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Updated April 19, 2018
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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 71 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Unparalleled"

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    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 place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating work. Wide variety of industries to work in. Fantastic coworkers. Great pay.

    Cons

    Travel isn't fun. There's a risk that you don't develop strong bonds with coworkers in larger offices.

  3. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    fun work culture and good people to work with

    Cons

    below market salary; no flexibility in work schedule


  4. "Great place to work"

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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

    The people here are great, and they really focus on making sure employees are healthy and happy. PTO is a really great feature as well.

    Cons

    The work load can vary drastically by the project that you are on, but on the plus side, even if its a rough project, it won't last long, and you can switch to a better project after a while.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up PTO and making sure that employees are happy because it makes this a fun work environment and helps maintain the quality of work.


  5. "Associate"

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic company to work for. I was in the San Francisco office and the people there are great. The company really tries to take care of its employees, pays a competitive wage, and has excellent benefits and learning and development opportunities.

    Cons

    The only one would be around staffing in that you don't always get what you want. This isn't really a function of BCG so much as a consulting issue


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Nice opportunity if you're coming straight from MBA, not so great if you're from a non-traditional background"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    - great learning and development for those straight out of an MBA entering as a consultant or straight out of undergrad entering as an associate
    - lots of exposure to different industries
    - wonderful social activities in and outside of work

    Cons

    - can be all-consuming: your work and social life will be all about BCG, your friends will be BCGers... great if you're young and single, not so great if you want to have a life outside of BCG
    - most successful people are BCG lifers, those who started as Associates, went to B-school, came back as consultants, and grew in the firm... for anyone who doesn't fit this mold, BCG will be a challenge; there's a lot of disdain for anyone who doesn't fit this background and is not an MBA-type; some folks with non-traditional backgrounds (MD, JD, PhD) make it, but they're few and far between

    Advice to Management

    Seek out more diversity, especially in the promotion reviews. Right now, the senior people who write evaluations are mostly MBA-types and they like people who are similar to them. There seems to be a bias and disdain for non-MBAs.


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - amazing culture
    - great teamwork

    Cons

    - experience depends on the partner you are working with

  8. "Analyst"

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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

    Great environment to work in and people are friendly

    Cons

    can't think of any at the moment


  9. "Interesting and fast paced work"

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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

    Great colleagues; interesting projects; you learn a lot

    Cons

    long hours; travel; difficult if you are low in the totem pole


  10. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Associate Researcher in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Researcher in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros: profit sharing retirement, health insurance is essentially free (no premium or deductible and very low co-pays), retreats, after-work events, learning opportunities, etc.

    Cons

    Only downside is that non-consulting track positions do pay less.


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