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BCG Digital Ventures Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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Pros
  • "Variety of project working with smart people" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Interesting clients, great offices and red wine on a Friday evening" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, lots of red tape from BCG" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance can be tough sometimes" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Awesome Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Very intelligent and accomplished people to work with
    -Get to work on interesting products across industries at a fast-pace
    -Pretty good work-life balance (but can vary depending on the project you are staffed on)
    -Travel opportunities if you want them
    -Great pay and insanely good health benefits

    Cons

    -Client management can be complicated
    -Too much emphasis on slides in what is supposed to be a startup environment

    Advice to Management

    Formalize internal processes and increase knowledge sharing across teams


  2. "Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Venture Architect in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Venture Architect in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BCG Digital Ventures full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, diversity especially at lower levels

    Cons

    Slow staffing pool at times

  3. "Innovative, motivated company that practices its values"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love coming into work every day!

    Much more transparency around performance and real action taken to address employee concerns

    You’re surrounded with smart, supportive and exceptional coworkers who enjoy working together

    Exposure to a multitude of industries and disciplines that you just won’t find anywhere else. Career development opportunities are unparalleled.

    Diversity is an initiative that the company, and BCG, take seriously.

    Many exceptional leaders (Leads, Directors, Partners) to learn from

    The New York office is incredible

    Cons

    Very little to be honest.
    DV is not for everyone, but motivated, hard-working and collaborative people will thrive. If you just want to “do strategy” this isn’t for you. We actually build companies, not just decks
    A very small minority of legacy partners and recruiting director don’t understand how to build companies and really aren’t qualified to be here. Or they’re just plain mean and no one wants to work with them, yet they’re still here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employee feedback and making improvements like we already are. make leadership changes faster.
    Thank you for making DV a great place to work!


  4. "Recruiting Team"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BCG Digital Ventures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company benefits, perks, people are brilliant, and location. The only reason I won't give one star in all categories is that all departments outside of recruiting are great to work with and are a joy to be around.

    Cons

    The management has a problem with setting proper expectations and dispersing the workloads effectively.

    Do not expect to receive a promotion unless you worked at one of the management team's previous company or are friends with them outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to give constructive feedback productively and don't constantly demean your team members. No one is a mind reader and when you have people who are eager to grow their careers your words have actions towards their motivation to work harder.

    Stick up for and champion for the lower team members to advance. Utilize the rest of the team to the best of their abilities and give them a defined career path to grow.

    Overall- Instead of hiring more bodies to throw at problems and work- find ways to utilize the very skilled members you have and take the time to invest in their development. People want to work and stay at DV but the toxic atmosphere put forth by the management forces people to look elsewhere. When you make promises and give people your word, stick to it.

    You are at risk of losing the most productive members of your team that are left. Taking action sooner than later to keep and develop them will be good for the company for years to come.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fast-paced mashup of startup and large corporate culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow quickly in your career
    Really talented colleagues
    Wide variety of interesting ventures
    Travel, free food and a barista

    Cons

    Strong boys club male dominated culture
    Long hours and high travel
    Not an engineering company

    Advice to Management

    Encouraged by changing leadership, but still lacking clear direction. Focus more on quality in execution.


  6. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time

    Pros

    New and interesting work with a tremendous opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    The work can be intense.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer communication about the company vision and why we are taking specific actions. Focus more on delivery and quality of the product.


  7. "Senior Strategic Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work oh yeah

    Cons

    Sometimes things are hard, boo hoo

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BCG Digital Ventures full-time

    Pros

    Great place and benefits

    Cons

    Long work hours sometimes


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Really happy here"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is by far one of the most dynamic, collobrative, and innovative places I have ever been a part of. The people here are all incredibly talented and all come from extremely diverse backgrounds (startups, consulting, business school, etc.) We get to be a part of building new businesses no matter what cohort you are in. Definitely learning a ton and am excited to continue to grow and move upwards in company . Amazing benefits help keep people happy, but I would say the people and the mission of the company are the key players in retaining employee

    Cons

    sometimes the workload is intense and therefore the work hours can be long


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work in Los Angeles"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, built like a startup

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of red tape from BCG