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Updated January 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "Steep learning curve and exposure to multiple industries and practice areas" (in 86 reviews)

  • "PTO" program baked in to cases to help proactively address work-life balance & other case experience issues" (in 76 reviews)

Cons
  • "really terrible work life balance" (in 414 reviews)

  • "Sometimes long hours on the road" (in 346 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Fantastic workplace"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    +People & culture
    +Challenging work
    +Family feeling at the office
    +Benefits (the office provides tennis, naprapath, massage, yoga, PT-trainings etc)
    +Nice office

    Cons

    Can’t think of anything negative


  2. "Great place to work at!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    learning and development, culture, people, support

    Cons

    Projects are too long sometimes which prevent you from taking on other interesting projects

  3. "ABSOLUTELY AMAZING"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning and Development in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Learning and Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BENEFITS are out of this world
    Culture of development (support from management)
    Make you feel valued
    Candid feedback
    You have control and to build your own career path

    Cons

    Internal employee pay is nothing to brag about.
    Complex internal structure can make it difficult to see straightforward career progression unless you're on the consulting track.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You make your people feel valued.


  4. "BCG"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, good culture, interesting projects

    Cons

    There can be intense travel


  5. "Overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    100% healthcare coverage.
    Beautiful office.
    Good work/life balance.
    Free snacks and weekly lunch.

    Cons

    The office is in a sketchy neigbhorhood.
    No room for growth
    The design team is very young and
    inexperienced.
    Work is confidential so you can't build a design portfolio

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified junior designers.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Truly one of the best places to work for on the planet"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - People Function in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - People Function in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly brilliant and caring colleagues, stimulating and challenging work even on the non-consulting side, amazing training and development opportunities, full tuition reimbursement for certificate and degree programs, unparalleled medical benefits.

    Cons

    As applies to non-consulting roles: stagnant career, below-market base salary, distinct differentiation between consulting and non-consulting staff in opportunities and benefits (e.g. unpaid leave with preserved medical benefits is available to consulting staff only).
    As applies to all staff: parental leave could be increased to 6 months, as offered by leading professional services and tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    Please care about your employees equally, regardless of whether they are on the consulting team or not.


  7. "Consultant"

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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 Culture, Smart people, attentive leadership

    Cons

    Long hours and travel make family life difficult

  8. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    -Great working environment and coworkers
    -Offices are clean and nice to work in

    Cons

    -Little to no personal time


  9. "Entry level consultant (right out of undergrad)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Amazing people; very well-run; tons of freedom

    Cons

    There really aren't many – you will only dislike BCG if you dislike business (which happened to by my case – and this was certainly not there fault!)


  10. "Good employer, bad Indian leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company Good facilities Good exposure

    Cons

    Indian leadership team can be improved