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This global consultancy has spent $110 million in the past 10 years to address the burnout problem endemic to its industry. In cooperation with a Harvard Business School professor, the firm instituted a program called PTO–Predictability, Teaming and Open Communication–that combines more conventional work-life balance efforts with attempts to rethink their work processes to make the work itself more meaningful. PTO has been a hit with employees. One consultant told us: “PTO is proof [that] BCG really cares about making our lives manageable and make sure we don’t drop the ball on key life events. This is one of best things about the company and it is unique in the industry.” The firms says that PTO has led to a 74% increase in reported intentions to stay at BCG for the long term. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year2
# of years on list
11
Industry
Professional Services
Year founded1,963
CEO/Top executive
Rich Lesser
HQ location
Boston, Massachusetts
Type of organization
Private
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$4.6 billion
Web addresshttp://www.bcg.com
Total U.S. employees
3,023
Total employees outside the U.S.
7,231
Full-time jobs added in last year
322
FT job growth in the past year
11%
Number of work sites
21

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
yes
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
yes
Offers onsite childcare
no
Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
yes
Onsite fitness center
no
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
no
Location of medical facility
-
Offers college tuition reimbursement
yes
Max tuition
Unlimited
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Max PTO for volunteering
-

Diversity

% Women45
% Minorities29
% African-American/Black-
% Asian-
% Caucasian/White-
% Hispanic/Latino-
% Native American/Alaska Native-
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
% Two or more races-
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
11
Vacation
15
Sick days
Unlimited
General PTO
-
Total PTO after 5 years
31

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
-
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay (salaried position)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)
-
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay (hourly position)-

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)1,000
# of job applicants
42,607
Avg. # of applicants per opening
59
FT voluntary turnover
-
# of jobs filled
1,556
Jobs filled internally
730
% of jobs filled by referral
10%
# new graduates hired-

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)110
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)40