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BCG Digital Ventures Reviews

Updated 7 Jun 2019

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4.4
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95%
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Stefan Gross-Selbeck
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Variety of project working with smart people(in 7 reviews)

  • "Great place to work and start a career(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "There have been only a few real success ventures to come out from DV(in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "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 (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
  2. Helpful (11)

    "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 (1)

    "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
    • 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 (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
    • 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
    • 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 (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
    • 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
    • "Great on-boarding at BCG Digital Ventures, Sydney"

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        Current Employee - Senior Strategic Designer in Sydney
        Recommends

        I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time (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...

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        Cons

        Nothing yet - Only two weeks in.

        Advice to Management

        If FTE growth is continuing at this pace the office will soon get crowded. There should be an interim solution in place if new office space isn't ready to move in soon.

        BCG Digital Ventures2018-01-23
      • Helpful (3)

        "Innovation Consulting"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at BCG Digital Ventures full-time

        Pros

        Nice office space overlooking Sydney Harbour Perks Occasionally good projects Some very good individual contributors

        Cons

        Death by PowerPoint, sticky notes Inflated job titles nobody ever heard of Overconfident in own methodology which is nothing but Office templates Multidisciplinary teams are confused as to their roles and responsibilities

        Advice to Management

        Thinly veiled consulting money grab. Up your game. Claims to hire smart people but then micromanages them

        BCG Digital Ventures2017-10-27
      • Helpful (16)

        "Great people, cool tech, international but....."

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        Former Employee - Former Employee in Sydney
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at BCG Digital Ventures full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Always working with very intelligent people, which is very energising. Global village feel as you are very connected to the rest of DV. Creative office environment.

        Cons

        Don't be fooled, it is basically about digital consulting, money & getting the big clients. Massive burn out & turn over rate both within the cohorts & operations. Like other reviews say, be very aware of the cronyism, empire building and the issues in the operational structure.

        Advice to Management

        More balance for all your people. Come back to creating a rocket ship that is changing the world one cool innovation at a time and make it less about landing the big clients.

        BCG Digital Ventures2017-06-22
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