As a new consulting hire, you will receive plenty of training and coaching, help, and advice. Many new hires come to us from a non-traditional background. BCG bases its decision to hire a candidate on your curiosity, your willingness to develop, and your appreciation of teamwork, as well as more traditional criteria such as the amount of work and leadership experience you have, and scholarships or distinctions you have earned.
Training is a continuous process at BCG. Entry-level training is available, as are targeted training sessions as you move along in your BCG career. BCG also makes an effort to share its collective knowledge through the BCG Knowledge Management (KM) system, which provides information about BCG people, topics, experience, know-how, and more. It is available to every consultant in every BCG office, although client names and other confidential information are protected.
In the end, most of your colleagues will tell you that the most effective school at BCG is the daily work. Working with your team and with clients, you will experience an incredible learning curve. And BCG does not leave you alone in this endeavor: your peers will support you, your project leader will coach you, and your career advisor will provide useful advice on how to overcome some of the obstacles we all face.