BCG Digital Ventures Reviews

Updated 27 May 2020

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3.8
67%
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BCG Digital Ventures Global Managing Partner Stefan Gross-Selbeck (no image)
Stefan Gross-Selbeck
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work with many competitive/smart people across many disciplines(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great people, built like a startup(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can work long hours during key points of a venture which can be exhausting(in 11 reviews)

  • "There have been only a few real success ventures to come out from DV(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Fast paced, world leading innovation"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 and learn. Room for you to be creative and take responsibility. Good promotional paths.

    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
  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - As an engineer you get to experience many different technologies since every project is different - Flexibility in learning and lots of opportunity to skill up - Work with many competitive/smart people across many disciplines - Work on 'consulting' skills as an engineer - Work with the biggest companies - Really good work flexibility - Great travel perks

    Cons

    - Feels like you're building POCs and MVPs most of the time - Teaming issues can arise since teams form and disband all the time on different projects - Some projects can seem pointless/directionless - Tensions can arise due to setting unreasonable expectations/scope

    BCG Digital Ventures2019-11-25
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Super expensive digital agency for big corporates"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BCG Digital Ventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Other than perks.. nothing i can think of

    Cons

    - The leadership is a bunch of sales people who have no clue about engineering culture. It is all about money and getting the big clients. - Build a software for presentation purpose to impress their clients only. Mainly for sales pitches - Unhealthy working hours due to not achievable goals set by no engineering background. - No respect, lack of transparency and lots of politics - Need to win a lucky dip to get people who are professional otherwise you end up working with teenagers.

    BCG Digital Ventures2019-10-19
  4. Helpful (14)

    "Engineering"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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). - After years of feedback and reiterations on the same topic, engineering is still treated as a second-class cohort in the organisation. - High rotation and low retention rate of employees (unrelated to co-founding opportunities mentioned in the Pros). - All the downsides of being backed by a solid corp such as restrictions "nobody knows why" often limiting the process of innovation. - We are too expensive for most prospect customers, resulting in extended bench time which also results in even sillier internal projects.

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

    "BCG Digital Ventures Review"

    4.0
    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
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unique in the market"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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    BCG Digital Ventures2018-04-16
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Exciting workplace, but lacking diversity"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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

    "Inspiring place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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
  9. Helpful (1)

    "DV"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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    BCG Digital Ventures2018-03-04
  10. "Great on-boarding at BCG Digital Ventures, Sydney"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Strategic Designer in Sydney
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    see my email to the team: Hi All, You are awesome. This was a really good recruiting/new starter experience. Approachable, well structured, coherent messaging and info across all levels and welcoming. Not to mention the good food and helpful goodies. Special thanks to my on-boarding buddy - Great insights from a long time DVer. I’m excited to be part of the show and can’t wait to get thrown into the cold water with my first Venture.

    Cons

    Nothing yet - Only two weeks in.

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    BCG Digital Ventures2018-01-23
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