– I joined McKinsey about a year ago after spending two years in academia, where I felt overwhelmed by the highly theoretical nature of my projects. I wanted a more client-oriented environment and more immediate impact. The start-up nature of McKinsey Solutions really appealed to me, so I became a data scientist in our Polish Knowledge Center in Wroclaw.
I’ve had a great experience. One of my most memorable engagements was helping a client team analyze the results of their Organizational Health Index survey. They had tons of ideas they wanted to test, but limited time and data. I helped them organize their thoughts and translate their questions from business ones into statistical ones. We developed a structured, prioritized, manageable set of hypotheses to test. They were very satisfied with the approach and the outcomes; in fact, our results garnered broad media coverage and contributed to dialogue about organizational culture in the country.
McKinsey has helped me to develop my skills as a data scientist and consultant. I’ve attended data science conferences and participated in training sessions. I receive regular feedback and coaching that builds on my strengths.
Outside of work, I adore mountain biking, Hatha Yoga, Jazz (especially Sanders, Coltrane and Cannonball), European movies (La Grande Bellezza, La Vie d’Adèle, Feuchtgebiete), ice bathing in rivers and lakes, mathematics (only the fun parts), machine learning, Polish folk dances, Christian meditation, and not-too-long novels (Keret is just right). Calm and warm nights in mountains with friends and a bottle of wine or two are the best.
Consider joining my team; apply for the Organizational Solutions Data Scientist role.