Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
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1,421 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people with great work ethic(in 189 reviews)

  • "Worked with smart people in a friendly environment(in 184 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to start career"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great learning, exposure, network, people really care about you

    Cons

    Hours, removed from accountability in decisions

  2. "Great place to start your career"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Smart People, Good Pay, They Care about you

    Cons

    As with all professional services the hours can be long


  3. "Great culture and place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Focus on culture, trying to create work-life balance, everyone I worked with was a nice person to work with

    Cons

    Work-life balance can still be a challenge but firm tries to manage, consulting work can sometimes feel less rewarding given not a stakeholder in recommendations

  4. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Company treats employees with respect Smart people Good pay progression

    Cons

    Cog in a rigid system

  5. COVID-19

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tremendous learning opportunities Colleagues are generally very smart, great team players and cool, interesting people to work with Great comp, top of the line benefits Interesting variety of work

    Cons

    Very high standards can create pressure Hours can be long and unpredictable

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  6. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything that can be great, is great

    Cons

    Hours can get long sometimes

  7. Helpful (1)

    "more work, more money"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    flexible working shedules,equality on basis of gender ,race and releigon

    Cons

    expect you to be perfect

  8. "Best Consulting Firm"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, people, PD opportunities, industry breadth

    Cons

    long hours, cognitively intense work

  9. "Great company, long hours"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with Great benefits Cool offices

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours Difficult to manage your career before you become very senior

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing people, terrible work/life balance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -The people, the thing I missed most -Benefits, corporate perks were really nice -Staff appreciation days (monthly birthday cakes, Admin Appreciate Day, RETREATS) -Every Friday, there were booze, wings and pizza -The work is interesting, you're exposed to different industry sectors if you're placed on different cases at a time -Benefits are amazing, no company out there can beat their benefits plan (unlimited chiro appointments FYI) -BCG is great to have on your resume, keyword: career growth

    Cons

    -Work/life balance is the worst, it will never change to the client-service nature that this company is in and this is why the turnover rate is high (consultants usually stay 2-3 years MAX) -Depending on which partners you support, work can be more fun than others. FI/PIPE sector is the not so fun ones. -Extremely high pressure environment, feedback culture is heavy, not saying it's bad but there are no room to make mistakes and people on your team can be brutally honest at times. If you don't know how to manage all of this, it can greatly affect your mental health and well-being. -Management was terrible, manager often never showed up to the 1:1s or showed 10-15 minutes late for a meeting, not respectful of people's time. Manager would also give admin staff more people to support than what they can handle.

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