Booz & Company Reviews

Updated May 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Empowering and enlightening

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Company deep seeded in business history

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Booz & Company is a global consulting firm that advises businesses, government ministries (outside the U.S.), and institutions around the world on issues of strategy, organization, operations, transformation and information technology. It holds expertise in a vast range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, chemicals, consumer, energy and utilities, financial services, health, industrials, media and entertainment, oil and gas, retail, transportation and others. Ninety years of consulting results in impressive milestones. Currently the oldest management consulting firm still in business, we have had a hand in the creation of the contract system for Hollywood movies, overseen the merger of the NFL and AFL, and steered the Chrysler Corporation out of bankruptcy. We pioneered the concepts of human capital, product life cycle and supply chain management, all mainstays of business and consulting today. And at the most fundamental level, we originated the term “management consultant”. Our focus on strategy consulting has persisted since 1914, when founder Edwin Booz first began advising clients to help them maintain a competitive advantage.

    Cons

    Too low profile at times. Need to improve on bland recognition and improve exit opportunities for current consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Great job staying away from A.T Kearney. That was a sinking ship


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great experience working with them

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Allows employees to focus early on in the career

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  6. Helpful (4)

    Great company coming into its own four years after the split

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You work with incredibly smart people from diverse backgrounds - diversity of thought, not just skin color Great projects that are making a big impact at our clients Great industry alignment - you really get to the know the industry you are working in, in great depth Good compensation Great brand name to have on your resume that opens up a lot of post-consulting opportunities

    Cons

    Work hours can be very very long. But this is an industry norm as opposed to a company specific situation

    Advice to Management

    Great work overall. However, there is a need to make the business operate as one global business as opposed to regional silos.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Media practice is the best place to work.

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

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome clients, and awesome reputation.

    Cons

    Can be tough hours depending on the assignment.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Best Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    > Always ahead of the curve > Opportunity to work with some of the very smart professionals > Senior Executive Access to industry leaders and trendsetters > Extremely lenient of internal admin and operations front

    Cons

    > Very very long hours > Requires family compromise resulting in high attrition

    Advice to Management

    > Measure closely project hours such that client as well as employee interests are honored


  9. Helpful (1)

    Compensation is off the charts, but that can't make up for shoddy management and muddled strategy

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

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone you work with at the ground level is smart; some of the principals are too. Benefits are pretty incredible. Overall, you are treated with respect.

    Cons

    Muddled strategy leads to messy project management. New strategy doesn't have much buy-in from partners or junior staff. Firm services perennially gets the shaft from client staff and management.

    Advice to Management

    Work out the infighting between global regional leadership. It's embarrassing to see otherwise capable and brilliant people acting like bratty children!


  10. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Focus on Booz


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great consultancy in the process of becoming even better

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

    I have been working at Booz & Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An great place filled with truly dynamic people, Booz is a great place to launch or accelerate a career, or make a long-term home for those interested in career consulting. As someone who has worked at multiple consulting firms the key advantages are: -A dynamic entrepreneurial environment; unlike the rest of MB3 consultants at Booz are free to work across many clients and launch their own products and offerings. Regardless of level, if you can think up a great project and a client wants to buy it you are free to do so. -A truly diverse environment; the company is filled not only with top tier MBAs, but PHDs, industry experts, and top consultants from various backgrounds and all parts of the world -Embracing the future: The company's new strategy is replacing the Monday-Thursday paradigm with a more flexible, and impactful travel model. We go onsite and meet with our clients where and when it makes sense, not just because its the thing to do.

    Cons

    While more flexible than other places the hours are still long and the work is still challenging, and management consulting is not everyone's cup of tea. While the overall firm is leading the way with a new work model, change takes time and as team member you have to be cognizant of the style of people around you. The hub offices offer great experiences for employees (e.g., New York, San Fran, Chicago, etc.), but some partners still insist on maintaining and attempting to recruit to offices off the beaten path (e.g., Cleveland) and need to come to terms with the reality of where high value consultants want to work and live in the new economy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to believe in and push the new strategy and operating models.



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