At BCG, Pioneers have the courage to take action on unique insights. They share and activate ideas that enable our clients to gain the competitive edge. Eduardo connects the dots to see the bigger picture.
The best part of working at BCG is the people with whom you work: client teams and especially BCGers. BCG has allowed me to get to know brilliant people from very different countries, cultures and, backgrounds.
Having a double degree in business administration and law has allowed me to try different jobs and internships as a lawyer, banker, and a BCGer. BCG has really been something else in terms of both the job we do and the people with whom we work.
Looking back in time, I realize how much BCG has allowed me to experience in a very short period of time. In just three years, I have worked in such diverse areas as industrial goods, energy, retail, and banking, surrounded by teams composed of brilliant people with the most different backgrounds (psychologists, engineers, chemists, and more), and having direct client interaction with the C-suite executive boards of top-tier national and international companies.
Eduardo holds a double honors degree in law and business administration and management (with a major in finance) from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE). He completed up his double degree through an exchange program at Emory Goizueta Business School in Atlanta.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I like most about working at BCG is the wide diversity of things you do during a single week: on Monday you can be building up an Excel model from scratch, on Tuesday painting out its results in a PowerPoint presentation, and on Wednesday presenting its conclusions and implications to the CEO of a top-tier company. Usually, Fridays are partly dedicated to office contributions and learning and development, so our partners make sure that we spend some time catching up with others, making trainings, interviewing recruiting candidates, and more.
Q: What are some of your favorite things to do outside of the office?
A: Outside the office, my passion is sports, and even while working at BCG I have managed to keep training on a weekly basis with my school basketball and soccer teams. Besides sports, I am also passionate about traveling. During these three years, I have profited from our 30-day vacation in August to fly to other places and discover other cultures, such as trips to Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Q: What advice would you give to someone who wants to work at BCG?
A: My advice for recruiting candidates is to prepare as much as possible (as if it were an undergrad or MBA exam) and be confident. Interviews should be a period when not only BCG is evaluating you but you are at the same time evaluating BCG and analyzing whether you fit within its values and culture—so make sure that you take your time to do so. Case interviews are always based on actual BCG projects, so if you enjoy them, you will probably love your job as a consultant!