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Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated 19 September, 2018
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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
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Pros
  • "Steep learning curve and exposure to multiple industries and practice areas" (in 81 reviews)

  • "PTO" program baked in to cases to help proactively address work-life balance & other case experience issues" (in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance hard to achieve sometimes" (in 390 reviews)

  • "long hours; travel; difficult if you are low in the totem pole" (in 321 reviews)

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  1. "Strong growth opporunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Lot of learning, challenging work

    Cons

    Hours, but it's part of the consulting game

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Amazing place to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Focus on development, great coworkers, variety in work, chance to make an impact, flexible career options

    Cons

    Long and often unpredictable hours, can be high pressure

  3. "The company offers alot of perks people in the business support team are friendly"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and social interaction

    Cons

    Long hours and stuck up consultants

    Advice to Management

    Better hiring process


  4. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure to different projects. High standard

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of travel, no work life balance


  5. "Excellent development opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    - Strong focus on impact
    - Very interesting and varied work
    - Unparalleled development opportunities
    - Strong collaborative culture

    Cons

    - Challenging work-life balance
    - Lack of diversity, especialy at the senior levels


  6. "Great company - cares about human capital"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    - driven by its people with a focus on development
    - friendly and innovative culture that pushes for development

    Cons

    - strong up or out culture
    - generally seeks A type personalities


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great work, competitive pay, interesting clients

    Cons

    Travel, work / life balance, hours

  8. "Amazing high-impact work and culture"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Emphasis on people development and learning
    - Great collaborative culture and people
    - Impactful projects and challenging problems

    Cons

    - Main issue is the spikey nature of client-service work leading to poor work-life balance
    - High-stress environment and lots of travel
    - Type of work not always interesting depending on what the office is selling


  9. "Excellent development opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Principal in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Tough problems, great colleagues, rich feedback
    - Fantastic collaborative culture focused on getting to the right outcomes for the client
    - Opportunities for growth and taking on new challenges

    Cons

    Work life balance, travel


  10. "Elite management consulting firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    - High impact projects
    - Focused on people development
    - Time-honored apprenticeship model

    Cons

    - Consistently long work hours
    - Consider whether you want to work in a high stress / high stakes environment


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