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Politics are getting bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsGood clients, good brand and intellectual capital

ConsStrong politics around the "old guard" who are attached to their power base and have simply not evolved

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the partners who do not espouse our values

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Steep learning curve, tough work life balance

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Milan (Italy)

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


    Pros: learning happens very fast, especially in the first couple of… Cons: very long hours, it can get quite hierarchical and therefore… Advice to Senior Management: Create larger teams to improve employees' work-life balance....to reduce turnover! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Not a sustainable life for most; be careful about exit timing

    Principal (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

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


    Pros: Very rapid learning curve, opportunity to work with top management at well-known clients, very friendly office… Cons: As noted elsewhere, there is a powerfully-entrenched long-hours culture and absolutely constant and overwhelming pressure on teams. The PTO process is supposed to address this,… Advice to Senior Management: Beware of believing your own hype! Consider significantly expanding the expert career track approach, as one key lever… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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