The Boston Consulting Group

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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2017)
9.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.7 / 10
6.1 / 10
8.8 / 10
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8.0 / 10


  • The culture within the company is very friendly and welcoming.
  • Mentors are friendly, nurturing and approachable.
  • Progression opportunities are clear and straightforward.


  • Hours are long and at times unpredictable.
  • The level of work early on may be intimidating to some.
  • The quality of work can vary based on your case requirements.

What insiders say about...

"Practise case studies and prepare interesting, unique and impressive stories to share..."

"Teamwork is central to the role and people are generally lovely to work with. The..."

"Great location, dress code is business casual Mon–Thurs and casual on Friday."

"Working hours vary with urgency for work, responsibility and trust. When contact..."

"We are paid adequately for the type of work and hours that we do."

"A free ski trip for new joiners, biannual retreat for the whole office (weekend abroad)..."

"Three rounds of interviews, with one or two interviews in each. Largely case-based..."

"Tell us about your failures."

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

"There is a heavy emphasis on feedback at the firm, for both case work and office..."

"While the backgrounds of those in the hired workforce are similar, such as those..."

"Timescales are set (with some fast-track windows) for promotion, but there are clear..."

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

"A typical day includes analysis of client/research data, drafting PowerPoint decks..."

"The variety of projects and great personal development opportunities."

"My work/life balance is not terrible overall (it is better than friends in Magic..."

"John Legend used to work for us before his music career!"

"High standards, data-driven, efficient."

"I was encouraged to apply by several factors. The outstanding reputation of BCG,..."

"You get two weeks of formal training upon joining, with another week to come later..."

"There has been a significant amount invested by BCG to attract talent from less privileged..."

"More predictable hours."

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