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Updated February 24, 2018
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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
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Pros
  • Steep learning curve but everyone is willing to help you along the way as long as one makes the effort and have the right attitude (in 74 reviews)

  • PTO" program baked in to cases to help proactively address work-life balance & other case experience issues (in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • High degree of travel; Low work life balance (in 362 reviews)

  • Long hours, as per the rest of the industry (in 293 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "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. "Project Leader"

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

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

    Pros

    Fabulous investment in training and support. Great people and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    It's client service so work can be unpredictable.

  3. "Assistant"

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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

    cares about personal and professional growth.
    paid time off
    holidays
    competitive pay
    healthy work environment

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times


  4. "BCG Associate Position Review"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BCG is an incredible company for one distinct reason: the people. Within all levels of the firm, the employees are kind, creative, considerate, intelligent, driven, and curious-- all without being overly competitive. BCG's greatest asset is its people, so the firm goes above and beyond to support and compensate its employees.

    Cons

    BCG charges clients a material amount of money for its services; therefore, clients expect a lot of value. In order to deliver, projects are often under extreme deadlines and margin for error is non-existent. The pace and pressure can be a bit hard to get used to, but it's also one of the most fascinating parts of the job.


  5. "Very positive experience - recommend"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great, diverse opportunities. People are really great. Firm has integrity

    Cons

    Work life balance is good for MBB, but could be better. Less flexibility on what cases you can get on (but this varies)


  6. "Project Leader"

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    Former Employee - Project Leader in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Incredible growth and training
    * Opens every door at exit

    Cons

    * Long hours with high stress
    * Work is highly variable depending on the case


  7. "Career launching pad"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    The most fantastic coaching and development you'll find at any company.

    Cons

    A monomaniacal devotion to clients has its downsides. Long hours, constant travel, and a culture of insecure overachievement make it easy to burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Many thanks.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "IT Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work and life balance, amazing benefits, amazing people and most importantly a people first focused company. What else can you ask for?

    I’ve been working at BCG since November 2016 and it’s been the best place I worked at so far. I’m married and I have two kids. They are my life and BCG gives me the flexibility to spend as much time as I can with them by allowing me to work anywhere. At BCG “work is not a place you go it’s a thing you do”. I truly believe that concept.

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of. Any company you work for has things to improve. We are currently focused on our digital transformation. We are improving every day.

    Advice to Management

    Let’s keep our eye on the big picture. Build on our work ethic and ensure that work will remain a thing you do not a place you go.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Quick snapshot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot. Fast paced. Smart people

    Cons

    Long hours. No consistency of manager/project leader (many are very inexperienced and hence not strong)


  10. "Solid company"

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    Former Employee - Project Leader in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience
    Challenging work
    Leadership was solid enough

    Cons

    Work life - Need to spend more time on this

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and need to support parents


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