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Amazing place for professional growth

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

Pros

- Brilliant people
- Down-to-earth culture
- Never boring

Cons

- Work/life balance can be difficult

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't change a thing

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great colleagues, interesting work, amazing experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    + The people are amazing - lots of unique backgrounds and interesting PhDs
    + The learning is fast-paced - new Learning at BCG (LAB) is full of amazing training
    + Career guidance - always transparent, career development lets you know where you are at all times
    + Office culture - everyone is always back on Fridays. Lots of dinners and outings.
    + PTO makes the hours more manageable and predictable, makes it a lot more liveable

    Cons

    - Work hours can be long, but this is highly variable from project to project.
    - Learning curve is steep. If you're not quick at picking things up you're going to have a rough time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, it's amazing how fast the company is growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours, low predictability, and internal politics outweighed positive aspects

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Intelligent coworkers
    - Ample compensation
    - Great health benefits
    - Career opportunities and experiences for some
    - More exposure and autonomy than many jobs will afford you
    - Invaluable connections

    Cons

    - Can't have much of a life outside of work b/c long hours are compounded by unpredictable work schedules and travel
    - The politics of the staffing system in Dallas prioritizes alliances and perception as much as, if not more than, actual work product
    - Relatedly, widely variant outcomes for quality of case experience depending on the individual; not everyone is given an equal chance to succeed, and individual fate can be based on subjective factors
    - Women are disadvantaged both because of the low numbers of women in the South and bc of the presiding culture in the Dallas office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Give greater focus to sustainable careers and development, less to billable hours and sheer dollars and cents; the ROI will be greater in the long term
    - Change the staffing model to be more in line with Northern offices (i.e. free market system)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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