At BCG, Seekers go deep into the challenging issues our clients face. Their curiosity empowers our teams to facilitate change and add value to society. Simon-Pierre has the courage to take action.
Working at BCG is an addiction. You work at solving complex problems on very important topics with driven, clever, creative, and fun colleagues.
BCG has provided me with an amazing mix of professional growth opportunities. Each project and client setting offers a unique analytical challenge, with the learning that comes with it. Coming from an industry setting and with an engineering and science background, this is what I was looking for and is definitely one of the addictive aspects of BCGs.
I also appreciate how we work together. There is great intensity, in a collegial and yet professional ambiance. People at BCG are driven and creative and seem to truly enjoy and take pride in what they do.
Simon-Pierre holds a bacherlor’s degree in engineering from McGill University, an MSc from École Polytechnique (Montréal), and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD. Prior to joining BCG he worked at Booz & Co. in the Middle East and at Alstom Power in Europe.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: We use analytical approaches to tackle difficult business problems that matter to our clients. I find this extremely fulfilling—not only the impact that our work results in but also the analytical problem-solving itself, especially when significant thought leadership is involved.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: The level of emphasis BCG puts on people development is truly impressive. You get top-class formal training adapted to each seniority level, to help you succeed at that level and prepare for the next. You get an enormous amount of feedback—upward, downward, and lateral feedback, formal and informal. There is such a strong feedback culture at BCG that it’s a bit overwhelming at first. And finally and most important, you are constantly given the opportunity to stretch on the job. This can be in terms of content, client management, or leadership. There is always room to test, learn, and develop at BCG.
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: I believe most BCGers who are successful are intellectually curious, adaptable, driven, able to work in teams, and good communicators—and take pleasure in solving complex problems using analytical approaches and pride in creating value for clients. Those are some of the common traits, and those traits don’t prevent impressive diversity in terms of academic or industry backgrounds. This diversity in backgrounds is, in fact, very powerful, as it helps us see multiple angles when we tackle a problem together.