage and growth out of all staff.



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