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Updated 16 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Steep learning curve and exposure to multiple industries and practice areas" (in 84 reviews)

  • "PTO" program baked in to cases to help proactively address work-life balance & other case experience issues" (in 76 reviews)

Cons
  • "work-life balance (but it is improving)" (in 412 reviews)

  • "Sometimes long hours on the road" (in 344 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic workplace"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    +People & culture
    +Challenging work
    +Family feeling at the office
    +Benefits (the office provides tennis, naprapath, massage, yoga, PT-trainings etc)
    +Nice office

    Cons

    Can’t think of anything negative


  2. "Great place to work, great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Access to some of the worlds foremost executives from day 1, very hands on training, teaches you structure and frameworks

    Cons

    Long hours, limited say in staffing engagements, lots of travel (some like it)

  3. "Great place to learn and work with inspiring people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Knowledge Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Knowledge Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learnt a lot in my time at BCG, particularly how to analyse data and present insights. I have developed these skills in a way that I don't think would be possible in most other companies.

    Cons

    The Knowledge Team track is challenging - progression can be slow, meaning that it may only be a medium term option for those who are super ambitious.

    However there is better work-life balance, and exit opportunities can still be attractive.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clearer path for progression for junior KT staff and/or a defined route to Expert Consultant Track.


  4. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, Great Culture, Fantastic People

    Cons

    Long hours, Travelling for projects can be tough on family life


  5. "Great job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, good career progression

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours and occasional travel


  6. "An ideal job for those who want to focus on work and almost nothing else for a few years"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    · High salary
    · Smart colleagues
    · Team events, retreats
    · Other benefits

    Cons

    · 12+ hours of work a day
    · Nature of projects vary depending on office clients (meaning you could be stuck in boring stuff for a while if you are not lucky and play your cards well)

    Advise for future associates out there: This is not job for everyone (I don't mean that you can't do it, it is just that you will not enjoy it/you will be unhappy), make sure you speak to other people (the more, the better) doing the role in the office you join to get a full picture of how things are before you join

    Advice to Management

    How about a change in the structure? The way projects are sold sometimes makes life really hard for those underneath (and also for those above). Let's be honest, how much more money do upper management need?


  7. "Limited room for entrepreneurship and creativity"

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company if you accept the "away from home""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    - Great colleagues and infrastructure
    - Tons of resources available
    - Great office locations
    - Travel and expense benefits

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Clients can be difficult to handle from time to time
    - A lot of colleagues / friends leave before you do
    - Inconsistent promotion cycles between offices

    Advice to Management

    Streamline promotion cycles to promote the "one company idea". This includes tenure credit for transfers and alignment of job titles across offices.


  9. "Better jobs for better pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Interesting work & the diversity of work

    Cons

    - Poor pay
    - Benefits are an illusion, if at all
    - Systems are significantly outdated company wide; expect a lot of manual processes compared to other leading companies
    - Office outdated
    - Long hours
    - You don't form real relationships with people in the consulting track


  10. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, great work atmosphere that brings the best out of everybody.

    Cons

    I do not have any