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CrossCountry Consulting Overview

McLean, VA
201 to 500 employees
2011
Company - Private
Consulting
Unknown / Non-Applicable
CrossCountry Consulting is a trusted business advisory firm that provides customized finance, accounting, HCM, risk, operations and technology consulting services to leading organizations facing complex change. We partner with our clients to help them navigate pressing business ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We’re excited to officially open the doors to the new and spacious CrossCountry Consulting DC headquarters! With 23,000 square feet and over 50 rooms, this new space is a significant hallmark in our history and a reflection of our continuous growth since 2011. Thank you to our amazing team and clients who have made this possible. We are now located at 1600 Tysons Blvd., Suite 1100, McLean, VA 22102.

  • We’re excited to announce that CrossCountry has just signed a lease for 23,000 SF in Tysons II @ 1600 Tysons Blvd! New office space coming soon in 2018!

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CrossCountry Consulting – Why Work For Us?


CrossCountry Consulting is a trusted business advisory firm that provides customized finance, accounting, HCM, risk, operations and technology consulting services to leading organizations facing complex change.

We partner with our clients to help them navigate pressing business challenges and achieve goals related to improving operations, minimizing risks and enabling future growth.

Our Culture
People are the cornerstone of our company, and our success relies on their development and retention. Our culture reflects an inclusive, collaborative, and supportive environment that motivates individuals to always strive for the best outcome and enjoy what they do. 

Our Core Values
We are guided by four principles that reflect our commitment to our clients and to each other. We hire and develop dynamic, driven people who share the same values, enthusiasm and pride in their work. By doing this, we ensure that we leave a positive mark on our clients, our community and our industry. 

Our Vision: A Better Experience… for Our Clients… for Our People

Five years ago, we shared a vision for creating a distinctly new type of advisory firm, one that would bring the best aspects from our Big 4 and Arthur Andersen roots along with an unwavering commitment to building the right culture. 

Our practice is based on what we call the “better experience model” which is reflective of a commitment we have to our clients and to our people.

We agreed that the company’s culture would be the most important asset and success factor leading to the recruitment, retention and loyalty of some of the best people in the industry.

From the beginning, we set out to not grow for growth’s sake; instead, we believe in hiring the right people that fit our culture and continuously developing them into great consultants.  If we can do this, growth will take care of itself.

We strive to provide our consultants with a better experience by providing a meaningful work-life balance, challenging work opportunities and continual investment in them, both personally as well as professionally.

We also recognize that each of our clients have distinct and unique needs and challenges. To provide a better experience for our clients, we make sure to listen to their needs, listen some more to ensure that we are a true partner that can design customized solutions to fit their individualized and specific set of needs.

This is what we believe sets us apart from our competitors. Our “better experience model” is more than a corporate value – it’s a part of our DNA as a company.

DAVE KAY & ERIK LINN
CO-FOUNDERS AND MANAGING PARTNERS



Your Consulting Career Reimagined

Collaborative, fun, and inspiring” – This is how our consultants describe CrossCountry. We are a different kind of consulting firm, one where the career possibilities are ever changing and expanding. You will experience working across various industries and service lines, on challenging client projects and internal initiatives with some of the brightest consultants in the industry.

At CrossCountry, we nurture, develop and empower you to learn, grow and achieve. You dictate the path. We provide you the tools, training, and coaching. You define your career.

Collaboration
We believer in the power of collaboration and teamwork. We nourish an inclusive, collaborative and supportive environment that motivates you to always strive for the best output.

Coaching & Development
We are invested in our people’s development and career. We offer coaching programs, online training, instructor lead courses, and a training curriculum covering key topics across the spectrum of consulting skills, technical areas and leadership development. 

Work-life Balance
We believe happy employees deliver better results, so we strive to provide you with a meaningful work-life balance. We recognize that there’s life outside of work and you don’t need to compromise what is important to you.

Challenging Projects
We recognize that to grow professionally you should be exposed to different clients and solve complex problems. You will have the opportunity to work on a broad scope of projects, service lines and industries.

Personal Growth
We want you to grow, succeed and achieve your full potential. We offer the tools necessary for you to excel in your career and provide you with opportunities for career advancement.

Fun
We find the brightest, happiest, most passionate and driven people who work well together, take pride in their work, enjoy what they do and like to have fun!

CrossCountry Consulting is committed to creating a better community and investing in those causes that are important to our employees.

Service is at the heart of our core values. Giving back is important not only to our firm but also to us as individuals. We commit to fostering long lasting relationships with charitable organizations aiming to improve the lives of others within our community.

“Making a positive and enduring impact on our community has always been at the forefront of who we are as a company.” – Erik Linn, Founding Partner

Inc 5000
CrossCountry was ranked No. 1521 on the 35th edition of the Inc. 5000 list. This ranking represents a list of the nation’s most successful private companies and has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. Companies are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015 and must be an independent, for-profit, privately held company based in the U.S. 

Washington Business Journal 50 Fastest Growing Companies
For two years in a row, CrossCountry Consulting ranked as one of the 50 fastest growing companies by the Washington Business Journal. The annual ranking recognizes the fastest growing public and private companies in the Washington, D.C. based on consecutive three-year revenue-growth percentage. 

Consulting Magazine Firm Culture
CrossCountry has been recognized for its remarkable culture by Consulting Magazine as part of the 2016 Best Firms to Work for award. The firm culture category rose to be the top ranked criteria on this year’s award, and CrossCountry Consulting was listed amongst the Top 10 Best Small Firms on such criteria.

CrossCountry Consulting Reviews

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    "Great company that is growing the right way!"

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    Pros

    Most companies that go through period of large growth will suffer as a result. Here, they have done a great job at maintaining the culture - the thing that makes CrossCountry unique. The leadership team really is engaged - they truly do care and regularly interact with employees at all levels. You never feel like you are left out there alone. I've had some of the best career guidance that I've ever had while working here - not just how to excel on a project, but how to be a better consultant. There are so many great consultants here that you can always learn something - whether that is client management skills, technical skills, team building skills, etc.

    Cons

    It is a consulting company - so you will have some long hours, you will have difficult clients, but this is what consultants do. They pay overtime, so you know if you have some extra hours that you will get compensated for it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on the culture - the company is still growing quickly and I would hate to see the culture fizzle away.

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CrossCountry Consulting Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CrossCountry Consulting (San Francisco, CA) in October 2017.

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    Recruiter - Informative

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    1. Phone Interview with Recruiter
    2. Skype Interview with Technical Lead
    3. In person interview (3 people at separate times for 2 hours)
    4. Skype Interview with head of HR

    All in all, the process was great. The interviewers had good questions, but kept the interview in more of a conversation dynamic. Very friendly and easy to talk with.

    Interview Questions

    • How has your past experience prepared you for this role?   Answer Question
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CrossCountry Consulting Awards & Accolades

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2016
  • Top Company Cultures, Consulting Magazine, 2016
  • Washington Business Journal Fast 50, Washington Business Journal, 2016
  • Washington Business Journal Fast 50, Washington Business Journal, 2015
  • Red Hot Companies, Trending 40, 2016
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