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Strategy& Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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  1. "Great place to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture of mentorship, top-tier comp, bright colleagues, first-rate clients

    Cons

    Typical consulting pain-points, big four compliance hassles

    Advice to Management

    Continue to differentiate the culture vs. PwC, invest in connectivity and cohesive Strategy& identity


  2. "PTA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Strategy& part-time

    Pros

    Developed an understanding of certain industry groups

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

  3. "Really smart people and great strategy shop"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strategy& full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Smart people
    -Interesting/challenging projects
    -Above industry average compensation

    The low Vault rankings aren't indicative of the great people and interesting projects at Strategy&. It's true the brand took a hit with the PwC acquisition which resulted in the loss of a lot of great Booz talent and company prestige. However, Strategy& still recruits top talent and works on top strategic engagements. It's a great place to learn the consulting toolkit and meet awesome people.

    Cons

    -Limited exit opportunities
    -Poor work/life balance
    -Growing pains from acquisition
    -Lack of diversity

    I'm not sure the PwC acquisition has reached its full potential; in fact, it may have hurt more than it helped. During the buy and hold period, a lot of partners were bidding their time until they could cash out resulting in poor management and unnecessary burdens on associates/sr associates. However, a lot of those partners have since left which has improved the firm a bit. Nonetheless, prestige and reputation took a hit which makes the brand less valuable in the open market for exit opportunities. Also, poor work/life balance which is no different than other top strategy shops.


  4. "Dillusion of Culture and Type of Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strategy& full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Pay ( on the higher end for management consulting)
    - Colleagues
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    Cons

    - Culture
    - Scope of work


  5. "Challenging work, great people, and progress on figuring out the brand"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, challenging work
    Strong training, apprenticeship model
    Opportunities to work and learn from lots of smart people, who are also fun to be around, even on intense projects
    Especially great for vertically alignment (senior leaders in your practice take ownership and enjoy having you on their team).

    Cons

    Still figuring out the brand; this is a less of con I believe than the past. It seems like future leaders of the firm have committed to it

    If you don't like your choice of vertical, you need to build enough relationships to switch. (To me this is similar to any other firm if you start working closely with a particular team)

    Consulting hours / work life balance (this is what you sign up for)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to fight for the Strategy& brand and maintain competitive pay with MBB


  6. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Teams, culture, learning opportunities and last but not least teams!

    Cons

    Workhours/lack of work life balance


  7. "Overall good experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Variety of projects and problem solving opportunitites

    Cons

    Brand dilution after PwC aquisition

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Learned alot.

    Cons

    Hard work but its worth it.


  9. "Great Strategy Consulting Experience Post-Undergrad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Very smart co-workers
    -Work with big name clients on projects with high-visibility
    -Chicago office culture is great
    -Managers care about your professional development & give good feedback

    Cons

    -At times PwC policies can be annoying
    -Firm leadership isn't always transparent with big decisions


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Internship in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Strategy& (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Awesome benefits
    Wonderful work associates

    Cons

    work schedule

    office location
    destination of clients