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Updated 17 Feb 2020

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4.2
83%
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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
Rich Lesser
1,074 Ratings
Pros
  • "Worked with smart people in a friendly environment(in 157 reviews)

  • "Great people, social atmosphere, Approachable management(in 156 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing company with lots of leading opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Really the best place to start your career

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not ideal

    Boston Consulting Group2020-02-05
  2. "Top tierconsulting"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Associate Director 

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Super smart colleagues to work with Interesting cases/projects Great benefits

    Cons

    Can be long working hours

    Boston Consulting Group2020-01-02
  3. "Go work for tech company"

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

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

    Pros

    Same as all the other reviews - travel

    Cons

    Poor (uncompetitive) pay Long hours (think +80hours/week) Be careful of the huge amount of POSITIVE marketing that is generated by the marketing team (not you will rarely see less positive comments about the brand) Extremely negative culture Terrible office at MSQ Not good at promoting people

    Boston Consulting Group2020-01-26
  4. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Very structured, sometimes to bureaucratic

    Boston Consulting Group2019-12-18
  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Principal 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

    Amazing people, great networking opportunities, steep learning curve, great pay

    Cons

    Always-on mentality, lack of efficiency leading to crazy hours, mediocre leadership skills from some partners

    Boston Consulting Group2019-12-16
  6. "Great opportunities but sustainability is a challenge"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Truly world-class colleagues (with a few exceptional bad apples) and you will never have a day without learning something

    Cons

    Hard hours, difficult work-life balance

    Boston Consulting Group2019-12-16
  7. "Great"

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

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

    Pros

    Great brand and excellent quality delivered to clients

    Cons

    All type a personalities, so can be hard to fit in, in terms of diversity

    Boston Consulting Group2019-11-14
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Getting Worse and Worse"

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

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

    Pros

    - Brand name / exit opportunities - Smart colleagues

    Cons

    - Salary is extremely low and hasn't been raised in years, with no sign of an increase any time soon - Very un-meritocratic and politics dictate people's future/feedback - Promotion timelines are being delayed to keep everyone that is stupid enough to stay running in a hamster wheel for longer and longer. This is despite them hiring larger and larger groups of people each year - they seem to be moving more towards a high churn model instead of retaining the best talent - Working hours are genuinely appalling (up to 95 hours a week). Especially bad when considering how little you are paid. Cases will continue to become progressively more understaffed compared to competitors as they fail to justify their prices with brand prestige - Support mechanisms (e.g. PTO, mentorship) are in place only for show and any issues are left unaddressed - There is literally no time to use any of the benefits in the comp package so they all go unused. This also goes for COMPULSORY training which you often end up having to miss for a client call or to sit and make slides - Feedback culture doesn't really exist and often you have no feedback as most of management do not see it as a priority - The type of work is getting increasingly dull as they move away from strategy consulting to desperately capture growth All in all they have a fairly cohesive strategy - leverage whats left of the brand prestige to reel in higher numbers of graduates each year then leave them on lower and lower pay for longer and longer without promotion while they do duller and duller work with longer and longer hours with no concern if they leave because there's a few hundred more people that can take their place if they do. All the while they can use the cash from this to continue diversifying into growth areas like analytics consulting and tech implementation

    Boston Consulting Group2019-12-10
  9. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, challenging work, & high impact work

    Cons

    Lots of long hours and ambiguous problems

    Boston Consulting Group2019-11-05
  10. "Great Place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is very and you get an amazing network

    Cons

    High intensity of work means a fast burn out for many

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    Boston Consulting Group2019-10-28

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