Working in Chicago

BCG’s Chicago office opened in 1979. Over the past three decades, it has emerged as one of the largest, most diverse, most influential offices in the firm. The reason? Our people. Every year we invite a select group of highly talented people to walk through our doors as BCG associates and consultants. As one of these individuals, you will begin a journey of professional and personal enrichment with a company that supports your continuous growth. Your projects will be challenging. Your efforts will deliver results for your clients. Your colleagues will inspire. Your voice will be heard.

Work and Culture

History and the Area

The Chicago office was the third US office to open in what has become BCG’s worldwide network. Since its founding in 1979, BCG in Chicago has evolved into one of the firm’s largest, most diverse, and most influential offices.

We believe life in the Chicago office reflects BCG’s core values of diversity and investment in individual development. The office has more than 620 staff members and is home to a number of our North America leaders. It is located on the North Bank of the Chicago River and boasts an incredible 360-degree view of the city and the Chicago Riverwalk.

Who We Work With

Most of the Chicago office’s clients have partnered with BCG for more than five years—powerful evidence of the value we deliver. Our office is recognized for its diverse and balanced mix of business, which spans nearly all of the firm’s practice areas.

We have a broad client base located in and around Chicago, so many of our consultants work locally. Others take advantage of BCG’s global footprint, choosing international projects and worldwide mobility programs. In short, members of BCG in Chicago find tremendous opportunities to chart their own course. And the office’s social impact portfolio reflects the areas of greatest interest to our staff, including education, economic development, the environment, human services, and the arts.

Our Office Culture

BCG in Chicago continues to foster the entrepreneurial and creative spirit at the heart of the firm’s culture. Our office environment is informal, highly collegial, and egalitarian. Through collaboration and constructive debate, we draw on our diverse backgrounds to deliver superior results.

A broad array of social activities helps us build strong teams and personal connections. Recently we have hosted intramural sports, wine tasting, family outings, staff lunches, and our annual community service day. Staff in the Chicago office also play an active role as board members or volunteers with over 60 nonprofits, and we are continuing placement in a variety of organizations.

At BCG in Chicago, we are proud of our track record of developing leaders—from one of BCG’s past CEOs, to many current firm leaders, to prominent alumni. Throughout their BCG careers, our consultants are supported by the highest-quality training programs and individual career development plans. But most BCGers say their greatest development comes from tackling tough problems with remarkable colleagues. Some of the best minds in the business call BCG’s Chicago office home. We offer our consultants the opportunity to learn from the best.

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