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I worked at Prophet Brand Strategy full-time (More than a year)
Really great place for folks looking to get a wide range of experience in revenue based business problems. It gives you all the experiences of the big 3 but with less stress and a better work-life balance. As long as you position it as a management consulting firm (which it is) and not as an ad agency (which it isn't), then it's pretty easy to get recruited out of. Definitely helps build skills in power-point presentations and story telling.
The pinnacle of "bad consulting", Prophet engages in the practices that all clients fear: Soft skills are valued over hard skills to the point where numbers are fabricated to make a power-point deck look better, and sweet talking is valued over the truth to earn follow-on work. The incentive structure encourages selling unnecessary projects to clients when the results will not actually solve the client's problem. Personally I will look for many of the red flags the Prophet has when deciding not to hire a consulting firm in the future. Often projects are pitched over priced. So when the price is slashed without a scope change in negotiation the teams are understaffed to improve profitability for the partner who sells the project. Partners encourage employees not to log their hours and not to take vacation so they can meet their numbers.
Advice to Management
Try to rebuild the incentive structure in a way that improves your credibility and quality of life for employees. Also, try to recognize your top performers, else your best and brightest will continue to leave immediately after their 24 month promotion.
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Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Prophet Brand Strategy.
I first had a phone call about my experience and interest. The recruiter then asked me to come into the office for an in-person interview. They emailed me an assignment to prepare where I had to prepare a short presentation. The in-person interview had two sections: one was the presentation and the other was a behavioral interview with mini case studies.
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Prophet is a strategic brand and marketing consultancy with offices around the globe. We deliver inspired and actionable ideas to drive growth. What counts: our collaborative approach. Our powerful blend of strategy, creativity, and analytics. Our ability to balance your short-term business needs against longer-term growth goals. Our network of business leaders. Our thought leadership in brand, marketing, and beyond. It's led to successful outcomes for such preeminent clients as BMW, Cisco, GE, Johnson and Johnson, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, The Cosmopolitan, Visa ...