At BCG, Seekers go deep into the challenging issues our clients face. Their curiosity empowers our teams to facilitate change and add value to society. Anca seeks a new perspective.
The best part of working at BCG is the fact that you team with people who are determined to help you succeed.
My background is in the real estate industry. Over time, I developed an interest in transformations of companies and industries, and my time so far at BCG has enabled me to pursue my interest and work in industries as diverse as utilities and asset management.
I joined BCG because I want to be part of teams of highly motivated individuals working to solve companies’ most urgent problems. I realized quite quickly how much the teaming model is pivotal to the problem-solving process. As a consultant or associate, you get to explore different industries and functional areas. This enables you not only to build an array of skills that could be deployed when solving problems, but also to build expertise in certain topics and identify patterns. Bringing together people who can contribute different skills and spot patterns, assemble solutions by pulling ideas from different disciplines, is extremely powerful in generating innovative solutions.
Anca holds a Management Sciences degree from London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I like most about my work at BCG is the diversity of the problems we look at, the continuous learning and feedback culture.
Q: What is a typical day like for you?
A: I don’t think there is such a thing as a typical day. Meetings with clients and experts, analysis, processing information, problem solving, communicating with our teams are all part of the mix.
Q: When did you know you belonged at BCG?
A: As soon as I started interacting with people from BCG London during recruiting I thought I would really like to work with them. When I joined for the summer internship, and met more of my peers, I felt sure that I belonged here.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: The access to training resources, knowledge and information is exceptional. The fact that Principals and Project Leaders commit to helping you develop and succeed through continuous feedback has been crucial to my growth and success.
Q: What is something that has surprised you about working at BCG?
A: I was surprised by people’s willingness to make quality time to answer queries on a case, to help you with (sometimes basic) software questions, and help you develop.
Q: What does innovation mean to you, and how do you innovate in your role?
A: Innovation is putting together ideas in a way in which they have never been tried out before. We are exposed to a vast amount of information and knowledge and are in a unique position to help our clients with innovative solutions – it can be something as simple as teaming in a different way.
Q: What are you reading right now and why is it interesting?
A: I am reading The Last Girl, by Nadia Murad. It is a fascinating story of human resilience, courage, and determination in the most horrendous conditions.
Q: What skills or talents do you hope to develop in the next few years?
A: I hope to develop my communication and data analysis skills. I think we live in a world where techniques and tools for data analysis change at dazzling speed, but without effective communication skills it is unlikely analyses will be as impactful.