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Updated 19 September 2018
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Pros
  • "Steep learning curve and exposure to multiple industries and practice areas" (in 81 reviews)

  • "PTO" program baked in to cases to help proactively address work-life balance & other case experience issues" (in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance hard to achieve sometimes" (in 390 reviews)

  • "long hours; travel; difficult if you are low in the totem pole" (in 321 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunities to grow and shape your career"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working on the most exciting issues for the top companies in the world: real focus on transformation, digital, growth and enablement

    Cons

    High performing teams and senior clients require total dedication


  2. "Consultant"

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

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional development, project variety, high performing culture

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging

  3. "worthwhile"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great variety
    challenging
    develop very flexible skills

    Cons

    long hours
    stressful
    travelling within australia is not very glamorous

    Advice to Management

    find better opportunities for overseas experience


  4. "An incredible, high talent environment"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Amazing learning and development opportunities. Friendly environment. Able to bring your ‘whole self’ to work.

    Cons

    Long hours, as per the rest of the industry. Travel can get gruelling, but this can be discussed with staffing if you are unable to commute.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    I wish I could find one !!

    Cons

    Worst top level management & horrible place to work !!

    Advice to Management

    Leave..


  6. "Great company but not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with the smartest people in the world. Amazing opportunities and exposure to premium clients and really interesting problems. Lots of travel opportunities (national and international). You learn how to work faster and to a higher quality than you thought possible.

    Cons

    Not for everyone - you have to give up a lot to work here (time with friends and family). You do build amazing relationships with co-workers which makes it perfect for singles or professional couples.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change anything - just help candidates to opt out if they aren't suited to the lifestyle


  7. "Great people, good environement"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Operations in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, the people, the people
    Interesting work, engaging in things that make a difference

    Cons

    Demanding, high performance culture, long hours, lots of travel
    Limited career opportunities in business services team

  8. "BCG associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great training and development opportunities. You get to work on very challenging intellectual problems with some very smart people.

    Cons

    Very little work / life predictability.


  9. "Not for the faint hearted"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning and development experience and you get to work with some brilliant and talented minds

    Cons

    Long hours, high pressure to perform, feedback heavily focused on weaknesses rather than strengths


  10. Helpful (1)

    "IT Project manager"

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

    I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exciting place to work. Decentralized management structure allows for creativity, ownership and freedom
    See something you can improve or automate - go ahead and do it.

    Cons

    - Geographically disperse, time-zone calculation can be a nightmare.
    - cumbersome decision making process.
    - Too much time spent trying to figure out who's responsible for what.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Don't create too many layers of management.
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