The best part of working at BCG is the different types of people who work here. Rocket scientists, Olympic athletes, Grammy-winning artists, Rhodes Scholars, marathoners—the list goes on and on, each and every person offering a distinctive perspective that together lead to impactful recommendations and solutions for clients.
As a software engineer early in my career, I always wondered who was making the strategic decisions that I was implementing. Turned out that it was BCG, which made me inquisitive about what management consultants do. After a few discussions with BCG consultants and learning more about the industry, I decided to pursue an MBA and ultimately a career at BCG.
Since joining BCG, my role has put me at the center of very interesting business decisions and provided me with fascinating, unique opportunities to influence the business world broadly. In a recent case experience, I was supporting the meeting of two CEOs from two very different industries, and it was not intuitive why they would meet. We focused the meeting on best practices in transforming a company, and each took away learnings from the other’s experiences, irrespective of industry. Events such as this one make me proud to work at BCG and keep me excited about what every new day will bring.
Sahil holds a BSE in computer engineering from University of Michigan, an MS in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Q: What international experiences at BCG have been the most interesting for you?
A: As part of BCG's Ambassador program, I spent a year abroad in Dubai doing work in both the health care and public sector industries. The majority of my time was devoted to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where I embarked on a long transformation project in the public sector aimed at establishing and rolling out a national program meant to improve the welfare of the Saudi people. From a personal perspective, having my family join me in the Middle East allowed for some fantastic travel opportunities in that part of the world.
Q: What inspires you about BCG?
A: Two things immediately come to mind—the people and the problems we solve. The people truly inspire me. BCGers are some of the most passionate, intelligent, and fun people, and the culture of teaming draws me to BCG. The diversity in perspective and commitment to getting to the right answer are motivating. Just as important, however, are the problems that we solve. From being on the frontline of the emergency response team for a virus breakout to contributing to a large nonprofit, we do work that truly moves the needle for both businesses and society.
Q: What’s your home office environment like?
A: The Minneapolis office is an incredible place. I was one of the first employees to join in 2010, and it has now grown to an office of around 35 people. It is a tight-knit office where professional relationships often blur with a familial feel. In addition, because I have been a driving force in the growth of the office—either through my role as recruiting director or as a career advisor helping people work their way up through the ranks—it has been incredibly satisfying to see what our office has become. The best way to describe the Minneapolis office is a group of people who challenge me intellectually through the week but also are a large part of my social life and are at the ready to join me for a beer anytime.