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 / 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. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work for, if you can land a job here, in whatever function, you will be taken care of

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Benefit package, pay is above average, time off is whatever you need, you are expected to have results, not facetime

    Cons

    May have to work long hours to accomplish the goals, but that is expected int he industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead the industry in pay, benefits, and work/life balance and you will attract the top talent. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Great, truly kind people, relaxed but hard working culture

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruiting Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It gets very easy to get into routine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

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

    A rocket-ship experience for a new grad - excellent vehicle for personal growth, surrounded by smart people

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Comp (for consultants and above), smart people, interesting problems

    Cons

    Hours that can be really long, sometimes ridiculous amounts of internal churn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring Associate comp up, especially in high CoL areas - there's a reason so many leave after 1-1.5 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. long hours but very supportive

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    great support team and staffing, collaborative processes, warm office environment

    Cons

    long hours during the week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great place to work, especially to start

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people and supportive culture
    Exciting to work on important issues for senior executives at industry leading companies
    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Demanding hours and travel
    Very diffuse leadership in rapidly growing firm--tough to move the whole organization in consistent direction
    Bit of a caste system between client service and internal staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use some of the advice you give to clients to reshape your own organization and processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Great for Associates

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Huge amount of responsibility given to Associates- prove you belong there and they'll keep giving you more to do

    Learn on the job- practical expertise in working with companies versus sitting around in trainings

    Cons

    Associate to Consultant stagnation - skill set of first year Consultant is same as second year Associate. If you're a top performer you will likely feel like you're spinning your wheels until you get project management experience as a C2.

    Office disparity- the good offices are great. The not so good ones are bound by global bureaucracy and salesmanship rather than creative thinking and office pride

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on providing more project management exposure to A2C promotes or think about shortening C to PL

    Travel and expenses policies at some offices are way too strict. Your consultants are spending more time worrying about policies than they are about their case.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Great overall BCG experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Steep learning curve, strongly pushed to drive independently, exposure to senior clients
    Great office culture

    Cons

    Cannot think of any today

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Best place that I've ever worked

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Collaborative and intellectual culture, stimulating work, intelligent colleagues, generous compensation

    Cons

    Peripatetic consulting lifestyle, demanding clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Fantastic place to begin a career

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    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great lifestyle on the road, terrific learning experience, unbeatable health coverage

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging, not every case is going to be traditional strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. High Quality colleagues.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Great experience - high impact for clients

    Cons

    Travel and lifestyle issues are difficult to control.

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