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Propeller Overview

Portland, OR
51 to 200 employees
2012
Company - Private
Business Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
We are consultants, fixers, change makers. But mostly we're a company full of people who love the adventure of solving complex problems.

Mission: This new era of continuous disruption needs a new brand of management consulting laser-focused on helping large organizations nimbly negotiate an increasingly volatile business landscape. We help big act small.

Company Updates

  • For 2017, we're the no. 7 Medium Size Company for #OR100 Best. 3rd year in a row that we ranked! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPFi

    Oregon Business - 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon 2017

    Our annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon.

  • We're looking for a charismatic, curious, and connected leader to help grow our San Francisco business. Learn more about the role: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPFt

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Propeller – Why Work For Us?


Every business in existence today is just a few mouse clicks away from irrelevance. A company’s greatest threat isn’t its next-largest or next-smallest competitor. Its greatest threat is the yet-to-be-invented business model or web app that represents a simpler, more efficient way to solve its customers’ challenges. At Propeller, we help our clients be that simpler, more efficient solution. We are always on the lookout for great thinkers, writers and speakers who also happen to be amazing management consultants. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon with an office in San Francisco, CA, Propeller makes business consulting simple, understandable and human to help big companies move fast and act small. 



The people at Propeller get really fired up about two things: being part of the team and delivering great work on mission-critical projects and objectives. And we know that mission-critical doesn’t always come dressed for executive board meetings, so we know how to roll up our sleeves, dig deep from experience, and get stuff done, too.

We take pride in the creativity that allows.  Sure, we could follow structured methodology (and sometimes we do!), but we know a one-size-fits-all solution doesn’t make sense in our kaleidoscope world.  So we look for awesome people with strong careers who have the brains, raw talent, and motivation to be the next generation of business leaders.

Associates at Propeller provide a hybrid of business and strategy acumen paired with the know-how to execute even tough client problems.  They’re thinkers and doers.  These leaders take on client projects of varying sizes and complexities, including managing others, and they regularly interface with some of the top businesspeople in Portland’s most successful organizations.

Propeller's consultants become trusted advisors to clients and provide strategic thought partnership for actionable, results-driven outcomes. They know how to build and finish an engagement by combining smarts, experience, structure, and influence.  Associates know they may not have all the answers, but they do know how to ask clients the right questions to surface the solution.

Propeller not only strives to be a great place to work, we strive to be a fun place to work. To do that, we offer the following:

  • An opportunity to work amongst supportive and well-respected colleagues
  • Frequent and transparent communication
  • Competitive base salary and incentive compensation
  • Group health and dental insurance
  • Internal and external training opportunities
  • Gym/health club reimbursement
  • Flexible paid time off
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

We are consultants, fixers, change makers. But mostly, we're a company full of people who love the adventure of solving complex problems. At Propeller, we understand that greatness isn't happenstance. It's something we strive for and work toward day by day, bettering ourselves even to micro adjustments. Hard work, humility, and drive create a force field of trust around the people who work here. And, more importantly, doing the right thing matters. 

Ten principles guide our work and inform our everyday decisions. When evaluation the merits of a strategic business decision or deciding what the best course of action really is, these principles help us land in the right place. Culture isn't something one person creates alone, but something we all build and work toward together, every day. These principles compromise the commitment we make to ourselves and to each other that this is howe we will continue to interact and engage. Learn more about the ten principles here.

Propeller opened its doors 5 years ago in Portland with the intent to focus on people. Our team was born and raised in Portland, so acceptance is baseline and individualism and authenticity are encouraged. Our clients include leading organizations in the energy, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, technology, and retail industries and we've been recognized by Consulting Magazine as one of the Best Small Firms to Work For 2 years in a row. As we grow, we'll be taking our award winning team and industry expertise to new cities.

To meet increasing demand in the Bay Area, Propeller opened an office in San Francisco in early 2016. The local team primarily focuses on the consumer products industry with plans to expand to additional markets. As our company continues to increase in scope, headcount and geography, we're committed to maintaining our local, people-centric business model. 

Interested in joining our San Francisco team? Please see our career opportunities in the Bay. 

 

Propeller believes in giving back to our communities. Sponsored events are held throughout the year to help those in need. We've partnered with various organizations including Impact NW, Oregon Food Bank, Children's Book Bank, Schoolhouse Supplies, and Mercy Corps NW.

In 2017, 20 of our consultants are partnering with Mercy Corps NW to provide support to Portland's underserved and transitional population via mentorship and business consulting to help people make sustainable livelihoods. 

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    Pros

    A fantastic culture and company that really cares
    Working with super smart and wonderful people
    Working for amazing companies in the area
    Diversity in roles and industries as a consultant
    I think about my company and get a big grin on my face - it's that good here!

    Cons

    There are other jobs that pay more, however when it comes to the whole package I can't find a better place than Propeller.

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Propeller Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Propeller.

    Interview

    I recently joined the Propeller team following a four-stage interview process over approximately six weeks. The stages are fairly standard and they're clear from the outset what's going to happen - a phone screen to get a general sense of your background, two face-to-face meetings with mini-cases during each one, and a final business case presentation at the office HQ with one of the founders present.

    Propeller consultants lead every stage of the interview, so you get a real sense of people you'll be working with, as opposed to a more traditional, centralized HR interviewing process. For me it was an important factor to engage early-on with a group of smart and personable colleagues, and it helped me feel confident that there was a good cultural fit w the company.

    The business case presentation is certainly nerve-wracking at the beginning, but it actually turned out to be an interesting scenario that gives you a chance to demonstrate first-hand your skills and experience. Overall the entire experience was very positive, and I was thrilled to receive and accept an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Speak about a time you didn't succeed at something, and the lessons you learned from that experience.   1 Answer
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Propeller Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Oregon Business Magazine, 2017
  • 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon, Portland Business Journal, 2016
  • Top Workplaces -- Small, The Oregonian, 2016
  • 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon, Oregon Business Magazine, 2015
  • Top Workplaces(Small companies #1), The Oregonian, 2015
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