Hi, nice to read your message!
Can you answer me some quetions? I'm interested in the telecommunication industry and Analysys would be really good for this specific reason. But, how much strategic work (I mean not only strategic but also finance-economic related and not technical-engineering) is required as part of the BA job? You said that Analysys is well regarded (The hiring policy is tough but I do believe that it is worth it, specifically for the name on the CV). Can you elaborate it and give me some insight on the marketability of a consulting experience focused just on a single industry? The chance of doing projects abroad appeals me. How is the policy about these projects? Time spent abroad, possibilities to spend the weekend back home... How do Analysys see the moment for the telecommunication industry? It seems good to me now, but being a very cyclical industry (at least in terms of money the firs can spend for consulting projects), does it affect the amount of projects, chance of careers, growth of the firm...?
Finally you said that the time spent between the end of 1 project and the start of another one is really short. I would say this s a good thing, at least there are always projects to work on and the firm goes on, but is it possible to work especially in a pparticular practice area? Is it seen as a bad thing that you want to do always projects in Regulation or Finance or whatever else..? Does the fact that most of the projects are chosen by BAs and not assigned mean that there is "a run" to take the project abroad or the project of finance...and so on (since they could be preferred among the others)?
Very last question: atmosphere in the office, ratio m/f and background of most BAs (I don't care if they come from the best or the worst uni or similar stuff, but more if they have an economic/finance background, rather than engineering or other....) and presence of different nationalities.
Sorry for the many questions.