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Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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Boston Consulting Group CEO Rich Lesser
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  1. "Everything is great!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everything is great, people are nice

    Cons

    I think i earn too much money ..

    Boston Consulting Group2019-08-09
  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Client Services 

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, surrounded by intelligent people

    Cons

    Rift between consulting track/non-consulting track

    Boston Consulting Group2019-08-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Top employer: interesting job, excellent benefits, great work flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Top performers are able to have a say in the staffing process - Job is interesting across the board and a great platform to start a career in terms of all-around skills development - Benefits (incl. flexibility) are great: leave of absence are widely taken, secondments are encouraged

    Cons

    - Work-Life balance could be better although in time it has been improving and there is an active push in this direction by senior leadership

    Boston Consulting Group2019-07-30
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great Coworkers, limited opportunities for non-consultants (BST)"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -The people here are absolutely fantastic -The firm invests in training for employees (both formal education and providing workshops) -The firm invests in the office culture -Great physical workspaces -Incredible health insurance (less helpful though if you're young, healthy, and childless)

    Cons

    If you want to grow your career here you must be on the consulting side. There are limited opportunities to get promoted in general, and for high impact opportunities, they prefer former consultants who want more work-life balance (or they will devote a team of consultants to an internal project). That doesn't leave a lot of opportunities for people wishing to grow their career. If you want a job that handles... more scutwork than big impact but provides great work-life balance and benefits you'll be incredibly happy here as a BST employee.

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    Advice to Management

    It's tricky to provide a BST offering that suits everyone, but you've got to give high performers a way to grow here (or you'll force them to go elsewhere). You can't continue to sequester all the benefits of working here to the consulting staff (a real pay increase compared to cost of living adjustments for BST, preferred access to impactful BST jobs, etc.).

    Boston Consulting Group2019-08-05
  5. "Great place to work, with great benefits."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You feel like your actually contributing and you get to work with amazing people doing extraordinary things.

    Cons

    Management in the NXA office is fairly new, could use some management training.

    Boston Consulting Group2019-08-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Salary is top notch, especially out of MBA -Benefits are unparalleled ($5 insurance) -Learning opportunities are fantastic if you get on a good case -Exit opportunities (constant messages from headhunters) -Meritocracy

    Cons

    -Long hours / horrible WLB -Staffing (particularly in Atlanta, the Consultant staffer is universally hated) -Focus on diversity is lip service (just look at the number of women / minority partners in the office) -Some factor of luck into what partners / cases you get on (if you get a good PL and partner then there can be a lot of mentorship and advancement, but if you get stuck on a bad case early on then you may... get stuck in a negative cycle) -Constant stress (though expected because it's client services and everything needs to be client ready at all times / this job attracts a lot of high caliber but highly competitive people)

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    Advice to Management

    -Take a real focus on diversity -Take bigger steps to weeding out bad PLs / Principals

    Boston Consulting Group2019-08-02
  7. "Hard work, but amazing company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Excellent compensation - Interesting work - Cool benefits

    Cons

    - Long (60-80 /week) hours - High stress environment

    Boston Consulting Group2019-08-02
  8. "Great learning curve"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning in a fast-paced environment Rare opportunity to work with senior executives and peer into their thought process Chance to "shape" your career path by influencing project staffing Great colleagues who are smart, inspiring, and very helpful and kind Amazing benefits, great compensation

    Cons

    Staffing is delicate and can be quite political Work life balance is not great as to be expected, but the pros make it worth it

    Boston Consulting Group2019-08-01
  9. "Great company long hours"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and teams Awesome benefits Great learning and challenge Smartest people you will ever meet High stress

    Cons

    Long hours Little flexibility Can get transitioned out (fired) even though you are working super hard

    Boston Consulting Group2019-07-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great to work for, really interesting work

    Cons

    Work life balance normally a struggle

    Boston Consulting Group2019-07-22
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