Eagle Hill is an unconventional consulting company because of the way we work hand in hand with our clients to exceed their expectations. It’s a true collaboration of intelligence and innovation. Our unconventional consulting is designed to bring out the best in our employees and to deliver the best results for our clients.
Eagle Hill’s smaller size and our
evolution as a family-founded and
family-oriented company means
we are friendly and approachable.
Our consultants bring a unique blend
of energy and experience to every client project we take on. Nearly 40 percent of our employees
have client-side experience in their backgrounds—10 years’ worth on average—and nearly 50 percent hold advanced degrees.
At Eagle Hill we consider ourselves to be a
community of consultants, rather than a
traditional consultancy. Our culture and approach with clients is rooted in a strong sense of relationships and collaboration. Eagle Hill’s environment is supportive and not driven by internal competition among consultants. Providing real and meaningful work-life balance to our employees, while also delivering extraordinary management consulting results to our clients, is critical to Eagle Hill’s success. We have been consistently recognized as a “Great Place to Work” by the Washingtonian, this year also ranking among the 2015 “Top Workplaces” in the DC area from The Washington Post, and have received previous awards as a Washington Business Journal “Best Places to Work”.
Our founders broke from the pack of large, traditional consulting companies in order to establish a firm that is truly collaborative, unified in nature, and possesses an entrepreneurial spirit. Eagle Hill applies the best tools and methodologies of larger consultancies in the nimble environment of a smaller firm. Consultants at Eagle Hill have the freedom to come up with the right creative solutions for our clients without bureaucratic constraints. We have four career levels—Associate, Manager, Director and Senior Director—with defined specific capabilities for each, and employ the Topgrading Approach to hiring. Using this thorough and robust process enables Eagle Hill to hire the best of the best.
At Eagle Hill, we believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds and with unconventional career paths enhance both our community of consultants and our client relationships. To help
you grow your career, Eagle Hill offers many professional development resources to employees, such as:
I have been working at Eagle Hill Consulting full-time (Less than a year)
The best part of EHC is the people. They are motivated, intelligent, helpful, and kind. Coming from a larger consulting firm, there was a major focus on billable hours at the expense of work-life balance and professional development. Although billable hours are important at any consulting firm, the focus at EHC is on the impact of your work, not just the hours you put in, and they try their best to place you on a project that you will be happy with. I would describe our workplace as fun (always some company wide event going on), our workload as balanced (although this certainly will fluctuate on your project and role, but they try their best and care about your well being), and there is a lot of opportunity for growth in your career. If you want to move upwards, there is a clear path and clear steps. If you don't want to and you are happy where you are, that's okay too. I couldn't ask for a better company to work for!
The majority of the work is local, so expenses to/from the client are not covered in this case. However, they are covered if you have to travel to more than one location in one day (including the EHC office). This is only a con for the clients that are further away from the EHC office.
Pay and bonuses are lower than most larger firms, but healthcare is covered for you and your family which makes a huge difference. They do re-access and readjust yearly to try to keep their compensation and benefits package competitive.
Advice to Management
Hold tight to the small firm values as we grow :)
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Eagle Hill Consulting (Crystal City, VA) in May 2015.
A couple rounds of phone interviews, with a final round face-to-face on site at Eagle Hill's offices in VA. Fairly standard when compared to other consulting firms. All questions in all rounds were behavioral based.