Working in Rio de Janeiro

At BCG in Rio de Janeiro, you will be in the heart of Brazil's second-largest city. It is known globally as a leading tourist destination, but likewise is the headquarters of major oil and telecom companies, and the largest conglomerate of media and communications firms in South America. Rio is also home to numerous universities and institutes, and it is the second-largest center of research and development in Brazil.

Work and Culture

History and the Area

The BCG in Rio de Janeiro office has one of the most astonishing views of all the firm’s offices—a beautiful vista of Guanabara Bay. The office is located in a large complex with a shopping mall, surrounded by diverse restaurants.

Who We Work With

Our work is focused on multiple industries, including consumer goods, energy, financial services, health care, industrial goods, public sector, and technology and telecommunications—in projects ranging from change management to operations.


BCG in Rio de Janeiro is an active participant in a program called “cross office projects,” in which our consultants work on a short-term project (typically fewer than six months) in another country. This is an opportunity to gain international experience without having to relocate. Another possibility is to transfer to another city, to a nearby country, or to another part of the world (typically 12 to 24 months or permanently). BCG’s global footprint gives our consultants the flexibility to change locations according to their evolving needs or goals.

Consultants in Brazil also take advantage of our secondment program, in which selected employees gain experience outside BCG by working for up to a year at one of our private sector clients, or for one of our global social impact partners.

Social Impact

Instituto Ayrton Senna is a leading NGO in Brazil, focused on children’s education. The institute's programs develop innovative social technologies that are implemented, evaluated, and disseminated all over Brazil to offer human development opportunities for children and young people. The programs have had had an impact on more than 6.5 million children in the past 12 years. We have helped them develop their strategy, improve their fund-raising, and increase their reach and impact with Brazilian children.

Our Office Culture

One of the main characteristics of our office is the collaborative environment. On an employee’s first day, there is a great deal of training available, as well as constant feedback that supports each individual to progress in his or her career. The hard work is also compensated by relaxing and entertaining activities, including a monthly happy hour, an animated end-of-year party, and our enthusiastic soccer and volleyball teams that participate in an international tournament every year, as well as our running team.

BCG has been a journey of challenges, learning, and strong fulfillment because I know I work side by side with extraordinary individuals to create great client impact.

Manuel Luiz
Managing Director & Partner

At BCG, I have been able to unite my passions. Working with extremely talented people, I have helped companies tackle super-complex problems. At the same time, I have seen people flourishing—and I have flourished myself, redefining my limits day after day. BCG is a place where you can chart your course, follow your passions, and explore your interests. This journey is revealing—and the best part of it is that you walk alongside very talented and enjoyable people.


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