Boston Consulting Group Reviews

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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 / challenge (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • There isn't a good work/life balance - you work many hours over your traditional forty (in 126 reviews)

  • Undefined project scope are becoming more common, resulting in long hours of work (in 94 reviews)

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  1. Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

    Pros

    Great place to work in India

    Cons

    Poor work life balance & case locations

  2. Senior Associate

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great learning experience, smart co-workers, engaging work and good exposure early up in meeting the CXOs in the first year of work itself

    Cons

    Long hours, unpredictable work environment, weekend work and travel

    Advice to Management

    Great company overall. But need to bring more predictability in work-life for employees

  3. Assocaite

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    Former Employee - Associate in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Associate in Mumbai

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best people both professional and outside of work
    Helpful environment where everyone helps you to succeed

    Cons

    Work life balance could take a hit

    Advice to Management

    None

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Don't join the knowledge team

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New Delhi
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New Delhi

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Decent Salary
    - Fantastic Office

    Cons

    - Average work in analytics
    - Consultants don't understand that doing analyses on data takes time hence we have to pull late nighters almost everyday when staffed on a project.. When you are on beach, you have absolutely nothing to do
    - Consultant treat us as a support staff and have no respect for what we do

    Advice to Management

    I understand strategy consulting project are short duration and hence we have to cope-up with that but we are highly underpaid as compared to consultants.So there is no real motive for us to work as hard as they do. Also while hiring please explain this culture clearly otherwise people like me join thinking nothing can wrong as its BCG

  6. Horrible

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    Current Employee - Senior Knowledge Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Senior Knowledge Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, party all the time and excellent perks

    Cons

    Peers are disastrous and work quality is very poor. Tendency to hire individuals at a lower level and a wrong role.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your vision clear before Hiring

  7. Feedback

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    Former Employee - Principal in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Principal in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work witrh most brilliant minds iun industry

    Cons

    Might be hectic for those who compromise with quality

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!

  8. Good experience but need to be cut out for it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting people, get to go to interesting places, exposure to senior leaders

    Cons

    long hours, lack of ownership

  9. Helpful (1)

    Truly one of the top 10 global consulting firms

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Work on uniformity throughout the organisation

  10. Fantastic People place, but poor worklife balance

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    Former Employee - Project Leader in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Mumbai

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Great place to learn and grow!

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    -

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