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"Great place to build relationships and grow your skills"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Principal in Dallas, TX
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Pros

Very few workplaces offer the types of challenges that you can get at BCG. BCG targets the best students from the top undergraduate and MBA programs. This makes BCG a much more enjoyable place to work because you know that you are working with the best. I most enjoy working on different client engagements and getting the opportunity to continually learn new industries and skills.

Cons

The travel is a little intense at times making work life balance a challenge.

Advice to Management

Make sure to keep BCG focused on recruiting the best of the best. This is what makes this place so great.

Other Employee Reviews for Boston Consulting Group

  1. "Great people, quick pace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People at BCG are smart and down to earth, and this makes it very easy to spend long hours with your team. The learning curve is fast, I probably learned more during my first project at BCG than during a year at B-School. Finally BCG actually tries to make worklife balance a component of the consultant experience. Flexible for mobility.

    Cons

    I think the biggest downside is the amount of hours worked, however this is an issue at any consulting firm, and BCG at least makes an attempt to create better work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a great job. It would be great to see the company expand into more countries in South America and Africa.


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    "Among the best opportunities for personal growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    4 characteristics drive a very satisfactory career at BCG:
    * Personal development focused on individuality over standard mould
    * Positive internal collaborative culture that shuns internal competition
    * Consistent firm strategy focused on people, balanced growth and client service philosophy
    * One of the only firms left that foster a truly generalist staffing model (specialize by year 4 or 5)

    Cons

    2 down sides to a consulting career in general
    * high travel, depending on which office you are serving out of (although BCG's regional staffing model greatly minimizes this compared to peers)
    * challenge of balancing bureaucracy as firm grows in size

    Advice to Management

    Globally some offices are culturally less sensitive to work life balance and personal development focus compared to others. We should enforce a universal bar and push capable local management to try harder in enforcing better employee experience in offices globally where gaps are known relative to best practice.

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