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"Great place to launch your career"

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Former Employee - Project Leader in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Project Leader in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- Exposure to solving some of the toughest problems of the greatest companies in the world
- Smart co-workers
- Awesome brand & exit opprotunities

Cons

- The alarming amount of new business coming from non-core (strategy/CD/Mkting) work (PMI/PMOs/etc)
- Less & less time and resources provided for case teams to actually solved the problems they are hired for resulting in incomplete analysis & relatively poor recommendations
- Super arrogant kids right out of college

Advice to Management

Make sure you're staffing teams adequately enough teams to complete projects to a high standard.

Other Employee Reviews for Boston Consulting Group

  1. Helpful (12)

    "Highly variable rollercoaster ride"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, especially at the lower levels of the consulting staff.
    Junior staff has opportunity to make significant contributions to the output and have a voice.
    Excellent benefits; company works hard to take care of its people.
    Challenging and fast paced.
    Constant development opportunities -- feedback sessions with managers, ongoing training.
    Ability to gain exposure to a wide range of industries and develop skills fast.

    Cons

    Lack of control over type of work and experience.
    Lack of transparency behind processes, such as staffing and career development.
    People tend to get less interesting as they become more senior; Partners can be very challenging to work with.
    More hierarchical than advertised; Highly political.
    Consultants/Associates do the grunt work, which is typically being an Excel/Powerpoint monkey -- can get tedious and not be very fulfilling.
    Most cases are not very interesting -- currently most are cost-cutting/delayering type cases that focus on benchmarking.
    A lot of typical overachieving, aggressively Type A types -- less creative/quirky than the company sells itself to be.
    Ability to work on social impact cases is very limited, though it is heavily mentioned during recruiting.
    Most of the consulting staff seem unhappy/dissatisfied with their work experiences.
    BCG's emphasis on feedback (mostly negative) creates a toxic atmosphere of insecurity.
    Not always a great working environment for women -- some of the practice areas tend to be dominated by a very Finance-driven/fraternity like atmosphere that can be hostile towards women.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to other ways of thinking and working -- e.g. embrace creativity and innovation; Make your recruiting messages more aligned with reality


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solving challenging business problems through strategy and analysis"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people
    Thought leadership
    Excellent resources (Knowledge management, travel, expenses)
    Great office culture (lunches on friday, happy hours, family events)

    Cons

    Travelling 4 days per week
    Demanding work hours
    Educational elitism

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