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Boston Consulting Group Project Leader Reviews

Updated Sep 1, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Top employer: interesting job, excellent benefits, great work flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Top performers are able to have a say in the staffing process - Job is interesting across the board and a great platform to start a career in terms of all-around skills development - Benefits (incl. flexibility) are great: leave of absence are widely taken, secondments are encouraged

    Cons

    - Work-Life balance could be better although in time it has been improving and there is an active push in this direction by senior leadership

    Boston Consulting Group2019-07-30
  2. "Project Leader"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader 

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunities among highly qualified individuals

    Cons

    Workload and travel to client locations

    Boston Consulting Group2019-07-04
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic work culture - absence of mentorship - luck based growth rather than outcome based growth"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Brand name: Sadly even today the outside world values a "BCG Consultant" as though they have magical powers. This will change very shortly! Because within BCG, people grow into senior roles without having true leadership skills. Most of the partners do not have good leadership skills.

    Cons

    - Mentorship & leadership: Although this is the aspect that BCG publicizes, this is the one component that is missing completely. 90% of BCGers would be scared to express their true thought process or push back to a P/ PL or Partner in a case. - Work culture: If you are lucky enough to be staffed with a P/ PL who is open to learning alongside you and mentoring you, you will be in constant threat of being... counselled out. If you somehow end up being well liked by your P, you will get good scores irrespective of your true performance. The only factor to success at BCG - Luck! - Diversity & Inclusion: Again an aspect they publicize on, but is completely absent! Just count the number of women partners vs white male partners. Someone with pedigree is valued way higher than someone who doesn't have a fancy Ivy league MBA - even if the latter adds more value, is hard working, motivated and dedicated and is open to feedback. - WLB: I don't think I've ever heard people at BCG use this term - if you ever bring this up with your P/ PL, you can expect to be counselled out post next CDC. - Happiness: You are neither happy at your job given the bad work culture nor happy at home given the bad work culture! It consumes you. People end up going to therapy to deal with the stress and low self confidence. Job security is severely low. One could probably even seek the up-or-out mindset and say that they like the fast paced growth. But the "up" is not dependent on how dedicated you are. The "up" is dependent on your luck in terms of the P/ Partner you end up working with. - Pay: Again another aspect heavily publicized in the positive light. There are many places outside of BCG that pay much better for significantly better WLB. For example: tech, start-ups Advice to folks looking to join BCG: Heavily recommend spending some time on Fishbowl (or similar apps). Fishbowl is an app where current and former consultants share anonymous posts about their experiences pre, post and during their consulting days. This opened my eyes! I wish I had read this before joining the firm.

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    Advice to Management

    Follow what you showcase to the outside world as your principles.

    Boston Consulting Group2019-07-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work but not forever for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, salary, teams, projects, management -> really too many to list

    Cons

    Lifestyle and travel can be draining

    Boston Consulting Group2019-05-21
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great firm - hours can be long"

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    Former Employee - Project Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly bright employees. High pay. Great career opportunities

    Cons

    Depending on projects or team you work with, hours and work/life balance can be very challenging. Can get locked into a specific track or expertise early on in career.

    Boston Consulting Group2019-04-23
  6. "Interesting but demanding job"

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

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

    Pros

    Very interesting projects, good salary and benefits, smart people

    Cons

    Demanding job with tough work/life balance, Lack of control and stability

    Boston Consulting Group2019-05-10
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities, intellect, and existential gripes"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities and senior exposure, working on critical issues facing our clients

    Cons

    Challenges with stress and strain of the job, as well as existential gripes inherent in constantly changing, confidential work

    Boston Consulting Group2019-05-06
  8. "Great firm to work for"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great firm to work for

    Cons

    None, no issues at all

    Boston Consulting Group2019-03-13
  9. "Great experience & opportunities - tough over the long run"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - high-impact projects - rapid development/learning - great exit opportunities

    Cons

    - not enough formalized mentoring (easy to fall through the cracks) - partners not incentivized enough to ensure team members are developing

    Advice to Management

    Look to create a stronger atmosphere of encouragement

    Boston Consulting Group2019-02-13
  10. "Great Platform"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great resume builder, fun people

    Cons

    Work long hours, high stress environment

    Boston Consulting Group2019-02-11
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