Mission: CAST’s goal is to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations by providing the clarity to achieve their organizational objectives. Our core offerings are supported by a suite of methodologies and customizable tools designed to generate data which, when ...
I worked at CAST Management Consultants (More than a year)
-Ultimately what is the best about CAST is the people. Everyone you meet is sharp, supportive and generally fun to be around which in my opinion leads to the success of the firm. While management consulting does have a reputation for being stressful, being around your coworkers at CAST consistently makes it worthwhile.
-Exposure to senior level leadership from Day 1, there will usually be a partner directly involved in daily project operations
-Responsibility available for those that want it. Since CAST is a smaller firm, the opportunity to take initiative and show what you are strong at from the beginning is incredibly valuable. Also, comparing to other firms where the promotion timeline is very structured and based on tenure, those that perform well at CAST can have an accelerated series of promotions.
-Senior leadership that listens and is willing to change parts of the organization that need improvement. As an example, CAST recently implemented a volunteer program to allow employees to take paid time off to volunteer for organizations of their choosing.
-As with consulting as a whole, the work/life balance can be a struggle with travel and sometimes unpredictable hours. The workload never was overwhelming with CAST, but I think I struggled with getting my feet on the ground outside of work at times.
-Since CAST is based in Los Angeles, junior level resources are expected to work out of LA. This isn't an issue for those that want to live in the area, but the flexibility of larger firms when it comes to location can be more attractive for some.
Advice to Management
-continue to listen to your employees across all levels, we give feedback because we want you to read and respond
-continue to hire top tier talent while also focusing on the CAST fit. While larger firms have some benefits, the people at CAST will always be the biggest selling point for me. I encourage you to keep developing that culture and family you have worked so hard to create.
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at CAST Management Consultants.
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