Mission: Our vision is to be the global leader in turning strategy into action. Our purpose is to inspire and equip people to do the best work of their lives, creating better businesses and a better planet.
BTS is a global professional services firm headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with some 500 professionals in 34 offices located on six continents. We focus on the people side of strategy, working with leaders at all levels to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver results. At our core, we believe people learn best by doing. For 30 years, we've been designing fun, powerful experiences™ that have a profound and lasting impact on people and their careers. We inspire new ways of thinking, build critical capabilities and unleash business success. It’s strategy made personal.
We serve a wide range of strategy execution and talent development needs. Our services span the employee lifecycle from assessment centers for talent selection and development to strategy alignment and execution initiatives, and from business acumen, leadership and sales training programs to on-the-job business simulations and application tools. We partner with nearly 450 organizations, including over 30 of the world’s 100 largest global corporations. Our major clients are some of the most respected names in business: AT&T, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Ericsson, Google, GSK, HP, HSBC, Salesforce.com, Telstra, and Unilever.
BTS is a public company listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm exchange and trades under the symbol BTS B.
For more information, please visit www.bts.com.
Culture is one of the most important parts of any organization. At BTS, the core components of culture are: Fun & Adventure, Achievement & Excellence, and Freedom & Responsibility. We bring these values to work every day - in every office, every client engagement, and every meeting.
I have been working at BTS full-time (More than 3 years)
- Extraordinarily fun culture
- An inspirational CEO of BTS USA
- Amazing place to hone and develop soft skills
- Cross industry exposure
- Intellectually challenging client work
- Excellent client list
- A variety of travel, including international
- Opportunities for upward mobility, with clear career road maps that lead to promotion when followed properly
- Plenty of growth opportunities for juniors
- Willingness to put juniors in client facing roles
- Flexible with working from home
- Unlimited time off
- About to have a dope new office in NYC
- Very sales oriented culture that, in my opinion, values an additional dollar of internal revenue more than an additional dollar of impact to a clients business
- On average weak middle management that is poor at developing and coaching juniors
- The company operates with a triple threat model, which means each consultant is expected to develop solutions, deliver training sessions, and sell more solutions or sessions. This model makes it difficult to do one thing well and can challenge quality of life. DISCLAIMER: the company might be moving towards a more specialized model soon
Advice to Management
- Stop promoting people just because they hit sales numbers, there is more to the road map i.e. project leadership and growing stars. If you do promote them and they are poor PLs or people leaders then create plans for them to improve or move them into an individual contributor sales role
- Truly focus on client impact
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at BTS.
Submitted my resume via an online portal, they were doing on campus interviews and I was selected. It was a 30 minute interview where he asked me various sales-type question (e.g. pitch the company to me) and asked about my quantitative background. It wasn’t what I was expecting for a consulting interview.