Innosight

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Great up and coming firm that punches way above its own weight. Enormous opportunity.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Watertown, MA
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Watertown, MA

I have been working at Innosight

Pros

* Most interesting consulting work around - nearly every project is about identifying or developing new growth for businesses (e.g., new markets, new customers, new products/services)
* Nature of consulting work leads to better work/life balance. You won't sift through enormous excel spreadsheets to create complicated pricing models... Also, travel is much less (at least in junior ranks). It varies by project, but average is probably 4 nights/month away from the office
* Enormous personal and professional opportunity based on firms stage: This firm is young and small (~40 consultants), but growing its size and profile. Everyone at the firm is able to contribute to high profile client work, to write (and get published in Forbes, Business Week, HBR, etc) - even the analysts have opportunities to write for these publications - and find opportunities for promotion

Cons

* Firm's size and age (relatively small and young) mean that there isn't as much structure and feedback as other larger firms (the McBainCGs of the world) have. If you aren't the type who is comfortable knocking on a partner's door and saying "I'd like to try X, I think it would help the firm in Y way, can we talk about how I can do it?" then you might be disappointed, and feel like the promised opportunities never materialize for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Articulate more clearly the long-term career plans the firm has for its employees (e.g., if you want them to stay and not go to MBA, etc, lay out a path for them at the firm)

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    Experience at Innosight

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Innosight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to create real impact

    Cons

    Middle tier of the organization had many manager but a few eladers

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    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Growing, fast-paced firm with tons of potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Innosight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects. It's about impact and helping the clients solve their growth problems. The projects focus on finding growth opportunities and helping the client remain competitive and/or innovative in their industry. The complexity is what makes it interesting - you have to think analytically and creatively. It's a collaborative effort on teams which is energizing.

    People. Very smart and very nice. Across all levels too. Management wants to hear opinions and there is a culture of transparency and collaboration. There is a strong level of collegiality and camaraderie among the consultants. Management is conscientious of how to manage the growth while maintaining the culture and the firm's core values.

    Work/life balance. Long hours, intense work, but management tries to make it manageable. Doesn't mean late nights or weekends don't happen, but it's not at a typical level of a consulting firm and will vary project to project. Probably feels more manageable because the work is interesting. High level of flexibility to work from home when needed (if you're not needed at the client) and generous with time off to handle personal matters and comp days if there's a big push on the project.

    Benefits. Health is covered 100% and the company even contributes to FSA. They also offer 401k match and profit share.

    Compensation is competitive. Base is not as high as the big firms as you become more senior, but it's made up for with bonus, benefits, flexibility, and a better work/life balance.

    Personal and career growth. There are opportunities to grow personally and professionally. It's not up or out and people are promoted based on performance and not a specific timeline. They use the term "grow or go" Each project brings a new learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Access to management. Partners are almost non-existent in the office other than a couple. Hard to get time on their calendars. When you have their ear, they're helpful and very down to earth, but this is not a place where you will see partners socialize a lot.

    Feedback. It's a formal feedback rich culture, but sometimes it's the same thing over & over again, and the assigned mentor is not always helpful. You have to talk to the people in talent management to get the real answer or translate. There is little informal, in the moment feedback. Many leaders become uncomfortable with real-time feedback.

    Consistency. It can be very different working from partner to partner. There is a level of consistency and standardization that needs to happen so people are not confused and the company can grow. There can be a lot of peaks and valleys in your own performance in one year based on who you're working with and you're left scratching your head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be more present rather than having a select few own the relationships with the consultants. We look to you for guidance and inspiration.
    - Share more in-the-moment feedback and make it tangible. Also there needs to be more consistency partner to partner in expectations.
    - Don't stall progress for the sake of buy-in from all. You're the leaders, lead.
    - Don't lose the culture or sight of the values, which can happen as a company grows and expands its global footprint.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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