Booz & Company
3.7 of 5 284 reviews
www.booz.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Booz & Company Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.7 284 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Booz & Company CEO Cesare R. Mainardi

Cesare R. Mainardi

(102 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
284 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Really smart people who are (mostly) highly detail-oriented, analytical and professional"
    in 28 reviews
  • "Great place to work for a short time of your career and learn the maximum"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance depends on project and / or project manager"
    in 61 reviews
  • "Bad work life balance - Consultants are expected to work long hours and on week-ends"
    in 32 reviews
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    Had so much promise

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsExtremely smart consulting group, people genuinely work as a team, very collaborative environment

    ConsLeadership had difficulty seeing a long-term strategic vision and the company has been taken over. Much top talent in some markets is leaving

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat you had was very talented and a great brand, you sold that and now the talent is leaving and the brand is gone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Talented, smart people

    Senior Associate SA1 (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsInteresting clients and projects. Smart project team members. Challenging in a good way. Is a great way to set up long term career in terms of compensation and interesting job opportunities.

    ConsWork / life balance is very challenging. As much as seniors want to put programs in place to better this, it remains challenging. The projects are demanding and require more than standard industry hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementActively listen to feedback from juniors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great foundation for a good career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFantastic, trial by fire training to think critically. Excellent clients and some truly wonderful and very smart people who are great mentors

    ConsSome politics (true of any consulting firm) and some people who take things a little too seriously/think too highly of themselvse

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Associate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, professional development focus, high-impact projects, respect for your personal time on weekends (generally), and lots of opportunities to contribute to the company culture.

    ConsNot sure what the culture will look like post-merger with PwC. Compensation is competitive but not quite as aggressive as some of the peers Booz claims to have in the consulting marketplace.

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    No work life balance, senior mgmt doesn't care about employees

    Associate (Current Employee)

    Pros-Good compensation and benefits (until the PwC merger is complete at least)
    That is the only thing I can think of to write here, so if this is the only thing that is important to you then this is the place for you

    Cons-Little respect for work-life balance
    -Senior management does not care about lower level employees
    -Senior associates and Principals have very little people development or management skills - working in teams can be very difficult as seniors do not know how to manage or develop lower level employees
    -Very little training curriculum
    -Competitive work culture - people take themselves way too seriously
    -Work is not all strategy as they say it is - there is quite a bit of PMO and tactical cost reduction work

    Advice to Senior ManagementA consulting company is nothing without well-rounded employees - focus on developing training programs, take actions that show you care about employee development, and think twice about work-life balance before emailing at 9pm on a Friday evening to get a deck done before Saturday. Especially with the PwC merger and employees leaving in droves, it's important to focus on the culture side of the company if you expect the remaining talent to stay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Travel Can be Fun and Burdensome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat teams, brilliant people, supportive senior management

    ConsLong hours, lots of travel, repetitive work

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to engage junior staff

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    Overall good but....

    Transaction Processing (Current Employee)
    Parsippany, NJ

    ProsLaid back. Everyone works well together. Upper management seems to be stressed all the time. Non-client facing staff seems to be happier.

    ConsI am a little impatient but I feel as if my talents are not being put to good use. I have an accounting degree and they have me processing basic work. I have spoken but it seems like my enthusiasm is worth nothing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk employees what they want to do. Ask them how they would like to advance.

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    A pretty decent place!

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsReally smart people who are (mostly) highly detail-oriented, analytical and professional. A few exceptions but generally the case.

    Nice matching 401k plan is icing on the cake.

    ConsBad work-life balance, and highly dependent on who you're working with and what type of project it is. No standard way to do ANYTHING.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to operate as a big company, and you'll keep growing. People are important.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Acquired by Pwc

    Associate I (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFew changes during buy and hold period of 1-year

    ConsUnknown changes after 1 year

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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