Ben

Senior Analyst, Boston

Why did you choose Analysis Group?
AG stood out for many reasons, three in particular. First, at AG you don’t interview for a single practice area to work in, but rather have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of case work in multiple areas. Second, I had heard that the work at AG was challenging, but that there were multiple resources to assist in your development, and that you had the support of your case team throughout your analyses. Finally, I had heard that AG’s culture was one that truly valued its analysts, appreciative of the work they produce and encouraging of a work-life balance.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
The two things I enjoy most about working at AG are the people I get to work with on case teams and the firm’s inclusive and supportive culture, one that values analysts’ contributions and ideas. Because AG hires people from many diverse backgrounds, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from intelligent colleagues who all bring different perspectives to the firm, both in and out of case work. I can always count on my colleagues to collaborate with me on challenging analyses and have my back when my work is busier.
What new experiences have you had at AG?
Due to the firm’s collaborative culture and focus on development, I have had multiple new and rewarding experiences. I have had the opportunity to work alongside the experts we support in our case work, which has provided a unique chance to learn from some of the brightest academics currently in their fields. I’ve also had the opportunity to develop analyses from the ground up, work products that attorneys have actively used in client meetings. Finally, I’ve had the opportunity to take on more of a managerial role in my work – leading analyses, training new hires, and overseeing projects.
What is it like to work in your office?
AG is an incredibly supportive and rewarding place to work. For example, while AG is a very inclusive company that values diversity, AG did not have an LGBTQ inclusion group when I first started. Some of my colleagues and I, however, felt strongly about such a group, so we worked closely with Human Resources to try and start one. AG was very receptive to our ideas and fully supportive of our initiative. Now AG Pride is an official, firm-sponsored, LGBTQ inclusion group that provides opportunities for LGBTQ staff to meet, hosts quarterly events for all employees to connect, and plays a role in recruiting. I feel lucky to work for a company that clearly values analysts’ opinions and supports initiatives that are important to them.
What do you do when you’re not working?
Boston is such a fun, energetic city to live in, with countless things to do! When I’m not working, I’m usually hanging out with college friends or friends I’ve made at work. We like to try new restaurants in the city, check out the many breweries Boston has to offer, or hang out along the Esplanade. I also love using my vacation time to travel. Recently, I took a trip to Australia for the first time, and soon I’ll be heading to Greece.
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