Every good story starts with a single idea. In 1992, Dave Peterson, a talented consultant for a "Big 5" firm, had an epiphany. A great consultancy did not have to be a big, centrally located firm, flying its consultants out to distant client locations. Neither did it have to be a small, local boutique. He had a better model in mind. North Highland was built around this radically different approach. Two decades later, North Highland is an employee-owned, global consulting firm with local teams in the US, UK and several other countries.
North Highland is a global management consulting firm that delivers unique value, big ideas and strategic business capabilities to clients around the world. The firm solves complex business problems for clients in multiple industries through an integrated approach and offers specialty services via its Enfathom, Managed Services, and Sparks Grove divisions, as well as TrueBridge Resources.
North Highland is an employee-owned firm that has been named as a Best Firm to Work For every year since 2007 by Consulting Magazine.
Come see why we're different!
Looking for average? Happy to follow? Sorry, you’re in the wrong place! Want something different? Now we’re talking! We are a team of collaborative,engaged professionals who care deeply about our work, clients, communities, and each other.
OUR APPROACH TO CONSULTING
We change the way our clients think about consulting, and are a different type of consulting firm – and have been since day one. We believe that people are more important than revenue. Client satisfaction is the benchmark by which we gauge our success. Since we are employee-owned we have a different perspective - forging relationships that go beyond merely transactional.
BECOME AN OWNER
Working at North Highland is unlike working anywhere else. Relationships matter to us; not only with our Global Fortune 500 clients but among each other. We are collaborative, highly engaged and most importantly we care about our work. And, because we are owners of the firm, we do the right things for our clients and for one another.
OWN YOUR LIFE
At North Highland, we believe that our employees do their best when they have a balance between their professional and personal lives. It’s a refreshing approach that puts professionals in control of their life and career. We focus on results, and offer flexible career tracks so our professionals are better equipped to juggle modern life.
OWN YOUR CAREER
At North Highland, employees are trusted to expand their skill set and develop their expertise as forward thinking individuals. As a new hire, you will embark on the ‘First Year’ journey where you will learn what it means to be an owner of the firm, what it means to our clients, to what it means to our firm. We want you to live and breathe our culture. You own the decisions that affect your career.
OWN YOUR FIRM
At North Highland, we are all owners of the firm. Our ownership culture positively shapes how we serve our clients. As owners, we’re motivated to help each other build our firm’s future on the long-term success of our clients. We treat each other with the utmost respect – so there are no jerks allowed. And our entrepreneurial spirit keeps us striving to solve complex problems for our clients’ toughest challenges.
TAKING YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL
We value the expertise of our employees. This is why we invest in a robust program to build skills, share understanding and encourage professional growth. From in-house coaching to participation in industry workshops, seminars and roundtables, we offer an array of resources to help our people expand their knowledge base.
We offer one of the most comprehensive benefits package available. Our Global Employee Stock Ownership Plan (GESOP) is a plan you won’t find at other firms, and our matched 401K plan comes with immediate vesting. Robust insurance plans, flexible work arrangements, and generous paid time off lets employees relax and focus on life’s priorities.
ONE TEAM. ONE GOAL
We truly value our differences – including gender, ethnicity, age, and lifestyle – we welcome a variety of perspectives not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it leads to better relationships and more creative solutions for our clients. That recognition forms the basis for our approach to diversity and inclusion, and inspires us to continue to build an open and inclusive work environment.
WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
Giving back to our communities means everything to us and we actively support the local charities that our consultants and clients call home. Around the world, every North Highland office is inspired to make their community a better place. From helping children with disabilities in London, to supporting the local food banks in Los Angeles, we donate our time to designated charities and community groups.
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I worked at North Highland full-time for more than 3 yearsPros
I have worked in many office environments where the ethical and moral boundries were tested and it is really great to have worked with a firm full of people who want to do the right thing for the firm, the people and their clients. North Highland is trying to make changes to improve the firm overall so the employees can continue to provide a solid career path for each person.Cons
It will take some and a few cycles before North Highland achieves its goals. Patience is key as I believe they will get there.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Look deeper into why the changes are necessary to begin with. The market is much different than it was in 2001 and 2008-2010... Look at the potential market drivers that contributed to the success of the firm and what internal changes can combat the changes in the market today, 2014.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at North Highland in June 2014.Interview Details
Easy and laid back initial telephone interview with recruiting staff. Second interview was comfortable and conversational with general marketing manager, associate marketing manager and marketing director. Each individual interview was pleasant.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
North Highland is a different kind of consulting firm. We have one simple premise – to do what’s right for our clients and our people. After all, relationships matter. That belief has guided us to become a global consulting firm that builds its success on the value we provide for our clients. We bring BIG ideas and challenge the expected way of doing things.
The firm solves complex business problems for clients in multiple industries through an integrated approach and offers specialty services via its Enfathom, Managed Services, and Sparks Grove divisions, as well as...