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Boston Consulting Group Executive Assistant Reviews

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  1. Helpful (17)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Autonomy over much of your work, support from peers and managers, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    The company is so efficiently run that there are few opportunities to work outside of your job description. Some benefits extended to consulting staff do not extend to the administrative team (working from home, etc). Very little opportunity to advance beyond the role of executive assistant.

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    Boston Consulting Group2016-01-18
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    "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Admin team working together. Benefits are unbelievable as well as the social aspect

    Cons

    Management as well as the high ups were not very transparent or team players. Admin was looked at as the lowest on the pole. Very segregated by titles.

    Boston Consulting Group2018-07-02
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    "Better for Consultants"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Full medical, profit sharing, 16 weeks mat leave, 8 weeks pat leave, 3 weeks vacation, 4 weeks after 5 years, free lunch. You get to work with talented/smart individuals, collaborative environment. Depending on the office you work in, there can be decent flexibility in your schedule. It looks good on a resume. We are finally rolling out trainings for business services teams that are beneficial to our work (previous trainings felt very N/A).

    Cons

    Low salaries for employees on the operations side (business services). Not a lot of transparency (on ops side). Very little growth opportunities for business services teams. For assistants, who you work for can make or break you. Workloads are extremely uneven for assistants. Some of the Principals and Partners can be very difficult to work for. You aren't always treated like a human. Operations side of business does not receive many of the amazing perks that consulting side receives (e.g. women @ BCG only includes consulting staff).

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    Boston Consulting Group2018-04-25
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    "Executive Assistant dissappointed by BCG"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    -great benefits and pay, esteemed firm -backbone of company culture is a hard work ethic -more good people than bad

    Cons

    the pros couldn't outweigh the cons: you don't have autonomy in the role at BCG, you have to report to your manager who microanalyses you (they have eyes into your email in all regards) and micromanages you on outlook. An EA for BCG is not for the faint of heart because the nature of the company requires that you preform with the highest marks-No problem. However, there is a problem when the manger watches your screen and has tiny issues with how you have your inbox sorted, how you didn't use a short cut she told you to create even though this short cut may be for something as small as changing your font size. ALSO very important to know about working on the BST (business services team) side of BCG is that the BST side and the consulting side practically feel like two different companies. You rarely see your executive (maybe a couple times a month) and you are not expected to interact with the consultants. One quickly learns at BCG that the two sides do not mingle much and it is not fondly looked upon if you do. Altogether, survival at BCG felt like high school drama appealing to the other girls needs on the admin team, as opposed to the executives needs. Because the two parts of the company are so separate, the executives typically don't have much say in choosing their assistants. You end up signed up in a role much different than the common EA role.

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    Boston Consulting Group2017-10-06
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    "Executive Assistant at BCG"

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    Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Great team, friendly people, AMAZING benefits, good perks (annual retreat, fully stocked fridge).

    Cons

    Hard to grow past the EA role, base pay tops out around 80K

    Boston Consulting Group2017-05-24
  6. Helpful (10)

    "Will take your experience to the next level, but values and culture are lacking."

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits. Great training. Opportunities to develop great friendships.

    Cons

    Support staff is not valued. Very little trust within the office. Base salary is lacking. Turnover is high within the EA group, and EAs are shuffled around to different consultants all the time, which never allows an EA the chance to support her/his consultant efficiently. Tons of office politics, "in-crowd" includes HR staff which is a conflict of interest.

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    Boston Consulting Group2016-07-25
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    "Not so good"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group part-time

    Pros

    salary is high and good

    Cons

    work hard to be consultant

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    Boston Consulting Group2016-04-16
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    "Executive Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    There are many internal and external training's offered for personal advancement paid by the company. There are many company events that allow you to meet and greet everyone/network.You are also allowed jeans (business professional of course). Plenty of room for advancement. Alumni programs offered for past employees.Medical benefits paid 100%.

    Cons

    There isn't a good work/life balance - you work many hours over your traditional forty.. Strict performance reviews - minimum four times a year.

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    Boston Consulting Group2014-09-27
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    "Great people, limited growth opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great perks, wonderful coworkers. Focus on work-life balance and try to be very family-friendly.

    Cons

    No development for non-consulting staff. I was there seven years and only had one growth opportunity. Once I passed that, it was very difficult to break into the next step.

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    Boston Consulting Group2014-01-06
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    "I've never been treated better by an employer."

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They say they care about your work life balance and they actually mean it. The people that work here are smart, competent and still know how to have fun.

    Cons

    Could use more money, but couldn't we all?

    Boston Consulting Group2012-11-27
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