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Boston Consulting Group New York City Reviews

Updated July 17, 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. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, Fortune 500 clients, challenging problems to solve

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Focus on development; wide range of experiences and projects; access to very talented peers; excellent knowledge base to tap into

    Cons

    Travel can be challenging at times, in some instances hours can also be demanding but teams are considerate and understanding

    Advice to Management

    NA

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Project Leader"

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

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

    Pros

    Motivate and talented people, interesting mix of high-paced work, and excellent training.

    Cons

    Sometimes very high intensity and significant travel.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a great firm to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working very quite good, driven and great people, fantastic perks, highly prestigious

    Cons

    Sustainability and work/life balance is tough


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    collaborative culture, overall genuine people, 100% paid benefits, beautiful office, most roles have an opportunity for upward movement.

    Cons

    Pay in some of the business service team roles are underpaid considering the high pressure environment, and expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Often feels like only the consulting staff opinions matter.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Ouch. Bad bonus year in NYC."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Many of the good things that are advertised when you get recruited are true.
    - Smart co-workers
    - Such a strong brand, senior exec clients really listen to what you say and act on it
    - Consistent firm culture, and a lot of flexibilty to follow your own course and do any type of project you want to do (as long as you work hard and can do it really well)
    - All the private company perks (free proper coffee shop in the office! Lots of fancy office drink events, etc)

    Cons

    A few big ones, in addition to the usual consulting life drawbacks (travel, unpredictability, best people eventually leave etc)...
    - Feel a bit underpaid (yep as the title says, 2015 & 2016 weren't great bonus years in NYC, even for people on promotion track). Hurts when you average 70 hours a week.
    - Lots of recent recruiting (esp. expanding the smaller offices), maybe too wide a net, and often left with a person or two on a team who aren't able to step up and deliver as well as the others.. more common than it used to be
    - Big company feel now, and so you feel that much more anonymous than when it was smaller

    Advice to Management

    Don't spend all your money on shiny new offices and have no $$$s left over to retain the best people.
    Consulting is obviously highly competitive to win client business, but don't over promise / under staff on quite so many projects. Letting so many projects get sold on the basis of "BCG discounting some of the costs" in practice just means we under staff the project.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good growth opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on development and learning
    Broad experience across multiple industries and functions
    Highly skilled coworkers
    Good exit opportunities
    High prestige
    Good benefits
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    Continued business travel is not fully compatible with a family

  8. "Great benefits and great learning opportunit"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse experience, exposure to senior leadershiup in Fortune 500 companies

    Cons

    Travel 4 days a week, Long hours


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and step up your game"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture and development opportunity for those who are not sure about they industry / function in which they want to work in

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging at times given the high performing culture and demanding nature of professional services


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Wonderful place to learn and grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture with people who truly care about your personal development. Constant feedback ensures accelerated learning and development. Interesting, intellectually stimulating casework for the most part

    Cons

    Hours can be somewhat tough, especially on travel cases. Constant feedback on performance can be a bit stressful

    Advice to Management

    Management can continue to explore ways on how to make the job more sustainable in the long term and retain talent.


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