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Great company.

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Current Employee - Associate  in  Berlin, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)
Current Employee - Associate in Berlin, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

Pros

Exit options. Very strong in Germany.

Cons

Working hours are tough and competition for promotion.

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Execute.

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    BCG

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Very smart people, tries to strike work-life balance, BCG brand gives a lot of credibility. Great fast-paced learning experience for recent graduates. A great platform for a career. Can be extremely rewarding if you find yourself on the right case, with the right team, with the right client.

    Cons

    As with all consulting firms, impact of what you do is limited to what clients do with your work. Prior real-world working experience appears to be less valued than it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt a more merit-based rather than time-based career progression system. Need to ensure that BCG doesn't only attract the best people but retains them as well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work, but if one mistake arises you are dead

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Monterrey, Baja California (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Monterrey, Baja California (Mexico)

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Everyone in there is highly intelligent and with very diversified backgrounds; you may find economics, mathematicians, philosophers, several type of engineers, administrators, etc ... There are several (like 20) guys with good salary and desire for party. Great salary packages and retributions. It opens your mind to many themes and you have a great networking. You may hear on the halls 4 different languages and with some luck you will be traveling to any part in the world. They have a special weekend for training were you go to a distant place and have fun and learning at the same time. They can sponsor a MBA program in a top 10

    Cons

    There are weeks that you work as hell, close to 120 hours a week for 2 or even 3 weeks in a row. There is not a real balance in your life, you live to work. As everyone is intelligent, the atmosphere may become a hard competition for a small bit of recognition. If your generation is a huge one there will be problems for the sponsorships for MBA. As you work worldwide you may have a pretty early call conference with Europe and then a pretty late on with Australia, so you work 20 hours and you cant move away from the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Handle the work load so managers can provide feedback to the lower levels. People over there is smart and have special leaderships skills but they are so deam into the working for the client that does not have the time to train and help the lower levels (sometimes not even 10 minutes a week)

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