Booz & Company
3.7 of 5 271 reviews
www.booz.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Booz & Company Reviews in New York City, NY US

Updated Apr 07, 2014
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3.7 50 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Booz & Company CEO Cesare R. Mainardi

Cesare R. Mainardi

(26 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Acquired by Pwc

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

I worked at Booz & Company full-time for more than a year

ProsFew changes during buy and hold period of 1-year

ConsUnknown changes after 1 year

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Booz & Company full-time for more than a year

ProsDo 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.

ConsLack 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.

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Choose your own adventure

Consultant II (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Booz & Company full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople 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.

ConsSometimes 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 Senior ManagementAllow 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.

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

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Great, Creative Experience with Terrific People

Internal Professional (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsVery 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementFollow your own advice on "fitness for growth"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work, smart people

Senior Principal (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsStrong culture, Entrepreneur spirit, Problem Solving

ConsNot global and wants to sell itself

Advice to Senior ManagementStay independent

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

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Good experience, good opportunity

Senior Associate SA3 (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsEntrepreneurial environment
Practice what they preach
Clear and consistent career development

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great management consulting firm

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Booz & Company full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of smart, down-to-earth people

ConsNeeds to do more strategy work in order to break into the tier of McK, Bain, and BCG

Advice to Senior ManagementFolks who leave / asked to leave could be better treated and helped. If they were, alumni would recruit Booz for more projects for their current employers. As it is, Booz alumni are not as fond of Booz -- unlike peers from McK, BCG, and Bain

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

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Excellent but has been a roller coaster!

Senior Associate - SA2 (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGreat client work. People are intelligent but humble.

ConsGovernance structure is little messed up and that leads senior management to take a short term view rather than long term view.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a long term view. Think of the legacy you will be leaving

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

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Overall good company

Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsThe flexibility is good (as good as it can be for a management consulting firm). There are a few formal programs in place (i.e. sabbatical, reduced work schedules).

Also, working with highly intellectual people challenges you all the time, keeps you on your toes and motivated.

ConsCan be reactive versus proactive to market needs.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a step back and look at the potential long term pro's and con's of a decision before making it

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great firm

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsExciting pure strategy work with Fortune 100 clients

ConsWork life balance can be tough

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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

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