Your Career at The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.
BCG consultants and alumni have an impact worldwide. Not only does BCG have locations around the globe, but BCG alumni are found in practically every sector of the global economy and in a very wide variety of industries. At BCG, consultants work on mission-critical projects that are at the top of clients' agendas. "We have the best people and do the best work when it comes to dealing with highly ambiguous situations and developing customized and impactful solutions for our clients," states one veteran BCG-er.
BCG works with you to meet the demands of your personal life. The firm's policies and culture are specifically designed to help you both work at BCG and be able to start a family, care for loved ones and pursue outside interests. Some options include the part-time opportunities and the ability to move into non-client contact roles when necessary. BCG insiders say that "managers are extremely sensitive to work/life balance" and that the firm focuses on "staffing within the immediate geographic area of each office" Say consultants, "Weekends are sacred."
BCG is known for its culture of feedback and mentoring, from associate through vice president. New BCG consultants are matched with a senior manager or VP in a career development mentoring relationship. Insiders at BCG laud its culture of feedback and its "completely open door policy with partners." BCG also encourages the development of less formal mentor relationships as consultants work closely with senior leadership.
Consultants are immersed in top-level training at BCG from the first few weeks of their arrival. As they progress in their BCG careers, they receive training in managing teams and developing relationships, as well as electronic training models that allow them to access insight on their own time. Once consultants have identified specific areas of interest, further detailed training, including presentations with thought leaders, is available. "I think BCG's commitment to developing people is second to none," raves a project leader.