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Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
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Pros
  • "breadth of work / projects offer steep learning curve" (in 82 reviews)

  • "PTO" program baked in to cases to help proactively address work-life balance & other case experience issues" (in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons really - work life balance" (in 396 reviews)

  • "long hours; travel; difficult if you are low in the totem pole" (in 324 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (10)

    "Unparalleled"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Extraordinary colleagues, high-impact work, access to world-class clients, great training and development, good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance can sometimes be a challenge.


  2. "Great firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Excellent talent and support infrastructure

    Cons

    Work life balance, heavy travel

  3. "Incredible opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Smart co-workers
    Amazing comp and benefits
    Always new challenges

    Cons

    Long hours and very stressful


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning and development opportunities.
    Exposition to senior client teams and complex business problems.

    Cons

    Working hours can be challenging if you are not constantly prioritizing your work.
    Fair amount of travel depending on where you get staffed.


  5. "Great firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly smart, driven people. Great projects

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult with travel and expectations

    Advice to Management

    Think of ways to get ahead of competition instead of fast following


  6. "Amazing career accelerator"

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

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

    Pros

    - Amazing high achiever culture
    - Amazing alumni network
    - Competitive pay
    - Very talented people
    - World changing assignments

    Cons

    - Up or out culture can be ruthless
    - Long hours
    - Travel

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up ! Focus on creating growth opportunities for people.


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating work
    Exposure to various industries, especially great for associates or consultants
    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance, lots of travel

  8. "One of the best places to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work culture
    Awesome perks & benefits
    Chance to work with top think tanks and learn their working style

    Cons

    Stressful
    Everyone cannot survive here - its like survival of the best

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's a hard job, but man is it fun!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Interesting, impactful work
    - great pay
    - incredibly talented colleagues
    - Geographical flexibility

    For those who love it, BCG is a perfect job. I always feel like I have an inside track to how the world works with the work I do here.

    Cons

    It's a hard job. Lots of travel, long hours, difficult social situations to navigate. I feel like I spend tons of time trying to avoid the pitfalls of others' un-examined cognitive biases.


  10. "Great but could be greater"

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    Former Employee - Senior Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    well connected to the world of business

    Cons

    a bit slow to move with the pace of business opportunities


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