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Ridgefield, CT
51 to 200 employees
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Company - Private
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$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Orion is a well-established company with an impressive track record that is still small enough that even newer employees can have a significant impact. One can learn a great deal about Wall Street, in particular the players and investment vehicles that drive the fixed income markets, while honing a number of transferable skills including interviewing, writing, and qualitative analysis.

    The individuals at Orion are highly motivated, super intelligent, friendly, engaging, interesting, and supportive. In short, I can’t imagine finding better co-workers.

    One can stay at the firm and progress to take on new challenges or use the experience at Orion as a foundation for grad school or other career paths. While I have been here, many have gone on to attend top business schools or other elite programs.

    Cons

    The work environment is best suited to individuals who are self-motivated and can thrive with a less formalized work structure. Mentors are assigned to new employees and expectations and deadlines are set, but it is up to each person to be proactive about asking questions, seeking support if needed, and staying on track with his/her work load. Also, the financial markets are notoriously cyclical, and Orion must navigate these waves.

    Advice to Management

    Be more specific about what each individual employee needs to accomplish to reach the next level in his/her development at Orion. Maintain contact and actively solicit input and ideas from even the newest employees.

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Orion Consultants Interviews

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Orion Consultants (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Quick, easy Skype interview and then got invited down. Mostly fit questions. Many of your typical "What was your favorite class in college?" "Tell me about a time you made a mistake" "What part of school did you find most rewarding/challenging?" etc.

    Interview Questions

    • There was one chart that needed to be "analyzed", but I put that word in quotes because it was essentially looking at a bar graph and explaining what it says. Very basic. There was a difficult interview with the owner, as he asked bizarre questions. He asked "Okay, tell me about yourself". Once I answered he said "what else" and after I responded to three more of those, he asked what my parents do for a living.   Answer Question
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