Boston Consulting Group Reviews

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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
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Pros
  • Great work life-balance on most days (just make sure you get the right manager) (in 26 reviews)

  • Steep learning curve / Great on the job training (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance obviously - this is a consulting job after all (in 126 reviews)

  • VERY long hours: Pulled multiple all-nighters (in 94 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Great, truly kind people, relaxed but hard working culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruiting Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazingly warm and welcoming culture - everyone is genuinely kind, smart, and respectful

    Cons

    It gets very easy to get into routine

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. BCG review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and diverse projects Best-in-class experts Opportunities for international transfers Warm and brainy company culture

    Cons

    Pretty long hours Compensation may not be as competitive as it used to be, and criteria can be unclear Need to know when to switch to another career

    Advice to Management

    Need to clarify compensation criteria


  3. Helpful (1)

    Truly the most talented people in the world

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great challenges, fantastic colleagues, outstanding career opportunities

    Cons

    Incredibly long hours, never the smartest person in the room:-)


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Amazing work experience and great learning process

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A place where you truly flourish. They have exceptional quality of trainings and unparalleled benefits.

    Cons

    Workload is intense, work-life balance is eliminated with travel


  6. Apprenticeship, clever colleagues. But project work where you're an advisor isn't motivating after a while

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Clever, empathetic colleagues - World class client organizations - Apprenticeship and growth - Good salary - Great benefits

    Cons

    - Not entrepreneurial - No chance for the best to get ahead - Those who can't do consult - Lots of travel


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Knowledge Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Knowledge Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Terrific benefits, supportive working environment

    Cons

    Promotions very time bound, hard work can go unrewarded without upper management support


  8. It is a tough, but excellent place to grow an learn that you can do anything in the world

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steep learning curve / challenge Very diverse experiences Good perks

    Cons

    Very demanding lifestyle: long hours, weekend work is not infrequent and of course famous consulting travel


  9. Helpful (1)

    Executive Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many internal and external training's offered for personal advancement paid by the company. There are many company events that allow you to meet and greet everyone/network.You are also allowed jeans (business professional of course). Plenty of room for advancement. Alumni programs offered for past employees.Medical benefits paid 100%.

    Cons

    There isn't a good work/life balance - you work many hours over your traditional forty.. Strict performance reviews - minimum four times a year.

    Advice to Management

    If there is an issue with an employee's performance, it's best to bring it to their attention well in advance in order to correct their mistakes as opposed to allowing a problem(s) to grow/be repeated. Nip it in the bud a from start.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Incredible opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Boston Consulting Group full-time (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 Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  11. Great firm

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    smart people, interesting work, good clients

    Cons

    long hours, sometimes difficult travel



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