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Point B Overview

www.pointb.com
Seattle, WA
501 to 1000 employees
1995
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
You have plenty of choices about where you apply your talents. You no longer select an employer based only on salary. You look for meaning in your life and your job and want to surround yourself with people who share your values and with whom you enjoy spending time. You want to ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our Point B name is being used in a recruiting phishing scam. We do not ask recruits for money and only use @pointb.com email. Please check our careers page for official job postings.

  • Our Social Responsibility Impact Report shares our core economic, social, and environmental impact along with strategies to achieve our long-term vision. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQXqB

    Point B Publishes Social Responsibility Impact Report | Point B

    Firm's new vision of social responsibility looks to advance people, the planet, the firm and communities

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Point B – Why Work For Us?


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You can go along for the ride or your can drive. Drivers create their own road maps. Does yours look something like this?

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.

The Environment

You work in 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 one of the owners.

The Life

Your company encourages you to have a life outside of work. You can work locally and build long-lasting relationships with local clients. And you get to work with people who want to make an impact in their communities.

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 you'll want to be around.


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It's a word that describes the clients we serve, the work that we do for them and the Point B consultants who do that work. It's also how we describe our culture, which is based on collaboration, mutual respect, flexibility, choice, and a shared passion for succeeding together. Keeping our culture at the core of our business is a deliberate act.

We value people, relationships, ownership, honesty, excellence, choice, efficiency and service. We prioritize these 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 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



undefined100% Employee Ownership

In a move that celebrates Point B’s vision, culture, and award-winning client service, Point B founders have made employees 100% owners of the company.

100% ownership means our clients win. They get to partner with consultants that have an owner’s perspective on service. And our employees win. They have a 100% stake in the game. And our industry wins. We continue a long tradition of giving the best people in business a career they can be proud of. Learn more at pointb.com/ownership.

Choice and Flexibility

At Point B, you can choose your path. Choice and flexibility are a fundamental part of our culture, whether this means choosing to travel, deciding how much you want to work, selecting the cell phone you want to use, or spending time with family and outside of work activities.

Many organizations can say they promote work life balance, but we believe that actions speak louder than words. We want our associates to provide great outcomes for our clients, but not at the expense of their health or wellbeing. We are proud of our firm for its commitment to work life balance and believe it is one of sacred treasures of Point B. Point B has consistently scored high in flexibility in Consulting magazine’s annual “Best Firms” competition.

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.

Health and Wellness

Looking for a health insurance plan that’s in sync with your needs? Want to take a short-term leave without jeopardizing your healthcare coverage? Point B provides a comprehensive benefits package that gives you security, flexibility, support, and personal choice.

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.

Financial Wellness

Our pay model reflects our commitment to flexibility. It ensures a base salary for our associates as they serve clients, transition between assignments and engage in professional development, and take vacation. In addition associates receive additional monthly pay for productivity beyond base expectations. Rather than being limited to a set salary that doesn’t flex with changing work expectations, our pay model ensures real-time compensation for the work you do. In addition, Point B doesn’t limit or dictate time off and holidays. We trust our associates to take the time off they desire while being respectful of client needs and the firm.

Our bonus process is unparalleled and reflects our culture of rewarding associates for the value and outcomes they create by sharing the benefits of a successful year.

Our 401(k) plan offers pretax or Roth options and a number of fund choices. To further help associates with their financial wellness, we also offer financial education resources.

In addition, 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 our associates 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.

Volunteering and Community Service Support

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.

Total Health

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 at Point B and continue to cultivate each and every day.

Point B is the Place to Be

We look for self-driven leaders who thrive working alongside high-caliber peers and dynamic, industry-leading clients. And above all, we aim to find colleagues who share our values, employee ownership mentality, and a desire to make Point B better. If your career roadmap looks like ours, consider the opportunities at Point B.

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Point B Reviews

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  • "Excellent company with a differentiated offering to employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point B full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Not your traditional consulting model (firm truly makes an effort to be different)
    - Bright people with deep consulting experience (largely from the big x firms)
    - Leadership is engaged and responsive
    - Autonomy to build out areas/specializations within the firm's service offerings
    - Plus Pay Model (get paid for those long hours)
    - ESOP
    - Firm getaways
    - Focus on employee needs professionally and personally
    - Option to avoid travel (note: there is a trade-off on project/client selection)

    Cons

    - Smaller firm, so there isn't the same recognition with clients as with larger firms
    - Project selection due to smaller client base (though is growing rapidly)
    - Limited travel can create a silo-ed effect between the offices

    Advice to Management

    I truly enjoy working here. My only advice to management is to find a way to protect the firm's differentiated identity / core values in tact as we grow. We may aim for big growth, but I'd be disappointed to see us turn in to just another consulting firm to achieve that growth.

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Point B Interviews

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Point B (Seattle, WA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Lengthiest interview process in the world ! I have interviewed even with Apple but even they did not have as many rounds as this company did.

    If you dont have prior consulting experience then try to stay away because this could be a serious waste of time ..... !

    They took 2 phone interviews, 1 90 minute very lengthy case presentation (which took me a week to prepare) on skype, 1 more on site interview of 90 minutes with 2 more case questions and then they called me to Seattle where they had me meet 6 different people...and then rejected me probably because some of the senior decision makers on the final day did not like me so much & cited the reason as me not having consulting experience....WOW !

    You knew all along on the 15 days of mine which you gladly wasted that I dont have consulting experience. Almost felt like asking them to repay me for all those lost days. IF THE DECISION MAKERS DID NOT LIKE ME YOU SHOULD HAVE ASKED ME TO INTERVIEW WITH THEM FIRST RATHER THAN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF AN INTERVIEW CANDIDATE LIKE THAT AND WASTING DAYS AND DAYS OF THEIR TIME !!!

    Interview Questions

    • One lenghty case study ( at least a week to prepare and present) several case questions throughout the interview process.....   Answer Question
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Point B Awards & Accolades

  • Rising Star, Consulting Magazine, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, OregonBusiness, 2015
  • Best Women Leaders in Consulting, Consulting Magazine, 2015
  • 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2015
  • Best Places to Work, Crains' Chicago Business, 2015
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