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A wonderful place to work

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Project Leader  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Project Leader in Boston, MA

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

Pros

The people are the best you will work with - smart, committed, and nice. You can be yourself - there isn't a whole lot of pressure to act a certain way to fit in. The job is interesting - you're not taking a cookie cutter approach. You are constantly given opportunities to develop new skills so life never gets boring. There is a strong culture of apprenticeship and everyone has access to the partners.

Cons

The hours can be long or unpredictable on some projects. There is no doubt it is demanding - the hours, the travel. You'll need to make choices and tradeoffs.

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Continue doing what you are doing.

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    Fantastic place to begin a career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    BCG gives you the opportunity to have a great deal of responsibility at a very early early stage in your career. As an entry-level employee (Associate or Consultant depending on previous experience), you are critical to the success of or projects that have very high visibility with senior executives at major corporations. While you might not interface with senior clients as often as the partners with whom you work, you develop deep contacts within organizations as you formulate and implement recommendations.

    Furthermore, the culture at BCG is very non-hierarchical. Debate with more senior members of your case teams (including partners) is encouraged, and the hypothesis method discourages blindly applying existing frameworks to new problems.

    Cons

    In my experience, the most negatives aspects of working at BCG are related to lifestyle. While the firm's leadership has admirably tried to instill a culture that encourages time away from work, in practice the lifestyle can be very difficult. Team members typically work into the night during weekdays and often can have a significant amount of work pushed to weekends. Moreover, many consultants spend four days per week on the road, often traveling significant distances.

    Unfortunately, the travel requirements typically do not diminish as you grow more senior, as partners often have clients in several different cities that they need to visit on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have done a remarkable job in building a place where employees are truly happy to work. Continuing to search for ways to improve lifestyle has the chance to truly differentiate the firm from its competition.

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    Unmatched growth opportunities, career credibility and strong network. However, job sustainability is an issue

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Best post-school training to start a career in management / business

    Cons

    Life at BCG can be very demanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget where you come from ....

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