Senior Knowledge Analyst, Düsseldorf
At BCG, Visionaries navigate complexity with ease. They use their insight and intuition to identify the solutions that will create lasting impact. Ti goes deep to understand challenges.
Crucial aspects of a good job: interesting and challenging tasks, a good and appreciative atmosphere, great colleagues. At BCG I found all of these.
As a purist enjoying the beauty of logic, I studied mathematics—with no idea of which career path this could ever lead me. In my opinion, the precision and attention to detail practiced in mathematics were very good training for analytical and logical thinking, which is more than helpful at BCG. However, in my current role, I have to decide when it is important to be very precise and on which occasions a more practical approach makes sense.
Speaking of my current role, it's worth mentioning that there are more than just traditional consulting roles at BCG. Being part of our analytics team in the Center for Knowledge and Analytics, I found the best role for myself. I focus on data-driven and analytical tasks and collaborate closely with our case teams on challenging projects, where my—or, more widely speaking, everyone's—contribution is highly appreciated and valued at BCG.
Ti studied mathematics and holds a doctorate degree from the Technical University of Aachen.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: BCG pays a lot of attention to the personal development of each individual. There is an open feedback culture, which helps in identifying strengths and areas for development. In general, I feel encouraged to learn new things and improve my skills, which is great, and I feel supported by a broad offering of trainings.
Q: Why did you choose to work at BCG?
A: At first, I just found a job posting that interested me. Not really knowing what to expect in the interview rounds, I became excited about the position pretty quickly during the first interviews. The chemistry was right, and the tasks sounded challenging as well as interesting. I was more than happy when I finally got an offer. Today, after being with BCG for a while, I can say that my first impression from the interviews was very much correct.
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: In my opinion, you cannot define a BCGer by characteristics. The diversity within BCG's staff is too high to do so, but there are a few things that most BCGers I have met and worked with do have in common: a positive attitude, friendliness, ambition, capability, and a willingness to help.