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Boston Consulting Group CEO Rich Lesser
Rich Lesser
48 Ratings
  1. "Fantastic employer for women"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great learning, great people, great projects, highly supportive of diversity

    Cons

    Pay is lower than in Financial Services

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting women through the ranks.

    Boston Consulting Group2017-05-10
  2. "Very professional"

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    Former Employee - Principal in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good processes, strong brand, good place to learn, place you can have the tough conversations

    Cons

    Lack content area expertise, can do boring work

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with sourcing the best talent

    Boston Consulting Group2019-03-13
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Go & join a technology company where business margins, salaries & benefits are better"

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    Current Employee - Principal in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work & lots of travel

    Cons

    Dont expect to have a socal life outside of work including weekends As a consultant, expect to spend your weekends doing work and when you may have a breather, then you need to do your own expense reports to claim back your own money (and which you will have to fight to get back) Go and join a technology company where business margins & salaries are better. And there is work life balance Benefits not real...

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    Boston Consulting Group2019-03-24
  4. "Fantastic opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Principal in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work with smart and supportive people from a multitude of backgrounds, try and solve new and challenging problems every day, have fun along the way. And you learn a lot - about business, how to approach a puzzle, how to work with people.

    Cons

    You work hard and the some of the late nights are unpredictable

    Boston Consulting Group2016-02-08
  5. Helpful (21)

    "Not a sustainable life for most; be careful about exit timing"

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    Current Employee - Principal in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very rapid learning curve, opportunity to work with top management at well-known clients, very friendly office culture (at junior levels), very smart and motivated people, and a powerful addition to your CV.

    Cons

    As noted elsewhere, there is a powerfully-entrenched long-hours culture and absolutely constant and overwhelming pressure on teams. The PTO process is supposed to address this, but in London at least, has resulted in no real changes to partner behaviour, and so PTO sessions really just turn into grumbling sessions that don't change expectations. The fact that the name was changed from its original "predictable time off"...

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    Advice to Management

    Beware of believing your own hype! Consider significantly expanding the expert career track approach, as one key lever for breaking out of the pattern of belief that overworked generalist MBAs are the best source of value creation.

    Boston Consulting Group2013-10-21
  6. "Great company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Principal 

      I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

      Pros

      Excellent people, interesting work, low levels of bureaucracy (below partner level)

      Cons

      Lots of travel, work-life balance is a struggle

      Boston Consulting Group2019-06-13
    • "Great experience and learning - definitely recommended"

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      Former Employee - Principal 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Learning, thriving atmosphere, intellectual challenge

      Cons

      Demanding workplace, with all the advantages and drawbacks associated to it

      Boston Consulting Group2019-05-22
    • "Product business is a big disappointment"

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      Current Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Beautiful office location and facility Somewhat flexible hours Smart colleagues Diversity

      Cons

      Very bad leadership in the business unit Indifference to people Unrealistic growth expectations Bad managers left in place instead of pushed out of the business

      Advice to Management

      You need to replace some leaders in the business to clean up the mess. Listen to your people and take an interest in them.

      Boston Consulting Group2019-06-22
    • "Great place"

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      Former Employee - Principal 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

      Pros

      Loved working here. Best group of people

      Cons

      Long hours - same as any top tier consulting firm

      Boston Consulting Group2019-04-18
    • "Decent. Good place to spend some time"

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      Former Employee - Principal 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Coworkers, variety and quick skill development

      Cons

      Treadmill of never ending demands

      Boston Consulting Group2019-04-14
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