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Updated June 21, 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 302 reviews)

  • Management is not always sympathetic to long hours (in 237 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (18)

    "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. "Challenging"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Unique Experience at Consulting Firm, from young senior people. Some of are awesome with their story, top noch consulting management firm

    Cons

    None, you will work accross BCG Offices staff from all over the world. Carreer at BCG as consulting staff are promosing

    Advice to Management

    happy

  3. "Unethical IKA Human Resource"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent brand name
    Good work life balance
    Good office policies minus new sick leave policy :)
    Office build out and location
    Good abroad outings especially only if you are in HR function

    Cons

    I have spent enough time in so called HR department of BCG IKA but never found myself proud of it. The organization has great reputation across the world minus IKA. Its simply because of the person who is running the function. If you join this function, you will realize very soon that you are working for this person and not for BCG. She has her own agenda which is unrealistic. And if you don't follow her then be ready to be thrashed.

    I found malpractices being executed. The recruitment vendor/partner seems to be very good friend with my boss. And you can imagine very well undue favor that is been done both sides. I tried giving right feedback to vendor but I was asked my boss to not create problems for them. Can you believe that your internal org is asking to support vendors even when they are not meeting expectations. Also, there was clear mandate that out of multiple vendors, I need to work maximum profiles only with one vendor who is friend of my boss. I was even asked to reject internal referrals. For most people who are reading this review, it will be easy to understand.

    I have seen people making personal spend and reimbursing those on company expenses. I found everything unethical practice but cant say this to anyone.

    I have worked in such prestigious organizations who were not as reputed as BCG but still they had great respect for employees. I was never scolded in public before. I was always respected and my opinions were considered. I was coached earlier but not in this organization.

    In the end, I would say that the organization is good but the people who are running this is not doing justice.

    Advice to Management

    I am not the only one who is cribbing about my boss. I would suggest to put hidden camera in her room to record her 1 day at work and you will know everything.


  4. "BCG is Great"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad


  5. "Typical Big 3 Consulting"

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

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

    Pros

    Generous benefits, crazy learning and development opportunities

    Cons

    Highly political career development process-- don't let the "performance score" fool you into thinking this is a meritocracy. If you don't mind not being a person and sacrificing everything for your job, you'll do well. Despite being "best place to work", experienced discrimination and sexual harassment. Management aren't really interested in solving problems, just sweeping under the rug, despite HR doing their best.

    Advice to Management

    People are not robots... adapt career process evaluation to deal with difficult situations with compassion instead of hoping they will go away.


  6. "Fokus auf beruflicher Weiterentwicklung"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Großer Fokus auf beruflicher Weiterentwicklung

    Cons

    Na ja, die Arbeitszeiten natürlich


  7. "HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Global exposure, Mobility, good pay master

    Cons

    Does not recognize Corporate functions as capability functions

    Advice to Management

    For corporate functions, need to give autonomy and recognize experience and expertise - not all views of the Partnership are current

  8. "Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, exciting projects and outstanding colleagues

    Cons

    Digital capabilities to be strengthened, lack of clarity on staffing opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Increase mobility opportunities


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Prestige
    Smart people
    Interesting missions
    Lot of perks

    Cons

    Work Life balance
    Never resting
    Too much travel


  10. "The Cream of the Crop"

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Top shelf benefits. Constant exposure to senior (c-level) clients and their problems. Huge skills and network building opportunity

    Cons

    HR model is based on hiring enough smart/fresh people each year that they can grinding their staff until they leave or are fired.

    Advice to Management

    Growth is not a strategy


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