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Boston Consulting Group CEO Rich Lesser
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people, varied projects, constantly learning, very supportive senior management who are constantly exploring how to make bcg a better place to work.

    Cons

    Fewer short strategy projects than in the past, although I’ve still done several. Hours not great but not killer either - typically 9am-830pm although with spikes here and there, maybe I’ll work until 1030pm once a fortnight. Staffing can be frustrating as they make you feel like you have some control when really you have very little.

    Boston Consulting Group2019-03-23
  2. "Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, high level of impact, quick career progression

    Cons

    Lots of travel, long working hours

    Boston Consulting Group2019-02-17
  3. "Great job"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, good career progression

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours and occasional travel

    Boston Consulting Group2018-11-12
  4. "Limited room for entrepreneurship and creativity"

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High quality projects and smart colleagues

    Cons

    Limited creativity in approach and limited room for entrepreneurship due to strong hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    Give more space and don´t micromanage

    Boston Consulting Group2018-11-02
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Good company but be careful"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazingly clever colleagues harvested from Oxbridge Loads of money, both salary and what they willing to spend on events etc Opportunity to make suggestions and do interesting non-work stuff in "magic time"... if you have the energy left Growth and exposure

    Cons

    Tedious work and zero time for life outside it ? Excessive expectations and somewhat cutthroat Elitist, workaholic and competitive colleagues propagate the above - you need to be like this, too, to thrive. Very hierarchical and those outside the consulting business are second class citizens

    Boston Consulting Group2018-10-15
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting and varied project load, great people, work/life balance increasingly prioritized, decent compensation (taking into account work load), professional and structured approach to career development, great place to learn rigour and skills you'll need regardless of where you continue your career

    Cons

    Common with short deadlines that drives long hours to satisfy partners' (or ambitious project leaders') promises to clients, a varied project load also leads to some (much) less interesting assignments, at times high travel load

    Advice to Management

    Allow greater degree of specialization when consultants want this

    Boston Consulting Group2018-10-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - London office is full of smart, interesting, hard working and fun people, many of whom have become good friends. You get the best of this if you join as an Associate - Diversity of cases means you learn a lot and at a fast pace (you'll never be bored) - Great Partners - Fun office events - Great opportunities for secondments, travel, leave of absence etc - Strong alumni network for after you leave

    Cons

    - Not a 9-5 job by any means but it is predictable and manageable. Expect to work long hours Mon-Thurs but leave by 6pm on Fridays. Very limited (if any) weekend work - Huge variance in quality of Project Leaders (first level of management)

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    Boston Consulting Group2017-07-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company - needs to stick to its roots"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are amazing Feedback culture helps you improve Executive level exposure straight out of university Launchpad into other careers

    Cons

    One bad review can count against you for a long time At junior levels, the job involves churning out a lot of PowerPoint slides Industry growth depends on selling more "Transformation" projects, which are less exciting to work on than the strategy projects promoted in marketing materials Work / Life balance is poor, particularly in the Energy and PE practices

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple - be aware of the internal / external brand risks from moving too far down the chain.

    Boston Consulting Group2017-05-03
  9. "consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, very talented, very friendly and willing to help. Good exposure to different industries

    Cons

    long hours potentially depending on project (average 60hrs/week)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work - great place to work! Would recommend. Manage expectations on mix of projects that can be expected

    Boston Consulting Group2017-01-30
  10. "Great to build skills but long hours"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extraordinary exposure, great people and impressive skills to build up

    Cons

    Not for the faint hearted, long hours highly stressful and needs some flexibility to decide on the next step, industry is often a difficult choice to take

    Boston Consulting Group2016-12-15
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