B4 Risk Advisory or BCG Knowledge analyst?

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Rank: Chimp | 3

Hi everyone,

I'm in the middle of a crossroads and have to make a significant difficult decision.
I'll put you in context, I've been working in a B4 IT Risk advisory (think regulatory risk adaptation) role for about 1 year. Some time ago I was contacted by BCG to apply for a Knowledge Analyst role, and this week I was notice they want to issue me an offer. After given it a little thought I came with a list of pros and cons:

B4 risk Pros:

  • It is consulting after all, client facing that probably I would not have at BCG
  • I've been involved in some process transformation pitches, and there are some likelihood I would end up doing some more MC related type of work.

B4 risk cons:

  • The type of work is kind of boring
  • Chances at a good BS in Europe or US (I'm in a western european B4 branch)

BCG pros:

  • Seriuosly is BCG
  • Higher chances at BS?
  • A bit most exciting kind of work than in B4
  • Chances to transfer to an associate role? (I do not know how much exposure to clients would I get)

BCG cons:

They told me that I would have some stints of client facing with case teams, but in a more supportive role, seriously guys, do you think there is any chance to make it extremely well and transfer internally to an associate role?


Comments (4)

May 14, 2016

Any thoughts?

May 15, 2016

Is the role bullshit? If so, then it doesn't matter who's offering it to you. I work in Big 4 bval and I've turned down countless BB recruiters looking to staff back/middle office roles (corporate reporting, treasury, product control, etc.). It would be a step down in terms of experience and would pigeonhole me in the long run (though the money would be comparable and the hours would be shorter).

That's my take.

May 15, 2016

BCG for sure. B4 Risk sucks man. I would know. I'm in it.

May 16, 2016