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The Bridgespan Group Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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  1. "Excellent place to learn and grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Bridgespan Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Top notch professional development; interesting and challenging problems; supportive colleagues; strong management; very little hierarchy for a consulting firm; solid work/life balance

    Cons

    None come to mind. I love it here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Bridgespan Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice enviroment - lots of fun - good networking

    Cons

    Too disperse - not good back office


  3. "I just want to know where I stand"

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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 The Bridgespan Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of pros for working at TBG - the people, location, events, meaningful work, etc.

    Cons

    I really don't feel comfortable airing complaints here about my current job. I enjoy working at TBG and would like to continue doing so.

    Advice to Management

    I would love to see 401K matching go back to what it once was. And automatic life insurance policies.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Really wonderful colleagues"

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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 The Bridgespan Group full-time

    Pros

    very smart, capable people who value intelligence, critical thinking and collegiality.

    Cons

    Unless you actively and proactively seek out relationships you will be relegated to more boring work. You have to be your own, assertive advocate. Don't wait for others to take you under their wing. There are a few nightmare partners who definitely bully and berate staff, but are allowed to treat people like this due to their partner status.

    Advice to Management

    Think about alternative working situations, such as telecommuting options. Also, since any and every bit of criticism is equally weighted in your review, you can be dinged for very minor issues -- even things that can be seen as personal issues, not work related issues. I think leadership should have the ability to remove nonsense comments from reviews. Not every criticism is worth it to leave in.


  6. "Consultant"

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

    Pros

    Great environment; super nice people; smart thinkers, etc.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about here


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bridgespan"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity to work in social sector with fantastic colleagues, and challenging problems.

    Cons

    Not a 9-5 job, if you are looking for that.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "In comparing to other companies- great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Bridgespan Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Comfortable open door policy
    Respectful and caring "departure" policy
    Fun morale events
    Good group of people
    Social, smart, mostly not arrogant

    Cons

    Major perfectionists- no room for error and minor errors are seen as huge
    Some management
    Somewhat elitist


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager position"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, high on values

    Cons

    terrible work life balance, travel


  10. "Rewarding work with intellectual challenges."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    challenges.Some of the smartest people I've ever worked with. Inspired and passionate. Really want to effect change.

    Cons

    Fearful of changing their own paradim.

    Advice to Management

    Let people speak truth to power within TBG, not just to our clients.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Terrific workplace and fulfilling work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Bridgespan Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great clients. Sets you up very well for most any position in the nonprofit sector. Small enough to be close to everyone in the office, senior management knows you well and really cares about your development and career. Lots of focus on professional development.

    Cons

    Hard work, hours are long but quite manageable by management consulting standards. As in any consulting job, you don't have complete control over the projects you work on and therefore cannot always focus entirely on your areas of strongest interest.



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