Mission: We started our journey to create a different kind of consulting firm – one that is steeped in a rich culture of collaboration, learning, and growth. Those are the things that get us up every morning, invigorated and ready to take on new challenges. We are in an ...
Loft9 recently partnered with the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) for a roundtable discussion entitled, “The Frankenstein Approach to CM Theory.” Loft9 facilitators shared a few of their favorite theory mash-ups, and together we created a whole new monster!
Did you know 70% of transformation programs/initiatives fail? This is mostly due to a combination of: 1) Lack of data and information; 2) Employees resistance to change; 3) Lack of structure for staff to achieve change; 4) Lack of the right resources; and 5) Lack of communication and accountability. With transformation being a mandatory component of business growth in the marketplace, what can be done to increase the rate of success? Read, “The Four Disciplines of Executing Transformation Strategies in Healthcare” (http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQMxy) to find out more about transformation strategies.
Loft9 delivers elevated outcomes and experiences to clients by combining highly selective recruiting with a unique Co-Delivery™ model. We know that the best solutions come from expertise and multiple perspectives. That’s why Loft9 consultants actively collaborate with dedicated Co-Delivery consultants on every engagement.
This gives Loft9 clients the most reliable, consistent, and effective team possible—a team based on collaboration, mentorship, and active knowledge sharing. The company provides Business Analysis, Project Management, Change Management, and Process Improvement expertise across the entire business life cycle. The firm is locally-based and serves the Seattle and Denver markets.
To be a culture driven firm you need to focus on culture at every step. For Loft9, it starts with the very first interview, an assessment of cultural alignment. We’ve created a nurturing environment where people genuinely like to work, where they build lasting friendships and we look to learn from each other continually.
Co-Delivery is our unique approach to consulting that means actively collaborating with—and leveraging the knowledge of—other dedicated Loft9 consultants for the benefit of the client. Loft9 consultants actively collaborate with dedicated Co-Delivery consultants on every engagement.
We look for accomplished people who are smart and driven, yet humble. People who collaborate. People who solve problems creatively. We seek out lifelong learners who continually look for ways to improve themselves and elevate their client service delivery.
Loft9 associates work in an environment of collaboration, knowledge sharing and mentorship, where each Loft9 associate is supported by the resources and capabilities of the entire Loft9 team.
It’s an atmosphere and culture that elevates everyone’s performance, delivers the best outcomes for our clients and encourages personal development. In fact, we’ve designed specific, ongoing professional development programs that continually expand knowledge, upgrade skills, and improve our associates’ ability to execute.
An annual training stipend is provided to non-Project-Based associates that allows associates to pursue their passions and gain formal training in areas of personal and professional development. Within the first year of employment, all Loft9 associates are encouraged to pursue professional certifications, such as PMP, CBAP, ITIL or Six Sigma. This enables us to deliver a common approach while building a foundation of high-level skills that other firms simply cannot match.
We estimate that only about 3% of those who apply to become Loft9 associates are invited to join the firm. But if you’re the type of person we’re looking for, you won’t let that stop you.
Successful Loft9 recruits are smart, humble, and driven. They know how to adapt their knowledge, approach and experience to any situation. They have the agility to work with a variety of clients, types of engagements, and work situations. They always work to exceed expectations, and they have a fervent desire to keep learning and growing.
Ideal Loft9 associates also have the desire to keep learning, growing, and pushing themselves. They’re the kind of people you can’t help but want to spend time with.
I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time
Fantastic people, nimble organization, variety of projects, high quality culture - unique. Accessibility to partners.
Limited transparency to compensation model. Below average benefits.
Advice to Management
Invest in the firm's benefits (health - change providers / 401(k) consider matching soon).
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Loft9 Consulting (Seattle, WA) in July 2018.
Interview processes come in 4 stages.
1) Submit written assignment via email (mainly focused on cultural fit assessment)
2) 1:1 Interview at casual setting (coffee shop). Mainly check cultural and personality fit to the company
3) 1:1 Interview with Senior consultant to assess your skill and knowledge. Interview was conducted at a coffee shop
4) 1:1 Final interview with Senior management to assess your hands on experience. 2 real case scenarios are given to you. You can spend 10 - 15 minutes to come up with your analysis, consultations. Interview was held at their office in Bellevue (WeWork)
Within every step of the interview, Loft9 commits to deliver their decision within 48 hrs.
It speaks well about the company, that they have refined process and upper managements can make decisions fast. Very agile culture.
All the personnel I interacted with were very smart, friendly and genuine. All spoke how they enjoy working for Loft9 and support they receive by other peers are great.
Interviews 1) and 2) are carefully assess how your personality fits to the company, potentially to add positive elements to compliment their culture.
3) Focused on skill set analysis. Make sure you know the terminologies and methodologies used by consulting industry. Project management, Business Process Improvement tools and techniques, Business Analysts. Duration 60 min
4) Focused on your ability to provide professional consultative services to the real case scenarios. I think there are various answers to the given assignment, no right or wrong, just like in our real life.
What they are trying to assess is that you have a real life experiences dealing with clients and can speak your opinion/advice with confidence in professional manner. Don't worry if you don't know the answer. Use your common sense and provide what you can deliver. Duration 60-90 min
This was the best interview experience so far!
Somewhat challenging but you can tell the process is well refined and I can see why Loft9 are getting over 4.5 stars.
They do carefully choose their consultants and you should be very proud if you get an offer from them :)
*I got an offer but I had to chose other opportunity at this time. I feel very grateful with Loft9 and appreciate their time and effort to conduct this interview with me.