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Excellent training ground to learn business fundamentals and gain exposure to multiple industries

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal
Current Employee - Principal

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

- Access to business executives
- Very strong training program: analytics, presenting, slide writing, managing client relationships
- Consistent, 360 feedback culture
- Typical 2-year track to move to next level
- Rigorous, clear, and common job reviews provided during / after each project
- Exposure to many different industries and business functions
- Excellent comp and benefits, especially at the lower levels in comparison with similar opportunities

Cons

- Typically extensive travel
- Long hours (always 60 hours+ per week)
- Many short projects (<5 weeks), which are exhausting "sprints" and often prevent the development of strong client relationships or team bonding
- Forced rotation among managers can mean exposure to great managers and poor managers with little to no choice
- Rotation among projects & managers requires consistent getting up to speed on managers' styles; may not click and can lead to poor reviews
- Some offices have fewer long-term or large clients, forcing a very exhausting, consistent sales culture
- Interview process only moderately successful at forecasting employee performance
- Verbal focus on work-life balance, but in practice, depends greatly on the client, the type of project, and most importantly your manager. Again, unusual to have <60 hour work weeks, and will generally involve travel
- Some offices are very travel heavy, while others have more local work

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    BCG review.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    One of the best places to work.

    Cons

    Too much strategy, not enough execution.

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    Continues to be one of the best companies to learn, grow, and make an impact

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner
    Current Employee - Partner

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The number one reason to work at BCG is the people. BCG has some of the best and brightest people that you will ever get the pleasure of working with. But beyond them being smart, they are also humble and willing to go the extra mile to help you. I've been in the corporate world before BCG and know first hand how rare it can be to have wonderful colleagues like the ones that you will meet at BCG.

    Cons

    Travel and unpredictability are the biggest downers. But, this is more a function of management consulting in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the core principles of BCG. They were relevant 50 years ago and continue to be relevant today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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