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Point B Overview

Seattle, WA
501 to 1000 employees
1995
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Point B Inc. helps organizations form, execute, and thrive. With capabilities including Management Consulting, Venture Investment and Advisory, and Property Development, our integrated businesses provide real value to the organizations and communities we serve. Our ... Read more

Company Updates

  • It is an honor to be recognized by Fortune as one of the best workplaces in the nation for Millennials two years in a row! We were recognized for our culture and meaningful client work.

    The 100 Best Companies For Millennials

    How We Selected the Winning Companies To determine the Best Workplaces for Millennials, Great Place to Work surveyed over 398,000 U.S. employees from Great Place to Work-Certified companies and ranked companies based on three factors: 1. Key Great Place to Work Metrics.

  • Point B Chicago was named one of the top five workplaces in the Chicago by Fortune magazine. Congratulations to our Point B Chicago team!

    50 Best Workplaces to Work for in Chicago 2017

    When most people think of a successful company, the first word that comes to mind probably isn't "nice"-unless you're in Chicago. The Windy City offices of the companies on this list combine the pursuit of excellence and high returns, with a healthy emphasis on open communication, making workers feel valued, and that certain Midwestern je ne sais quoi.

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Point B – Why Work For Us?


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We’re management consultants.

We’re property developers.

We’re investors.

We’re business leaders.

We’re doers.

We’re Point B.

We have big plans for you.

 

The Workplace

The Work

You get to lead challenging initiatives with Industry-leading clients. You have a voice when it comes to the type of projects you work on. You build your skills, career, and network with every engagement. There's variety, and it doesn't get stale. We're values-focused, and one of our key values is People. 

The Environment 

Point B is a place that takes pride in building trust and relationships. You get to chart your own career path based on what’s important to you. Your values, your leadership skills, your expertise; they actually matter. And when you have an idea, you can run with it, because you are an owner.

The People

Your colleagues know their stuff, and they're eager to collaborate and share. For them, people come first, whether it's at work, at home or in their communities. They think that success is something that's meant to be shared. And that makes them the kind of people that you'll want to be around.

The Life 

Point B encourages you to have a life outside of work. You can work locally and build long-lasting relationships with your clients. And you get to work with people who want to make an impact in the community in which you work. Find out how Point B supports our people through Comprehensive and Competitive Benefits. 

We are Growing

Point B has offices in:undefined

  • Seattle, WA (headquarters)
  • Portland, OR
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Southern California
  • Denver, CO
  • Chicago, IL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Dallas, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • New England




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Point B Culture and Values
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The values and beliefs Point B built its firm on are more relevant today than ever. We aspire to be the strongest, best, and best-integrated entrepreneurial platform in the industry—and this means we live and breathe our values everyday.

Keeping our culture at the core of our business is a deliberate act. We prioritize our values above all else and live them each day; they govern how quickly we grow, who we choose to do business with, who we hire, the leaders we select, and our financial goals and investments.

We thrive on open communication, transparency, and a strong ownershipmentality.  As an employee-owned firm, Point B exists for the benefit of our people. We create the firm where we want to work.  And we believe that clients are best served by passionate people enjoying what they do within an organization in which they have ownership.

Our award-winning culture provides benefits, both tangible and intangible, which help create an experience for employees that cannot be found elsewhere. In short, at Point B, we strive to live great lives together.





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Point B has always believed in ownership.

Each person has the opportunity and obligation to shape the future of Point B – this is the nature of ownership. When you join Point B, we trust you to make the right decisions. For our firm. For our clients. And for yourself.

ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)

Our employee ownership plan is a qualified retirement plan with contributions that have outpaced the average 401(k) match by almost double since its inception. This plan allows you to benefit through annual allocations of Point B stock. Participant account values grow through these annual allocations, but may also grow over time through increases in Point B stock price.

Choice and Flexibility

At Point B, choice and flexibility are a fundamental part of our culture, whether deciding how to organize your schedule, selecting the cell phone you want to use, or determining how much vacation to take, we recognize that one size does not fit all. We don’t have heavy handed policies. Instead we trust our associates to make wise decisions for themselves and for the firm.

Events and Activities

Point B hosts dozens of events in each of our markets each year to promote our thriving and vibrant culture. One of the most highly anticipated and well-attended events is the two-night, three-day annual getaway in each market for associates and their partners.

Pay Model 

Our pay model reflects our commitment to flexibility and choice. We provide a base salary for our associates as they serve clients, transition between assignments and engage in professional development, and take vacation. Beyond the base salary, associates receive additional monthly pay for productivity beyond base expectations. This pay model enables real-time compensation for the work you do, and allows you to determine how much time off you want to take in any given year. We also offer an annual bonus that  recognizes the outcomes of contributions you choose to make, and shares the benefits of a successful year.

401(k)

Our 401(k) plan allows you to save both pre-tax and Roth (after-tax) money for your retirement with a diversified selection of funds to choose to invest your savings in. To further help associates with their financial wellness, we offer financial planning, education and guidance resources

Associate-based Sponsorship Program

Associate-based Sponsorship Program Part of the fabric of our firm is to help our communities thrive. Point B sponsors associates who take an active leadership role in non-profit or community boards via financial contribution. This allows our associates to make a difference with their skills, as well as provides the non-profit organization some added sponsorship dollars.

Flexibility and Leave of Absence Options

Point B also supports associates in following their passions beyond work. On a small scale, this is experienced through the ability to manage your own schedule on a day to day basis. On a large scale, Point B’s flexible leave policy offers up to 4 months unpaid leave with full benefit. Although most often used for extended travel, the policy has also supported associates doing extended volunteer work both inside the US and internationally as well. It allows you to go big, but still return home to Point B.

Health and Wellness

Point B offers multiple medical plans, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts (FSAs), disability and life insurance, access to a health concierge, and an Employee Assistance Program that provides confidential short-term counseling, referral services, and more.

 Total Health

At Point B we believe one of the most important things you can do for your total health and wellbeing is to do what you love, with people you enjoy and respect, in an environment that is collaborative and supportive no matter your stage in life. This is the firm culture we have created and continue to cultivate each and every day.

Join us. We have big plans for you. 

Find the right role for you.

By joining Point B, you’ll work with smart, like-minded people dedicated to delivering high-quality service to industry-leading clients and partners. You’ll be part of an award-winning organization that’s 100% employee-owned that honors a thriving, healthy culture and work/life balance. We can’t say it enough, at Point B, you have the opportunity to chart your own career path based on what’s important to you.

At Point B our people drive more than success for our clients and partners – they drive the future of Point B and the trajectory of their career. We create challenging and rewarding opportunities, and a supportive environment where diverse ideas and thinking are met with enthusiasm, and where you can truly own your path to success. As an owner, you can reach your full potential. Get there with Point B.



What is it like to be a Sales Director at Point B? Partner across the firm to grow the Point B business and expand the client portfolio, while making great commissions. Meet our Sales team and learn more about this great opportunity. 

We're currently looking for Sales Directors in the following markets:

  • Austin
  • Southern California
  • Denver
  • Bay Area 

Apply today: http://bit.ly/2vvgRio

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    Pros

    Flexibility, professional growth and development, intelligent and interesting co-workers, incredible culture, varied types of work that take your preferences into account.

    Cons

    I don't get to work as closely with my point b peers as I'd like to. I can learn so much from them! Fortunately, point b is making an effort to staff us as a team so we can continue to learn from each other while providing clients with exceptional value.

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Point B Photos

Point B photo of: The Point B Phoenix team after finishing their ride for Bike MS.
Point B photo of: Point B Texas was named the second best place to work in the state by Texas Monthly!
Point B photo of: Enjoying the Seattle Leadership Luncheon. We were a Girl Scouts of Western Washington Superhero Sponsor at the event.
Point B photo of: Hearing from Point B Capital President John Bjornson + Pizza=Perfect Friday Team Meeting
Point B photo of: Excited about the new Chicago office!
Point B photo of: Point B'ers interacting at a recent Practice meeting.
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Point B Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Point B (Seattle, WA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I had previously interviewed with Point B during my MBA, though I did not receive an offer at that time. Despite the rejection, I came away even more excited about the firm; the interviewers were fair, thorough, and transparent. Although the rejection was a tough pill to swallow, it was clear the firm's people first perspective and focus on fit were more than just talk.

    After roughly a year working for another consulting firm, I was invited to attend a Point B recruiting event. The evening was thoughtfully planned and provided an excellent opportunity to learn more about the company. There were many Point B'ers on hand, all friendly and eager to share their experiences.

    Following the recruiting event, I was invited in for interviews. The conversation was a candid review of my resume and skills to date. There were no surprising questions, though some gaps in my experience became apparent. We had a frank conversation about how my prior work would map to engagements at Point B and the extent to which I would need to seek out development opportunities to close these gaps.

    During a later conversation with the hiring manager, we talked openly about what life at Point B was like: mechanics of staffing, evolution of firm culture, development opportunities, and promotion expectations. I felt positively about the conversation and left with the assurance that I would hear within a week.

    A few days later, I received a call with the details of my offer. I have now been at the firm nearly a year and could not be happier.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to take a few minutes to walk the interviewer through my resume.   Answer Question
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Point B Awards & Accolades

  • Rising Star, Consulting Magazine, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon, Oregon Business, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For in Texas, Texas Monthly, 2017
  • Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2017
  • The 25 Best Small and Medium-Size Workplaces in the Bay Area, Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work, 2017
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