Senior Analyst, Chicago
- Why did you choose Analysis Group?
- AG seemed like a unique opportunity, as it provided a rigorous academic environment along with exposure to complex, real-world problems. This seemed like a perfect blend for my first full-time job after finishing undergrad. Additionally, I was excited by AG’s young, intelligent, and passionate community.
- What do you work on at Analysis Group?
- I spent the majority of my first two years working on an accounting case for a large technology firm, related to a transfer pricing dispute. I’ve also had the opportunity to work on antitrust, commercial dispute, and delayed generic entry cases, as well as several pro bono projects.
- What do you enjoy most about your work?
- I love that every day provides me an opportunity to learn something new. Diving into an area that I’ve had little prior experience with can be daunting, but my colleagues have always been very supportive and willing to share their knowledge, making the learning process rewarding. AG’s collaborative culture makes it a pretty special place.
- What new skills have you learned since joining Analysis Group?
- My technical skills have advanced tremendously. I did not come here with a strong coding background, and was put on an extremely coding-intensive first case. A senior analyst invested a lot of time in teaching me, and I am now one of the go-to analysts for SAS [Statistical Analysis System] questions in the Chicago office (which still seems bizarre to me!). Additionally, I’ve developed leadership skills and a keen attention to detail, and had the opportunity to train newer analysts.
- What is it like to work on a case team?
- Whether I’ve been on a very large case team, or a smaller teams of three or four people, the amount of camaraderie and support has been remarkable – and made working towards tight deadlines possible (and enjoyable). Additionally, teams operate on a relatively flat hierarchy, and senior members are extremely receptive to analyst input. Everyone brings different perspectives and ideas, ensuring that we think about complex problems in a holistic manner.
- What do you do when you’re not working?
- I enjoy exploring Chicago (especially in the summer) and trying new restaurants. I also enjoy running and biking on the lakefront, and have started kickboxing lessons on the weekends.