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3.8
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84% Approve of CEO

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  • "No Work/life balance(in 35 reviews)
  • "Consultants are expected to work long hours and on week(in 23 reviews)
  • "Culture is acidic; very cut(in 20 reviews)
  • "dog, which works against new employees (e.g., spend more time trying to get staffed on appropriate projects than developing your skills through formal training)(in 9 reviews)
  • "Not good working life balance, not only for the long hours, but mainly for the uncertainty of the hours on the day.(in 9 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Challenging and strategic work but intense hours

    Sep 30, 2009 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Absolutely some of the smartest people you will ever work with. The client challenges are incredibly complex and intellectually stimulating, and the work can be quite fun if you get a good mix on your team.

    Cons

    Work life balance is quite a challenge. Late night and weekend work is often expected, and little is being done to manage it.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fascinating projects with brilliant colleagues

    Jan 27, 2013 - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    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.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good strategy firm

    Dec 7, 2020 - Manager in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some of the smartest people

    Cons

    Culture is not well integrated across teams

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Excellent Learning Experience

    Mar 5, 2014 - Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You will..... Work with some of the smartest people you've ever met Help companies solve the most challenging business problems their facing Make lifelong relationships with colleagues and clients Gain exposure to many different industries

    Cons

    Consulting can be perceived as a sexy job, working with Executives, travelling to fun places, solving the worlds problems. But it's a very competitive industry and the demands are extremely high. The hours are long, the travel is frequent (and not always to fun places). There was less collaboration than I expected. Mostly you sit with your colleagues in a conference room with headphones in all working on your own piece of a project. I also found the culture managed talent with a glass half empty approach. It was never about what you did well and how to improve, it was always what was wrong with your work.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Consultant

    Jul 3, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - High exposure: High-level projects - High learning curve: Smartest people in the industry

    Cons

    - Lack of work-life balance

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Still a great company to work for

    May 7, 2015 - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Challenging work Be part of the forefronts of change in the industry Learn from the smartest people in the field Entreprenurial mindset Great compensation

    Cons

    Work life balance.. comes with the territory

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Smartest people on earth

    Sep 30, 2009 - Principal 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people I met at Booz were the smartest I've ever worked with, from the lowliest consultant to senior partners. Sure, there was some arrogance, but these people really are that smart.

    Cons

    Long hours. Endless approval cycles. The partners really are kings and some act that way, though others are great. Sometimes they overengineer their internal processes.

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