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Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated 12 Jul 2019

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4.2
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Boston Consulting Group CEO Rich Lesser
Rich Lesser
955 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working with Wonderful, smart people(in 140 reviews)

  • "very supportive culture with great people that want to help you grow and succeed(in 129 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance still has space for improvement(in 443 reviews)

  • "Long hours - same as any top tier consulting firm(in 372 reviews)

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  1. "Project Leader"

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

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

    Pros

    Impact. Learning. Colleagues. Variety. Opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of predictability. Sometimes long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep rocking it!

    Boston Consulting Group2019-04-27
  2. "Great career booster"

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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 5 years

    Pros

    Talented and nice people Clear career path

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great

    Boston Consulting Group2019-06-27
  3. "Great growth opportunity, long hours"

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      Current Employee - Project Leader 

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

      Pros

      Fantastic opportunity to grow, develop a strong skillset, and take on new responsibilities. Pay is also good

      Cons

      Long hours, in some locations the work culture is not great

      Boston Consulting Group2019-06-27
    • "Good for a while"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

        Pros

        Exposure and responsibility level are above average

        Cons

        Work life balance, no ownership of recommendations

        Boston Consulting Group2019-05-30
      • "Client"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

          Pros

          Very diligent, attention to detail.

          Cons

          I did not experience any downsides.

          Boston Consulting Group2019-03-28
        • "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
        • "Bcg"

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          • Career Opportunities
          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

          Pros

          Culture , projects, learning, growth, salary

          Cons

          Work hours, less travel, autonomy

          Boston Consulting Group2019-03-05
        • "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
        • Helpful (1)

          "Good learning"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Approves of CEO

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

          Pros

          BCG is a nice place to work with intelligence people on interesting problems

          Cons

          Systems are significantly outdated company wide; expect a lot of manual processes compared to other leading companies Very hierarchical Very bad organised team work without clear role understanding of each team member Some favouritism within team

          Boston Consulting Group2019-03-05
        • Helpful (3)

          "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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