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Boston Consulting Group Consultant Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2019

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Boston Consulting Group CEO Rich Lesser
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156 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant 

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Smart, genuine people Interesting work and important problems Flexibility in choosing project work and people you work with Great for personal /professional development

    Cons

    Unpredictable travel and sometimes hours

    Boston Consulting Group2019-09-14
  2. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Junior Consultant 

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of really smart people

    Cons

    Sometimes the travel can be tough

    Boston Consulting Group2019-09-11
  3. "Can boost experience"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities and exposure, great benefits

    Cons

    Expectation of long hours, limited flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Though flexibility programs exists not used as often

    Boston Consulting Group2019-09-10
  4. "Everything is great!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everything is great, people are nice

    Cons

    I think i earn too much money ..

    Boston Consulting Group2019-08-09
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    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Salary is top notch, especially out of MBA -Benefits are unparalleled ($5 insurance) -Learning opportunities are fantastic if you get on a good case -Exit opportunities (constant messages from headhunters) -Meritocracy

    Cons

    -Long hours / horrible WLB -Staffing (particularly in Atlanta, the Consultant staffer is universally hated) -Focus on diversity is lip service (just look at the number of women / minority partners in the office) -Some factor of luck into what partners / cases you get on (if you get a good PL and partner then there can be a lot of mentorship and advancement, but if you get stuck on a bad case early on then you may... get stuck in a negative cycle) -Constant stress (though expected because it's client services and everything needs to be client ready at all times / this job attracts a lot of high caliber but highly competitive people)

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    Advice to Management

    -Take a real focus on diversity -Take bigger steps to weeding out bad PLs / Principals

    Boston Consulting Group2019-08-02
  6. "Hard work, but amazing company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Excellent compensation - Interesting work - Cool benefits

    Cons

    - Long (60-80 /week) hours - High stress environment

    Boston Consulting Group2019-08-02
  7. "Great learning curve"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning in a fast-paced environment Rare opportunity to work with senior executives and peer into their thought process Chance to "shape" your career path by influencing project staffing Great colleagues who are smart, inspiring, and very helpful and kind Amazing benefits, great compensation

    Cons

    Staffing is delicate and can be quite political Work life balance is not great as to be expected, but the pros make it worth it

    Boston Consulting Group2019-08-01
  8. "Great company long hours"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and teams Awesome benefits Great learning and challenge Smartest people you will ever meet High stress

    Cons

    Long hours Little flexibility Can get transitioned out (fired) even though you are working super hard

    Boston Consulting Group2019-07-26
  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great to work for, really interesting work

    Cons

    Work life balance normally a struggle

    Boston Consulting Group2019-07-22
  10. "The best first job ever."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Amazing people. Incredibly smart and nice - Feedback and development focused learning environment - Great compensation and benefits - Opens the door to so many opportunities - Doesn't shame you about wanting to leave, actually helps and encourages you - Getting better at handling work + life balance issues through different programs (like PTO where the project team effectively gets a group therapist every... week or Time For You, aka unpaid leave of absence where the company pays for your healthcare still)

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    Cons

    - Lots of travel and working hours depending on project

    Boston Consulting Group2019-06-20
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