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Booz & Company New York City Reviews

Updated January 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to build valuable skills and work alongside incredibly smart people (in 30 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 74 reviews)

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

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  1. "life at booz"

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    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very open and non heirachical culture. Smart folks, but not arrogant

    Cons

    Lots of fragmentation, no clear direction. Leadership did not have a good vision

    Advice to Management

    Get more focused


  2. "Assistant Tax Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Tax Manager, Domestic Tax Manager in West Orange, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Tax Manager, Domestic Tax Manager in West Orange, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz & Company (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, very family oriented, challenging work, excellent life/work balance.

    Cons

    Firm was taken over by PwC and merged out of existence


  3. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Booz & Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely bright and smart team around you; Great coaching from partners and seniors; Great reputation in industry

    Cons

    Long hour; relatively narrow exit opportunity outside consulting and strategy


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    "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Lead Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very high skill acquisition experiences across a variety of engagements, relatively collegial culture for a strategy consulting firm

    Cons

    Can be rough work-life balance, Engagement Manager equivalents have more lee-way to push the team

    Advice to Management

    Try and keep the key cultural elements alive while getting scale out of the PwC merger


  6. "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.


  7. "Excellent experience"

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    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


  8. "management consulting"

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    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    smart people, fast face, learn a lot

    Cons

    the usual: travel, long hours


  9. "Collaborative atmosphere, driven & smart colleagues and high work intensity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working along-side of highly driven, reliable and extremely smart people on challenging business problems in a well-structured, respectful and merit-based environment.

    Cons

    Work-life balance suffers from the typical consulting lifestyle issues seen in all top-tier consultancies: weekly travel, long work hours and non existent work-life separation.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible company - avoid"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Because resources are so limited, you learn to do a lot yourself, making you more efficient when you leave for a full-service firm with greater support resources

    Cons

    Toxic culture fueled by downward spiral in sales performance and large inferiority complex; employees constantly moaning about the gap between Booz and MBB
    Dishonest leadership team that masked issues
    Rattling lay-offs of large group of new undergraduate intake (~40% of undergrad hires just 6 mos into their careers were fired)

    Advice to Management

    Be humble; PwC might not have a great brand, but they've grown a large organization and I presume foster a better culture. Learn from them.


  11. "Talented, smart people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate SA1 in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate SA1 in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting clients and projects. Smart project team members. Challenging in a good way. Is a great way to set up long term career in terms of compensation and interesting job opportunities.

    Cons

    Work / life balance is very challenging. As much as seniors want to put programs in place to better this, it remains challenging. The projects are demanding and require more than standard industry hours.

    Advice to Management

    Actively listen to feedback from juniors


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