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BYK1123 Project Leader
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January 1970

Formal flex-time programs (60%, 80% time) recently introduced however still very much in "beta" mode in terms of feasability.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
>$150k
$20k-$50k
None taken
Yes
Culture, Policies
No
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)
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workingmum Consultant
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January 1970

It's a demanding job and to be fair, it compensates fairly well in comparison to other consulting firms. The real upside of this job is the plethora of options it opens up afterwards, so definitely a good pit stop to make in the early part of your career but beware that climbing the ladder internally requires serious commitment sometimes to the exclusion of everything else outside of work

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$100k-$150k
$10k-$20k
16 paid / 11 unpaid
Generous by US standards but compares poorly against similar employers in the UK who normally would offer 26 weeks of paid leave
Yes
Great place to start your career, especially as it's easier to be successful at this job if you're young and have fewer commitments outside of work
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)
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therowan
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January 1970

I find that many of the work-life balance and sustainability challenges in consulting are similar for men and women.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$50k-$75k
None taken
Yes
Culture, Policies
Yes
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)
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Lady 8gb
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January 1970

Support for women dwindles the lower down the ladder you are, leaving those with the fewest resources and greatest dependency the most vulnerable. More disposable and less visible administrative roles don't have access to the same organizational backup or negotiating muscle of six-figure consultants; obviously that's truer for women at every level across the board. Neither HR nor my manager were willing to act on my behalf after a partner and managing director repeatedly violated company policy with inappropriate (sometimes illegal) personal requests; as a direct result I resigned immediately after securing employment elsewhere.

Job Satisfaction Level
1.0
$25k-$50k
$0-$10k
8 hours
None taken
No
No
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Lady portabelloroad
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January 1970

It can be a really amazing experience but it's not for everyone -- the hours and travel are tough. But if you work hard, do well, and find a good niche it can be hard to beat the impact/importance of the work and the freedom and flexibility at times, and the top-notch pay and benefits.

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$50k-$100k
12 hours
16 paid / 0 unpaid
Yes
Work is mostly great, hours and travel are really tough
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Lady mamarox
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January 1970

Demanding job, but well worth it. People really care about experience and trying to help each other make it work. Great mentors. Senior leadership really cares and is committed to making BCG a great place to work.

Job Satisfaction Level
5.0
>$150k
>$100k
10 hours
12 paid / 0 unpaid
Yes
Yes
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Lady JW
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January 1970

BCG is very supportive of women and constantly working hard to overcome the previously male-dominated culture. Our benefits are quite generous, and you can really take as much time off for things like maternity as you want (it just won't be paid after 12 weeks). It's client service, so there are always last minute requests and "fire drills", but in general it is quite flexible, without the need for "face time". This was very important to me after having kids.

Job Satisfaction Level
5.0
>$150k
$20k-$50k
9 hours
12 paid / 6 unpaid
Yes
Yes
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Lady phw1211 Project Leader, Consulting
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January 1970

Consulting is intense work but BCG offers flexible part-time options to help make the job more sustainable (60% and 80% options).

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$20k-$50k
11 hours
12 paid / 12 unpaid
Yes
Yes
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Lady Michigan220
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January 1970

Long hours, support can vary

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
>$150k
$20k-$50k
12 hours
None taken
Yes
Depends on their work / life balance goals
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Lady anon1167
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January 1970

Great women's initiative program, but fewer women at the top given the tough work life balance (i.e. travel schedule)

Job Satisfaction Level
5.0
$80k-$100k
$10k-$20k
12 hours
None taken
Yes
Difficult for families given travel

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Free, anonymous reviews of Boston Consulting Group by female employees, including pay, hours, maternity leave, flextime, and company culture

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