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Updated Mar 22, 2020

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Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser
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  • "Great people and culture; learning(in 161 reviews)

  • "Worked with smart people in a friendly environment(in 160 reviews)

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  1. "Great work environment, strenuous schedule"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The organization really gets behind you to make you successful. They make a number of tools & resources available to help you drive impact which is really great. Smart people, everything is well thought through (flexible employment like time for you, compensation, reviews, etc.)

    Cons

    Little work-life balance. Expect to dedicate all your time working during the week, and recovering during the weekend. Weekend work is rare but happens.

    Boston Consulting Group2019-11-18
  2. "Great Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly collaborative culture - no competition amongst coworkers Very smart and talented people Fantastic learning opportunities in a variety of industries

    Cons

    Work life balance can have large peaks and valleys (typical of consulting) Stress over performing to meet "up or out" promotion system

    Boston Consulting Group2019-10-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great experience, tough work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Staff in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to management. Travel around the world if you want to. Accelerated career path.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance at times. Travel can get overwhelming. Easy to get into either vicious cycles or positive spirals if not mentally prepared.

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    Boston Consulting Group2019-07-18
  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great pay and Good culture

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor

    Boston Consulting Group2019-06-13
  5. "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Work life balance is challenging

    Boston Consulting Group2018-12-11
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and respect for the individual as compared to other regions in which BCG was active

    Cons

    Lots of travel which is difficult to escape

    Boston Consulting Group2018-12-18
  7. "Great place to work"

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    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

    Boston Consulting Group2018-02-16
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing high-impact work and culture"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 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

    - 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

    Boston Consulting Group2018-01-31
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience, build your skills"

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for 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

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    Boston Consulting Group2017-12-26
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Okay"

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     in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent team, engaging projects, supportive management

    Cons

    bad work- life balance, long hours, weekend office

    Boston Consulting Group2017-03-20
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