Project Leader, Prague
At BCG, Storytellers synthesize complex information and ideas. They believe in bringing the whole team together to get a broader perspective. Michaela finds clarity in a complex world.
The best part of working at BCG is the people you have the chance to work with. They are not only incredibly bright but also the most friendly and fun-to-work-with crowd.
I always had very diversified interests, and during my business studies I did not focus on a single function or industry. I enjoyed finance as much as marketing as much as business strategies as much as multiple other subjects. Therefore, when choosing my initial career path, BCG was a perfect option for me—an opportunity to experience multiple industries and functional topics with no need to specialize from the very beginning.
Beyond challenging yet exciting project work, I value the day-to-day cooperation with other BCGers the most. I honestly believe a unique BCG company culture exists, and it attracts and supports not only the brightest but also the most and caring group of people.
Michaela studied international trade, valuations, and international management in Prague and in Cologne. She joined BCG in 2010 and worked mostly on projects in the telecom and finance industries since then. While currently on maternity leave, she will continue serving as a project leader in the Prague office upon her return.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: For me, the diversity, constant changes, and continuous development are the best things about our work. The work is never routine. Even if I do similar types of projects for multiple clients, the context is always different. That brings new challenges and the need to develop truly tailored solutions.
Q: What international experiences at BCG have been the most interesting for you?
A: I enjoy the international aspects of our everyday work—both when I go to work on a project abroad as well as when we have a team of mixed nationalities. If I was to highlight one experience that stands out, it would be a project I did in Romania. Our client was a multinational company headquartered in Germany, the local employees were Romanian, and our team consisted of Czech, Hungarian, American, and German people. It was the perfect chance to observe cultural differences in working and communication styles across BCG and the client team. I was amazed that, regardless of obvious differences, the team worked well and the project was a great success.
Q: Why is BCG a good place for a woman to work?
A: At BCG, everyone gains experiences quickly and careers take off rapidly. This is a great point for a woman. It is very likely that she will have an established position by the time she decides to take some time off for the family. An additional huge advantage is the project-based work of consultants. The number of consultants on all levels is not limited, and other employees are not competing for your position. Women can take their time off, go on maternity leave, and come back to their spot without worrying if there is still a box with their name in the org chart.