Knowledge Analyst role at BCG

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Hey all - does anyone have further background on the Knowledge Team / Knowledge Analyst role with BCG? Appears to be backoffice/supporting the client team, but are there opportunities for advancement within the firm? Has anyone heard of people from this group joining the consulting practice? Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Apr 21, 2017

Would like to know as well.

Apr 21, 2017

Recently talked to friends at BCG about this... From this I'd say you are right it is a supporting role. You would usually support case team with industry knowledge, market analysis or protrietary tools. You can advance on this track and become team manager where you would then lead a team of knowledge analysts for a certain topic. Permeability from knowledge analyst role to consulting seems to be very limited (if any). What is more common is to go the other way arround i.e. from consulting to the knowledge role.

Apr 21, 2017

In general, switching from KT to consulting (or vice versa) is rare and not perceived as an easier or significant consulting recruiting pool.

If you want to be a consultant apply for consulting jobs.

That being said, there are anecdotes of staff switching from KT to consulting and even back to more senior KT roles.

Apr 24, 2017