The Boston Consulting Group

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Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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Lady 8gb

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
  • Recent Salary

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    No

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Lady portabelloroad

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
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $50k-$100k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    12 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    16 paid / 0 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Work is mostly great, hours and travel are really tough

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Lady mamarox

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
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    >$100k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 0 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady JW

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
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 6 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady phw1211

Project Leader

Consulting

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
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    11 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 12 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady Michigan220

January 1970

Long hours, support can vary

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    12 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Depends on their work / life balance goals

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Lady anon1167

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
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    12 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Difficult for families given travel

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Lady shania

January 1970

There are lot of unspoken biases. Women, early on, tend to get stuck with "low risk" modules. This makes it harder for them to prove their value on a team. It is more of a worthless till proven worthy model for women, whereas men are assumed to be good till they prove otherwise. There were very few women partners that were respected. Out of the 4 that I knew, only 1 was respected and liked. This perpetuated a culture that men were better leaders than women.

Job Satisfaction Level

3.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. It helps set you up for future success. However, go in with the expectation that you could get unlucky and have some rough case experiences. While that's a risk at a lot of companies, the difference is that the highs are high and the lows are lower than you expect.

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Lady styrling42

January 1970

Women are well treated, the work life balance is tough though and structurally the amount of travel make it tougher for working mothers. A lot of energy around increasing numbers of women at all levels. Generous support systems in place.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    >$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $50k-$100k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    11 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 24 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Madam Champ

Consultant

Atlanta

January 1970

Ask around and understand what the experience is like for the women you meet with. Ask about the portion of women and how it compares to the local area. Be sure that you agree with the reasons. Also -- if there are no women, it's probably not a good sign. Even as an intern, I felt like I was treated differently than my male colleagues despite the fact that even as full-time employees, only a small portion was expected to remain at BCG before child-bearing years.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    12 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. It depends on the office. Some are great; others (mine) terrible.

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