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Pros
  • Great place to build valuable skills and work alongside incredibly smart people (in 31 reviews)

  • Great people, roll up sleeves and get things done (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is a bit tough long hours stressful due to deadlines (in 75 reviews)

  • Long hours (which is pretty standard for consulting) (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Once was a great firm before the PwC merger"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time

    Pros

    [Note: Many of these do not apply anymore]
    - Amazing people to work with - very intelligent and collaborative
    - Close-knit office culture
    - Happy hours and practice-sponsored events
    - Competitive compensation / benefits

    Cons

    - Tough work-life balance
    - Hard functional/industry alignment at the junior level
    - Integration with PwC

    Advice to Management

    To the new Strategy& leadership: bring back our old culture


  2. "happy consulting life!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    learn about management consulting, good culture with friendly people

    Cons

    depending on the team, work-life balance is sometimes off. but then again, that's generally true of all consulting firms.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the brand. Strategy& is not as compelling as Booz&Co, which benefited a lot from the Booz Allen name.

  3. "Excellent experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, process, and challenging cases

    Cons

    Overall great, but would appreciate sooner 2nd round


  4. "Challenging Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company had an exciting array of project that you could get on to if you had good relationships with the Principals.

    Cons

    There were no major cons. I know work life balance was raised as an issue. I expect that going in to consulting, employees knew what was requested of them.


  5. "A pretty decent place!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really smart people who are (mostly) highly detail-oriented, analytical and professional. A few exceptions but generally the case.

    Nice matching 401k plan is icing on the cake.

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance, and highly dependent on who you're working with and what type of project it is. No standard way to do ANYTHING.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to operate as a big company, and you'll keep growing. People are important.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Choose your own adventure"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are smart, humble, generally kind, and very hardworking. There are lots of opportunities for you if you take the initiative and are very proactive in seeking out projects and connections at the firm. Younger members of the team are often allowed to take on exception amount of responsibility.

    Cons

    Sometimes the chain of command is too loosely structured and people at all levels are lost scratching their heads (esp. on a project with weak partners). "Up or on" system does not select for good leadership -- it selects for hard workers and crowd pleasers.

    Advice to Management

    Allow Booz to take on more of an identity of its own. Let people be themselves and loosen up the appraisal system to focus more on how people contribute to the identity of Booz and a positive work environment rather than only on how much they please clients. This will allow us to build a sense of identity and comaraderie that will ultimately improve our work and client relationships.


  7. "Very talented teams of young professionals and seasoned leaders. PwC made good buy!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent client development and service delivery capabilities.

    Cons

    When I was there, senior management was making unfortunate decisions to reduce staff in the wake of federal sequestration legislation.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. "Rounding out my first year"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant I in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant I in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, quality of clients and peers, industry alignments allow you to be a better generalist in terms of your skill set, access to senior partners, focus on professional development, range or work

    Cons

    Lack of merit based promotions in the Consultant Program, lack of international mobility, lack of strong office culture, sub-par sponsorship program financing (tax implications)

    Advice to Management

    More transparency around long-term plans, serious focus on brand improvement


  9. "Great firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting pure strategy work with Fortune 100 clients

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Go somewhere else if you have the option, or you might now have a job 6 months in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great brand name to have on resume
    -Good experience and exposure, if you can network to the right projects
    -Solid mentorship, if you can find the right people to look out for you

    Cons

    -Requires knowing the right people: promotions not based on merit and project staffing is not based on skill set
    -Staff consistently treated as a resource: little focus on developing talent, high burn out rate from being overwork, and often treated as less than humans, with a very passive aggressive and acidic culture
    -Extremely cyclical business cycles: the lows are extremely low with more than 50% of staff on the beach. this resulted in a significant chunk of my starting class fired at 6 months into the job.

    Advice to Management

    -If you want to hire and retain talent, treat your people well