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Boston Consulting Group Overview

Boston, MA
10000+ employees
1963
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

  • Congratulations to BCG's Grant Freeland - named one of 2017’s “Top 25 Consultants” by Consulting Magazine! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ4Tx

  • A BCG Senior Knowledge Analyst says, “One of the most adventurous things I have done is diving with sharks in Brazil.” http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQlTE

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Boston Consulting Group – Why Work For Us?



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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. 

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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.

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

    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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Boston Consulting Group Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Consulting Group (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Oh wow...where to begin? First of all, I was contacted for an initial phone interview. I rearranged my schedule to have this phone interview. After waiting on the phone (I had to dial into a number), I received an email that they needed to reschedule to the next business day (Reschedule #1) . The next business day, in the morning, I again rearranged my schedule to have this call, and minutes before the call they asked to move the call to the end of the day (Reschedule #2). Come the end of the day, again after rearranging everything to have this call, I get an email that they mistakenly meant the next day instead of today for this rescheduled call, so the call would have to be moved to the next day (Reschedule #3). At this point I'm very frustrated and can't afford to keep arranging my schedule for all of thsee call attemps. Honestly, of this was any other company, I wouldn't have even continued with the process after all the rescheduling.

    Finally, we had our call and on the call she asked that if I had any other jobs that were moving along faster than this one that I would be transparent and let them know. She said she would send me an email requesting writing samples. Days later I received this email, only after letting her know that I was expecting an offer from another company. Days later after sending in my writing samples I got a generic rejection.

    I'd wish that if they're asking me to let them know we need to move the process that they'd also understand I need to be kept in the loop as well, instead of just receiving a generic rejection days later.

    After this experience, I wouldn't apply here again in the future or recommend that anyone else does.

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Boston Consulting Group Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017
  • Best Companies for Women, Fairygodboss, 2017
  • 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
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