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Updated March 9, 2017
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  • Work/life balance can be challenging at times (in 313 reviews)

  • Management is not always sympathetic to long hours (in 247 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Engaging work, incredible learning and development, tightly knit office culture"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, great culture and environment, good pay and benefits. Friends at work and outside work - I rarely go a weekend without hanging out with other As who have quickly become close friends

    Cons

    While work is engaging it is also intense - be willing to work long hours and learn when to say no


  2. "Project Leader"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have opportunity to work with the most smart, intelligent, and passionate professionals

    Cons

    Too many business travels and long working hours

    Advice to Management

    Improve LWB more in the future

  3. "Amazing place to work for"

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

    Pros

    Collaboration culture, challenging environment, huge emphasis on learning and development, very interesting day to day activities

    Cons

    Way too much traveling and demanding work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Ensure flexibility in traveling


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Great experience, but mostly if you don't know what you really want to do"

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    Former Employee - Principal in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Principal in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In my opinion the best of the big consulting firms. The partners really care about your success, you get real, meaty projects. You work with your clients rather than on them.

    Cons

    Work life balance is always going to be very tough. The travel grinds you down. And at the end of the day you might not be able to turn your consulting experience into the job you want outside BCG, because all you really know is strategy and analysis, and not how to do a "real" job.


  5. "Learnt a lot in a fast paced environment."

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    Former Intern - Summer Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Summer Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment, good exit options

    Cons

    work life balance, client work, travel


  6. "Overall goog"

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

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

    Pros

    great learning experience for someone out of BCG

    Cons

    Some groups can be hard to work with


  7. "A challenging place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of learning experiences both during case work and in the company traning materials
    Working directly with senior executives of very successful companies

    Cons

    Very demanding work, not much life outside of work, people do not have time to have lunch with friends on weekends because they have to work on something and/or go back to the office.

    Staffing is a bit unpredictable, with people "generalised" too much across different industries and functions.

    Advice to Management

    Take a longer term perspective to develop people within the firm vs. burning the team on cases all the time without time to stop and reflect

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Fantastic place to begin a career."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BCG gives you the opportunity to have a great deal of responsibility at a very early early stage in your career. As an entry-level employee (Associate or Consultant depending on previous experience), you are critical to the success of or projects that have very high visibility with senior executives at major corporations. While you might not interface with senior clients as often as the partners with whom you work, you develop deep contacts within organizations as you formulate and implement recommendations.

    Furthermore, the culture at BCG is very non-hierarchical. Debate with more senior members of your case teams (including partners) is encouraged, and the hypothesis method discourages blindly applying existing frameworks to new problems.

    Cons

    In my experience, the most negatives aspects of working at BCG are related to lifestyle. While the firm's leadership has admirably tried to instill a culture that encourages time away from work, in practice the lifestyle can be very difficult. Team members typically work into the night during weekdays and often can have a significant amount of work pushed to weekends. Moreover, many consultants spend four days per week on the road, often traveling significant distances.

    Unfortunately, the travel requirements typically do not diminish as you grow more senior, as partners often have clients in several different cities that they need to visit on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    You have done a remarkable job in building a place where employees are truly happy to work. Continuing to search for ways to improve lifestyle has the chance to truly differentiate the firm from its competition.


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