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4.4 of 5 stars (917 Ratings)

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BRUTAL, Hostile, INEPT, and corrupt driving off a bleeding money cliff

1.0 of 5 stars

December 2017 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Many locations in some key tech center locations, some smart people,

Downers

Organizations are social and cultural structures that ultimately reflect the people inside. This place is a text book example of competency without comprehension. There may be many “engineers” with many years of experience but its staggering how these people in key tech center cities can’t function professionally enough to contribute to any kind of product execution. The MO is that they are so sure they are better or smarter than the next person (or any outsider) despite incredible gaps in knowledge, skills and processes outside of their immediate spheres. Deaf, dumb a blind to reality they relentlessly and aggressively trip over their own egos - classic example of Dunning Kurger. This is a recipe for chaos and the culture is about as toxic as it gets. The primary behavior is fear, they all align to a hierarchical pecking order and compete in faking expertise and competing in sycophancy. The hostility I experienced over a short amount of time makes these the worst clients/colleagues I have witnessed in my 10+ year career across multiple industries.
I was a contractor over a period of time to bring a product to life working with team members in offices in Chicago. Seattle and San Francisco. My meetings largely consisted of hours and hours of calls and even in person sessions where multiple people would loudly talk over each other, and contradict each other endlessly. The one who wins the room only does so because eventually someone relented. It was grotesquely absurd.
If you tried to wrangle the room, the misunderstandings, or manage these poor communication habits they absolutely got belligerent and retaliated. They tried to find ways to be as belittling as possible, even it it clearly is a set back to any established shared project goal. Any new person or outsider had to be put in their place never mind the progress or key information that had to be gathered in order to actually move forward on a critical task. Deaf, dumb and blind to reality - there is no sense of basic collaboration or cooperation anywher

Comments

An average interaction showed a complete lack of dignity, a barrage of rude, insulting and disrespectful comments, pointless interruptions, and unrealistic demands. Perpetuating this, including witnessing and ignoring it, is shameful and abusive behavior, creates a hostile environment and is poison in any group scenario. Its very toxic and ugly and the fact this has gone on so long is astounding.
Its really embarrassing to consider that these people charge exorbitant amounts of money to consult anyone on their business, technology or innovation needs. All they know how to to do is talk up each others expense accounts and all the expensive flights and restaurants they go to on company dime. They can’t and don’t actually execute on anything because there is no follow through and that skill and expertise just isn’t there. In addition to taking up their expenses, abusing vendors with arbitrary and chaotic daily demands seems to be their competitive sport. They spend so much energy talking in circles and getting caught up in a false sense of superiority. All ego and ZERO substance.
There are mission goals on the front door. Its truly laughable superficial propaganda that clearly no one is actually held to, understands or cares about. There is absolutely no leadership and no ethics - only petty political posturing - ineptitude competing for visibility, bloated bonuses and expense accounts, taking credit for other peoples work and so much fear. This place is ugly, hostile, abusive and needlessly brutal, just like its people.
They need to seriously reconsider who they are hiring and if they are truly capable of a task outside of falling in line to big fish politics and delusions of relevance and not a drop of competence. Its a cycle of failure and they totally deserve it.

Life changing.

5.0 of 5 stars

Partner in Retail & Consumer Goods | San Francisco, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The fact that every day I wake up, I have the opportunity to help our clients through the most difficult and challenging questions they face side-by-side with amazing colleagues.

Downers

Top-tier consulting is not for everyone. You don't get the privilege to coach executives through the most difficult decisions they face without having to make some sacrifices along the way (either through travel, long hours, high intensity, or all of the above). But most of the folks who stick with this job for the long-term will tell you the sacrifices are more than worth it considering the impact we've had on business and the relationships we've built along the way.

Comments

No matter who you are, there is no better place than BCG if you want a top-tier strategy consulting experience.

BCG RULES

4.9 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Energy & Utilities | Minneapolis, MN | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Flexibility and amazing client work

Downers

sometimes demanding hours

Amazing, challenging, international experiences problem-solving with the best and the brightest

4.9 of 5 stars

Executive in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals | Minneapolis, MN | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Firm culture, prestige, and challenging problem-solving

Downers

Travel and work-life balance can be bad if not managed appropriately

Love life while opening the door to opportunity.

5.0 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Retail & Consumer Goods | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people, mentorship, and connections to last a lifetime. Highly prestigious, so exit options aplenty. Firm truly pushes to make job sustainable so it can keep top employees.

Downers

Being away from home more often than I would like.

Comments

Definitely the #1 firm for someone considering management consulting. Strong emphasis on work-life balance, and excellent mentorship. Combination of fun culture, high-profile clients, and prestige.

BCG: Driving impact in business & life

4.8 of 5 stars

Experienced in Strategy | Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Professional development

Downers

Turnover

A creative, intelligent, passionate community committed to solving client problems and supporting each other's success

4.9 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Retail & Consumer Goods | Dallas, TX | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The community of people

Brilliant and interesting colleagues, challenging work, one-of-a-kind learning opportunity.

4.9 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Strategy | Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Brilliant and interesting colleagues, challenging work, amazing learning opportunities

Downers

Hours can sometimes be long but not unexpected!

Work with impact, where people have your back

5.0 of 5 stars

Experienced in Media & Telecommunications | Los Angeles, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Firm culture, commitment to lifestyle, fantastic vision and initiatives to support

Downers

Still a consulting job / client services

Experienced in Government/Public Sector

4.9 of 5 stars

Dallas, TX | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people

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