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Loft9 Consulting Reviews

Updated Dec 12, 2018

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EDWARD BEALS, MARK BIRZELL
37 Ratings
  1. Featured Review

    "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic people, nimble organization, variety of projects, high quality culture - unique. Accessibility to partners.

    Cons

    Limited transparency to compensation model. Below average benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the firm's benefits (health - change providers / 401(k) consider matching soon).

    Loft9 Consulting2018-07-09

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    August 16, 2018HR Director

    Thanks for the 5-star review! I apologize for the delayed response – as you are likely aware, we’ve been working through a full review of Loft9’s pay ranges and benefits as compared to our local market, and were hoping to be able to share some of those findings in this reply. ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture, Supportive Community, Growth Mindset"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A culture-driven community that takes an individualistic approach to associates and their development. From the interview process and landing an initial client engagement to associate's growth strategy, the leadership team is hands on with their support of each associate. Senior associates and partners are accessible, transparent, and engaged.

    Cons

    Compensation and retirement benefits are limited

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the strong work!

    Loft9 Consulting2018-12-13

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    February 2, 2019Founding Partner

    Thank you for the 5-star review! As you noted, our focus on great culture starts with the Loft9 interview process. We take great care in assessing fit within our culture, and the foundation for this are our core values (collaboration, humility, integrity, passion and learning). ...

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  3. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Culture fit is a major priority which brings in the right kind of people to the Loft9 team. The Co-delivery concept, in my opinion, is what sets Loft9 apart from other firms and benefits both the customer, and the consultants involved.

    Cons

    As with any consulting firm, there is little ability to interact with fellow associates for knowledge share and collaboration opportunities. The company is looking into ideas which shows they are listening to their employees.

    Loft9 Consulting2018-11-27

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    February 2, 2019Founding Partner

    We love when our associates comment on Co-Delivery! This concept was developed in early days with Loft9 and continues to set us apart from other consulting firms. Associates appreciate having a peer connected to their work, and our clients value the brainpower that accompanies this ...

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Loft9 is an excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent company culture that is lived by everyone in the firm. - The organization is "flat" in that regardless of title, everyone's ideas are listened to and the partners are always looking for opportunities to engage with associates. - Great opportunities for growth, training stipend, there is a heavy focus on professional development.

    Cons

    There are no considerable cons to working at Loft9. Excellent firm with excellent, genuine people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Loft9 Consulting2018-04-12

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    April 16, 2018Founding Partner

    Wow, what a kind response. Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective. As with every consulting firm, we have a long list of things we are working to improve. We are off to a great year and are looking forward to continued growth internally and externally. It sounds ...

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "A caring family with a lot of latitude and options"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loft9 Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loft9 is an interesting place to work. It is not your typical consulting firm where it is all about the job or role. The leadership team is interested in getting to know people and understand what their strengths are to assist with placing people not only in roles that would be a good fit, but also are things you want to do. When I first started, I remember being asked before being presented to a client if it was something...

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    Cons

    As the firm has been maturing it has been struggling to maintain some of the elements that really made it special. While I think there is still some room to go I have seen some of the immense efforts they are working to put in place to try and help maintain and extend the culture into whatever the firm is becoming.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on your people as that is the greatest asset you truly have. Look for unique opportunities to help your people continue to grow professionally.

    Loft9 Consulting2018-03-05

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    March 5, 2018Founding Partner

    Thank you for the review and for sharing your perspective. We strive to be more than a “company” and your message helps us feel that we are getting some things right. Of course, we are never satisfied and there is always more to do! We are committed to focusing on our associate experience/growth, ...

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  6. Helpful (6)

    "Just another small consulting firm trying to get a foothold"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Loft9 Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is good, as even most senior level roles require entry level experience.

    Cons

    This used to be a firm that cared more about employee development and culture. However in recent years they've cut costs by eliminating: education/development funding, steady salary option, and occasional associate lunches. In other words they stopped investment in their employees. Further, most roles are more staff augmentation and not pure consulting. They hire talented people but can only offer mundane roles with...

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    Advice to Management

    Recommend not viewing employees as expendable, go back to valuing and investing in them. Measure success not only by the bottom line.

    Loft9 Consulting2018-02-24

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    March 5, 2018Founding Partner

    Thank you for your feedback. It seems that you once enjoyed being at Loft9 but that changed. We apologize that you had this experience. While it is accurate that we’ve needed to focus on some firm expenses, we do not feel that it is fair to suggest that we do not invest in our employees. ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great supportive environment that align with our amazing customer delivery"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very growth oriented environment, gives you every opportunity to explore what you're most interested in and supports your personal growth. At the same time, high expectations of how we show up for our clients and the level of delivery we bring. Company values were defined by us, the employees, so we get to live and breath the values we hold most dear to our hearts. Management is transparent and open to other perspectives,...

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    Cons

    If you think being part of a small company brings it's share of challenges - which it does - then it's a downside. I find it an opportunity to be part of shaping the direction of the company and appreciate the ability to easily course correct and try new things at a faster pace.

    Advice to Management

    Your'e doing great - keep being as flexible and as transparent as you are.

    Loft9 Consulting2017-12-01

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    December 13, 2017Founding Partner

    Wow, thank you for your review. We are thrilled to read this and appreciate that you feel like you can help shape the direction of Loft9. We aren't perfect but we will keep working to improve our associate and client experience year over year. I like that you called out our high ...

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, great firm"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Culture - inclusive culture that welcomes individuality Skill development - access to internal and external trainings and mentoring Growth - opportunities to get involved in firm activities that align with each associate's personal and professional interests Interview process - short turn around time between each step, lots of communication and follow up

    Cons

    Time between offer and being placed on a project.

    Advice to Management

    Keep asking for, listening to, and implementing associate feedback, and continue being competitive in the industry and market to remain a top choice employer.

    Loft9 Consulting2017-11-18

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    November 21, 2017Founding Partner

    Thank you for the great review! We work hard to build and maintain a great culture and it is brought to life every day by people like you! Yes, operationally balancing client needs with associate interests has always been something we've worked on and we hear you 100%! If you'd like ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing People, Fantastic Culture, Great Future"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interview and selection process is rigorous. This means that they only hire top quality people. It is one of the most collaborative and highly capable and humble teams and company's that I have worked for. There is an honest ambition to grow and succeed.

    Cons

    Small but growing company so promotion prospects are limited. This howevere is more than made up by the opportunity to become engaged and sha[pe the fture of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Loft9 Consulting2017-11-20

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    November 21, 2017Founding Partner

    Thank you for your kind review! Yes, the recruiting process is a challenge and you made it through! Our clients expect the best of us and we've developed the recruiting process to reflect this same level of expectations. Being smart, driven and humble is the key! As we grow we hope ...

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture and Career Acceleration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loft9 Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Loft9's culture and the relationships between associates are outstanding. It is a truly collaborative environment and people go out of their way to help each other. As much as possible, Loft9 asks for their associate's input on what kind of roles they are looking for and tries to match those opportunities with your career development goals. The leadership team truly listens to peoples input and does an excellent job...

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    Cons

    No real cons for Loft9!

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for making Loft9 a great place to work and thank you for eliciting the hard feedback from associates.

    Loft9 Consulting2017-11-16

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    November 21, 2017Founding Partner

    Thank you for the amazing review. We have a strong commitment to our clients and our associates. We are glad to hear that our approach is a value to you and hope that you find Loft9 to be a home for you for the long-term. If you ever have any additional feedback, please feel free ...

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