BCG Omnia – Senior Data Analyst, ACC - Gurugram
At BCG, Allies bring a sense of collaboration and excitement to their teams. They create an atmosphere of trust and support in which people can do their best work. Gauri connects the dots to see the bigger picture.
I found the best mentor in BCG Omnia. Whenever we used to work really long hours on a case or project he would say “the harder the conflict/process, the more glorious the triumph.” This used to shift my focus to the end goal and motivated me to work towards it.
My team and the people around me have always been my strength as they have inspired me at every step of the way and helped me grow. I was given an opportunity to work on a product for one of our FI clients and the product was directly used and appreciated by the chairman of the firm. There were press releases as well. That was one of my proudest moments which gave me a great sense of accomplishment. BCG’s focus on people development is what makes it unique, I always feel valued and cared about.
Gauri holds a degree and has a background in computer science, but she has worked in other practice areas like consumer, financial institutions, industrial goods, among others.
Q: How do you get to utilize your unique skill set within a team?
A: I get to utilize my technical skills in day to day projects and also help up-skill other team members. I also get to create and help implement best practices related to programming across the team.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the feeling of mutual respect all the employees carry for each other. This is a BCG wide sentiment I felt across multiple offices I have visited. Your opinions matter regardless of your title. Leadership is always trying to do the best for their people: Redefining policies, taking feedback and acting upon it pro-actively. This makes me trust our leadership with my professional development and I always feel connected. If you are in BCG your voice will always be heard.
Q: What international experiences have been the most interesting for you?
A: I was given an opportunity to participate in the BCG mobility program. I worked from Dusseldorf office for 6 months and those were the best 6 months of my entire career in BCG. I got to travel, learn so much about different cultures, meet new people, and learn their perspectives. It just opened a whole new world of opportunities.
Q: What does being a mentor mean to you?
A: Being a mentor means to figuring out the best path towards a goal and helping a person throughout the path to achieve his/her goal. There is no better way to embed knowledge than through teaching. I may have learned a few lessons the hard way, but mentoring provides me a platform to pass that knowledge on to a novice and learn his/her perspectives as well.
Q: What are some of your volunteer or charitable work experiences?
A: We had an IKA volunteer day in India where I led the old age home visit initiative. It was one of the life changing experiences I have ever had. We had also done a donation drive a week prior to the day of visit. Thanks to BCGers we were able to donate a huge volume of clothes to the NGO. All the volunteers were so overwhelmed by the end of the day and everyone’s perspective seemed to change a bit after that. I have been actively involved with that old age home/NGO since then and it gives me a sense of great satisfaction.