Booz & Company

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Booz & Company Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
296 Reviews
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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 64 reviews)

  • Bad work life balance - Consultants are expected to work long hours and on week-ends (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (less than an 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    subscale global GMC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time

    Pros

    Some great people
    Great start to a career - broad exposure across industries
    Good Ops capabilities

    Cons

    Acidic culture
    Most partners are there for themselves - willing to do whatever it takes to the rest of the staff to improve payout for the partners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find mechanisms to cull out partners that have retired, but are still there

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fascinating projects with brilliant colleagues

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people, firm committed to development

    Cons

    Firm strategy hasnt flowed externally or downwards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on brand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good firm with strong career growth

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    intelligent people, strategic projects, good location, interesting work, nice people, good recruiting, growth potential, free stationary, nice laptop

    Cons

    heavily dependent on some clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

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

    Great company, great CEO

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

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best CEO in management consulting

    Cons

    Don't trust your colleagues, they can be your enemy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very professional, very intelligent, but literally no room for creativity and thinking outside the box

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

    I worked at Booz & Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good camaraderie among dedicated professionals who are bright and talented.

    Cons

    Very, very rigid culture which requires you to stay within a particular type of style and approach - this applies to thought process, design of models and presentations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please allow some creativity to flow through the organization by minimizing the need to follow a set approach. You are gifted with being able to start again as a new company born out of a legacy one. Make sure the entrepreneurial spirit is nurtured not trampled.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Claim a fair environment with merit based rewards, in reality immoral and highly political

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great people at the firm, some of the best I have worked with. True leaders can be found at Booz & Company, though unfortunately, very few at the management level. Booz is also a great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Do not promote based on merit, despite what is advertised. Also, have denied full-time employment to interns based on visa issues which interns were not notified of before agreeing to summer internships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please start to reward your employees based on merit (both for promotions and bonuses). They deserve it. Additionally, do not offer internships unless interns can be offered full-time positions, or notify interns of any restrictions beforehand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Empowering and enlightening

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience working with them

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Allows employees to focus early on in the career

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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