What's It Like to Work at BCR?

Marshall Rathmell |

Ever wondered what it would be like to work at BCR? Let me show you through the eyes of an Intern. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of this team for 6 months and am grateful for the knowledge I have obtained. Over this time, I have participated in many different activities including meetings, events, running reports, and other items that have been beneficial to the firm as well as myself.

BCR has several different meetings that typically meet on a bi-weekly basis. I have been a participant of Client Experience, Marketing, and Operations meetings. In these meetings, I have learned methods on how to execute the meetings in a timely manner while also achieving certain goals for each team that need to get done. Now these meetings are not strictly business as we have fun too, but we wait for the right moments and try not to allow the tangent to last too long. I can understand the difference between a good meeting and a bad one as we score each meeting at the end based on different criteria.  BCR has also allowed me to give my input in meetings, which makes me feel more a part of the team while allowing the team to gain advice from a new set of eyes.

Another activity is the annual client gift deliveries. This project is given to the intern every summer to package the gifts and make a spreadsheet of different routes to set out and deliver the gifts. Given the opportunity to run this project allowed me to take charge and determine the best methods to execute the project efficiently while gaining trust from the rest of team that I can handle projects in the future. With help from the team, I was able to find a platform that optimized different routes to save time. From there I made different routes for every team member and had great success with delivering the gifts in a timely manner. This project taught me to be independently team focused, which is one of BCR’s core values.

Lastly, one of the most important tools I will take with me is my 30 second commercial. At BCR, everyone is required to know how to tell others where they work and what BCR does. Every Friday there is a section of a meeting that we conduct that allows for someone to give their 30 second commercial. This is an elevator speech that you get to practice in front of your team to hear feedback on what was good and what more you could add in. I did not think I would have to do it as an intern, but unfortunately that was not the case. Kidding, though I was shocked when I was selected to give mine. Through the help of my colleagues, I gave mine and received really good feedback. I understand the importance of this speech and think that it is a tool for everyone to know in every career.

I am thankful for the opportunity that BCR gave me and am appreciative of all the knowledge I have learned. Hopefully, that helped you get a better understanding of what it would be like to work at BCR.