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Minuses

2016

"Long hours and uncertainty between cases."
Consulting, Graduate, London
"Long hours working as a consultant."
Entry level, London
"Occasional late nights."
Consulting, Graduate, London
"Long hours and at times high pressure."
Consulting, Midlevel, London
"Can be long hours, but this is very case dependent."
Graduate, London
"Long hours can be a challenge. The job is very stressful as you're so exposed, so you need to be confident in your own skin and be able to speak up. Expectations are high as everyone is so switched on. You're basically surrounded the whole time by the smartest people you'll ever meet, which is amazing but also a challenge."
Consulting, Graduate, London

2015

"The long and unpredictable hours can be a drawback."
Graduate, London
"You can often find yourself working fairly long hours."
Graduate, London
"At times, the hours can be long at BCG, while high expectations can make work stressful at times."
Entry level, London
"The variable and unpredictable hours can make it difficult to maintain a good work/life balance."
Graduate, London
"There can be unpredictable clients, and some long and somewhat stressful days."
Graduate, London
"There can be quite a lot of pressure to perform which means my stress levels at work can be high."
Entry level, London

2014

"Hours can be unpredictable."
London
"Long hours. Pressure."
London
"Unpredictable work/life balance."
London
"Limited protection in terms of work/life balance - and can be unpredictable depending on the project/partner/client; minimal ability to influence staffing decisions at a junior level."
London
"My work/life balance is not terrible overall (it is better than friends in Magic Circle law or banking) but it can be unpredictable and spiky."
London
"Working hours. Lack of control over your working location but that's to be expected with a Consulting career. Unpredictability."
London

2013

"Unpredictable working patterns; some time spent 'on the bench' when you have little experience."
London
"Uncertainty where next project will be."
London
"Never-ending expectations of perfection."
London
"Unpredictable hours."
London
"Erratic working hours."
London
"Long hours during the week (weekends are pretty much protected though)."
London
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