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Roland Berger Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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  1. "doing the internship with the team for the project offered by the government"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good teams to work with and appropriate working load and time.

    Cons

    hard to get promotions and too many business trips to local cities


  2. "intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    In roland berger you are always learning through project

    Cons

    hours are long, there are always emergency tasks

  3. "Business Analyst"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Milan (Italy)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment
    Steep learning curve
    Knowledge of different industries

    Cons

    Worst work-life balance ever
    Rigid hierarchy
    Always dependent on German branch for biggest projects

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance of non-german branches is very very bad


  4. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roland Berger full-time

    Pros

    > Great company culture (no hire and fire)
    > Best car deal
    > Good work-life balance (for consulting)

    Cons

    > Average salary and bonus (for consulting)
    > Longer Intervalls between promotions than competitors

    Advice to Management

    > Pay better bonus


  5. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roland Berger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, learn and grow. Diverse set of topics across industries and geographies

    Cons

    Work life balance is almost nonexistent. Long grueling hours are the norm.

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Part-time Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roland Berger part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    On site experience . Opportunities to communicate with client face to face. Seniors are friendly and willing to teach

    Cons

    Business model is too localized in Chinese market. Salary is not competitive comparing with other tier 2 consulting companies

    Advice to Management

    Should deploy more seniors to the project rather than recruit so many interns on one project.


  7. "The top management works on the principle - Everyone is expendable"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High paced work environment
    Lot of learning opportunities
    Colleagues are mostly cooperative and always willing to help you out

    Cons

    The top management does not have faith in the company employees. No matter the quality of work you deliver, you might still be judged based on one mistake you committed long back.

    Advice to Management

    Do something to retain the employees you train. The management doesn't seem to care that the company strength in India has been 30 employees for past 4 years, even though they are recruiting on an average of 10 employees from campuses.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roland Berger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It has good work life balance

    Cons

    Too sales driven and personal development programs are not well designed

    Advice to Management

    Biuld more long term client relationships


  9. Helpful (1)

    "best career start"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Roland Berger (More than a year)

    Pros

    great learning experience, exposure to several industries and business areas

    Cons

    hard to maintain work-life experience


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Severely Underpaid vs. Colleagues & Competitors"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roland Berger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Somehow managed to retain its strongest talent, who make the place a great place to learn;

    partners have a habit of throwing consultants into the fire to help us learn quicker

    Cons

    Consultants are severely underpaid (~50%) compared to main competitors; most puzzling is that this is not the case in all offices.
    Regional staffing model provides exposure to cases throughout SEA, but salaries in SG are on par or much closer to MBB than other offices in region.

    This throw into the fire method is more a reflection of a lack of support from certain partners to provide sufficient resources - when you have nothing to fall back on but yourself, you learn, or you drown.

    Advice to Management

    You can't expect to staff people on the same projects but pay vastly different salaries.

    Pay more attention to your staff and how to maintain morale; adjustments made do not come close to solving the problem.

    Provide more support to consultants during projects - it shouldn't be unreasonable to charge for certain reports or experts who make the final deliverables better in the end


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