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Updated 14 August 2014
Updated 14 August 2014
540 Reviews

4.3
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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 25 reviews)

  • You will work with very smart people and learn about different industries (in 47 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance stinks, variability of assignments has some cons (in 113 reviews)

  • Undefined project scope are becoming more common, resulting in long hours of work (in 81 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to learn and grow!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mumbai

    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai

    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
  3.  

    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

    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
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  5.  

    Interesting times

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

  6.  

    Toughest experience of my life, but learned a lot!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst

    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
  7.  

    Satisfied with the policies & culture

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

    Pros

    Work culture & people are fantastic

    Cons

    Salary could be more than current

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent, could not have asked for more!

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    Current Employee - Principal  in  New Delhi
    Current Employee - Principal in New Delhi

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nothing comes to the mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to learn and grow!

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

    Pros

    BCG 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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

    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    good company to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Mumbai

    Pros

    BCG 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]

    Cons

    The 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]

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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