Boston Consulting Group
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www.bcg.com Boston, MA 5000+ Employees

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

Principal (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing experience, great training ground and a very demanding job

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New York, NY

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


Pros: Work on challenging problems Great teams Exposure to C-level execs at clients Business… Cons: Passive aggressive organization Limited work-life balance Culture too focused on internal BCG… Advice to Senior Management: Be a bit more transparent about career path both within… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Very demanding job, but good training and good compensation

Consultant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Great training Networking Builds your resume Cons: Very demanding Too much traveling Too competitive culture Advice to Senior Management: It would be great if they could find a way… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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