consulting Job Reviews
Women who work in consulting departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 4.1, 85.7% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $100k-$150k.
They have the policies that women need but sometimes you need to push for them to come to fruition for yourself.
Hours are higher than I had originally expected. Part time is an option though I was surprised when part time was off of a 50-55 hour work week. So you could work 40 hours but get paid 80% of your normal pay.
It's important to communicate that you're flexible and can be available (within reason) when there's a crunch period or urgent deadline.
We have an impressive number of women in leadership roles. Many women in client-facing roles do not have families but some do and seem to make it work well. The cultural value we place on work/life balance is "real", i.e. supported by firm leadership in both words and actions. While I don't have the data to compare male and female salaries, women are well-respected and treated equally in this work environment.
Your experience at Deloitte is highly dependent on the partner / director you work for. While my team is generally supportive of women, almost everyone who has kids has a spouse (usually a wife) with a very flexible career. People make comments like "You can't work in this industry if you have a family" and it's disheartening to women who love their job but also want to have children eventually. Other downsides include an unpredictable schedule. Deloitte also technically has great benefits, including generous maternity leave, but it's often difficult to manage the day-to-day. In my office, leadership is very middle-aged male.
I have worked at A.T. Kearney for 3 years and there are a lot of women working here. Opportunities for women and men are equal, and there are many inspiring women at middle-senior positions!
Consulting is intense work but BCG offers flexible part-time options to help make the job more sustainable (60% and 80% options).
Men still outnumber women in more senior roles, but there is a very open dialogue about how to support women in reaching these positions. Promotions and compensation are very meritocratic with no gender advantage; however, the long hours and travel can be more of a hurdle for women. There is a strong community of women within the company, which makes the job fun.
I have worked here for 3 years and feel that the company has pushed for equal pay and rights for women and improved drastically in the last 2 years. There are a lot of women initiatives with in the company that allow you to network with other females in leadership roles as well as educate others on how to be successful.
Despite this being an environment with more men than women, I have never felt at a disadvantage or discriminated against. I truly believe McKinsey is working very hard to grow the percentage of women.