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Great (but demanding) résumé and experience catalyst

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Consultant
Current Employee - Consultant

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

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    Best job out of college

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    BCG is really a great place to start or for that matter continue your career. Pro's include: Exposure to industries, functional areas and clients, Diversity of work, Mentorship

    Cons

    Not many cons outside of the obvious ones - work life balance, amount of travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    project leader

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Incredible opportunity to work with senior execs in solving complicated business issues
    Good compensation and career trajectory compared to industry opportunities

    Cons

    Companies / clients tend to be very large - not a lot of opportunity to help in the growth of upstarts
    Very little work in Technology and Digital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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