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BCG Digital Ventures Reviews

Updated Dec 4, 2019

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4.2
81%
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90%
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BCG Digital Ventures CEO Stefan Gross-Selbeck (no image)
Stefan Gross-Selbeck
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work with many competitive/smart people across many disciplines(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great people, built like a startup(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "There have been only a few real success ventures to come out from DV(in 11 reviews)

  • "Hard work, long hours, stressful but helpful team(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for digital venture building"

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    Current Employee - Venture Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, smart, driven, awesome office space, great brand, so multiple opportunities for exit, etc

    Cons

    Comp could be higher, breakfast is quite light, have to work with bcg

    BCG Digital Ventures2019-10-21
  2. "BCGDV London"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Smart and supportive colleagues - Interesting work - Fast-paced - Super perks, professional development - Great culture for the most part

    Cons

    - Work life balance can be off, but comes with the territory

    BCG Digital Ventures2019-05-15
  3. "Friendly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and happy to be there Amazing benefits and salary They look after you Fast paced

    Cons

    Handover is very quick but that is the nature of the industry

    BCG Digital Ventures2019-03-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BCG Digital Ventures full-time

    Pros

    Exceptional people working on exceptional ideas for new businesses

    Cons

    Hours can be crazy but to be expected given the type of work (and compensation)

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on the ideation/incubation process - this could be a huge venture factory but needs a little work on the process

    BCG Digital Ventures2019-02-25
  5. Helpful (1)

    "I've lost that Sunday night feeling"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart, creative, ambitious colleagues Great benefits Exciting projects

    Cons

    None really Sometimes there's a bit of uncertainty as to what project you will work on

    BCG Digital Ventures2019-01-11
  6. Helpful (26)

    "All the worst parts of the tech industry in one company"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Designer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BCG Digital Ventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - International travel - Generous expense budget - You power point skills will improve (that's mostly what you'll be doing)

    Cons

    - The work-life balance is appalling. You are expected to work stupid hours for no extra money, people regularly worked until 1:00 or 2:00 am - but it's ok because you get a free dinner! There is a culture of performance being measured by how much you produce, not the quality. - The main goal is not to do good work, but to rip off the client where ever possible. - Sociopathic consultants and managers telling... experts (developers, designers, researchers, and product managers) how to do their jobs. - An underlying current of sexism and favoritism. I saw some awful behavior from consultants (bullying and sexist comments) which was excused because a 'partner liked them' so nothing was done. - The organization is mostly made up of has-beens and charlatans who are good at selling. While there were some very smart and talented individuals, they are few and far between. - Most of the "Technical people" are hopelessly out of their depth and only care about building whizzy prototypes that don't work in the real world.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop using buzzwords and selling snake oil.

    BCG Digital Ventures2019-01-15
  7. Helpful (2)

    "best job I've had so far :)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time

    Pros

    - an organised, efficient company in terms of operations - it makes such a difference when you arrive on your first day to find there's a week of planned introductions, inductions, and all your equipment/desk is ready and nicely set out for you, with a welcome lunch to boot. - everyone has been friendly and helpful since joining - lots of internal nice things for employees - 2 day retreat, weekly company... updates/drinks, training, step/squat challenges, a really nice company culture - interesting tech with a purpose - amazing offices (which do make a difference to how you feel at work)

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    Cons

    - so far I can't really think of any. oxford circus is the closest tube station which is always very busy?

    BCG Digital Ventures2018-11-09
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing for consultants but only good for entrepreneurs"

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     in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures for more than a year

    Pros

    - Company is growing really fast - Plenty of interesting projects - Very high calibre of talent - High budgets (can be a bad thing as well if you want to be lean)

    Cons

    - It is a spin out from BCG and there is definitely lots of attachments both from a cultural and process perspective. - Can often feel like there is a lot of smoke and mirrors, internally as well as externally. - There have been only a few real success ventures to come out from DV

    Advice to Management

    - Bring more startup thinking/operating into the organisation - Create and live a clear culture and mission - Operate with more transparency

    BCG Digital Ventures2018-09-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time

    Pros

    + Culture + Products that make a difference + Support and collaboration + Varied work

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced so not for everyone but for those that love it this is hardly a con!

    BCG Digital Ventures2018-05-10
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work, endless possibilities and opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BCG Digital Ventures full-time

    Pros

    Top quality team and leadership Working with leading corporate partners Huge variety of ventures to work on

    Cons

    Expectations are very high to deliver high quality at a blistering pace - not for the faint-hearted

    BCG Digital Ventures2017-12-04
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