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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 13 ratings in 2016)
"Supportive, interesting, and performance-focused."
Pros: 
  • Friendly, nurturing and approachable mentors.
  • Excellent training and feedback offered.
  • Progression opportunities are clear and straightforward.
Cons: 
  • Hours are long and at times unpredictable.
  • The work can be high pressure and stressful.
  • The high expectations placed on graduates may be intimidating to some.
Culture
8.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
 
Hours
5.7 / 10
 
Salary
8.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.1 / 10
 
 
Training
8.1 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Mainly case studies. Prepare with practice questions online."

"Friendly, helpful colleagues, who are always willing to help out with questions ranging..."

"The office location is great, but it is beginning to fill up as the company grow..."

"The hours can be long (around 60 hours a week) but there is a lot of flexibility..."

"The salary at the firm is good, and PhDs are rewarded with higher entry level pa..."

"There are a wide variety of perks available while working for BCG. There is an unpaid..."

"Three rounds of two/three interviews and written tests. Case-based questions and..."

"During my interview I was given detailed questions on leadership roles and past experiences...."

"In terms of its carbon footprint, the firm travels by aeroplane a great deal, highlighting..."

"Mentorship and feedback culture are the linchpin of the company and feedback is everything..."

"BCG has scored 100% on the equality index for years."

"It takes about two years per level and you have to perform really quite poorly to..."

"BCG does loads of pro bono work - we give projects away to charities for free."

"The roles and responsibilities within the firm vary a great deal between projects..."

"Amazing people, super smart and fun-loving. Interesting work with great clients."

"Erratic working hours."

"We have 81 offices in 45 countries."

"Open, egalitarian and smart."

"I chose BCG because I thought it would be a great cultural fit for me. I also liked..."

"The best formal and informal training I have ever encountered."

"We have targeted recruiting campaigns as well as partnering with local schools and..."

"More predictable hours."

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