Boston Consulting Group
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Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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4.1 486 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser

Rich Lesser

(95 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Focus on work-life balance and try to be very family-friendly"
    in 23 reviews
  • "Steep learning curve and diverse experience"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "work-life balance stinks, variability of assignments has some cons"
    in 107 reviews
  • "Undefined project scope are becoming more common, resulting in long hours of work"
    in 75 reviews
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Interesting times

Anonymous Employee (Former 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 Senior ManagementRelax a bit

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Toughest experience of my life, but learned a lot!

Summer Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at Boston Consulting Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsLearn 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

ConsNot impressed my intern training
High expectations
VERY long hours: Pulled multiple all-nighters
Sometimes busy work

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure there is atleast two interns are paired on the same case!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Satisfied with the policies & culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

ProsWork culture & people are fantastic

ConsSalary could be more than current

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent, could not have asked for more!

Principal (Current Employee)
New Delhi

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

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

ConsNothing comes to the mind

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to learn and grow!

Principal (Current Employee)
New Delhi

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBCG places a lot of emphasis on personal growth and that is great. Work is interesting, exciting and requires thinking and action. Being successful requires one to think of being a leader.

ConsTravel can be a challenge, but that is part of a consultants life

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsVery good exposure to top management in client firms

ConsBad 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good company to work.

Associate Consultant (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBCG is a top employer of recent graduates from MIT,[14] Harvard Business School,[15] Cambridge University,[16] Oxford University,[17][18] Stanford Business School,[19] London Business School,[20] and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.[21] The firm also attracts a number of Rhodes Scholars and Marshall Scholars. In 2012, newly recruited undergraduate and graduate BCG hires earned a total compensation (salary plus all bonuses) of up to $100,000 and $195,000, respectively.[22][23]

ConsThe experience curve illustrates that the more often a task is performed the lower will be the cost of doing it. The task can be the production of any good or service. Each time cumulative volume doubles, value-added costs (including administration, marketing, distribution, and manufacturing) fall by a constant and predictable percentage.
BCG founder, Bruce Henderson, expounded the implications of the experience curve for strategy.[26] BCG research concluded that because relatively low cost of operations is a very powerful strategic advantage, firms should capitalize on these learning and experience effects.[27]

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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High impact work, well respected in the industry

Consultant (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

ProsGreat set of projects
Very high degree of investment in people development
Great base pay

ConsExcess workload
Lots of time wasted in non value adding activities
Slightly lower bonuses

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to reduce pressure on working teams

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Quality work and good work culture

Project Leader (Current Employee)
Delhi

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

ProsWork with the best minds on things that matter - actual impact on ground, interacting with CxOs, greatly respected by everyone

ConsBad work-life - 12 hours a day is minimum and that too stressful 12 hours. Intensive travelling monday to friday - all year long

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Senior Specialist (Current Employee)
New Delhi

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

ProsBCG culture is really good

ConsWork life balance is little difficult

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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