Shelby

Associate, Chicago

What do you enjoy most about your work? What do you find most challenging?
The most rewarding and challenging aspect of working at Analysis Group is the opportunity to work on cases across different practice areas. Working in areas that are different from your background requires you to get up to speed quickly – but also, knowing that colleagues will share their expertise and support you along the way is invaluable. I am constantly learning new things.
How does life at Analysis Group compare to grad school?
It’s similar, given the rigorous approach to researching and problem solving within a collaborative environment. Unlike graduate school, though, an associate’s role at AG evolves to include workstream leadership, mentorship opportunities, case management skills, and growing relationships with experts and clients.
What do you think of the case team dynamic?
On AG case teams, each team member is encouraged to share ideas regardless of seniority. I think this results in a stronger work product. Also, depending on the size of your team and the case specifics, your role may vary significantly, which provides the opportunity to develop new skillsets.
Have you had any surprises or breakthroughs since joining Analysis Group?
The flexibility and encouragement from others to advocate for the cases or developmental opportunities you’re interested in is invaluable. There’s a general sense of autonomy, where if you work hard and are curious, you’ll have endless opportunities to continue growing as a professional.
What is it like to work in your office? What is the culture there?
The Chicago office is social and supportive, and everyone also works very hard. In the summer you might catch us preparing for Field Day, an afternoon of competitive races, sports, and puzzles. On a regular day, you can find a group sitting over a crossword puzzle or having lunch in the café. Through these social events, you get to know colleagues and learn about the variety of cases we’re working on.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I enjoy trying new restaurants with friends, running on Chicago’s Lakefront Trail, reading, and traveling.
How do you find a suitable work/life balance?
I like scheduling events that require me to unplug from work, such as signing up for workout classes throughout the week or planning vacations throughout the year.
Shelby Cameron