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Boston Consulting Group Senior Associate Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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16 Ratings
  1. "Great Company and People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People -- intellectual, collegial, generally down-to-earth Opportunities to work on high-impact projects Interesting problems to solve

    Cons

    Variability of cases and hours -- though opportunities to guide case experience over time

    Boston Consulting Group2017-05-01
  2. "Working as an associate"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You learn a lot, have chance to see a lot of industries and work with very talented people. Especially in BCG, there is minimum hierarchy.

    Cons

    You work a lot. If you are in a difficult project, you don't even sleep enough. You are expected to excel every aspect of the project. Sometimes you need to complete tasks you don't even find meaningful for the project.

    Boston Consulting Group2015-01-29
  3. "Flexibility and diversity"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and diversity of location, types of case work, industries as well as personal development goals

    Cons

    Flexibility also means you don’t always get to do what you want to do

    Boston Consulting Group2019-09-19
  4. "Amazing clients, challenging work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate 

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

    Pros

    Amazing clients, challenging work

    Cons

    Hours and travel can be annoying

    Boston Consulting Group2019-08-01
  5. "Senior associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Very good in terms of learning and salary

    Cons

    Very very hectic life schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Organise cultural and social events regularly to destress employees.

    Boston Consulting Group2019-02-22
  6. "Great people - tough working life"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with the smartest people around

    Cons

    Expect a hell of a life

    Boston Consulting Group2019-02-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting point, challenging in long term"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good exposure, large client base

    Cons

    Long working hours, competitive working environment

    Boston Consulting Group2018-11-24
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    Travelling, screwed work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Define scope for the case

    Boston Consulting Group2018-10-25
  9. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in São Paulo, São Paulo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Development, Learning, Fun, Senior Exposure

    Cons

    Work and life balance, Salary (smaller than competitors)

    Advice to Management

    More balance between tough and light cases - if possible

    Boston Consulting Group2018-09-27
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate (Experienced Hire)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BCG is a tremendous place to build core competence on business fundamentals - from financial modelling to organisation design and capabilities. Most of all you learn the art of "corporate storytelling" - which is imperative for a career at a large company. Fantastic lifestyle, from flights to hotels, everything is designed to maximize your comfort to get the job done People around are highly intelligent and... (even more) highly tenacious. And you are always pushed intellectually to go the extra mile.

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    Cons

    Experienced hires - your previous experience is used more as a credibility builder for the firm, rather than an opportunity to leverage your knowledge and skills. Consulting people are part of a mold - and they push everyone to be the same. Work life balance is a big issue - 14 hours days are a minimum

    Advice to Management

    Learn to understand and leverage knowledge and skills experienced hires bring

    Boston Consulting Group2018-09-27
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