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Bristlecone Overview

San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Bristlecone is a global leader in supply chain solutions. Our culture is built on a clear sense of purpose, an unshakeable set of values and unrelenting passion for pursuing innovative ideas. Our clients span diverse industries and geographies, and we’re proud to be a ... Read more

Mission: To maintain our global position as the trusted partner in supply chain transformation by tapping into our superior knowledge, experience, capabilities and technologies – and by demonstrating our unwavering commitment to walking the distance with clients on the path to ... Read more

Company Updates

  • PULSE is Bristlecone's annual Supply Chain event. In 2018, we collaborated with MIT for two days for our Supply Chain conference!

    Learn more about PULSE at: and hear from leading Supply Chain industry experts!

  • Our CEO, Irfan Khan, joined renowned executives, politicians, and thought-leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. Conversations centered around AI, IoT, Blockchain, and other disruptive technologies. The leaders also got together to discuss the consequences of the US-China Trade War, the on-set of a populist global outlook, and much more!

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Bristlecone – Why Work For Us?

Working at Bristlecone

Bristlecone is an inviting, healthy and diverse community, a melting pot just brimming with talent and energy, a place where hard work, loyalty and forward-thinking are rewarded.

The Human Chain

We come together to explore new ideas, experiment with innovation, collaborate on projects, challenge one another, assimilate feedback from peers and share positive experiences.

Making a Difference

What we do makes a meaningful difference to our clients, but it also positively impacts people and communities around the world. Effecting change on a large scale is important to us.

Inspiring Leaders

Our leadership team is strategic, knowledgeable, inventive and accessible. They’re visionaries and thought leaders. But more than that, they’re passionate about what we do – and it shows.

Customer Diversity

We work with clients of all sizes, in all industries, all over the world – from the biggest brands to new up-and-comers. This diversity gives us the opportunity to have many unique experiences.

Total Rewards

Competitive salaries, accelerated by performance, advancement opportunities and a full range of benefits are all part of Bristlecone’s healthy and well-balanced work environment.

Career Development

Our people are given the support and care they need to excel. This is a place where people own their careers, where they reach their potential, where a career roadmap becomes a reality.

Social Culture

We foster a social network of people who are highly respected for their work and valuable to our team. Our culture inspires collaboration, and camaraderie is a natural by-product of that.

Together, We Rise

We’re moved by a shared desire to “Rise” for good. Rise goes beyond philanthropy and random acts of kindness. Rise is our purpose. It’s the opportunity for us to drive positive change. 

Ishti Video: Ishti || Fart Films ||


At Bristlecone, we believe that the professional and personal impact of what we do is felt far and wide. We look for people who are not only willing, but wanting to make a positive change in this world. Everything we do is fundamentally based on the idea of making this world a better place.


The desire to help individuals, organizations and communities “Rise” is at the heart of our company. We have reached out to underserved communities and work toward making a meaningful difference – through education, health and safety, and environmental programs.


An example of how our employees try raising awareness of societal issues in their personal time is revealed in the video link, Ishti, that focuses on organ donation. Similarly, our employees spend their time working on making our projects such as Nanhi Kali, a project focused on improving women's education in underprivileged communities, a success.

Bristlecone offers an eclectic range of online training sessions, workshops and seminars on the internal Learning and Development platform. The platform enables and encourages our employees to learn the latest technologies and relevant marketplace skills that ultimately benefit our customers and help us remain competitive.

Training: At Bristlecone, you will get ongoing opportunities to develop your skills and capabilities based on your role and expertise. Your training begins with a detailed introductory session and will continue throughout your journey at Bristlecone, as a result of our L&D tools and your on-the-job experiences. Our aim is to maximize your learning and experience by helping you develop your skills, functional expertise, stakeholder management, etc. 

Knowledge Sharing: The scope of learning in Bristlecone goes well beyond the scope of trainings. Knowledge sharing exists throughout Bristlecone in various forms. The training you will receive at each respective level of the business will be different and project dependent, giving each employee an abundance of knowledge. This keeps every employee abreast on the latest market trends and offerings and enables us, as an institution, to provide better solutions to our customers. Finally, our knowledge sharing platforms drive our encourage employees to share their learnings with others. Individuals can organize training sessions, suggest meet-ups, and work on side projects together.

Bristlecone Reviews

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Bristlecone President and CEO Irfan A Khan
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    Good Company to work with.


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Bristlecone Photos

Bristlecone photo of: San Jose Office
Bristlecone photo of: Stephanie Woerner book signing at Pulse, 2018
Bristlecone photo of: Pulse, 2018 at MIT
Bristlecone photo of: VP of Strategy and M&A, Bristlecone speaking at Pulse, 2018
Bristlecone photo of: Bristlecone CEO speaking at Pulse, 2018
Bristlecone photo of: Pulse, 2018 Dinner at Marriott, Cambridge (MIT)
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Bristlecone Interviews



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    Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bristlecone (San Jose, CA) in January 2016.


    it was good. it was long. it was detailed. it was engaging. it was polite. it was entertaining. it was funny. it was fun

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Bristlecone Awards & Accolades

  • HR Innovator of the Year 2016, Bristlecone, 2016
  • Bristlecone won Ace award for our real – time analytics work at Mahindra and Mahindra., Bristlecone, 2016
  • Bristlecone receives the Top EBM Award for Malaysia at SAP SME Summit 2016, SAP SME Summit 2016, 2016
  • Best SCM Consulting Company Award, 4th Annual Awards for Logistics & Supply Chain Management, 2017
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