Boston Consulting Group

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Great (but demanding) résumé and experience catalyst

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

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

Pros

Immediate access to and influence on senior management at Fortune 500 companies. Great training and development. Steep learning curve that propels you into a managerial role in a short amount of time. Colleagues that are some of the smartest people in the world (but somehow remain grounded and humble). Fun teams and good friends, which is key when working such long hours!

Cons

All of these wonderful pros come at a price: you have to give up your personal life and dedicate yourself to your client and your case. Dating is near impossible, and weekend trips or family events may have to be cancelled due to "client demands." BCG does its best to give its employees a decent work-life balance, and I would argue it's the best of the top tier firms in this area, but this industry is by nature incredibly demanding. Be prepared to burn out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue focusing on attracting -- and retaining -- the best and brightest.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Incredible experience

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    World class company on the cutting edge of trends
    Excellent Benefits
    Strong Career Path

    Cons

    Long hours (typical of consulting)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to find ways to reward strong performers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Thin line between success and failure

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great brand, exposure to different industries and functions, excellent health insurance and the overall compensation package, lifetime "alumni" networking, talented and driven coworkers, great formal training program throughout your tenure

    Cons

    Unnecessary, excessive stress from being constantly evaluated and reprimanded; reviews skew heavily towards areas for development while strengths and good results are taken for granted; mistakes are not tolerated and therefore it's safer to be conservative rather than creative; unsustainable work hours; unrealistic deadlines; the staffing process is political and network-driven; a lot rides on the success of the first project and whether you luck into a manager that you get along with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you spent half as much effort on retention as you do on recruiting, everybody would be much happier and more productive as a result.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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