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Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
595 Reviews
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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 / challenge (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • There isn't a good work/life balance - you work many hours over your traditional forty (in 126 reviews)

  • Undefined project scope are becoming more common, resulting in long hours of work (in 94 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Experience accelerator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Highly stimulating environment surrounded by very smart people

    Cons

    Long working hours and challenging projects

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    Excellent!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    - Work Culture
    - Perks
    - Values
    - People
    - Work Life Balance

    Cons

    More strategies to retain employees and maintain an alumina network

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced company with high standards but always willing to work with employees as meed. No black and white at BCG

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiting
    Current Employee - Recruiting

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company tries to retain top talent
    Administrative mobility encouraged although difficult to get based on outside talent
    Shows appreciation for performance and hard work

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility for admin staff
    Low admin staff salaries. They related heavily in benefits and 401k contribution in full salary package
    No flexible work arrangements for non-consulting off staff (unless in regional role)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider allowing strong performers more flexibility in work location (telecommuting, compacted work days, etc)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    One of the best places to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the smartest individuals in the world

    Cons

    Travel can be difficult at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    World-class company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    World-class benefits, impact, culture and team

    Cons

    Lots of travel, intense work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great culture and exposure

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Fast promotion track, MBA sponsorship, broad exposure to industry and different functional topics

    Cons

    Work-life balance is bad. Not as bad as IBD but you dont have a lot of control over your weekend, your days and your location as there are a lot of unexpected

  8.  

    Invaluable experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    One of the best places to learn about strategy and management. Top notch. BCG is one of those places where you will learn mostly by doing, but you will learn A LOT.

    Cons

    Internship program is not super structured (compared to other firms).. Also, as you might expect, the work-life (im)balance is very tough. Especially if you're not used to a very high degree of discipline. The work only starts feeling "easier" when YOU become more efficient at it - you will always have more stuff to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Growth + Training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Lack and growth and training for non consulting positions

    Cons

    Pay well as long as you stay in the same role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage personal development and job growth, don't forget about your core employees.

  10.  

    A great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visiting Associate
    Former Employee - Visiting Associate

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture makes working very enjoyable, cases are varied and interesting and training is excellent. Learning curve is just as steep as they tell - in a good way.

    Cons

    Workload can be high and unpredictable at times. However, no worse hours than in other MBB competitors should be expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A wonderful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Partner and Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Partner and Managing Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and great people

    Cons

    An intense environment and requires motivated employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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