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Nice place to learn

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Good place to learn professional dynamics and gain experience in different industries. You can also learn a lot in project, stakeholder and scope management
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A lot of hours but you learn a lot

During the week the hours that you work are intense. They expect you to be available at all times. In my projects weekends were sacred and no work. You learn a ton, very good toolkit and problem solving skills. It's a great platform to go to other jobs after due to their brand recognition
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Great office, great learning

BCG is an incredible employer - the benefits and pay are top notch, the people are smart, the work is challenging, exciting and impactful. Philly office is wonderful in particular!
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Good for starting your career

Good place to start your career. High pressure and stress environment and very long hours. Good place for 2-3 years and then move on to a different company
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Great place to launch a career

Always a great place to launch a career. You learn a ton, get exposed to different projects and managers, guarantee a good brand name, and quickly discover what you like and what you don't
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High growth environment

Great people to work with. Demanding and fast paced projects can lead to burn out. However, if you like working on new and challenging projects the learning you get is invaluable.
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Great place to work, but avoid Miami office

ProsBCG promises to invest in their employees' growth & professional development and they 100% deliver. I got tons of feedback, regular reviews, and training at key points within my career trajectory. Everyone who I worked with cared that I was developing and building my skills on a case. Working at BCG was a great way to get exposure to a lot of different industries and project types.ConsThis review does not focus on the standard difficulties consulting (such as occasionally unpredictable client work and long hours), but rather on why I’d suggest applicants specifically avoid Miami and recruit for other offices.To quote a friend of mine in a different office – “I’m really sorry, Miami really doesn’t sound like the BCG I know.”For context, BCG’s model of governance is federalized, placing significant control of operational and management decisions at individual offices. While this is typically a good model, Miami’s leadership has a reputation for being more inflexible than leadership elsewhere in North America. A few major examples:- Against North America policy, leaves of absence denied because they were not solicited 6+ months in advance, even if for mental health of family reasons- Staff discouraged from pursuing staffing assignments with teams outside of Miami – implicit expectation that ever incoming new hire will spend 6+ months in retail. Office leadership literally says “the model does not work when people work for other offices.”- Mobility options are less flexible than those in other offices – need to return to Miami for 12 months after any secondment (other - 
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Tough but mostly worthwhile for a bit

As expected with consulting, crazy hours, no worklife balance, no respect for personal commitments or boundaries. But nowhere will you learn more, be pushed more, and grow more. High reward for a miserable time.
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Productive, constantly changing, transformation in excess

What is the best part of working at the company?medical Benefits and salary is competitive What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Micro management for autonomous positions.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Local office teams about their entire team What is a typical day like for you at the company?Adhoc, new projects daily, constant change and flow of projects
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Love the job, but poorly paid.

Administrative Assistants are poorly paid but everything else is fine. The benefits are great and the company culture is great. Only complaint is the pay with being such a pivotal part of the business.
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Hours are crazy but worth it

The hours are just as crazy as you’re told consulting hours will be! But you learn so much more than you would ever be able to at a similarly entry level job elsewhere. And the pay can’t be beat for a summer internship.
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Great place to work

The ideal place to start your career. I learned so much and met so many smart, fun people that I still call good friends. This is a network that will stay with you your whole career
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Good company, terrible work life balance

Good company, terrible work life balance - good company, good people, interesting work - but the work life balance like in all consulting is absolutely terrible
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Great learning opportunity

enriching. BCG has provided me with an excellent platform to learn, grow, and develop my skills. The company culture is highly professional, and the people are friendly and welcoming. I was amazed by how supportive and cooperative the team is, and everyone is always ready to help and guide each other.Working as an assistant at BCG has given me valuable exposure to various aspects of business operations. I have had the opportunity to work on multiple projects, which has helped me develop my research and analytical skills. I have learned how to manage my time efficiently and prioritize my work to ensure that I meet deadlines. The company provides excellent training and development opportunities that have helped me grow both personally and professionally.However, the only downside to my experience at BCG is the work-life balance. Being a part-time assistant requires a significant amount of commitment, and at times it can be challenging to maintain a healthy work-life balance. It is important to be disciplined and manage your time effectively to ensure that you have enough time for your personal life.
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Good learnings and growth trajectory

Great opportunity to experience various of industry practice areas and functional topics. Great place to build a network of professionals with long lasting relationships
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Great Compensation and Benefits

Pros-Great compensation and benefits-A lot of upward mobility and growth- mentorship - great exit opportunitiesCons- Work life balance is really poor- a lot of hours
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Caring, compassion, intelligence -

I've been working for 40+ years at many many different companies. I have to say that BCG is the best so far - great people, supportive environment, good work/life balance, great benefits, continuous encouragement to grow, explore, prosper.
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Amazing, superb.

Since i have joined everything seems very amazing, one of the best companies to work with.There are many activities apart from work which will keep you engaged. Hybrid work environment.


Free Cafteria, best work life balance, hybrid work culture, healthy work environment.


Can't think of any specific as of now.
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A company that keeps their employees needs at the forefront

Great company with amazing working culture and benefits! The offices are amazing with all the snacks, fruits and beverages made available to you at any time. There are many opportunities for growth at the company too. I've noticed that if you are working at GSB/BST there isnt an up or out culture so there is less pressure to get promoted. Leadership is also extremely inclusive. They keep their employees needs at the forefront. I only wish the company was a bit more agile. Apart from this, I couldn’t find a better company!


Work culture, benefits, people centric!


work-life balance
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Inclusive community with myriad opportunities for advancement

It seems cliché to say that our company culture is what stands out to me, but it's true. I have made some of my very closest friends at BCG and I feel so supported in both my work and my personal life. I feel like I am learning new things and growing in my career every single day, and there are so many opportunities for continued learning and personal growth in formal trainings, mentorships programs, guest speaker series, and health and wellness programs. I am surrounded by some of the smartest and most innovative people in the world, and it's truly a global company and culture. For example, I transferred from Atlanta to London through BCG's excellent mobility program and I have developed extremely close relationships (and friendships) with people from SO many different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences that I would have likely never crossed paths with otherwise -- and resulting in an incredible diversity of perspectives. I feel proud to work for a company that aligns with my values, is uniquely positioned to help make a positive difference in the world, and has a leadership team that strives to put people first. For example, during the pandemic, our global, regional, and local leaders were extremely transparent from the outset and took every precaution to protect jobs, give people flexible options, disseminate generous stipends and extra bonuses as soon as the economic outlook improved, and also provide unique opportunities for employees and their families to learn about the benefits of the vaccines (e.g., extremely informative webinars with government officials and pharmaceutical - 


INCREDIBLE benefits package, opportunities to transfer to other offices, global community, opportunities to change your career within BCG


Competitive nature of the industry
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Productive place to work

Top company thoroughly focused on your learning and development. Your superiors will always push you to be better. You will become very structured in your thinking and a be a better person for it


Huge learnings, good pay


Long hours
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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.2 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.9 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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