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Updated 19 September 2018
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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
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Pros
  • "Steep learning curve and exposure to multiple industries and practice areas" (in 81 reviews)

  • "PTO" program baked in to cases to help proactively address work-life balance & other case experience issues" (in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance hard to achieve sometimes" (in 389 reviews)

  • "long hours; travel; difficult if you are low in the totem pole" (in 321 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Top consulting firm - great environment

    Cons

    There are no cons really - work life balance


  2. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment, good leadership.

    Cons

    There are not any significant cons.

    Advice to Management

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  3. "Full time consultant working close with clients"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great client focus and work place culture

    Cons

    High pressure environment when deal happening

    Advice to Management

    Better pay


  4. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, interesting work, always learning.

    Cons

    Work life balance hard to achieve sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your teams more during the hard slog.


  5. "Senior Associate"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with clever people on interesting problems

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel

    Advice to Management

    Make the performance review process more transparent


  6. "Great learning"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues, so amazing opportunities, lots of chances to learn.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of travel


  7. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with highly qualified colleagues

    Cons

    Sometimes unpredictable working hours, life work balance

    Advice to Management

    Support engaged employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Recruiter"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I truly enjoy working at BCG and am very much enjoying my role here. My position is varied and challenging, I am learning a great deal and I feel I am growing professionally each day. Alongside this, I feel supported and nurtured.

    Cons

    I don't have any concerns relating to my role and the wider business at this point.


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    "Good starting place"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent people
    Access to ideas and frameworks
    Free coke in cafe
    Some interesting travel
    Good formal trainings and continuing professional development available

    Cons

    Limited interest in any purpose other than quarterly share-holder return for client
    Poor work-life balance
    Juniors and partners very good; middle management less impressive. Project managers don't have incentives to really develop their employees

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes there is a tension between creativity and efficiency and BCG prioritises the latter.
    Middle managers are often bad people developers. Some project leaders showed excellence in this area but left, whereas others were very poor and still kept their jobs / got promoted.
    Work-life balance remains a problem. The problem for many is not the number of hours but the amount of uncertainty about hours - there could be more forward-planning and guardrails on this.


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    "Thoughts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Really great people who are friendly and smart - made friends for life here

    Cons

    Depending on the project, hours can be tough


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