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Great resume builder, painful experience

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Consultant
Former Employee - Consultant
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Strong training programs, lots of opportunity for challenge and growth, large alumni network

Cons

Work projects and managers almost randomly assigned, when billing gets tough review standards change and development process becomes winnowing process

Other Employee Reviews for Boston Consulting Group

  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (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 Management

    - 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)


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great colleagues, interesting work, amazing experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (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 Management

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


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