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Loft9 Consulting Consultant Reviews

Updated October 27, 2016
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  1. "Great place to launch or continue a consulting career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very supportive and the company culture encourages interactions between the employees. Since it is a small company there are also a ton of opportunities to fill in doing different tasks while developing and growing new skill sets. Also, they listen when it comes to trying to match with you the right customer. Even though all the initial customers I was put in front of were great, all of the engagement managers were asking me if I felt like the customer was a good fit and they didn't want to put me in a role that I might not like or be challenged by.

    Cons

    They are still building out their customer base, so the numbers of customers and projects can be limited at times. Also, you do have to be self-driven, no one is going to really push you to grow if you don't show interest.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing when it comes to culture. I would love to see you taking a different approach to sales and instead of trying to sell start including people on the bench to start consulting for these customers and showing them some immediate value.

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Nov 23, 2016 – Founding Partner

    Wow! Thanks for the great review! At Loft9, we strive to make sure that each Associate has a positive experience with the firm. Proper placement in each engagement is a critical part of this, and ... More


  2. "My Best Career Move"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Loft9 is full of smart, talented folks that genuinely want to help each other grow in their careers, provide amazing client delivery and have fun as a team. At Loft9, you're treated as family.

    Cons

    I believe in constructive criticism, but I really don't have any to provide to the firm at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being transparent - it allows the team to help solve challenges and provide ideas as we continue to evolve and expand our market share.

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Sep 25, 2016 – Founding Partner

    Pleased to see you already feel that you’re part of the “Loft9 family”. It’s been an exciting year for the firm and we’re very happy with the continued enthusiasm that our Associates demonstrate on ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Love working here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Talented peers, great culture and many growth opportunities. I love working here because I am constantly challenged and supported in my endeavors.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons. I am pretty happy in my workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Appreciate all that you do in being transparent and available.

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Sep 25, 2016 – Founding Partner

    You hit the nail on the head in referencing your “talented peers, great culture and growth opportunities”! These 3 things are essential to who Loft9 is and the make-up of our top-notch team. The ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Revolutionary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Newly hired to Loft9, I am surprised every day at how deeply ingrained their cultural values are: humility, collaboration, integrity. People *love* working for this firm, and I see why. Associates are encouraged to follow their interests to help the firm grow and develop, and the result is a team of highly committed, deeply engaged, terribly smart, and incredibly kind people. I am delighted to have landed in this organization.

    Coming from highly structured and rules-oriented cultures, it has been a bit of an adjustment to get used to the tacit permission to simply do the right thing. This one simple principle feels like a revolutionary way to build loyalty and trust with your employees, which can't help but translate to client work.

    Cons

    This is a difficult place to get into. The interview process is long and rigorous - I met with 7 people over the course of three months - and there are no softball questions. Do your homework and be ready for anything.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for such an intentional focus on building a collaborative culture, and for encouraging associates to make meaningful connections with each other.

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Oct 5, 2015 – Founding Partner

    What a great review, THANK YOU! We are glad to see that our emphasis on culture is shining through. We are glad to hear that you are embracing our approach to doing the right thing and doing things ... More


  6. "A great start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best work cultures I have been a part of. I've also had interesting projects which challenge me.

    Cons

    None to speak of. I've been very happy.

    Advice to Management

    No specific advice.

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Oct 5, 2015 – Founding Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad to hear that we’ve got one of the best cultures that you’ve been a part of! We spend a great deal of time working to build our culture ... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Loft9 is a Special Firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone you meet at the firm is capable, interesting, smart and nice
    There is a culture of leadership & creativity so if you have an idea you are supported
    Leaders pay attention to you and your career goals
    The firm has a large philanthropy bent--including pro-bono engagements in community from time to time.
    The Account team is fantastically supportive
    The engagements are interesting - more intellectual, less staff aug

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but the interview process is very selective, so bring your A game.
    Other firms may pay a bit more of your rate %, but it comes out pretty close, so I chose Loft9 for it's "extras" including culture and opportunity--and could not be happier with my decision.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing exactly what you're doing--you have created a special culture where people care about the work and each other beyond the ordinary.

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Jan 12, 2015 – Founding Partner

    Wow! It was great seeing the heading to your post today. At Loft9, we strive to make sure that each Associate has a positive experience with the firm. The fact that you see the firm as a SPECIAL ... More


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great firm, awesome culture, plenty of growth potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very much committed to personal growth and development. Expanding client list and new compensation model is very exciting.

    Cons

    It is a newer firm so still working out some kinks here and there but everyone is committed to making it better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, stay close to the Associates

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Jan 12, 2015 – Founding Partner

    Happy New Years! Great to see an early 2015 review come through for the firm – we’re excited about the months and years ahead and pleased to know that you feel we’re doing a great job. Our ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work, grow and be respected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Associate connectedness and Collaboration.
    Providing open and continuous feedback
    Various internal and external trainings
    Lot of opportunities to get involved in firm work
    Mentorship
    Excellent Recruiting process
    Walk the talk - Exceeded my expectation when it came to Co-Delivery and Associate Development Framework.
    Firm takes a lot of effort to maintain connectedness between the associates. Events like monthly dinners/discussions, quarterly practice meetings and fun team building are excellent.
    If an associate know what he/she want, there are opportunities and open doors for discussion with leadership
    Most importantly, efficient leadership

    Cons

    Pay is lower when compared with other places.

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Oct 27, 2014 – Founding Partner

    Wow, what a great review, THANK YOU for the kind words and for sharing your experiences. We are pleased to see your positive comments regarding opportunities for growth in one’s career, and thrilled ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great career accelerator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Over the past three years I have grown immensely in my career. I have been given opportunity to do some great work and have learned a ton along the way. Great people and culture.

    Cons

    Depending on how involved you are in internal firm work, it can be tough to balance client workload as well. Project lengths can become long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great culture!

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Jun 10, 2014 – Founding Partner

    Loft9 is dedicated to the development of our Associates and one of our goals is to be a career accelerator. We do this by providing development opportunities on our engagements and providing each ... More


  11. "Fast growing, fast-paced and high-performing. Challenging and rewarding opportunities to work with amazing people!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bellevue, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Development opportunities
    Career velocity
    Diverse client experiences
    Collaborative and collegial culture

    Cons

    Rigorous recruiting process. Not easy to get in but well worth it

    Advice to Management

    Maintain culture and supportive environment as business scales