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"Great business launch"

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

amazing benefits, smart people, stimulating work

Cons

long hours, lots of travel

Advice to Management

need better real mentoring (mentor programs are superficial)

Other Employee Reviews for Boston Consulting Group

  1. "Great place to jump start your career"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely smart people, great exposure to challenging and interesting business problems, great benefit. Very supportive career services people when transitioning out of the firm and great alumni support base.

    Cons

    Work can be pretty challenging especially for people who are uncomfortable with ambiguity. Clients can be demanding from time to time and expectation is pretty high for BCG consultants.

    Advice to Management

    When people move around a lot between projects, it's hard to get the mentor-ship one needs at an early stage of his or her career. It would be great to have more mentor/apprentice interactions between PLs/Parters and Associates/Consultants.


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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.

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