Our clients include the largest organizations in sectors such as financial services, telecommunications, energy, retail and consumer goods, transportation and tourism, industrial goods, and health care. We work on the strategic challenges our clients face, and we support the recommended transformations.
The consultants in the Lisbon office are active participants in international projects, which provide major opportunities to experiment, learn, and develop. There are many ways in which to take part, including single projects done within an international team, global mobility programs with a one-year timeline and temporary or permanent transfers to other offices. Portugal has many examples of people moving to other offices, establishing their own roots, and eventually becoming partners. Overall, BCG's global footprint means that our consultants can shape their own path and expertise, exposing themselves to internationally diverse business contexts according to their evolving goals.
In addition to sporadic voluntary activities, we support one NGO every year. From 2015 to 2016, we worked with Oikos, a leading NGO in Portugal that is focused on three main intervention areas: emergency and humanitarian action, sustainable development, and mobilization for global citizenship. The organization is developing a project that aims to help NEETs—young people "not in education, employment, or training"—develop skills and find motivation to become active citizens and have a more solid career path. We have helped them develop their funding strategy and value proposition, allowing more young NEETs to benefit from their work.
One of the main characteristics of Lisbon office is our 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 event, an animated end-of-year party, a fun and relaxing summer outing, and our enthusiastic football and volleyball teams that participate in an international tournament every year.
I have always been enthusiastic to think about and solve new problems. At BCG, I get to do this on a regular basis, as each project brings a new and diverse business challenge that creates meaningful impact for our clients. This diversity is something that I highly value and that sets BCG apart from my experience as an Engineer
Beyond that, BCG has a unique culture that supports personal growth and development. I am given the space to better myself, but always with the right support both in terms of knowledge and processes as in the people who embrace this ride with me. […]
Working at the BCG Lisbon office enhances the whole experience. Being a small office gives you the opportunity to get to know everyone and create relationships, underpinned in a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork. I feel surrounded by people that I admire both at a professional and personal level and who I consider my mentors and friends. It's true that we work hard, but we play harder, with plenty of activities to foster the everlasting BCG culture!
Coming from an engineering background, I came to BCG to do impactful and challenging work across a number of different industries and functions that would help me accelerate my growth.
Since joining over 7 years ago, the experience has been positively overwhelming. I have grown both professionally and personally, beyond my expectations. Together with my teams, we have delivered tremendous impact for many of our clients. While I came to BCG for the work, I stay because of the people. I have made great friends and feel privileged to work every day with such a talented and diverse group of people.