At The Boston Consulting Group, Inc., 95 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 939 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.66. It was published on Sep 4, 2015. 91700 Visitors

What Employees Say

We have special and unique benefits here.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
Management is competent at running the business.

What They Do

We asked The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are a management consulting firm specializing in business strategy and general management. Two-thirds of our clients rank among the Fortune 500, and we also work with mid-sized companies, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies.

About this Company

Website: US Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts
US Sites: 21 Major Locations: Boston, MA; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; Dallas, TX
US Employees: 3023 Employees worldwide: 7738
Founded: 1963 Industry: Professional Services

BCG Case Team Setting

Perks and Programs

We asked The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Individualized Career and Professional Development: At BCG, we provide unparalleled growth opportunities through the philosophy of "One BCG – Many Paths."  We empower each of our team members to live the BCG journey differently - from staffing assignments, geographic mobility programs, secondments, extensive training, mentorship, coaching, and a feedback-based career development infrastructure supporting them throughout all stages of their career.  Examples of this include our Ambassador Program which offers consulting cohorts the opportunity to live abroad and work in another BCG office for one year, and our Social Impact Secondments Program which offers one year assignments with our global partner organizations.  
  • On-Demand Virtual Learning: Our online LAB (Learning at BCG) portal gives staff a 24/7 point of access to over 1400 self-directed learning resources from our 20-plus practice areas and global initiatives, as well as programs to develop problem solving, analytical, communication, leadership and client skills. LAB is both information-rich and user friendly, rendering it an invaluable tool with which our staff can self-direct their learning needs in real time. State-of-the-art upgrades are planned for LAB this year to provide an even richer learning experience, including mobile access to learning content and a more effective blended learning offering. The LAB portal also gives managers and advisors the ability to recommend LAB resources to their teams, enabling differentiated learning for an individual's or a project's specific needs.
  • Industry-leading Benefits Package: BCG provides very generous employee benefits. Without paying any monthly premium, all BCG employees, regardless of role or tenure, receive comprehensive health care coverage with an average co-pay of $5 or less. Under this health care plan, emergency room visits are even free. Benefits include access to U.S. board-certified doctors who can treat many medical issues by phone or video 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the same co-pay of $5 per consultation.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Networks: Diversity is one of our core founding values. We believe a richness of viewpoints, along with diversity of thought, expertise, experience, and backgrounds, are fundamental to our success.  For example, our Growing Future Leaders, Bridge to Consulting and Externship programs provide internships, training and scholarships to help develop and support top talent within the Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latino populations. These groups are currently under-represented in the executive ranks, boards of directors and in consulting.  We also provide mentorship, development and support to female, LGBT, ethnically-diverse, and veteran staff members through our networks.
  • Celebration and Affiliation: Developing deeply personal, meaningful connections to other BCGers and to the firm itself is a defining part of our success. For example, In July this year BCG North America and the New York office hosted the BCG Worldwide Soccer Tournament in Brooklyn, NY. Over 300 BCGers from across North America and Europe fielded 30 teams to compete to be crowned the BCG World Champions. In addition, U.S. offices hold an all-staff weekend retreat every 1-2 years, where staff, spouses, significant others, and children are invited for a festive weekend of fun and relaxation.


100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
20 hours Weekly hours at which part-timers receive health care coverage


  • 401(k) or 403b plan
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Deferred profit-sharing plan


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Weight watchers meetings
BCG Office Retreat


26 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment 40 days Paid leave for adoptive parents


  • Paid sabbaticals
  • Flexible schedule (90% use it)
  • Job sharing (1% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (1% use it)
  • Elder care resources
  • Unpaid sabbaticals
  • Telecommute option (15% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (1% use it)
  • Lactation room(s)


  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments


  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Flu shots
BCG Worldwide Soccer Tournament 2



How to Get Hired

We asked The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

BCG is growing across all practices and all functional areas. We are seeking a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and there is no specific prior expertise required. We look for smart, curious individuals who have the drive, passion and humility to be in client service and who will embrace the BCG culture and thrive within it. Candidates need to have strong interpersonal, leadership, communication, and analytical skills, as well as the ability to focus on the truth that we believe exists in any business problem. In a summary, we are looking for people with drive and passion to help our clients and BCG succeed.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

A strong prospective employee will not only offer solutions to the problem at hand during an interview, but will also demonstrate a natural curiosity to explore other related issues and opportunities. Strong candidates are genuine and are able to communicate what makes them unique and how they will contribute to our culture. 

Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

There are multiple rounds of interviews, and the candidate will meet with several people in each round. Candidates are asked to discuss a business case that is a simulation of our actual work. It is important to familiarize oneself with the format of the interviews as it is not a personality interview only but also a case interview.

The best preparation is familiarizing oneself with the format of the interview well enough to be comfortable, and then be ready to think on one’s feet, engage with the interviewer, and have a dynamic conversation.  To ensure candidates are well prepared for our rigorous interview process, BCG provides a variety of interview preparation tools and guidance, including those found at

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

This year we plan to expand hiring across job categories, industries, practice areas and geographic locations to support our continued growth.  We look for candidates from a variety of education and industry backgrounds with drive and passion to help our clients succeed.  In addition to new consultants, we have ambitious targets for 2015 across many pieces of our business including expert hiring, Technology Advantage, Business Services Staff, Principals and Project Leaders.

BCG Digital Ventures (DV) has created strategic partnerships with the world's leading companies to create disruptive digital platforms. In doing so, DV doubled its size within the US in the last year and expanded rapidly internationally. We're continuing to look for talent at all levels from college graduate to experienced industry executive across all functions. In addition, BCG is looking to hire further talent across all levels into Platinion, BCG's in-house IT consulting and risk management services subsidiary.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

BCG’s online presence is an accessible way for candidates to learn more about us. Our redesigned website,, houses information about our work, global presence, people, publications and latest news. Our social media presence is another way candidates stay current with what our people are thinking about and working on; BCG is on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+.   We also maintain social media channels for bcg.perspectives to disseminate the latest research from BCG’s thought leaders.  

We encourage future candidates currently in undergraduate or graduate programs to connect with BCG via our on-campus recruiting events, so we can get to know one another informally and in person to determine whether BCG could be a good fit. Interested candidates can also reach out to our office-based recruiting teams to set up an informal discussion about employment opportunities.

hiring Outlook

12% Job Growth 59 Average applicants per opening
42607 Applicants in past year 1556 Openings in past year
10% New hires by employee referrals

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