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North Highland Overview

Atlanta, GA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
North Highland is a different kind of consulting firm. We have one simple premise – to do what’s right for our clients and our people. That belief has guided us to become a global consulting firm that builds its success on the value we provide for our ... Read more

Mission: We empower clients, colleagues and communities to achieve aspirations while building lasting, caring relationships.

Company Updates

  • Throughout April, 20 of our offices participated in our annual Day of Giving Back. Learn more:

    North Highland to Launch Month-Long Volunteerism Event

    April 1, 2019 (ATLANTA) - Management consulting firm North Highland is excited to launch its annual Day of Giving Back month-long event. From April 1 - 30, all 1,500 employees across 20 international North Highland offices, accompanied by families and friends, will be able to volunteer with a variety of selected nonprofits to support economic empowerment within the firm's local communities.

  • We spoke with Jeff Gilley, an executive in North Highland’s Denver office, to highlight all of the exciting work happening there. Read on to learn more about new projects and areas of growth as well as where to find good eats in the local area!

    Get to Know the Denver Office

    We spoke with Jeff Gilley, an executive in North Highland's Denver office, to highlight all of the exciting work happening there. Read on to learn more about new projects and areas of growth as well as where to find good eats in the local area! Tell us a bit about the Denver office.

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North Highland – Why Work For Us?

We are makers. We are born leaders with a challenger spirit and we believe the future is ours to build. Makers have a mantra: Unleash Potential Together. It’s what we strive to do – for our colleagues, clients, and communities – each and every day.

Our best work happens when we bring our diverse expertise around one table. We don’t just talk about a better future, we’re building it now, by empowering people to achieve what they didn’t think was possible. We’re different because we’re not in it for the glory. Never have been. We’re in it to build capabilities, with a human-centered approach and a bias for action.

North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology and digital, and transformation. We add value and support our clients across the full spectrum of consulting, from strategy through delivery. We bring the big ideas, then we make them real.

North Highland is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with more than 3,000 consultants worldwide and 60+ offices around the globe. The firm is a member of Cordence Worldwide (, a global management consulting alliance. 

We are an employee-owned firm that is regularly recognized nationally and locally as a best place to work. Come see how we Unleash Potential Together!

We are strategists, ideapreneurs, problem-solvers, storytellers, innovators, experimenters, designers and relationship-builders, connected by a shared vision to make our clients, our firm and our communities stronger. 

Charting the path to a better future is not a solitary pursuit. Together, we compound impact, accelerating individual growth and shared prosperity. We are a team that is human, dynamic, and supportive of the individual paths each member is on. Every day we invest in this team with our leadership, our trust, and our accountability. Because of this team, we each grow faster and have a greater impact.

Inclusion & Diversity

At North Highland, we are welcomed and appreciated for our personal capabilities, characteristics, contributions and diversity of background, thought and experience. As a Human-Centered firm, we believe in connecting hearts and minds and creating a sense of belonging for our people. Together WE can do great things.

To create a sense of belonging at North Highland, it takes all of us working together collectively. A number of networks have developed and are expanding to provide opportunity for connection, conversation and support of our culture.

BEN (Black Employee Network): BEN’s mission is to provide a community within North Highland a network to develop professional and personal connections while creating an environment of learning and belonging for all NH owners.

Pride Alliance: This group's mission is to provide our employee-owners with a network to connect and support our LGBT+ community.

WIN (Women In North Highland): WIN Atlanta’s mission is to drive progress for women in the workplace, by focusing on engaging, inspiring and developing both the women of North Highland and those within our local communities.  We believe that by establishing a strong reputation as a great place to work for women – we will continue to drive heightened total firm performance

We work together differently. We care for and support each other. We promise to provide an inspiring environment that embraces diverse personalities, thoughts, experiences, and fosters teaming and caring. As individuals, we are confident in our independence of thought, our unique experiences and our personal world views. It is a way of working that blends personal conviction and inspired collaboration. It values different perspectives as opportunities to challenge convention. It fosters a team that is powerfully connected by our shared vision and a maker’s mentality. The future is not one-size-fits-all. And proudly, neither are we.


We forge our own paths and leave a trail. We promise to provide a variety of challenging opportunities to learn and to coach and to support you in your choices as you grow personally and professionally. Together, we compound impact, accelerating individual growth and shared prosperity. Every day, we invest in our team with our leadership, our trust and our accountability. On this team, we each grow faster and have greater impact.


We have the power to make a difference. We promise to empower you to make a meaningful impact in our communities and with our clients. Our work inspires and encourages us to think bigger. To make our mark, we need courage and conviction from both our abilities as individuals and our power as a team. We choose our talents – of ingenuity, divergent thinking and relentless determination—to make the future better for all.

We don’t just talk about a better future – we’re building it now, by empowering people to achieve what they didn’t think was possible. Four ways of working guide our efforts and connect us in purpose.

Own It

This is our firm, and its success is our success. Every day we act as owners, leaders, and role models to grow the firm collectively and our capabilities individually.

Relationships First

Mediocrity is not an option. We set high standards for ourselves, and the people with whom we work. We expect excellence and guarantee satisfaction with our work.

Think Big

We challenge ourselves to stretch and shape each other’s thinking to deliver lasting change and true value.

Learn +  Teach

Building and sharing knowledge is our superpower. We develop ourselves, learn from others and generously share what we know.

North Highland Academy

The Academy is a program for analysts, consultants, and senior consultants to develop their consulting capability and grow their careers at North Highland, with firm-wide support from executive leadership and talent management. As a North Highland Academy consultant, you will:

  • Build a career in management consulting
  • Make building and sharing knowledge a superpower
  • Embrace different perspectives as opportunities to challenge convention 
  • Adopt our shared vision and Maker mentality 
  • Make communications a core capability 
  • Step-up and shine 


We want to create sustainable, long-term economic empowerment in the communities in which we work and live. Our end goal is to stop poverty before it starts and to do that, we must fix the root cause of poverty, not just its symptoms through disruptive new approaches.

We harness our consulting expertise to work with civic, non-profit and other experts in economic empowerment to develop partnerships with a focus on the power of taking a more holistic approach to economic empowerment. We'll support projects that tackle financial stability, family sustaining employment and housing holistically, because our research shows these core areas can have a bigger and longer-term impact.

Our annual Day of Giving Back has been another way we have invested in local communities. Every year, we take all 1,500 employees out of our 23 global offices and put them in local communities to serve.


North Highland Reviews

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    "A Culture of Care With Best-In-Class Consultants"

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    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in Orlando, FL
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    I have been working at North Highland full-time (Less than a year)


    I've been really impressed with North Highland's long-standing client list and the innovative work I see us doing around the company. It's an opportunity to work with super smart professionals who really care about helping our clients solve complicated problems. My fellow colleagues and our associates are wired for success and really know their stuff!


    Consulting is always a balancing act between delivering current projects with excellence and prospecting for future opportunities. Industry issue, not North Highland-specific.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course on the strategic plan -- it's working. And, do everything in your power to humanize our experience by supporting the teams on the field with administrative, marketing, sales and resourcing help.

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North Highland Photos

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North Highland photo of: Wondering what our Portland office is up to? When they aren’t helping our clients in the boardrooms, you can find them on the trails, on the sidelines or at 10 Barrel after work.
North Highland photo of: Every Thursday our London office hosts "Bow Tie Thurdsay", where members of the office show off their snappiest bow tie.
North Highland photo of: An afternoon garden party
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North Highland photo of: Interacting with Rosie the Robot
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North Highland Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at North Highland.


    Pretty standard. Nothing innovative about the interview process. All were essentially resume or "tell me about yourself" conversations. Had 6 different interviews that were strung out over the course of several months. Essentially they wait until there is sold work to bring in a candidate they know that they want to hire.

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North Highland Awards & Accolades

  • Top 25 Consultants, Consulting Magazine, 2019
  • Rising Stars, Consulting Magazine, 2019
  • Change Management Consultant of the Year, MCA, 2018
  • Best Places to Work, St. Louis Business Journal, 2019
  • Learning Elite, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, 2019
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