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Roland Berger Reviews

Updated 15 Nov 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Roland Berger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, high level of responsibility at all levels, great brand, one of the best work-life balances in the consulting industry, not much travel required

    Cons

    High focus on due diligence work (but this is changing). Some projects can be demanding and make it difficult to plan social life in advance (but not worse than other consulting companies and there is also some level of flexibility)

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on expanding into additional industries

    Roland Berger2019-08-09
  2. "Long hours, no flexibility and bad staffing"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roland Berger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great brand, incredibly smart people, good learning curve, great exit opportunities across PE, Corporates, Startups . Headhunters will contact you everyweek for top exits.

    Cons

    Terrible managers, no HR, no flexibility, still unclear on the staffing policy only thing clear is no interest in consultant interests or career growth. Lot of difference between offices between culture and career opportunities. London is focused on DDs (80%) and on Aerospace/Industrial. Top clients and brand within these industries (Rolls-Royce, Airbus, KKR, Blackstone).

    Advice to Management

    We are not an investment bank in the 80s. Yelling at staff or ignoring them should not be tolerated. Junior staff churn or dissatisfaction should be reflected in HR and Partners bonuses, otherwise they won´t change anything. Invest in people (not sending them to a training but actually staffing on projects where they can learn and/or are aligned with their career objectives) and don´t burn bridges when they leave.... Copy what McKinsey, BCG, Bain or even RB in other countries are doing

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    Roland Berger2019-06-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Roland Berger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High levels of responsibility even at junior levels Work life balance is good (for a consulting firm) Opportunities for international work Mixture of short and long projects

    Cons

    Heavy focus (in London office, very different in other offices) on Aerospace & Defense/Private Equity work, if this doesn't interest you, you're better off looking elsewhere

    Roland Berger2019-04-04
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start consulting career"

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    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roland Berger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. The work at RB London is extremely varied and always interesting. Our key industries are Aerospace and Private Equity, however there is scope to be involved in practically any industry of your choosing if you are prepared to join an international team. The nature of PE work means you are exposed to a huge variety of different industries with short 2-4 week projects. 2. The London office is small (c. 70 staff... in total) which makes it easy for a new joiner to get to know everyone quickly, which greatly helps calm the settling in nerves! Everyone is very friendly and more than happy to answer your questions. There is also a relatively flat hierarchy, which means higher-ups will listen to your opinions regardless of your rank. This may not be experienced at other consulting firms. 3. Lots and lots of training! Upon joining you are sent for 2 weeks of training with 50 of your international colleagues in the Alps. This is a great way to expand your business network and learn a whole host of hard and soft consulting skills. There are also multiple training sessions each year which involve flying over to Germany for 2-3 days (this time in much smaller groups). 4. The culture (both globally and in the London office) is very positive, and there is a real sense of togetherness within the firm.

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    Cons

    1. Naturally, a smaller office means a smaller direct professional network (however this can be replaced by a much wider international network). 2. If you do not wish to work in Aerospace/PE/Industrials then you may be forced to work more internationally when specialising later in your career.

    Roland Berger2019-03-21
  5. Helpful (2)

    "amazing firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roland Berger full-time

    Pros

    Just love it!!! Love everything about it!!!!

    Cons

    Not much, it is pretty good

    Roland Berger2019-01-22
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn, and incredible culture!"

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

    I have been working at Roland Berger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very smart people, who are all social and up for having a good time too. Consultants are professional without taking themselves too seriously, resulting in a collaborative, pleasant working environment!

    Cons

    Needs to be more emphasis on investing in Roland Berger thought pieces and IP! Brand is still lagging behind its key, US competitors

    Advice to Management

    Work on maintaining relationships with alumni

    Roland Berger2018-11-12
  7. "off-cycle intern"

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    I worked at Roland Berger

    Pros

    If you are interested in automotive, Roland Berger is definitely a great choice for its deep know-how and great client relationships in this industry.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. A lot of talents leave the firm for culture issue and the management.

    Roland Berger2018-10-16
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    "Junior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Roland Berger full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues. Cozy office environment.

    Cons

    Sometime work overtime under pressure on projects

    Roland Berger2018-09-24
  9. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I worked at Roland Berger full-time

    Pros

    Good env and good ppl around

    Cons

    everything seems organized and function well

    Advice to Management

    Better food varieties, please

    Roland Berger2018-04-12
  10. Helpful (2)

    "hard work"

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    Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Roland Berger for more than a year

    Pros

    good people, interesting work, free coke

    Cons

    hierarchical angry partners, long hours

    Advice to Management

    improve the culture

    Roland Berger2018-02-16
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