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Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated 27 October 2014
Updated 27 October 2014
571 Reviews
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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
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Pros
  • Great work life-balance on most days (just make sure you get the right manager) (in 26 reviews)

  • Steep learning curve / Great on the job training (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • There isn't a good work/life balance - you work many hours over your traditional forty (in 125 reviews)

  • Undefined project scope are becoming more common, resulting in long hours of work (in 91 reviews)

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  1.  

    Truly one of the top 10 global consulting firms

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, challenging work to keep you passionate about your work, equal opportunity employer. The organisation believes in and takes good care of its employees.

    Cons

    Management differs in countries. This affects the values and work ethics in several parts of the world. At times negatively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on uniformity throughout the organisation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic People place, but poor worklife balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Smart People
    Interesting Challenging Work
    Low on Politics
    Good office environment, supporting system
    Compensation in line with top consulting firms
    Great Brand

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor
    Traveling- is sometimes excessive
    Yield loss- work lost because people werent aligned or clear can be high
    None of these are BCG specific, you would find the same challenge in a Mck (or Bain)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structural challenge on work life, but try and create some metrics to see that it is as optimized as can be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to learn and grow!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Phenomenal opportunities to work with senior members in client teams and learn business problem solving
    Sharp and driven colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not very good for most times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    very poor work culture, extremely hierarchical place and questionable ethical practices

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    strong brand name that allows one to quit after 1.5-2 years to do something more meaningful

    Cons

    very poor work culture with extremely poor and ill prepared employees in people/team management roles
    extremely hierarchical organization where dissenting with seniors who have a know-it-all attitude is career suicide
    some people have very dodgy business practices like habitually making false claims and lying to clients and colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop relying on the strong international brand name to draw in people desperate to survive for 2 years no matter what to get the brand name on their resumes, do something to actually make the place worth their hard work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good pay and lots of work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Enthusiastic people, great culture to learn. Awesome canteen and relaxing zones in the office.

    Cons

    Work can be hectic and take away a lot from your life. May have to work on weekends even though it is discouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership can look at better & clearer design of intern's responsibilities on a project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting times

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group as an intern

    Pros

    -Very nice people, lots of support available for any kind of work
    -Friday clinics
    -Working in a team was a lot of fun
    -Expenses covered
    -Great compensation

    Cons

    -People whined A LOT about the lack of work life balance
    -Lots of travel, obviously
    -Exit opportunities seem to be a bit oversold
    -Major cost cutting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax a bit

  8.  

    Toughest experience of my life, but learned a lot!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learn quantitative tools
    Present in internal meetings and develop relationships with clients
    Given a lot of responsibility and ownership
    Network with other employees
    Treated like an Associate

    Cons

    Not impressed my intern training
    High expectations
    VERY long hours: Pulled multiple all-nighters
    Sometimes busy work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure there is atleast two interns are paired on the same case!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfied with the policies & culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Work culture & people are fantastic

    Cons

    Salary could be more than current

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent, could not have asked for more!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal in New Delhi
    Current Employee - Principal in New Delhi

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, very smart people, best of the best!

    Cons

    Nothing comes to the mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning, great networking, poor work-life balance, increasing office politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good exposure to top management in client firms

    Cons

    Bad work life balance. Too many lateral recruitment at PL/PL+ levels ruining the "BCG culture". Limited support to people who want to transition. Given an option McK is a better bet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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