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Great (but demanding) résumé and experience catalyst

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

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. project leader

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  2. Great company to learn, but very high pressure environment

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with very, very smart people. Unrivaled HR support related to diversity, benefits and life events.

    Cons

    An extreme pressure to perform within the boundaries of what your manager thinks is ok, no real relation of client value delivered vs. project performance


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