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Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated 18 October 2017
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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
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  • Work/life balance can be challenging at times (in 327 reviews)

  • long hours potentially depending on project (average 60hrs/week) (in 261 reviews)

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  1. "Part Time Assistant"

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, high calibre colleagues.

    Cons

    Working wage is rather low.


  2. "BCG review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    culture, benefits, exits, people, environment

    Cons

    offering more exposure to juniors


  3. "Good but tough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    good pay for the experience

    Cons

    very long hours and high pressure


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  5. "Great place to start your career"

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (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!


  6. "Amazing learning experience"

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

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues that challenge you each day to solve the most important problems for some of the biggest companies globally.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance although this is to some extent mitigated by internal programs


  7. "Fantastic employer for women"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group part-time (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.


  8. "Innovative and entrepreneurial"

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    Current Employee - Global Director of Communications & Marketing in London, England
    Current Employee - Global Director of Communications & Marketing in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to innovate, brightest people, global opportunities and attention to social impact and outcomes

    Cons

    Hard to move up and career path in comms unclear


  9. "Great company - needs to stick to its roots"

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Data and Research Services (DRS)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    - BCG is a good name to have on a resume
    - Good life/work balance

    Cons

    - Salary is low for the industry.
    - Job is insanely boring and repetitive.
    - No learning curve. The only thing you will learn is how to use some databases which is something very stratightforward anyway.
    - To make clear what your job will be: you receive short request where you have to find and download data for a requester, you then send them by email. That's about it, you are neither expected nor requested to perform any sort of analysis and even if you wanted to, you are timed so you can't. Most of the time the request last between 2 or 4 hours which show the kind of work you will have to do.
    - No career opportunity inside of the company. May be possible to use the reputation to find something somewhere else but will be harder and harder as time pass as other companies will be aware of what is DRS.
    - Management not very competent (with some rare exception) from either the business perspective or the sheer human-relation perspecive.
    - DRS is not well seen and not very respected inside of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people that are completely over qualified for the job by lurring them with fake promises about the tasks they will have to perform. No winder you have such a high turnover ....


  11. "principal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    Pros

    great firm to work for

    Cons

    none I can think of


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