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Updated 18 February, 2018
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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
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Pros
  • Steep learning curve but everyone is willing to help you along the way as long as one makes the effort and have the right attitude (in 74 reviews)

  • PTO" program baked in to cases to help proactively address work-life balance & other case experience issues (in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • High degree of travel; Low work life balance (in 360 reviews)

  • Long hours, as per the rest of the industry (in 293 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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


  3. "Excellent development opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Elite management consulting firm"

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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

    - 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


  6. "Former Consultant - Loved BCG"

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

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

    Pros

    Exceptional leadership, many opportunities to grow and build new skills as projects change every 3-6 months, worked with incredibly intelligent people who really challenged me

    Cons

    Travel can be challenging - need to think if this is right for you.


  7. "Good experience, build your skills"

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    Former Employee - Project Leader in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, truly a global company, gives you exposure to multiple practice areas and industries

    Cons

    Very bad work life balance, at times career is dependent on the your partners liking you. You are under constant pressure to get partners to like you and end up doing lot of unnecessary work

    Advice to Management

    Thing about work life balance , beyond just taking cosmetic steps like PTO. Think about ways to actively manage stress among employees, especially after you have investment 4-5 years in an employee


  8. "Principal"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Novelty, variety of projects. Possiblity to transfer to foreign offices

    Cons

    Travel (out 4 days a week usually), long hours


  9. "Bad Bonus Structure"

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    Former Employee - Project Leader in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good people. Fun environment overall

    Cons

    Too many hours
    Too competitive
    too harsh


  10. "Great place to work for!"

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity
    Great benefits
    Amazing people

    Cons

    Hours can be long (but only at times) so really none..


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    "Amazing place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Associate in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing exposure to large clients and impactful projects

    Cons

    Long hours, very demanding, high stress


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