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  1. Helpful (1)

    No growth unless you are a consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Ass in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Ass in New York, NY

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    100% paid tuition, 100% medical benefits,

    Cons

    EA and AA's can never change to the consulting side.

    Advice to Management

    Allow admin staff to have some type of job growth.


  2. Lots of hours, lots of opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn, strong exit opportunities

    Cons

    Lots and lots of hours...you're on call 24/7

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. A great place to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong camaraderie Smart colleagues Challenging customer problems

    Cons

    Long working hours Travel schedule

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus


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  5. BCG is the best place to work in the world, if you are willing to put the hours and energy expected

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career development opportunities Networking opportunities Compensation

    Cons

    Work/life balance Up or out system adds uncertainty in these times

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing the great work


  6. BCG is truly an amazing place to be.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly talented people and ability to make your own choices

    Cons

    Not much, it's up or out, so not everyone can stay there. If you're "out", that would of course be a downside.

    Advice to Management

    Do not make any significant changes, the place is great as it is


  7. Helpful (2)

    BCG - an amazing place if you are up for a challenge and hard work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Unbelievable experience advising companies on the most important strategic issues 2. Incredibly smart and motivated colleagues who continually challenge you intellectually 3. Fun and personable culture, hard working but not cut throat 4. Focus on creativity and finding new answers to client problems that will truly drive impact 5. Personally, I think the Philadelphia office (and partners) are amazing

    Cons

    1. As with any consulting firm, hours and travel can be hard some weeks. Especially Monday through Thursday your life is pretty work focused 2. For certain projects, it can seem like you undertake endless iterations on the same client materials 3. Some clients are not as nice as others

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in people, highlight partners who manage to maintain a sustainable, balanced lifestyle


  8. BCG is THE consulting firm to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are incredible; I work with some of the smartest, yet fun people I have ever met, I love my project team and we are able to have a great time both while in a team room or out to dinner; the work is challenging; I am never bored and always engaged in my project; I think the performance review process is best in class - both informatl and formal feedback are valuable; Culture is a key reason I selected BCG over any other consulting firm, and I have not been disappointed with my experience; I have found a number of great mentors who I respect and who have guided me well throughout my career.

    Cons

    As with any consulting company, travel can be difficult, but BCG definitely works to make it "doable"

    Advice to Management

    Communication continues to be the key, especially in such challenging economic environments


  9. Helpful (1)

    BCG - a truly exceptional consulting firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with amazing colleagues on challenging business problems with top-tier clients Professional development - build skills that will set the foundation for a long-term career in business, non-profit, government/politics, or academia Strong corporate culture best characterized as collegial, altrusitic, and supportive/collaborative Salary and benefits set the standard in the industry Work with a truly exceptional company - a firm that treats its employees with respect and delivers great value to its clients BCG provides opportunities to work in corporate and non-profit work

    Cons

    Work/life balance is tough in management consulting with somewhat frequent travel and time spent working with clients - - - though BCG does a great job of trying to alleviate that, within reason Real personal growth involves some discomfort as you stretch beyond your comfort zone - if you can't handle that, this job will be tough for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your efforts to maintain the strong culture of the firm


  10. Helpful (1)

    I have been pleasantly surprised at how much I like my job - I thought I would like BCG, not love it!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture at BCG is one that supports each person's individual development. I have been impressed with all the support that is provided, and focus on creating situations where you can get the skill set you need to be successful. It is also is very committed to making consulting a sustainable career from a work-life balance perspective. The people at BCG - including the Boston office - are also wonderful. BCGers are smart and intellectually curious, but also very down-to-earth and nice to work with. I also like the diverse mix of people at BCG - whether it's diverse backgrounds or interests.

    Cons

    As with any consulting firm, hours can be long, but BCG is better than most firms at helping to maintain work-life balance. As long as you set personal boundaries, you can definitely manage the work-life balance. It also helps to have managers on your team that support flexibility and work-life balance, and I have had many of those managers so far. In this economy, the ability to pick and choose from the cases you want to be staffed on is probably a bit less than in other economies, but I have seen BCG still try to match people with cases that meet their development needs, even in a tough economy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep recruiting such great people - the people are what make BCG such a great place to work!


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great opportunity to leverage in short term - but think of it as a 2-4 year opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand, you will develop professionally Fantastic people up through the PL level - though hard to find inspiring partner role models Fantastic benefits and pay - best pay outside of the financial services industry relative to experience / tenure Work can be quite industry - get a broad range of functional areas across industries and geographies in a very short time frame - a classic strategy consulting background

    Cons

    It has a burn out culture - must work too hard to get ahead Promotion timing and criteria not well understood or transparent - the company will go back on previous promises, be careful

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent about burnout, investment banking culture - don't pretend this is different Figure out if you want to be a top strategy firm or implementation firm - it's quite hard to walk both paths at the same time



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