Boston Consulting Group
4.1 of 5 485 reviews
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Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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4.1 485 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser

Rich Lesser

(94 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Focus on work-life balance and try to be very family-friendly"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Steep learning curve and diverse experience"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "work-life balance stinks, variability of assignments has some cons"
    in 103 reviews
  • "Undefined project scope are becoming more common, resulting in long hours of work"
    in 76 reviews
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Associate - great place!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

ProsPeople, culture, cool cases! Everything is just really well laid out and super professional. You don't need to worry about anything other than doing well in your job - it is all taken care of. Also great focus on personal development.

ConsSometimes difficult to get staffed on the cool cases. I.e. staffing attempts to take your preferences into considerations, but at times client needs / BCG needs get priority.

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Excellent learning experience at a company with clear values and excellent work quality

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsAmazing people, challenging problems, fast learning and development, career acceleration, and fun culture. I really have enjoyed getting to know my cohort of other colleagues that started with me and have found some great more senior mentors.

ConsClient services can be inherently challenging, although I believe BCG does a good job to try to innovate and protect people's time when they can

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to innovate -- excited to see some of the new ventures

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great development opportunity for Associates!

Associate (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

Prosexposure to variety of industries and functional areas,
working with great people- very smart and open to coaching
interaction with super senior clients

Conslong hours
travel gets tiring after some point

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Open and friendly enviornment.

Intern (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsAt 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.

ConsThe standard is set very high.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to launch your career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

ProsThought provoking. Great work life balance.

ConsUp or out culture can still be tough

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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BCG has been a fantastic experience. Superb all-round opportunties

Associate (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGood travel opps. Early responsibility. Wide range of industries.

ConsSome longer projects and less glamorous travel. Can also feel repetitive moving from A to C.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more flexible with promotion times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

ProsPeople, personal growth, salary, mindset

ConsWork-life balance is not really easy

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Associate (Current Employee)

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

ProsVery talented people, tons of responsibility, senior level client exposure, strong community, great exit opportunities, and a strong route to business school

ConsWork / life balance can be challenging, sometimes have to spend a lot of time perfecting decks / making pretty slides instead of doing real analysis

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Joined BCG post college, spent 4 years with the firm in Southeast Asia and NYC

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I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

ProsInternational mobility, fast promotion post under-grad position, exposure to senior leadership both at BCG and at clients and opportunity to work in wide variety of industries. Firm really cares about you and takes good care of you

ConsHeavy travel and occasionally long hours are an inevitable feature of consulting. Industry choices can be constrained by work that is available.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's simply a fantastic company to work with. Great people, great culture and values and a lot of fun.

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsThe culture, the people, the overall working environment and topics we work on. We have a lot of inspiring people within the company, work on many topics that matter not only for the business, but also society. Overall it's simply great to be a BCGer ;-)

ConsThe working hours are a clear con; as well the amount of travel (in many regions), maybe the on-boarding of new staff could be better, as it's really though to start with BCG.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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