|The Smart Cube at work|
It’s no coincidence that people at The Smart Cube love white water rafting. A day at the office is a lot like being on the fast flowing Alaknanda…from carefully charting your course forward to negotiating the rapids at every turn…from managing those unexpected challenges that come from unknown turf to pushing beyond your expectations to reach your (and your client’s) end goals. The exhilaration of achievement is unparalleled and just as you finish celebrating the successful crossing of a tricky rapid, you immediately prepare yourself for more…for the next great challenge.
Typically there is nothing typical about a day at The Smart Cube. Monday to Friday, from project to project, you are immersed in a whirlwind of discovery and challenge. Each day brings its own victories, setbacks and cheers. Some days stretch your research skills beyond what you thought you could achieve, while other days test your analytical capabilities to the limit. Some days, you need the help of your team to brainstorm a critical client issue, while on others, it is you who must extend a helping hand to someone who is having a challenging day.
The one requirement is complete intellectual commitment. The one constant is change. The only thing a TSC analyst never gets to see is a dull day.
Depending on the project you are working on, the challenges will vary. You could be deciphering project briefs or brainstorming a solutions approach with your team. You could be analyzing the Latin American nickel market or engaging the finance director of a Fortune-500 company in a tête-à-tête. You could be conducting an interview with the investor relations lead at an Australian bank or tearing into a 10K filing for a global Media & Entertainment company. You could be running a regression model for one of the world’s leading Venture Capital firms or tracking commodity indices for a top tier Investment Bank.
On one day you will be evaluating alternative approaches to data estimation when no industry-specific statistics are available for a niche market and the very next day, you could be proud of yourself for modeling future growth rates of photovoltaic cell production in North America.
There will be days when you will do everything right and deliver a piece of work you can be incredibly proud of…days when you will uncover a single piece of data that completely changes the client’s point of view.
At The Smart Cube, you will get to test your endurance, your discipline and your intellectual commitment…and you will be pleasantly surprised at discovering your true reservoir of energy. It is this whole cycle of self-discovery that drives our analysts and our culture, that helps you find the strength and conviction you never thought you had.
Are you interested in taking on the challenge? Talk to us.