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



This review is based on 1136 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.11. It was published on Sep 5, 2017. 79002 Visitors

What Employees Say

We have special and unique benefits here.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
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.

BCG is one of the world's leading consulting firms. We are dedicated to solving our clients' hardest problems and transforming them to compete in the 21st century. We integrate leading-edge innovation through multi-disciplinary, dynamic and supportive teams, striving to unlock the potential of both our clients and our employees.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, 02108 US Sites: 23
Worldwide Revenues: $5,600 million Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 1963

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.

  • Predictability, Teaming, and Open Communication (PTO): PTO is a global program across all of BCG globally to optimize the consulting team experience by helping deliver the best value to our clients through advocating for rewarding, enriching and a sustainable experience for our consulting teams.This innovative work-life balance program called PTO (which stands for predictability, teaming, and open communication), helps establish a detailed roadmap for each project that includes transparent working norms and priorities (so low-value work doesn’t consume high-value personal and professional time) and a collectively agreed-on time-off goal for each team member.”
  • Personalized Staffing: We invest in getting you on projects that deliver the best experience for you as an individual. You will work with full-time, dedicated staffing professionals and experienced and objective advisors, who will provide continuity from case to case and have the time to get to know you and your priorities better. You will have tremendous opportunity, able to leverage the full size and scale of BCG to access regional, local  and global opportunities. Mobility options are completely transparent through our Mobility Marketplace, and you will have the opportunity to work outside your home country – 25% of consultants work outside their home country.
  • Flexible Working Models: BCG has long offered tremendous flexibility to its employees. As part of BCG’s dedication to making the consulting career both more professionally satisfying and personally fulfilling, we offer a variety of flexible work options aimed at accommodating personal needs and requirements as they relate to the type, timing, and location of work. For example, we have an annual flexible working model program called Time for You, which offers 8 weeks unpaid leave with full benefits that you can use as you wish (e.g., hike the Himalayas, learn Portuguese, or extend parental leave). Many consultants have used this more than once! Another program called FlexTime offers an opportunity to work at 60% or 80% with multiple structuring options, personalized for each individual through 1:1 coaching support. 
  • Alumni Relations and Support: As part of our commitment to partnership and building lifelong bonds, BCG continues to help our people grow, develop and manage their careers even after they have moved on to pursue different opportunities. Our Career Services department is dedicated to providing the best career services support for staff who leave BCG. Online resources include an alumni website within our BCG Perspectives site, which facilitates two-way communication with our global alumni network, and includes access to a searchable alumni directory, BCG publications on demand or by subscription, current alumni profiles, news about the firm and its alumni offerings and events, job listings from BCG, alumni, clients, and search firms, online trainings, and featured alumni interviews.
  • 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.
  • Growth through Training: At BCG, your development begins as soon as you arrive, with personalized mentorship, on-the-job coaching, and dedicated training sessions. We invest $80M per year in Learning & Development (L&D) programs, and the average BCGer will receive $200K in L&D investment over the course of his/her career. In keeping with BCG’s apprenticeship model, Project Leaders, Principals, and Partners lead the individual sessions and play the roles of customers and clients. Programs such as “Emerging Leaders” are offered to Business Services staff, helping participants excel in project management and execution. Our dedication to advancing our employees’ careers also emphasizes a deep understanding of diversity.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Networks: Our unique ability to approach client problems with a blank slate and identify novel solutions that yield transformative change stems directly from the wide range experiences, backgrounds, and interests of our employees. Furthermore, diversity is one of our core founding values: we target a diverse employee pool through various programs in order to build a firm that is representative of the society in which we live and do business. We also emphasize our strong inclusive staff affiliation networks, including Women@BCG; LGBT Network; Ethnic Diversity Networks; Veterans Network and the newly-introduced Disability Network, that allows all BCG U.S. staff to broaden their understanding about people with disabilities.
  • Industry-Leading Benefits Package: BCG provides very generous employee benefits. Without paying any monthly premium, eligible 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, in network hospitalizations, outpatient services, and unlimited fertility treatments are all free. Eligible employees receive benefits including 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.
  • 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 as the BCG World Champions. Other cross-office affiliation includes a regional event in Orlando, Florida, a family “staycation” in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and Community Service days.
  • Individualized Career Development through Mobility: At BCG, we provide unparalleled growth opportunities through the philosophy of "One BCG – Many Paths". We empower each of our team members to take advantage of BCG's extensive global network, from staffing assignments, geographic mobility programs, and secondments. 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 like the World Food Programme. In addition, the Business Services staff also has the opportunity to experience exciting cross-office opportunities.


100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
8 weeks Paid sabbatical after 5 year(s) of employment Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


80 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 80 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
40 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)40 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
40 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*40 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Workforce Diversity

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

This year again, we plan to expand hiring across job categories, industries, practice areas and geographic locations to support our continued growth. We continue to look for candidates from a variety of education and industry backgrounds with drive and passion to help our clients succeed. In addition to consultants and experts from our core consulting business, we are also interested in forming multidisciplinary teams that combine tech-savvy business generalists, functional and industry experts, skilled developers, data scientists, and user experience designers who know how to translate business insights into working systems and applications. We seek individuals with a keen interest in and background with digital-related topics for our subsidiaries that are focused on digital and advanced analytics: BCG Gamma, Platinion, and Digital Ventures. For further information, please explore their offerings on their respective websites.  

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 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, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. 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

880 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 56 Average applicants per opening
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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