Booz & Company Reviews in New York City, NY | Glassdoor

Booz & Company New York City Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
63 reviews

Filter

Filter

New York City, NY Area

63 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Fascinating projects with brilliant colleagues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - 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

    - Top tier talent; seriously, some of the smartest people you can ever hope to work with all in one place!
    - Very cool projects: Booz is less focused on mega-transformation projects than McKinsey. Smaller firm means smaller, sexier strategy projects are still able to make a dent in the P&L
    - Great brand: globally #4 and in fact #1 throughout the entire ME region.

    Cons

    - Probably fewer slide production/graphic design resources than some of our bigger competitors
    - Less scale means less expertise. While it is very cool in some ways to be on the first team to tackle a particular business problem at Booz, it can create a lot of work since our solution is entirely new. McKinsey and BCG for instance, being bigger, have more resources for more types of problems, so there is less reinventing the wheel and therefore better WLB in some cases.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the path you're going. The changes such as the project index and global culture survey have done a lot for work-life balance and culture improvement. Looking forward to seeing the next thinking on workplace of the future and flexible work arrangements.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "subscale global GMC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time

    Pros

    Some great people
    Great start to a career - broad exposure across industries
    Good Ops capabilities

    Cons

    Acidic culture
    Most partners are there for themselves - willing to do whatever it takes to the rest of the staff to improve payout for the partners

    Advice to Management

    Find mechanisms to cull out partners that have retired, but are still there


  3. "Great firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, firm committed to development

    Cons

    Firm strategy hasnt flowed externally or downwards

    Advice to Management

    Focus on brand


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "good firm with strong career growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - SA2 in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - SA2 in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    intelligent people, strategic projects, good location, interesting work, nice people, good recruiting, growth potential, free stationary, nice laptop

    Cons

    heavily dependent on some clients

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great CEO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best CEO in management consulting

    Cons

    Don't trust your colleagues, they can be your enemy


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Very professional, very intelligent, but literally no room for creativity and thinking outside the box"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good camaraderie among dedicated professionals who are bright and talented.

    Cons

    Very, very rigid culture which requires you to stay within a particular type of style and approach - this applies to thought process, design of models and presentations

    Advice to Management

    Please allow some creativity to flow through the organization by minimizing the need to follow a set approach. You are gifted with being able to start again as a new company born out of a legacy one. Make sure the entrepreneurial spirit is nurtured not trampled.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Claim a fair environment with merit based rewards, in reality immoral and highly political"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people at the firm, some of the best I have worked with. True leaders can be found at Booz & Company, though unfortunately, very few at the management level. Booz is also a great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Do not promote based on merit, despite what is advertised. Also, have denied full-time employment to interns based on visa issues which interns were not notified of before agreeing to summer internships.

    Advice to Management

    Please start to reward your employees based on merit (both for promotions and bonuses). They deserve it. Additionally, do not offer internships unless interns can be offered full-time positions, or notify interns of any restrictions beforehand.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Empowering and enlightening"

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

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people, great mentoring, collaborative clients

    Cons

    Tough competition, insufficient training, lack of leadership focus (at times)

    Advice to Management

    More focus on training can help get more leverage and growth out of all staff.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Company deep seeded in business history"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Booz & Company is a global consulting firm that advises businesses, government ministries (outside the U.S.), and institutions around the world on issues of strategy, organization, operations, transformation and information technology. It holds expertise in a vast range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, chemicals, consumer, energy and utilities, financial services, health, industrials, media and entertainment, oil and gas, retail, transportation and others. Ninety years of consulting results in impressive milestones. Currently the oldest management consulting firm still in business, we have had a hand in the creation of the contract system for Hollywood movies, overseen the merger of the NFL and AFL, and steered the Chrysler Corporation out of bankruptcy. We pioneered the concepts of human capital, product life cycle and supply chain management, all mainstays of business and consulting today. And at the most fundamental level, we originated the term “management consultant”. Our focus on strategy consulting has persisted since 1914, when founder Edwin Booz first began advising clients to help them maintain a competitive advantage.

    Cons

    Too low profile at times. Need to improve on bland recognition and improve exit opportunities for current consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Great job staying away from A.T Kearney. That was a sinking ship


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience working with them"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - 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

    Allows employees to focus early on in the career

    Cons

    Still trying to create a brand - althought it is top ranked

    Advice to Management

    Good firm - with a lot of Pro's unfortunately still ranked 4th when some of the people here are quite brilliant


Showing 63 of 346 reviews
Reset Filters