Mission: A values-based, highly collaborative organization, Chartis is committed to its mission: to materially improve the delivery of healthcare in the world.
I have been working at The Chartis Group full-time (More than a year)
Mission-driven work at the forefront of healthcare strategy. There is a direct link between our projects and patient care, and my colleagues share a deeply held passion for the work we do. Relative to other consulting firms, we seem to take on more interesting and impactful engagements. We don't really do cost work/supply chain/etc. and instead focus on things like clinical strategy/enterprise strategy/transition to population health.
We have been doing fairly lean staffing on projects in the last year, which can lead to long hours and heavy workloads. The upside is that younger consultants often get direct, enriching experience with partners. Management knows that this can present challenges, and is doing a good job of communicating how they plan to address this.
Additionally, compensation is not quite on par with other top consulting firms. The differential is small, though I suspect it grows as you rise in your role. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make, however, with the unique nature of our work and the wonderful culture we continue to maintain.
Advice to Management
The culture is a big draw, so focus on maintaining it. More work needs to be put into growing our brand at top MBA and grad schools. Continue to work on setting competitive compensation.
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Chartis Group (Boston, MA) in November 2016.
On-campus first round interviews, including a behavioral interview and a traditional case. Second round was at their office to do another behavioral interview, a quantitative-heavy traditional case, and an excel exercise.