The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

4.3 of 5 stars Average Employee Rating (of 29 Employee Reviews)

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3.3 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Strategy
Washington, DC | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

My peers and most of my leaders are amazing


Downers

Our development/advancement processes have become less transparent; the Washington, DC office culture is suffering.


Comments

Ask the questions that get you past the surface answers. Learn how you will be staffed, how to best navigate the culture and what criteria you will be evaluated on. Be prepared to receive good feedback often but have to push for areas for development.


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3.1 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Smart, motivated people. Interesting, challenging work for the most part. Great pay and benefits


Downers

Luck of the draw in terms of who you work with is more important than I would have guessed


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3.3 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Management
Washington, DC | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Comments

You're going to work hard but be reimbursed for it (through compensation and experience).


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3.3 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Strategy
Washington, DC | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Comments

Do practice interviews


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3.3 of 5 stars

Experienced in Strategy
Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


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3.2 of 5 stars

Midlevel
Boston, MA | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Downers

Because consultants don't have one consistent supervisor, mentorship can be difficult to find.


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3.4 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Pharmaceuticals and Health Care
New York, NY | 2011 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

My colleagues


Downers

The hours and travel


Comments

BCG is an amazing place to work, and my colleagues are what I love the most.


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3.4 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Pharmaceuticals and Health Care
Toronto | 2011 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Culture, culture, culture. My best friends are fellow BCGers.


Downers

Hours - can often be higher than advertized.


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3.4 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Management
Minneapolis, MN | 2011 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Comments

Consulting is a demanding career that forces lifestyle tradeoffs.


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3.3 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Management
Washington, DC | 2011 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

The people. You are never going to be around this many fun, smart, awesome people in any other firm. It's what makes the hours and the **** days manageable. We also work with clients from all ranks in their firms, not just focusing our time/effort on the C-suite. I really like working with someone my level (just as much as I like presenting to the CEO) because I know my work is more likely to make an impact when everyone in bought-in. We're not stuck-up.


Downers

The inconsistency of hours / work-life balance from office-to-office. It's well-known that some offices are more conducive to having a life than others and some partners are more sane than others (for lack of a better word). After two projects with crazy partners I know I'll be seeking out the ones with a reputation for achievable standards.


Comments

Seems to vary project-to-project. There is a high level of unpredictability from one project to the next and 6 months could be awesome followed by 3 months that suck.


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