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BCG Digital Ventures Reviews

Updated 23 Jul 2019

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4.2
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Stefan Gross-Selbeck
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people, you will learn a lot(in 8 reviews)

  • "BCG Digital Ventures provides a unique experience and is the best choice when you want to challenge the world as it is(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard work, long hours, stressful but helpful team(in 8 reviews)

  • "There have been only a few real success ventures to come out from DV(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BCG Digital Ventures for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people. Learnt a lot in short period of time

    Cons

    None I can think of

    BCG Digital Ventures2019-04-29
  2. Helpful (12)

    "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Amazing company mission focused on building and launching startups. - Potential opportunity to join a startup we build as #1 co-founding engineer. - Above market comp package, benefits and healthy perks. Cool office space. - All the good sides of being backed by a solid corp (BCG $$$). - Work culture highly favourable of extroverts (if you're one).

    Cons

    - Silly projects trying hard to use cool tech (e.g. all-in-one IoT blockchain serverless ML/AI) without purpose and deep understanding of business needs. - All white male leadership with constant talk about diversity and no concrete follow up. Common pattern: women close to leadership eventually quit. - Wrong approach to tackling diversity (let's only hire women now!) in the most diverse cohort only (engineering). ...

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    Advice to Management

    - Try to understand and improve on why majority of people leave within 1-2 years. - Consider using a portion of our fortune and time to cause a positive social impact. - Stop talking about diversity and review your white male leadership role model. - Promote leadership diversity with different backgrounds, e.g. engineering.

    BCG Digital Ventures2018-11-12
  3. Helpful (2)

    "BCG Digital Ventures Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time

    Pros

    Great team, great resources, great projects

    Cons

    Company needs to sometime push back on clients more to not make DV act like an agency and more like a partnership

    BCG Digital Ventures2018-07-27
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Fast paced, world leading innovation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    We are building products utilising the latest technologies then launching them as startups. If working on the forefront of tech interests you then this is the place you need to be. The pace is fast and exciting, there is definitely ambiguity to navigate so you have to be comfortable with that. Your work mates are at the top of their game in engineering, design, growth and product so you have to want to push yourself...

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    Cons

    Workload can peak at times but there is flexibility to manage this. Having a startup mindset and teaming that with corporates can throw up challenges

    BCG Digital Ventures2018-05-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unique in the market"

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    Current Employee - Lead Venture Architect 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great multi-disciplinary team, great culture with very impressive people throughout the company. You get paid to build and launch businesses from scratch - end to end innovation to start-up and venture capital raising. Great exit opportunities, including going to lead the start-ups you build.

    Cons

    Formal training not as developed as within BCGs consulting practice.

    Advice to Management

    Global training and networking events :)

    BCG Digital Ventures2018-04-16
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Inspiring place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Venture Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work with inspiring people who are skilled in their respective disciplines. Culture is fantastic. Leadership is inspirational, thoughtful and supremely intelligent.

    Cons

    Can work long hours during key points of a venture which can be exhausting.

    BCG Digital Ventures2018-03-16
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Exciting workplace, but lacking diversity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really friendly and inspiring colleagues. True multidisciplinary approach to project work, and a genuine willingness across the company to push boundaries and innovate. Also great learning and development opportunities, and a clear and well considered personal growth program.

    Cons

    Unequal gender split at the upper levels of the company, and within some project teams and cohorts.

    Advice to Management

    ensure that gender is considered when assembling project teams, and create space for female leaders and decision makers at the top

    BCG Digital Ventures2018-03-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "DV"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time

    Pros

    Amazing talent and huge ambition

    Cons

    Start-up challenges of fast growth

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the mission

    BCG Digital Ventures2018-03-04
  9. "Fantastic experience as a Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BCG Digital Ventures for less than a year

    Pros

    – Everyone is very easy to get along with and the work atmosphere is great – Co-workers are all on the ball so you have to challenge yourself to keep up – The hours are very flexible. People don't mind if you have to come in late or leave early if you make it up later as long as you make sure you achieve the goals that you have set for yourself – There is a constant push to keep learning and using new technologies...

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    Cons

    – The flexibility in hours can also be a con if the client's demands become overbearing. I did not experience this myself but it does happen. – The office was starting to become a bit cramped but they are quickly expanding to a new office space so I doubt it will remain an issue

    BCG Digital Ventures2018-03-04
  10. "People & Talent Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - People & Talent Coordinator in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BCG Digital Ventures for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing People who do Amazing Work and go out of their way to make you feel like part of the team. Such a great experience working here!

    Cons

    I didn't experience any cons

    BCG Digital Ventures2018-03-02
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