BCG helps you reinvent yourself. Sometimes people join BCG and don't know who they want to be. They often find answers here. Every BCGer I know, whether current or alumni, has developed irreplaceable take-aways about himself or herself during their career at BCG.
When I first joined BCG, I didn’t have a full view of what the company was doing. When I got to understand that and the impact we have for our clients, I felt very proud to be part of it.
In my two first roles at BCG (case team assistant and executive assistant), I had the chance to interact a lot with our clients and get a sense of how they perceive our job and our value. I felt extremely lucky to be their counterpart and to be BCG's interface for some of them. Their business needs, their growth, and their development—I felt like I was a part of their journey.
Now, in HR/staffing, my clients are BCGers themselves, and I couldn't feel any more a part of their journey. We always aim to provide each staffing assignment with the best possible fit to ensure the success of a team, and we also deal with the growth and development of our consulting staff. I can say that this is exactly what I'm the most proud of at BCG.
Céline worked at BCG as a case team assistant and executive assistant before joining the HR team as a staffing specialist. She holds a master’s degree in translation (English and Russian to French) from the University of Mons. Prior to joining BCG, Céline did internships in translation at NATO in Brussels and at the United Nations in New York.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The beauty of working in HR/staffing is that I work with amazing people for amazing people. We interact with almost all of the business services team departments within BCG. -I work hand-in-hand every day with talented colleagues, and together we support and develop our Brussels pool of consultants. That's really my greatest kick.
Q: What is a typical day like for you?
A: I don't have typical days, but I do have typical start of the day. No matter how the day is going to be, I try to come in every day with a smile on my face. My second job is to give my colleagues a reason to be there, returning the favor of them to giving me a reason to be there. Team spirit is, for me, the essence of motivation.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: BCG has given me chances to grow in different roles in the company. They trusted me and, when it was time, encouraged me to explore other paths within the office. I will always be thankful for that.
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: A BCGer is a born challenger; he or she constantly wants to see minds and ideas challenged, including his or her own. He or she will never take the easy way, nor take impossible for an answer. A BCGer reaches the best in working together with his or her cohorts to provide the best possible insight and will never take things for granted. It's a constant aim towards excellence.
Q: What inspires you about BCG?
A: People do inspire me at BCG—their creativity, their ambitions, their ideas, their drive. I work with talented people, and I'm proud to say that I've also made friends here—friends who helped me grow in my job, friends who became role models to me, and also friends who I can even count on in my personal life.
Q: Why is BCG a good place for a woman to work?
A: BCG is a great place for a woman to work. I see BCG as a respectful environment, not only for the employee or the woman I am, but also for the mother I am. I feel very much supported in raising a child and pursuing my career at BCG at the same time.