I have been working almost 20 years in this highly ranked company, the number one in its field on a worldwide basis. I was given a lot of different tasks and had the potential to grow, as the company believes it is important to invest in people and to make sure everyone is not getting stuck in its role. I used to work for senior partners, directors, the associate general counsel (Legal), initiated into the process of recruiting and evaluations. I personally prefer a role that gives me the ability to use my skills that are needed to fulfill as a management assistant where agenda management, handling emails, travel arrangements, etc. are key. Also, using my languages (French, English, German) is something that is important for me. I like variety and was given the possibility to show my skills on the different levels.
The best company for overachievers who want to prove themselves and be among very smart and driven peers. Exceptionally steep learning curve at the expense of personal life. Ruthlessly meritocratic with a distinct set of formal and informal core values.
Factory of leaders that think structurally and based on numbers
No company for family people (exceptions are rare)