Successful consultants really do have a passion for the job - the variety of work we do, working through the ambiguity of the clients' issues, the problem solving process, the big changes we can influence. All this offsets the late nights and stress of the job. To some extent, this passion can come out during the interviews - if you're considering applying, try to highlight your genuine interest in solving management issues rather than just proving you can do a case.
Great people, extremely flat culture
Practical solutions. client centric and respect for the individual
Did not have enough scale (which has changed with recent merger with PwC)
Intellectually stimulating, non-routine work, solving client's big problems and having fun with a team with diverse backgrounds
Most flexible of the blue chip strategy firms; genuine respect for people
Scale relative to McK and BCG---Booz lost scale irrecoverably with the split between Booz & Co. and Booz Allen Hamilton