Hi All - long-time lurker, first-time poster. I'm interested in pursuing a career in Strategy consulting and was hoping to get the forum's input on three firms I have some interest in / have contacts at:
- Strategy: I was a little weary of them going in because I didn't want to get branded as a "tech guy" but after speaking with people there I liked them overall. I think has good synergy at the their company across the different service lines but I'm worried that the Strategy team will be more focused on selling "strategy" disguised as selling downstream tech work. I like their emphasis on digital, though. The people there were nice if a little stale but overall I left with a good taste in my mouth. Probably would rank it #2 right now.
- Strategy: I haven't heard much about this group on this forum which is odd because I'm pretty sure they are as new as Strategy, so I went in not knowing what to think. I really liked the people I met with and they seemed really bright and their projects seemed very interesting and for marquee clients, but I felt like they were still kind of "figuring it out" and navigating what it means to be a Strategy firm. Less tech-focused and more traditional "strategy consulting" than , plus they seemed to have a lot of good M&A DD work which I would be interested in. Probably would rank it #1 right now.
- Mars & Co.: Very different than the other two and I'm not sure if I want to join a firm this small (I'm joining out of undergrad). The people seemed very cerebral and thoughtful but a little dorky. Also not too thrilled about them not being in NYC. I worry about advancement and learning opportunities due to the small size but overall think it's a good firm. Probably would rank it #3 right now.
I wonder if anyone has any comments on these firms / thoughts on if my assessments are right (I'm just beginning this process). Any feedback would be appreciated!