SOURCE: The Boston Consulting Group

The Boston Consulting Group

March 05, 2015 11:10 ET

BCG Climbs to Number Two on Fortune's '100 Best Companies to Work For' List, Extending Its Streak Near the Top

The Boston Consulting Group Shows Remarkable Consistency as a Premier Employer, Staying in the Top Five for Five Straight Years and Remaining One of Only Two Companies to Make the Top Dozen Every Year Since 2006; Firm Enjoys the Highest Ranking Among Consultancies by a Wide Margin

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2015) - The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world's leading management-consulting firms, has extended its remarkable streak near the top of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. Ranking number two this year, up from number three last year, BCG has made the top five for five years in a row and is one of only two companies to make the top dozen every year since it began participating in 2006.

The firm also continues to enjoy the highest ranking among consultancies by a wide margin.

BCG's emphasis on investment in its people, high-impact client work, a collaborative culture, career flexibility and mobility, extensive training, progressive benefits, and a commitment to social-impact work have all contributed to the consistently strong showing.

"One of the allures of working for BCG is the ability to take a Social Impact Leave of Absence for three to 12 months," Fortune said in its profile of BCG. "In 2014, BCG staffers worked for Techno Serve, the World Food Programme, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Education Pioneers, Green Dot, Gates Foundation, Ethiopian Agricultural Agency and Yunus Social Business."

Specific benefits offered by the firm include 100 percent coverage of employees' health-care premiums, internal fellowships, and tuition reimbursement. BCG has also been recognized for its LGBT-friendly benefits and policies.

Great Place to Work, which provides the research underlying the Fortune ranking, noted in its review of BCG: "Hard work and long hours mark the workplace... but significant compensation and the satisfaction of making an impact provide considerable fulfillment. People are proud of BCG's over half-century of specialized consulting on business strategy... Inquisitive problem solvers who are willing to go the extra mile will fit right in."

In terms of perks, Great Place to Work highlighted the firm's Polaris Award "to project teams that deliver quantifiable results to clients and fun awards to individuals for off-beat or unique reasons like special hobbies or quirks."

Tom Reichert, BCG's chairman of North America, commented: "The fact that we've stayed in the top five for five consecutive years and in the top dozen for ten straight years is a testament to our ongoing commitment to provide unparalleled support, development, and benefits to our team. Attracting top talent and maintaining an environment in which employees can quickly develop have been key to our success and our ability to deliver enormous value to clients. Recognitions like this provide welcome confirmation that our efforts are distinctive and, based on our growth and client retention, highly effective."

This year's 100 Best Companies list and related stories will appear in the March 15 issue of Fortune, available on newsstands on Monday, March 9, and now online at fortune.com/bestcompanies.

To arrange an interview with a BCG expert, please contact Alexandra Corriveau at +1 212 446 3261 or corriveau.alexandra@bcg.com.

About Fortune's Best Companies Methodology
Fortune partners annually with Great Place to Work® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Two-thirds of a company's survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index© Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees' attitudes about management's credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit©, which includes detailed questionnaires about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.

About The Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 81 offices in 45 countries. For more information, please visit bcg.com.

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