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Strive Consulting Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Strive Consulting is a national business and technology firm helping industry-leading companies transform their organization by solving complex challenges through our deep expertise in Management Consulting, Technology Enablement and Data & Analytics. Our unique ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#31), 2018 (#48)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#5)

Company Updates

  • Strive Consulting Named One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for the 4th year in a row! “We are very proud and thankful to be named as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the nation for the 4th year in a row,” said Jeff Dillenburg, Executive Vice President of Strive. “This award is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of our entire team at Strive, and the great things that we have been able to accomplish for our clients, our community, and each other. Our continued focus on our culture, on the individuals that make our company thrive, and how we work together in building a meaningful experience is what truly drives our ability to succeed.”

  • Strive Consulting Named Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness® for 3rd year in row! “Being recognized as Best and Brightest in Wellness is a testament to Strive Consulting’s commitment to our employees,” says Lindsey Spokas, VP, HR & Operations. “Our Wellness Team works diligently to continuously expand and improve our program by looking for ways to incorporate all aspects of well-being. We are proud to offer fun and innovative wellness initiatives that are focused on improving our employees’ health, happiness and sense of belonging at Strive.” The Best and Brightest in Wellness® celebrates companies that are committed to promoting healthy and happy workplaces. This award recognizes Strive’s dedication to workplace engagement and efforts to improve the value of wellness not only within the business, but in the community as well.

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Strive Consulting – Why Work With Us?

Founded in 2006, Strive is a privately-owned, national business and technology consulting firm that helps clients solve complex business challenges and deliver on strategic initiatives by using expertise across our Management Consulting, Technology Enablement, and Data & Analytics Practices.

With over 400 employees nationwide working with over 100 enterprise-level clients, we ensure that we can attain goals and solve problems. Our flexible engagement model, consisting of Strategic Advisory, Project Delivery and Staffing Services, allows us to customize solutions and execute the needs of the client.

We pride ourselves on our ability to blend our top consulting talent with niche expertise from our network. We guarantee to provide the teams and solutions you need to transform your organization.


strategic advisory

Knowledge & Expertise.

Our teams consist of business and technology experts from a variety of well-known companies and consulting firms. We apply this knowledge and experience to evolve strategies with roadmaps, assessments, and insights to optimize the business.

Holistic, Practical Approach.
We understand what it takes to implement complex programs and projects. As a result, our teams are focused on creating actionable plans to quickly deliver results by helping connect technology strategically to the business.

Low Risk, High Value Engagements.
We engage small, nimble teams of experts to create strategies focused on quickly delivering valuable results.

project delivery

Customized Approach.

We recognize that every project and client situation is unique and adjust our approach accordingly. While we bring perspective and best practices to each engagement, we maintain flexibility to be able to deliver in ways that best suits our clients’ environment.

Optimized Resource Mix.
Each engagement requires a wide variety of experience and expertise. Rather than building teams that are limited to resources that happen to be on the “bench” or providing on-the-job training for those resources, Strive’s model provides the unique ability to assemble highly talented teams from our Consulting Practices and consulting network to ensure we have the specialized expertise required to successfully deliver.

National Expertise. Local Delivery.
While we are a national firm with a broad base of experience across our 400+ consultants and vast network of independent experts, we deliver the majority of our engagements locally. We believe this results in more value for our clients as travel costs are eliminated and quality increases with the close alignment of our resources and the client team.

staffing services

Top Talent On Demand.

Over the last ten years, we have built relationships with the top consultants in the marketplace. This strong network of experts allows us to engage the best possible resource for each engagement.

Expert-Based Screening Process.
Unlike staffing firms, Strive is able to involve experts from our Consulting Practices to thoroughly interview, screen, and vet candidates to ensure their capabilities match our clients’ need.

Oversight from Consulting Practice.
Our resources receive management, guidance, and support from our Consulting Practices to assist with challenges and to achieve success.



Strive Consulting Reviews

  • "Love This Company!"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Strive Consulting full-time (More than a year)


    A company where you have a voice no matter what your title is
    The CEO has an open door policy and takes time to hear from everyone
    Strong leadership
    Work hard / play hard mentality
    Promote within mentality.
    A ton of career growth opportunity

    Overall, if you are a hard working individual that treats people the way you would want to be treated, this is the right company for you. Upper management will do everything they can to put you in a position to be successful. It is up to you how you grow your career as the sky is the limit at a company like Strive Consulting


    I don't have anything negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to show appreciation for individuals who try to go the extra mile.

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Strive Consulting Photos

Strive Consulting photo of: 2018 President's Club!
Strive Consulting photo of: Chicago Women's Leadership Summit
Strive Consulting photo of: Our Columbus team participating in the 16th annual Merrill Lynch Bull Run
Strive Consulting photo of: Cheering on the Columbus Clippers to a W
Strive Consulting photo of: Josh Martin rode with the Huntington Bank team in the 2019 Pelontonia
Strive Consulting photo of: In Office Yoga at our Chicago Headquarters
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Strive Consulting Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Helpful (1)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Strive Consulting (Chicago, IL) in October 2019.


    Really nice, easy going, you can tell they have some transitional challenges, however I'm confident they'll figure them out. Seems like a solid company. Entrepreneurship mentality and workflow wanted/expected.

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Strive Consulting Awards & Accolades

  • 2020 Glassdoor Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2020
  • Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Dallas/Fort Worth, Best & Brightest, 2020
  • Best Places to Work, Crain's Chicago Business, 2019
  • Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Dallas Fort Worth, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2019
  • The Nation's Best and Brightest in Wellness, Best and Brightest, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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