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Highly variable rollercoaster ride

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

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great people, especially at the lower levels of the consulting staff.
Junior staff has opportunity to make significant contributions to the output and have a voice.
Excellent benefits; company works hard to take care of its people.
Challenging and fast paced.
Constant development opportunities -- feedback sessions with managers, ongoing training.
Ability to gain exposure to a wide range of industries and develop skills fast.

Cons

Lack of control over type of work and experience.
Lack of transparency behind processes, such as staffing and career development.
People tend to get less interesting as they become more senior; Partners can be very challenging to work with.
More hierarchical than advertised; Highly political.
Consultants/Associates do the grunt work, which is typically being an Excel/Powerpoint monkey -- can get tedious and not be very fulfilling.
Most cases are not very interesting -- currently most are cost-cutting/delayering type cases that focus on benchmarking.
A lot of typical overachieving, aggressively Type A types -- less creative/quirky than the company sells itself to be.
Ability to work on social impact cases is very limited, though it is heavily mentioned during recruiting.
Most of the consulting staff seem unhappy/dissatisfied with their work experiences.
BCG's emphasis on feedback (mostly negative) creates a toxic atmosphere of insecurity.
Not always a great working environment for women -- some of the practice areas tend to be dominated by a very Finance-driven/fraternity like atmosphere that can be hostile towards women.

Advice to Management

Be more open to other ways of thinking and working -- e.g. embrace creativity and innovation; Make your recruiting messages more aligned with reality

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Solving challenging business problems through strategy and analysis

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Intelligent people
    Thought leadership
    Excellent resources (Knowledge management, travel, expenses)
    Great office culture (lunches on friday, happy hours, family events)

    Cons

    Travelling 4 days per week
    Demanding work hours
    Educational elitism


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great introductory business job

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training; qualitative and quantitative skills development; senior management exposure in large national/multi-national companies; airline and hotel perks; young environment

    Cons

    Work-life balance; high variance in managerial effectiveness; office politics; misalignment between recruiting messages and real work environment

    Advice to Management

    Cut the politics for the Associates and Consultants


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