- Point B update22 days ago
Senior Associate Venn Ravichandran joined Point B’s Phoenix market in October 2014. Learn why he took his background in analytics and engineering to Point B for his next career move. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIW0a
- Point B update30+ days ago
This is shaping up to be a great week! Congratulations to our Denver office for being named the #1 Best Place to Work by the Denver Business Journal! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI68z
You Can Drive
You can go along for the ride or your can drive. Drivers create their own road maps. Does yours look something like this?
You get to lead challenging initiatives with industry-leading clients. You have a voice when it comes to the type of projects you work on. You build your skills, career, and network with every engagement. There's variety, and it doesn't get stale.
You work in a place that takes pride in building trust and relationships. You get to chart your own career path based on what's important to you. Your values, your leadership skills, your expertise: they actually matter. And when you have an idea, you can run with it, because you are one of the owners.
Your company encourages you to have a life outside of work. You can work locally and build long-lasting relationships with local clients. And you get to work with people who want to make an impact in their communities.
Your colleagues know their stuff, and they're eager to collaborate and share. For them, people come first, whether it's at work, at home, or in their communities. They think that success is something that's meant to be shared. And that makes them the kind of people you'll want to be around.
It's a word that describes the clients we serve, the work that we do for them and the Point B consultants who do that work. It's also how we describe our culture, which is based on collaboration, mutual respect, flexibility, choice, and a shared passion for succeeding together. Keeping our culture at the core of our business is a deliberate act.
We value people, relationships, ownership, honesty, excellence, choice, efficiency and service. We prioritize these values above all else and live them each day; they govern how quickly we grow, who we choose to do business with, who we hire, the leaders we select, and our financial goals and investments.
We are Growing
Point B has offices in:
- Seattle, WA (headquarters)
- Portland, OR
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Southern California
- Denver, CO
- Chicago, IL
- Phoenix, AZ
- Dallas, TX
100% Employee Ownership
In a move that celebrates Point B’s vision, culture, and award-winning client service, Point B founders have made employees 100% owners of the company.
100% ownership means our clients win. They get to partner with consultants that have an owner’s perspective on service. And our employees win. They have a 100% stake in the game. And our industry wins. We continue a long tradition of giving the best people in business a career they can be proud of. Learn more at pointb.com/ownership.
Choice and Flexibility
At Point B, you can choose your path. Choice and flexibility are a fundamental part of our culture, whether this means choosing to travel, deciding how much you want to work, selecting the cell phone you want to use, or spending time with family and outside of work activities.
Many organizations can say they promote work life balance, but we believe that actions speak louder than words. We want our associates to provide great outcomes for our clients, but not at the expense of their health or wellbeing. We are proud of our firm for its commitment to work life balance and believe it is one of sacred treasures of Point B. Point B has consistently scored high in flexibility in Consulting magazine’s annual “Best Firms” competition.
Events and Activities
Point B hosts dozens of events in each of our markets each year to promote our thriving and vibrant culture. One of the most highly anticipated and well-attended events is the two-night, three-day annual getaway in each market for associates and their partners.
Health and Wellness
Looking for a health insurance plan that’s in sync with your needs? Want to take a short-term leave without jeopardizing your healthcare coverage? Point B provides a comprehensive benefits package that gives you security, flexibility, support, and personal choice.
Point B offers multiple medical plans, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts (FSAs), disability and life insurance, access to a health concierge, and an Employee Assistance Program that provides confidential short-term counseling, referral services, and more.
Our pay model reflects our commitment to flexibility. It ensures a base salary for our associates as they serve clients, transition between assignments and engage in professional development, and take vacation. In addition associates receive additional monthly pay for productivity beyond base expectations. Rather than being limited to a set salary that doesn’t flex with changing work expectations, our pay model ensures real-time compensation for the work you do. In addition, Point B doesn’t limit or dictate time off and holidays. We trust our associates to take the time off they desire while being respectful of client needs and the firm.
Our bonus process is unparalleled and reflects our culture of rewarding associates for the value and outcomes they create by sharing the benefits of a successful year.
Our 401(k) plan offers pretax or Roth options and a number of fund choices. To further help associates with their financial wellness, we also offer financial education resources.
In addition, our employee ownership plan is a qualified retirement plan with contributions that have outpaced the average 401(k) match by almost double since its inception. This plan allows our associates to benefit through annual allocations of Point B stock. Participant account values grow through these annual allocations, but may also grow over time through increases in Point B stock price.
Volunteering and Community Service Support
Part of the fabric of our firm is to help our communities thrive. Point B sponsors associates who take an active leadership role in non-profit or community boards via financial contribution. This allows our associates to make a difference with their skills, as well as provides the non-profit organization some added sponsorship dollars.
We believe one of the most important things you can do for your total health and wellbeing is to do what you love, with people you enjoy and respect, in an environment that is collaborative and supportive no matter your stage in life. This is the firm culture we have created at Point B and continue to cultivate each and every day.
Point B is the Place to Be
We look for self-driven leaders who thrive working alongside high-caliber peers and dynamic, industry-leading clients. And above all, we aim to find colleagues who share our values, employee ownership mentality, and a desire to make Point B better. If your career roadmap looks like ours, consider the opportunities at Point B.
Senior Business Analyst
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The people are amazing, supporting, fun and energetic. We also do great work for our clients and are empowered to do the right thing for them even if it may not be the most profitable thing for us in the end.
As with all consulting, you are always pushing out of your comfort zone. This is a positive and a negative as it can be very exciting but also draining.
Advice to Management
Keep the amazing culture as we continue to grow.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks – interviewed at Point B (Seattle, WA) in June 2015.
Started with a brief discussion with one of the employees who is talking as a recruiter. The salary mentioned was pretty low; I decided to go ahead because I had heard good things about the company. The first interviewer contacted me a few days later; and set up time with me the next week. For first few interviews, each interviewer meets in a coffee shop - they are really nice about taking care of your convenience also. However, the process is painfully long - because each interviewer takes their own time in scheduling - so think of it as a couple of weeks per interview- not exactly fast especially when they said they are in a hurry to hire. The people I spoke to were really nice - and loved being in the company - they had no plans of changing jobs ever. But all along I was a little doubtful if the projects would necessarily be exciting/ interesting/ challenging. Anyway - after a few rounds they said they don't want to proceed - and upon asking the feedback they said they were not sure if I had diversity in my career (I have only worked in high tech companies and not other verticals like healthcare, disney etc - where they work) - I found this explanation dissatisfactory because this was already made clear in my resume - and repeated many times during interviews.
- The Senior business analyst questions were very much standard program manager type of questions. Most of it was based on - do you have an example when you did this or that. Standard components of a spec, agile process etc. The case studies were short and very easy also - very situation based - what would you do if you were short on time and spec is not complete, how would you find out if the spec is complete, there is a healthcare firm and they have an intake form process which is not working well, how would you know if its working well after the changes you made (with s/w etc) Hope this helps the other interviewers! Answer Question
You have plenty of choices about where you apply your talents. You no longer select an employer based only on salary. You look for meaning in your life and your job and want to surround yourself with people who share your values and with whom you enjoy spending time. You want to be part of a vibrant, healthy culture.
We are Point B, a 100% employee-owned firm that helps organizations form, execute, and thrive. We deliver high-value outcomes to our clients while providing a rich experience of diverse opportunities, challenges and career growth to our employees.