Consultant, Hong Kong
At BCG, Visionaries navigate complexity with ease. They use their insight and intuition to identify the solutions that will create lasting impact. Lester connects the dots to see the bigger picture.
BCG allows me to be a part of a team that helps solve strategic questions that business leaders face today. I think such opportunities are not easily found elsewhere.
I did not start my career at BCG. Instead, I worked at a commercial bank for two years after graduation. However, I've decided to join BCG, hoping to be able to see businesses differently.
When others say consulting has a steep learning curve, it is true. I was the owner of the strategy of a business unit in my second assignment and had direct content discussions with experienced clients. This shows how much change we can bring and how we can be our clients' thought partner.
Yes, BCG life can be challenging at times, but it is always the people who keep me on this journey. The consulting team members constantly support one another during tough times, while partners are very eager to share their experiences and continuously push our own thinking. We work closely as a team, and as a team we grow and strive.
Lester holds a business administration degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: BCG is always keen to create opportunities for growth. There are plentiful opportunities to be exposed to new challenges, be it running a complex analysis, managing senior clients, or participating in a large-scale worldwide project. Such exposure, combined with the right guidance, is a strong catalyst for my personal growth and ability to perform at a high level.
Q: What inspires you about BCG?
A: You know a company has strong culture when you meet staff from different offices and feel a strong sense of resemblance. BCG is such a place. The people, regardless of position or geography, are very likable and thought-provoking. We push each other to think about the crux of each problem we face, and it is these stimulating discussions that makes me feel that BCG is such a special workplace.
Q: What advice would you give to someone who wants to work at BCG?
A: Buckle up for a challenging yet fun ride! No doubt that working at BCG can be grueling at times, but the team members are always fun to work with, partners are always willing to open up and share with you, and the work itself is always stimulating and rewarding.