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Boston Consulting Group Germany Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  • Work/life balance can be challenging at times (in 301 reviews)

  • Management is not always sympathetic to long hours (in 223 reviews)

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  1. "BCG a great employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning and fast experience
    Impactful work

    Cons

    Very long hours
    Some roles have unclear development paths


  2. "Okayish for students"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Student Worker in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Contractor - Student Worker in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location, free snacks, good office, great flexibility

    Cons

    Boring work, no benefits, not invented to events like christmas party etc.

    Advice to Management

    value your students!!!!


  3. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    + Great colleagues
    + awesome projects and really c-level attention
    + very grounded people and fun to work with
    + very good pay in comparison the IBD

    Cons

    - At times challenging with private life

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and the great spirit especially in the local office and make sure that BCG keeps premium positioning


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  5. "lots to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Associate in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    great training, good people, very diverse set of projects

    Cons

    little regard for the individual, very bad work-life balance


  6. "Principal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Principal in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity and exposure

    Cons

    Work life balance (long hours) sometimes


  7. "BCG VA"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Visiting Associate in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Intern - Visiting Associate in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing career development, open culture, interesting work and capacity to make a real difference at a high level of management from your first day on the job

    Cons

    80+ hour weeks - not much work life balance!


  8. "Great company but severely underpaid workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Visiting Associate in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Intern - Visiting Associate in Berlin (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    From assistants to partners, the people at BCG are incredible. Everyone I met was intelligent and friendly, and my team-members were always willing to help and mentor me. The learning curve is steep, but I was fortunate to have a team that helped me adapt quickly to the job. All in all my VA-ship was a great learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Be prepared to travel and work 75 to 80-hour weeks. With the hours, you will be earning less than €8/hour. While my coworkers claimed there was no "face time", there was still an unspoken expectation that you stay up working until the bulk of everyone's work is done. At the end of the VA-ship, your return offer is ultimately decided by HR rather than your project leader and mentor. The concluding conversation was therefore impersonal and the HR assessment did not seem aligned with the feedback received from my team.

    Advice to Management

    Increase VA compensation. Improve coordination between HR and project leader for the final decision and concluding conversation.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Crazy working hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    High impact cases
    Cool people
    Flamboyant lifestyle

    Cons

    Long working hours
    Little client interaction at junior level on banking cases


  10. "My experience with BCG"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Knowledge Analyst in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Knowledge Analyst in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are very friendly and always helpful. Learning by doing concept

    Cons

    chaotic start, less trainings provided


  11. "Mütterfeindlich"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nette Kollegen, interessante Aufgaben, agile Arbeitumgebung

    Cons

    Sehr viele unbezahlte Überstunden; nicht geeignet für Frauen, die nach der Elternzeit in Teilzeit an ihren Arbeitsplatz zurückkehren möchten.

    Advice to Management

    Das was nach außen propagiert wird, nämlich der hohe Stellenwert weiblicher Arbeitskräfte für BCG, auch nach innen leben.


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