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"Great training, terrible culture"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

Pros

-Great training. If you are a recent graduate, you get a ton of introductions to fundamentals of business
-Clear career track.

Cons

-There is a club. If you don't have connections (with higher ups or Partners) going into this firm, it's harder to succeed. This is because...
-...you are at the mercy of staffing. They regularly staff people on terrible cases if you don't have connections because there is demand and someone needs to supply it. Even if you are a high performer.
-They throw money like it's no big thang. Spend it on champagne and boozy dinners. Not really responsible spending.
-The culture more suited for older employees (35 with children). Forced social gatherings with SOs. There is a difference between work events like going out for bowling versus a four course meal sit down dinner with your SO's.And it was uncomfortable, especially if you are single and/or have other plans.
-Their career track is weird. They promote according to if you are really good at your CURRENT position and not according to your POTENTIAL. I have seen eggheads with beautiful models who have zero personal skills get promoted to project managers when people who had humanities backgrounds and decent modelling skills who would have been fantastic project managers get asked to leave.
-Demand for consulting is going down. In the world of big data, companies are able to analyze data on their own with tools like New Relic. Tech is taking away demand from consultants.

Advice to Management

Culture is hard to change; but i would invest more in making it a friendlier place for younger people.

Other Employee Reviews for Boston Consulting Group

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent learning experience at a company with clear values and excellent work quality"

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    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, challenging problems, fast learning and development, career acceleration, and fun culture. I really have enjoyed getting to know my cohort of other colleagues that started with me and have found some great more senior mentors.

    Cons

    Client services can be inherently challenging, although I believe BCG does a good job to try to innovate and protect people's time when they can

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate -- excited to see some of the new ventures


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great development opportunity for Associates!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    exposure to variety of industries and functional areas,
    working with great people- very smart and open to coaching
    interaction with super senior clients

    Cons

    long hours
    travel gets tiring after some point

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