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Boston Consulting Group Overview
Boston, MA
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is clear. We go deep to unlock insight and have the courage to act. We bring the right people together to challenge established thinking and drive transformation. We work with our clients to build the capabilities that enable organizations to achieve sustainable ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#3), 2016 (#7), 2015 (#5), 2013 (#10), 2011 (#6), 2010 (#7), 2009 (#14)

Company Updates

  • We are thrilled to be recognized as #3 on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work "Employees' Choice" list! Thanks to all of our current and former BCGers who shared their insight on Glassdoor for others to benefit from

  • Read more about our Fortune ranking and how we go beyond addressing work/life balance with our PTO program...

    The Boston Consulting Group

    This global consultancy has spent $110 million in the past 10 years to address the burnout problem endemic to its industry. In cooperation with a Harvard Business School professor, the firm instituted a program called PTO--Predictability, Teaming and Open Communication--that combines more convention...

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Boston Consulting Group – Why Work For Us?


When you work at BCG, you join a company committed to making an impact —for our clients, our people, and society overall.  You'll connect with colleagues and clients in a collaborative and supportive environment.  With unparalleled opportunities for career and personal development, you will grow your skill set for future success.

While there are many paths at BCG, there are three areas for hiring: consulting, knowledge & analytics, and our business services team (BST).

Do you love a challenge?  Seek the opportunity to have your ideas heard at the highest level?  Are you driven to make a difference?

Consulting is the heart of our business, and our consultants are its heartbeat.  As a member of one of our case teams, you’ll work with and learn from some of the best minds in business, working on-site and in the field with influential clients on high-stakes issues.  Ideas, not tenure, matter to us, so you’ll be able to make an impact from day one. You’ll collaborate on challenging projects with team members from many backgrounds and disciplines, developing new skills and experience to help you at every stage of your career – at BCG and beyond.

As your career advances, you’ll begin to specialize in one or more practice areas, guided every step of the way by BCG mentors and world-class learning programs designed to meet your individual needs. Experienced professionals with knowledge and skills in a particular discipline or industry may also choose our Expert Career Track to stay focused on that area of interest.

Learn more about why working at BCG is a life-changing experience in the video below:

As a member of our Knowledge & Analytics Organization, you’ll help expand BCG’s vast information resources, analytical capabilities, and operational acumen. You’ll work with the industry’s most advanced tools and technologies to building of the deepest knowledge bases of its kind in the world.

Our Knowledge & Analytics Organization works collaboratively with groups throughout BCG – particularly with case teams. Your contributions will have a direct impact on our business and clients, helping BCGers see problems in new ways, analyze alternative solutions, and advance bold ideas to transform our clients’ businesses and improve the world.

Working within the Knowledge team provides you with the opportunity to gain global experience and exposure by interacting with BCG’s worldwide network, working for international clients, and meeting with colleagues around the world. We offer attractive career options, including extensive learning and training opportunities, in four areas: knowledge team, data and research services, advanced analytics, and practice area management and operations.

BCG’s Business Services Team is the operational heart of our business and is invaluable to our success. Team members are essential to the firm and help to propel BCG forward in roles such as finance, human resources, risk and IT, just to name a few. BST employees are continuously seeking ways to support the core of the organization and provide outstanding value to the business, in addition to learning and developing skills themselves.

As a Business Services Team member, you will work with inspiring, talented, dedicated, and curious colleagues in an energizing, fast-paced environment where people are treated with respect and help one another to succeed. Working at BCG provides you with the opportunity to grow through interesting and challenging work and to have an active voice in your personal career development.

Your responsibilities will contribute directly to the success of BCG and our clients. You will be appreciated for who you are, the capabilities you bring, and the impact you make, whether in our office operations team, legal, marketing, or another part of the business. 


Diversity and inclusion are more than our ambition; they’re our advantage. Passionate, open-minded people of all backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities enable us to analyze problems from a broader perspective and challenge established ways of thinking.

At BCG, diversity is one of our core founding values. A richness of viewpoints, along with diversity of expertise, experience, and backgrounds, are fundamental to our success.  This diversity enables us to meet the complex and wide range of business challenges that our clients encounter around the world, resulting in an environment in which creative tensions foster new ideas. 

We seek and hire the top talent from around the globe, encourage mobility across our offices and among our functional groups, and provide opportunities for our people to come together to exchange perspectives.  The result is an environment that values and celebrates diversity.

We are deeply committed to making BCG a company where all individuals are welcomed and given the opportunity to flourish, regardless of background, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Learn more about how diversity fuels us.

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    I'm a true believer that for many, BCG is the best consulting firm out there. Opens unbelievable opportunities and fosters incredible professional growth while still remaining personal.
    Believe the professional development opportunities are greater here than any other top consulting firm.


    All the normal ones for a consulting firm, but great culture and improvements to work/life balance are generally beyond where the competitors are.
    Unfortunately, a lot depends on your staffing situations, but the median and mean experience are pretty good.

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    Continue the upward trend, but bring along the reticent partners with you. Experience still varies greatly project-to-project in ways that don't need to be the case.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group.


    Very professional environment and process. Everyone was helpful and found my way quickly. 2 case interviews each 45 mins long. A few questions about yourself and spent most of the time on case interviews

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Boston Consulting Group Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Large Companies, Glassdoor, 2016
  • Best Places to Work (#7), Glassdoor, 2016
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality (Consulting and Business Services), Human Rights Campaign, 2016
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2015
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