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Updated May 25, 2017
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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (15)

    "Top consulting firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm a true believer that for many, BCG is the best consulting firm out there. Opens unbelievable opportunities and fosters incredible professional growth while still remaining personal.
    Believe the professional development opportunities are greater here than any other top consulting firm.

    Cons

    All the normal ones for a consulting firm, but great culture and improvements to work/life balance are generally beyond where the competitors are.
    Unfortunately, a lot depends on your staffing situations, but the median and mean experience are pretty good.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the upward trend, but bring along the reticent partners with you. Experience still varies greatly project-to-project in ways that don't need to be the case.


  2. "A team of young, bright, very kind consultants."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High-impact projects, endless learning opportunities, high-profile clients, good pay and amazing benefits. I found BCGers across the globe are universally kind people.

    Cons

    It is hard to work on world-class projects for world-class clients without pressure. For many BCGers their coworkers and cases are the extent of their social circle and activities. Great for young singles, not so great for old families.

    Advice to Management

    Flip the culture from "We'll let you honor all your other commitments" to "Your time that we haven't explicitly asked you for belongs to you".


  3. "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Human Resources Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT Human Resources Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Amazing Work life balance
    2. Lot of learning as you interact with people from almost everywhere
    3. Very transparent management

    Cons

    1. Due to Low increments, you at times lack motivation


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  5. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and perks are great

    Cons

    At times, work life balance


  6. "Perfect Balance Between Hard Work and Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Being treated like a human being
    - Surrounded by smart yet humble people
    - Flexibility on schedule, location, and pretty much everything reasonable
    - Benefits: office outings, food, life in general is great at BCG

    Cons

    - Inconsistent workload (not really a big deal to me)


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to amazing companies and incredibly smart people. very challenging

    Cons

    Constant travel required, gets old after a couple years.


  8. "Executive Assistant at BCG"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    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


  9. "Best Firm in the World"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly prestigious, unlimited growth potential, top-notch training, peers are the smartest/most creative in the world, free food and drinks all the time

    Cons

    Colleagues are the best of the best - can be very competitive

    Extremely difficult to get a position within the company


  10. "BCG is a great place to work. The entire company has a true 'standard of excellence' from top to bottom."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing offices, benefits, and great health care plan that is totally covered by BCG! Overall, the office moral is very high. Everyone is friendly and extremely intelligent.

    Cons

    On the internal, 'business services' side of things, it can be a slow progression up the corporate ladder. Patience is required.

    Advice to Management

    As long as management continues to invest in its employees with industry leading trainings, resources, and benefits, BCG will continue to be one of the best places to work.


  11. "Great Company and People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People -- intellectual, collegial, generally down-to-earth
    Opportunities to work on high-impact projects
    Interesting problems to solve

    Cons

    Variability of cases and hours -- though opportunities to guide case experience over time


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