Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer of Gratitude Round 2

It's time for another round of the Summer of Gratitude. Yay! I'll keep it short and sweet.

I am extremely grateful for music.  It has played an invaluable role in my life, normally as a way to relax or clear my mind.  I have been known to chair dance while listening to a boss.  When I am at home, there is a 95% chance that I am playing music in the background. At work, I try to listen to music whenever possible; at IBM, I was once caught jamming out a little too passionately to some music in the lab by one of my teammates. I have been to 100+ concerts (which still pales in comparison to my brother), and I hope to attend many more.  My dream job is to own a small music venue (a la Stubb's in Austin), and I wrote about that in all of my grad school applications.

In short, I love music.


  1. How many hours/week are you averaging in your internship? Just wondering what consultants work on average?

  2. I'm working about 48-55 hours at this point. I tend to work longer on days that I'm at the client site.

    From what I've seen and been told, hours tend to fluctuate depending on various factors: type of case, the point in the case (goes up right before submitting something to client), length of the case, etc.

  3. Thanks Orlando.

    The reason why I asked you is because I am reading all of these posts on Glassdoor about BCG, Bain, McKinsey, and they all say the same thing: there's no work life balance. But with 48-55 hours week, that's not that bad. Maybe they arent working interns hard????

  4. NP! I think some of the interns are working more hours, and my understanding is that it is not unusual to have some very rough weeks in consulting...though not as bad as banking.

    BCG has some initiatives geared at improving work-life balance that have been successful and are being imitated now in the industry:


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