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Roland Berger Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Roland Berger (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience. Fantastic company. The boss is willing to teach you a lot of things.

    Cons

    Too many stuffs to do and you should always work overtime


  2. "Best place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Consultant I in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant I in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Company truly cares about you
    - Entrepreneurial environment so you can truly contribute to the firm's growth, no matter what level you come in at
    - Focus on creating a strong work-life balance (invite people's families or significant others to social events)
    - Interesting and challenging work with interesting clients
    - Great client exposure and experience- you are always given a seat at the table and your opinion is truly valued
    - Amazing development opportunities and world-class training
    - Very international so will frequently work with colleagues and clients from other countries

    Cons

    - As the US is a newer office, they are working on building out the management team and ironing out some kinks
    - HR team is stretched (again, they are building out this team) so there could have been some better support with regards to on-boarding

    Advice to Management

    - If growing, hiring should more than cover attrition


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Remote Intern experience in Shanghai"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hammond, LA
    Former Employee - Intern in Hammond, LA

    I worked at Roland Berger (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great supervisor, was exposed to the projects they worked on and asked for my own thoughts, even as an intern

    Cons

    Not much room to move up as an intern. Ended up doing a lot of translation work.

    Advice to Management

    Give interns some more tasks. They're more capable than you think.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Don't waste your time, no opportunity here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company environment and competitive compensation

    Cons

    Management and HR will fill you with empty promises to get you in the door. Company cannot keep top talent due to inability to secure top level consulting projects and recognize/develop good talent. Partners are ego centric and only concerned about how they are personally perceived by executive team in Germany

    Advice to Management

    Start developing human capital and provide development opportunities for all employees. Work to make necessary changes happen


  6. Helpful (2)

    "NOT a top firm in the US"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roland Berger full-time

    Pros

    Professional initial training in Munich, some interesting projects out of Europe partners, generous perks including above average hotel accommodations and decent daily stipends while traveling

    Cons

    Lack of skills depth and leadership development, RB brand/service offerings in the US, back office snottiness (especially nightmarish IT lead), small internal coalitions that make new/strong consultants feel unwelcome

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving project pipeline in the US by bringing in the senior leadership that has the capabilities to do so (and don't reward those that don't)


  7. Helpful (15)

    "Rampant age discrimination"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roland Berger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Name recognition, esp among car manufacturers, mostly in Europe

    Cons

    If you are over 35, no need to apply. I had an interview with a German partner in Chicago who was clueless about US labor laws and when he heard I am 36 he said "Uh, oh" and basically ended it with irrelevant small talk.
    They take advantage of young people in accordance with the company founder's publicly stated attitude that "young people can be squeezed like lemons and then thrown away" (Mr. Berger, Germany, early 90s)

    Advice to Management

    Arrive in the 21st century and lose the discriminatory attitude.


  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roland Berger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    many projects focused on the government

    Cons

    bad working time, Overtime always

    Advice to Management

    They should pay more attention on the consultant's career development


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great globally, but US is a backwater within the firm."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roland Berger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome international exposure and senior role access

    Cons

    No job security or clarity on advancement


  10. Helpful (2)

    "disconnect between Munich HQ and North America"

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    Current Employee - Job Title in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Job Title in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    small company atmosphere with connections to a much larger organization outside the US

    Cons

    no personal life outside of the office, unreasonable hours

    Advice to Management

    work policies and procedures need to be developed and enforced.


  11. "RB"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Roland Berger part-time

    Pros

    Friendly people and nice environment. Good boss and college

    Cons

    workload a big too much

    Advice to Management

    Really considerate



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