At BCG, Visionaries navigate complexity with ease. They use their insight and intuition to identify the solutions that will create lasting impact. Mária connects the dots to see the bigger picture.
BCG is all about the great people.
I didn't have a straight way to BCG after university. First I tried working in the pharma industry, but after two years I needed new a challenge. After a very inspiring interview, I decided to join BCG. Already at the interview I felt the connection to the company and I knew that I would experience and learn a lot here. This has proven right. I have worked in eight different countries in three years time, been involved in five industries, and felt inspired by dozens of great colleagues. Cooperation, international work environment, and new challenges are not just buzzwords for me but things I need and enjoy every day in my work.
At the beginning of my time at BCG, I was mainly focused on banking and financial institutions. Since then, I have gained deep knowledge in the grocery retail sector as well. I have worked in the Central and Eastern European region and Western Europe as well. I am also actively involved in BCG's women initiative and recruitment topics.
Maria has a master’s degree in business and economics and gained experience in the pharmaceutical industry prior to BCG. Currently she is a lecturer in corporate finance for university students.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The people. It is the easiest question to answer for me. I love that I work with intelligent people from whom I can learn and who actually inspire me. And this is not just about work. I have enjoyed so far innumerable good conversations with my colleagues about movies, politics, summer festivals, the economy, and more.
Q: Can you give an example of a time where your team really came together in a big way? Put another way, what's the best team experience you've had?
A: I have been working for seven months abroad on a project with a very international team—many different people from different cultures, different backgrounds. There is no magic moment; it just happened, and we became the "dream team." We were all quite open to each other, had many discussions at dinners about different things, and we made really good friendships in the end—completely regardless of the BCG hierarchy.
Q: What advice would you give to someone who wants to work at BCG?
A: Try to get to know BCG. BCG is one of the most prestigious places you may want to work for, but this is not enough. You also have to see if BCG is a good fit for you personally. There are numerous events where you can learn about BCG, and I highly recommend you come and meet us. The fit is the most important factor at the end of the day in my opinion.