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Cartesian Overview

Overland Park, KS
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Cartesian is a specialist consulting firm in the telecoms, media and technology sector.

For 25 years, we have helped clients worldwide build and execute strategies that transform the products, services and organizations that ultimately shape the industries ... Read more

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Cartesian – Why Work For Us?

Our world is transforming.  Always on the move, this world is as complex as it is exciting – just keeping up is a full-time job. To truly succeed, you need to go further. 

Cartesian can make this happen. 

We are passionate about problem solving, figuring things out, seeing things from a different angle and cutting through the complexities of the industry. We not only provide the right solutions, but also the answers that push our clients forward. And by doing this we help organizations transform – themselves, the industry and the wider world.

What makes us different?


Our services help clients think, plan and operate faster and smarter.

Ours is a world of opportunity. Combining analytics, technology and industry experience, Cartesian can help our clients succeed in it – faster.

Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, we offer a flexible approach to career progression and the diversity of consulting roles develop your industry expertise. 

At Cartesian, you can take control of your career and make a lasting impact.

What makes us different?

Our clients know they can depend on us to provide innovative thought leadership, offer practical advice and deliver transformative projects to accelerate their progress.

Joining Cartesian means joining a group of individuals who are dedicated to achieving success – not only in their careers or on the projects they manage, but in everything they do.


Experienced Professionals

We are a team of like-minded individuals who not only utilize our own professional experiences, innovative ideas, creativity and methodologies; but, we also leverage each others’ talents and strengths to figure out solutions to the most complex of challenges, and deliver practical yet impactful solutions to our clients.

Our most successful experienced consultants possess expertise in one or more of the following areas:

Students & Graduates

Work at Cartesian is varied and challenging, which is part of what motivates us. We offer a range of graduate opportunities across strategy, management consulting and managed solutions. All our practices require a degree from a competitive university. Tell us how your unique education and experience arm you to consult for top executives in the communications, technology, and digital media industries.

We don’t expect you to be a business expert or a tech guru. What we do expect is intellectual rigor and diligence in the following key areas:

  • Problem Solving: The ability to think analytically and break down complex problems into smaller, solvable pieces.
  • Research: The ability to seek out the information you need to support the pieces of the problem that you’ve just broken down.
  • Communication: The ability to build those pieces back up into a comprehensible picture that others can understand.
  • Teamwork: The ability to work closely with colleagues and clients on small teams that demand big contributions from every team member.

Here are some example project types:

When you work at Cartesian, you join a network of like-minded individuals who believe in making things better.

You collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to achieving success, and share your passion for detail. You work with well-known companies at the top of their game, from leading communications providers to prominent financial institutions.

If you enjoy logical and lateral thinking and want to make a difference, life at Cartesian promises a variety of challenging and exciting work that will develop your talent.


Cartesian Reviews

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  • "Great Place To Work...But Markets Change"

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    I worked at Cartesian full-time (More than 5 years)


    While I was there, management gave me an open door to opportunity. Work was challenging. Great peers to learn from and build skill sets. Management was very understanding of personal life/work balance. Recognized staff for extra effort and sacrifices made. Close knit teams that could easily collaborate..even when dealing with time difference with the London office. I am even employing methods we used at Cartesian in my new position. Cartesian gave me a chance. They gave me room to run with things and build my skill sets. They have an incredibly smart staff. And upper management was always interested in the staff. Great technology company. Maybe not always cutting edge. But, cutting edge isn't always a good plan. But, they do embrace solid and proven technologies and solutions.


    The market of telecom changed. Maybe the sales force was not able to keep up with the fast changes. And some of the clients consolidated or went through significant cost cutting. So, projects got back burnered. Maybe the product offering could be better. Telecom is tough now.

    Advice to Management

    If anyone had the answers with how the telecom market does things, they would be king. If I had good advice, Peter would have called me. Obviously I don't because he hasn't called.

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Cartesian (Boston, MA) in September 2015.


    It was a phone interview with about 30 pictures sent to me and I was asked to describe what I saw in the pictures such as problems, type of HFC equipment and the good things I saw in the pictures. The interview was a conference call with multiple principals and Business Strategy Analysts. It was a very intensive interview and not for people trying to bluff their way into a job!

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