Boston Consulting Group Reviews in New York, NY

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
547 Reviews

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Pros
  • Great work life-balance on most days (just make sure you get the right manager) (in 25 reviews)

  • You will work with very smart people and learn about different industries (in 47 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance stinks, variability of assignments has some cons (in 113 reviews)

  • Undefined project scope are becoming more common, resulting in long hours of work (in 81 reviews)

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  1.  

    Incredible opportunity

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - High impact projects: in some cases, truly world-altering topics (more for public sector but true throughout)
    - Excellent compensation and perks
    - Outstanding colleagues; best and the brightest from all fields / backgrounds (think Rhodes scholars) create a really rich intellectual atmosphere

    Cons

    - Work-life balance can be challenging with the travel, as with all top firms, but leadership seems to truly care and is driving a number of initiatives to make things more manageable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Great firm

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    smart people, interesting work, good clients

    Cons

    long hours, sometimes difficult travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience with many different challenges. Learned to work with many Fortune 50 company C-suite personnel.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Leader  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rapid business education that forces you to be structured, rigorous, and nimble in thinking. Broad range of projects from consumer insight, healthcare, and even academic partnership.

    Cons

    Very few role models at Partner level and above. Was repeatedly forced to choose between work and family - caused me much personal consternation with myself and decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reward and promote to Partner only those with true goodness and moral backbone. Many times I felt "exceptions" were made because an individual was able to bring in so much revenue but a blind eye was turned to serious character flaws.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    nice people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice, smart people
    good work life balance

    Cons

    projects not impactful
    limited control over project choice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recruit more driven candidates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best place to start your career

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    +Good salary
    +Great colleagues
    +Challenging work
    +Broad exposure to topics and industries
    +Culture of feedback

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -A lot of pressure to perform
    -Travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job of making sure BCG wins in the market and is able to provide opportunities for the employees. Very happy I am with BCG and not with McKinsey or Bain

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

    Open and friendly enviornment.

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    At my current position I have flexible hours and the time-off policies are very lenient. There are many promotion opportunities, whether you seek to grow in your current field or would like to start a new career path within the same organization.

    Cons

    The standard is set very high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Top level strategy consulting firm

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The exit options are fantastic, given you have a network of colleagues who exit into high-level positions, but since the company is small enough, there is still a culture where if you contact someone down the road they will always take your call

    Cons

    The company knows that they have great exit options to business school and other companies, so you effectively get paid well below what you could command at another job in finance, or work harder than what you would get for equivalent pay in other corporate strategy roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strong training, but need to consider more "career mentorship" for hires right out of college

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A phenomenal place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities for development -- both formal training and on-the-job learning. BCG does an amazing job pushing you to learn new things and address your areas for development. The work environment is extremely collaborative and supportive, and the compensation is good.

    Cons

    Travel can be grinding, and hours are often long. Interest level in cases varies depending on how you manage to be staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to keep a laser focus on creating development opportunities for employees -- that is a key value proposition for this job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience for a few years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    amazing people, teach you to think differently, opportunity to learn about disparate industries/problems

    Cons

    work-life balance stinks, variability of assignments has some cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic company with strong values that are generating results

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    BCG has a strong culture with respect for the individual and a genuine interest in making insight become impact. The work is inherently interesting (most of the time) and you learn by being challenged on a daily basis.

    Cons

    It's a client service business and clients come first which means there are occasions when peronal life has to budge. It's particularly tricky if travel is required when difficult from a personal perspective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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