Booz & Company

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Booz & Company Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
296 Reviews
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296 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent clients and some truly wonderful and very smart people who are great mentors (in 27 reviews)

  • Great people in the Middle East, very weak in the rest of the world (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance depends on project and / or project manager (in 64 reviews)

  • Bad work life balance - Consultants are expected to work long hours and on week-ends (in 33 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Terrible company - avoid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Because resources are so limited, you learn to do a lot yourself, making you more efficient when you leave for a full-service firm with greater support resources

    Cons

    Toxic culture fueled by downward spiral in sales performance and large inferiority complex; employees constantly moaning about the gap between Booz and MBB
    Dishonest leadership team that masked issues
    Rattling lay-offs of large group of new undergraduate intake (~40% of undergrad hires just 6 mos into their careers were fired)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be humble; PwC might not have a great brand, but they've grown a large organization and I presume foster a better culture. Learn from them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Talented, smart people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate SA1 in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate SA1 in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting clients and projects. Smart project team members. Challenging in a good way. Is a great way to set up long term career in terms of compensation and interesting job opportunities.

    Cons

    Work / life balance is very challenging. As much as seniors want to put programs in place to better this, it remains challenging. The projects are demanding and require more than standard industry hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively listen to feedback from juniors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    in one word i should say it's great .................and awesome service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internet Jobs in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Internet Jobs in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Booz & Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    love to stay with this trusted company bcz lots of good reviews i see and got high perfomance from there. thanks

    Cons

    would love to do the challenging marketing jobs always

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to concentrated to create new updated system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall good but....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transaction Processing in Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Transaction Processing in Parsippany, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Booz & Company as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back. Everyone works well together. Upper management seems to be stressed all the time. Non-client facing staff seems to be happier.

    Cons

    I am a little impatient but I feel as if my talents are not being put to good use. I have an accounting degree and they have me processing basic work. I have spoken but it seems like my enthusiasm is worth nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask employees what they want to do. Ask them how they would like to advance.

  6.  

    Acquired by Pwc

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    Former Employee - Associate I in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Associate I in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Few changes during buy and hold period of 1-year

    Cons

    Unknown changes after 1 year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Some people are fantastic, others are stuck in the past.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Booz & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Do important work for big companies. If you find a senior person to take you under his/her wing, you can carve your own path. Some opportunity for international experiences for those interested.

    Cons

    Lack of pride in the brand among staff due to second-tier perception. Mergers over the past years have created tension in the organization, though the Katzenbach merger in particular was a plus.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Choose your own adventure

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant II in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant II in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are smart, humble, generally kind, and very hardworking. There are lots of opportunities for you if you take the initiative and are very proactive in seeking out projects and connections at the firm. Younger members of the team are often allowed to take on exception amount of responsibility.

    Cons

    Sometimes the chain of command is too loosely structured and people at all levels are lost scratching their heads (esp. on a project with weak partners). "Up or on" system does not select for good leadership -- it selects for hard workers and crowd pleasers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow Booz to take on more of an identity of its own. Let people be themselves and loosen up the appraisal system to focus more on how people contribute to the identity of Booz and a positive work environment rather than only on how much they please clients. This will allow us to build a sense of identity and comaraderie that will ultimately improve our work and client relationships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great, Creative Experience with Terrific People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Professional in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Internal Professional in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good collaborators.
    Opportunity for creative thinking, and diversity of views is rewarded.
    People have a distinctive view of how to create value in companies.
    There are some powerful events and gatherings that generate very distinctive knowledge.

    Cons

    The viability of the firm's future is uncertain.
    There is never enough money to invest in the infrastructure the firm needs.
    We are just learning how to bring difficult issues to the surface.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your own advice on "fitness for growth"

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work, smart people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture, Entrepreneur spirit, Problem Solving

    Cons

    Not global and wants to sell itself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay independent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience, good opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate SA3 in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate SA3 in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Booz & Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment
    Practice what they preach
    Clear and consistent career development

    Cons

    Struggles to consistently hold an identity in the market
    Some partners less interested in supporting staff than others

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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