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Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  • Work/life balance can be challenging at times (in 306 reviews)

  • Management is not always sympathetic to long hours (in 238 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Engaging work, incredible learning and development, tightly knit office culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, great culture and environment, good pay and benefits. Friends at work and outside work - I rarely go a weekend without hanging out with other As who have quickly become close friends

    Cons

    While work is engaging it is also intense - be willing to work long hours and learn when to say no


  2. "Upgrading old review after 6 months at the job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tremendous learning environment with unique exposure to high performers
    Great pay & benefits
    Terrific focus on process, not just work
    Big impact on clients

    I expect to quit the job after 1-2 years, but I still am 100% glad I took this job. It's a great learning experience if you have few friends and family to spend time with.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Sometime feels too salesy (but other times we're adding huge value)
    Dislike like the culture of expensing everything and gaming reward kickbacks

    Advice to Management

    I don't interact with senior management enough to have much strong advice.

    Keep up the focus on process, training, and open communication. Personal growth opportunities are what make this job uniquely worthwhile.

  3. "Great organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent exposure and training for those interested in how businesses survive and thrive. Great community of smart, creative, and interesting people.High levels of impact at leading organizations throughout the world.

    Cons

    As with most firms of this nature, work life balance can be a struggle on some projects. The organization should continue to focus on creating tools and resources to bring value to clients while allowing for more sustainable lives of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing excellent growth opportunities to your employees and be candid about career options. As we continue to grow quickly, be intentional about where we devote resources.


  4. "Good Company - Slow to Innovate Internally"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Recruiting Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Contractor - Recruiting Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great first job

    Cons

    Puts the clients before the company's own development sometimes


  5. "Nowhere better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers, learning and development, and cases

    Cons

    Uncertainty of timing and location, some (minority) very poor managers/partners who have little to no regard for WLB

    Advice to Management

    Develop a realistic plan to stop rewarding the hardest workers, put teeth around WLB issues


  6. "Wonderful benefits, surrounded by smart people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Events Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Events Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone who works here is incredibly smart and driven, so it encourages everyone to keep pace. Knowing the hard work the staff puts in, the office leadership emphasize the importance of affiliation through lots of office events. There are great benefits as well!

    Cons

    It's a hit-the-ground-running type of place, which is good, but if you can't keep up, you're quickly replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on treating the support staff equally to consulting staff.


  7. "Marketing advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Advisor in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Marketing Advisor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Methodology, brightest minds work out on the best of the problems, elevating the SEAL experience for each of the team players

    Cons

    Possible pressure buildup, by which it's inflicted it's con on the problem solvers

    Advice to Management

    Benefits instead of raise, amenities are today one of the most important aspects of a job

  8. "Great vision, living values"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent total compensation. sense of pride going to work each day. commitment to developing people. being surrounded by such intelligent colleagues is inspiring.

    Cons

    work/life balance takes work, but is achievable.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recruit the best and reward them and they in turn will support business goals.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Love"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treat employees great! Fun parties and great atmosphere. Nice perks, benefits, and company bonuses.

    Cons

    No real downside. Everything runs smoothly and the environment is great.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good growth opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on development and learning
    Broad experience across multiple industries and functions
    Highly skilled coworkers
    Good exit opportunities
    High prestige
    Good benefits
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    Continued business travel is not fully compatible with a family


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