PointBridge, more than any other consulting company that I've experienced, creates a sense of working for a company rather than working for clients. There is a real openness with information from management about company performance, as well as how an individual fits into achieving the larger goals. PointBridge offers numerous (entirely optional) personal development workshops each month, and the quality of the presentations ensures that there is competition for the available seats.
Beyond those reasons, there is the basic reason of working for a company that "gets it". The management team does a good job of listening to their partners, customers, and employees when compiling annual goals. The management team then goes out and executes on that plan, which is usually harder than putting together goals.
The amount of work can be daunting. The company provides all kinds of flexibility for employees to manage the personal/professional balance, but it still falls upon the employee to actually take time off when needed. If someone doesn't know how to do that, there is a risk of burnout.
I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at PointBridge (Chicago, IL) in June 2010.
Be prepared for a role play interview.
Pretty easy, I negotiated a signing bonus.