Cartesian – Why Work For Us?

Cartesian™ is a specialist consulting firm of industry experts, focused exclusively on the global communications, technology and digital media industries.

For over 20 years, we have advised clients worldwide in strategy development and assisted them in execution against their goals. Our unique portfolio of consulting services and managed solutions are tailored to the specific challenges faced by executives in these fast-moving industries. Additionally, our partnership with Elutions delivers Smart Building and Smart Asset solutions that drive operational savings and intelligence. Combining strategic thinking, robust analytics, and practical experience, Cartesian delivers superior results.

The name Cartesian signifies intelligent and creative thinking, imaginative problem solving and technical expertise from its origins relating to the French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes. “Cartesian” is the name of the company’s UK-based subsidiary, which was acquired in 2007. Up until February 2014, the company had been operating under the TMNG Global, CSMG and Cartesian brands in different markets. Now operating under the single Cartesian brand name, we continue to serve our clients with excellence in strategy, execution and managed solutions.

The combination of the recent organizational changes, collapsing of business units, and the rebranding under the name Cartesian, all facilitate greater collaboration in support of higher-value engagements, the creation of IP and the delivery of cross-functional engagements, especially in the growing area of managed analytics. Cartesian will continue to focus on driving the long-term roadmap for its proprietary Ascertain® software solutions and overall technology enablement.

“This change comes at a defining moment in our Company’s history as we operate as one firm, one team under a unified, single brand. The name Cartesian best defines our expert team, what we do for our clients, and reflects our business approach across strategy, execution and managed solutions. We continue to evolve the business and its offerings and as we move forward in our business transformation, now is the perfect time across the organization, to adopt the Cartesian name and all that it represents.” – Donald Klumb, Chief Executive Officer of Cartesian

Cartesian, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTN) provides consulting in strategy, execution and managed solutions to clients worldwide. We have offices in Boston, Kansas City, London, New York and Washington.

Why Cartesian

At Cartesian, you will help develop cutting-edge solutions, tackle unique challenges, polish your business acumen, and make a lasting difference for our clients. From leading communications providers to prominent financial institutions, Cartesian’s client base offers a variety of professionally rewarding and exciting projects that fit your interests and experience.

Our people are our most valuable asset, providing first-hand experience, know-how, and years of skilled execution. Together we help our clients attain lasting quantifiable results, optimal performance and sustainable competitive advantage.
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What makes us different?

Our clients know they can depend on us to provide innovative thought leadership, apply real-world solutions as well as offer practical recommendations and deliver results. Joining Cartesian means joining a group of individuals who are dedicated to achieving success – not only in their careers or on the projects they manage, but in everything they do.

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Be a part of the communication revolution

As a specialist consulting firm dedicated to serving the communications, technology and digital media industries, Cartesian is the go-to source for expert advice regarding best practices, strategy development, market forecasting, business operations, and technology management. Our clients are the top players, innovators, and decision makers revolutionizing the communications industry and transforming the world into a digital economy. Joining our team is your opportunity to collaborate with the industry leaders influencing the communications industry, the economy, and society at large.
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Work with the best, work with a trusted name

Building genuine, lasting relationships is the name of the game at Cartesian. For twenty years we have worked with hundreds of customers to provide solutions ranging from defining new media and entertainment offerings and developing customer segmentation strategies, to migrating to next generation networks and providing solutions to reduce operating costs. Our knowledge is broad, our value is deep, and together we cultivate relationships with customers and formulate solutions that generate real, lasting results; solutions that work.
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Take control of your career & expand your portfolio

Whether you are a recent graduate, mid-career or a veteran in your profession, working with Cartesian gives you the opportunity to engage with clients in all areas of the communications industry. At Cartesian, you will help develop cutting-edge solutions, tackle unique challenges, polish your business acumen, and make a lasting difference for our clients. From leading communications providers to prominent financial institutions, Cartesian’s client base offers a variety of professionally rewarding and exciting projects that fit your interests and experience.

When you work at Cartesian, you will join a network of experienced individuals; from former executives responsible for setting market trends, to tech gurus advancing the evolution of communications and technology.
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Life at Cartesian means…

  • Working with leading companies at the top of their industry
  • Engaging executive decision makers in the development of better business strategies and processes
  • Leveraging your knowledge and experience to make a valued difference
  • Collaborating with colleagues from diverse backgrounds dedicated to achieving success

Our consultants contribute their knowledge and expertise to develop solutions that work for our clients; solutions that procure long-term results.
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Work with the best

One of our greatest successes is the strength of our recruitment practice. Over the years, we’ve sought and recruited ‘like minds’ – people who understand our passion for detail and who get excited about the opportunity to think logically and laterally simultaneously.
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Take control of your career and make a difference

Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, we are able to offer you a genuinely flexible approach to career progression within our various business units. If you feel stuck in a rut, then you will be pleased to hear that diversity of consulting roles and gaining new subject matter expertise, supported by all the necessary training and knowledge transfer, is key to our successful staff retention.

Of course you will be expected to follow processes and procedures as part of Cartesian and customer led projects; however, we attach equal importance to your ability to lead, motivate, innovate, design and develop real world technology and business solutions.

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    Worked as a BA in Boston. Saw a variety of projects in TMT on the strategy side.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cartesian full-time (less than a year)

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    Pros

    Friendly people, collegial environment. Hours are not bad, rarely over 60/week. Can expense dinner and cab ride home, which is nice.

    Cons

    At times too many projects at once, causes staffing snafus. Also, the firm does not sponsor MBAs, which is something to consider if you are interested in that path.

Cartesian Interviews

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    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Cartesian.

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    Had a first round interview through a recruiting network. Was given a case study, half strategy, half quantitative. Superday lasted four hours - included case study, research exercise and fit interview. Case study was similarly structured. Research exercise was 80 minutes and consisted of three questions alone in a room with a computer and a phone.

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    • Case studies were standardly difficult - discussing consumer and producer side strategy/decision making architecture as well as calculating things such as LTV of different products, annual revenue given certain data, etc.   Answer Question

Cartesian Awards & Accolades

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Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation, The Queens Award, 2009

Additional Info

Website www.cartesian.com
Headquarters Overland Park, KS
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Public (CRTN)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Cartesian™ is a specialist provider of consulting services and managed solutions to leaders in the global communications, technology and digital media industries.

For over 20 years, we have advised clients worldwide in strategy development and assisted them in execution against their goals. Our unique portfolio of consulting services and managed solutions are tailored to the specific challenges faced by executives in these fast-moving industries. Additionally, our partnership with Elutions delivers Smart Building and Smart Asset solutions that drive operational savings... More

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