At BCG, Storytellers synthesize complex information and ideas. They believe in bringing the whole team together to get a broader perspective. Tylon finds clarity in a complex world.
Being surrounded by thoughtful individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests is one of the most invigorating parts of working at BCG. I’ve interacted with dancers, musicians, veterans, former athletes, game show contestants, and many more—all within BCG.
Around the time that I decided to pursue my MBA, I realized that my current employer was not the best fit for my dreams. I was an analyst at a boutique consulting firm in Atlanta. I had picked up a few valuable skills, but I was not experiencing the growth that I believed would be necessary to achieve my goals. I reached out to BCG about opportunities in the Atlanta office, and they invited me to interview.
Throughout the interview process, I spoke with a few employees about their experiences at BCG. Without fail, everyone I spoke with mentioned the culture of growth and feedback. The combination of that response—with the genuine personalities of the employees I interacted with—sold me on BCG.
Looking back on the decision I made almost a year ago, I sincerely believe I made one of the best choices of my life. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at BCG, and I can personally speak to the culture of growth and feedback. I look forward to leveraging my BCG experience in my MBA program and future career.
Tylon majored in mechanical engineering and dual-minored in business and economics at Georgia Tech. He has accepted admission to Harvard Business School through the HBS 2+2 program.
Q: What did you learn in your first year on the job?
A: One of the most important things that I learned in my first year is what accountability and ownership look like. My employment experiences prior to BCG were very prescriptive. (“Tylon. I need you to do X, Y, and Z.”) At BCG, the style of work is drastically different because it requires you to identify what needs to be done, create a plan to do it, and then execute the plan. This is a skill that I am continuously pushing to develop, but I see it as an invaluable skill that all leaders must have.
Q: What’s your home office environment like?
A: My home office is similar to a warm, weekend brunch environment. We typically work hard through the week, but on Fridays we often set aside time to catch up with others in the office. I hang out with my fellow associates outside the office a couple times per month.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My favorite parts of working at BCG are being able to work with talented individuals on a consistent basis and the culture of feedback and personal growth. I honestly do not believe I could have chosen a better company to work at during this phase of my life. I have seen more growth in my time at BCG than what I previously imagined was possible.