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Updated 23 March 2019
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  • "breadth of work / projects offer steep learning curve" (in 89 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance (BST side) is great" (in 78 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (30)

    "Fantastic workplace"

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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"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

  3. "Bcg"

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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

    Culture , projects, learning, growth, salary

    Cons

    Work hours, less travel, autonomy


  4. "Very professional"

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    Former Employee - Principal in London, England
    Former Employee - Principal in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    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 (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


  6. "Wonderful company"

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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

    Great people
    Lots of fun
    Learning & development

    Cons

    Promotion too slow
    Internal operations not efficient


  7. "Go & join a technology company where business margins, salaries & benefits are better"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (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 and difficult to obtain at BCG

    It is a multi level marketing business; Think like Amway

    You will typically not read a bad word about BCG given they spend so much time on marketing and managing the press

    Partners can earn decent money, but the rest get under paid relative to market

    10 -20 years ago this used to be a good brand to work at. Now better opportunities at startups or tech companies

  8. "Consultant"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, high level of impact, quick career progression

    Cons

    Lots of travel, long working hours


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people and great team

    Cons

    Long working hours but manageable


  10. "Amazing time with brilliant colleagues. Bad work-life balance"

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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

    Great team of people
    Usually interesting work
    Learnt a lot from those around me
    Travelled to interesting places
    Can I say great people again?!

    Cons

    Lots of time wasted on pointless work
    Lack of control on life. Be prepared to pause everything.

    Advice to Management

    Build out working models that allow for more flexibility and control