Boutique vs Large Consulting Firms

Tom Spencer

Since graduation, I have had the pleasure of working for both a boutique and a large strategy consulting firm and wanted to share my insights on the differences in: Undergraduate recruiting. Undergraduate recruiting. University is a difficult journey for anyone, regardless of major.

The Gear That Makes Consulting So Much Easier!

Tom Spencer

For those who are recruiting for consulting roles, I think this can better illustrate the regular activities conducted by business consultants.

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Seabury Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Those of us who thought that aviation, aerospace & defence and transportation were already pretty niche just got taught a lesson – subcategories to subcategories and back again. Transportation. If you’re really passionate about aviation and transportation, and you just know you will work in this field for a long time, jump right in to Seabury Group. INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. They recruit a lot of their staff that way. SEABURY GROUP CONSULTING.

Aging Trucker Workforce Coupled With Increased Demand Provides Strong Incentive for Trucking Robots

MishTalk

With a combination of retirements and people exiting the industry, carriers need to recruit in roughly 100,000 drivers per year over the next decade to simply keep pace with projected United States freight needs. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a fascinating white paper analyzing the age demographics of truck drivers. Demand for truck drivers is on the rise. Yet, there are not enough young drivers who want that rough of a lifestyle.

Job Hub: Uber Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

Operational worldwide, Uber offers its transportation network services in 58 countries and over 300 cities. Uber allows anyone with a smartphone and a credit card access to transportation in their city, and offers almost anyone with a car the opportunity to drive and make money. First off, you can expect to connect with a recruiter for a general phone interview. Are you an employer, recruiter, or hiring manager?

Abt Associates Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

If you take public transport, they’ll give you a transport subsidy. ABT ASSOCIATES INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. The very first stage of recruiting at Abt is their online application, where you will upload your resume for screening. ABT ASSOCIATES. For this installment of Firm Profiles, we are taking a look at Abt Associates – a firm that is known for utilizing innovation and creativity as a means of tackling some of the most difficult social issues present today.

Brews, News and Booz & Company: Interview and Culture Insights

Management Consulted

He began by helping firms recruit competent executives, acquire new customers, and establish conducive office space. After 2 years, he recruited 2 friends from Chicago and formed the Business Research and Development Company with $500 borrowed from the bank. Transportation. The team is made up of the “best and brightest” individuals from top MBA and MPP programs, as well as recruits from all of the Ivies. BOOZ & COMPANY INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING.

Oliver Wyman interview preparation: the inside story

Management Consulted

Surface Transportation. Oliver Wyman actively recruits for internships at target schools, and interns are typically in their junior/penultimate year of university studies. For Consulting roles, Oliver Wyman recruits in 60 top schools all over the world. Find the complete list of their recruiting events here, and go (even if you’re not a current student – but don’t tell them we said that). OLIVER WYMAN INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING.

How to Succeed in the New Age of Interviews

Tom Spencer

A desired response from a recruitment manager would be “most cover letters I’m falling asleep. Stage two of the process may find you in front of your webcam, coming face to face with the recent recruiting tool developed be Hirevue. The last stage involves being transported to the company headquarters to have face to face interviews. The process of securing an internship at an investment bank is both a daunting and strenuous endeavour.

Oliver Wyman Careers

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Manufacturing, Transportation, and Energy. Oliver Wyman recruits globally primarily from 100 of the most selective schools across five continents. Interest in Oliver Wyman careers has grown as the firm is one of the fastest-growing consultancies within the top ten. Smaller firms have an easier time being fast-growing; so the top ten distinction is critical here.) Currently Oliver Wyman has 60 offices in 27 countries with 4,500 employees.

BearingPoint Interview Preparation – Mystery or History?

Management Consulted

Air Transport. Rail Transport. BEARINGPOINT INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. BearingPoint recruits students from the top business management schools around the world, but has had an inconsistent presence at many due to its own internal drama. If BearingPoint comes to your school to recruit, let us know! BearingPoint Interview and Culture.

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

1997 – First Global Prize, an annual business school case study competition for potential recruits, awarded. Transportation & Travel. KEARNEY INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. Kearney recruits from only 4 undergraduate schools in America. Kearney recruits outside the U.S. KEARNEY INTERVIEW AND CULTURE. Kearney, which was the original split from McKinsey & Company, has a storied and impressive history.

FTI Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) Transportation. FTI’s Summer Internship program has met with great success for the company and is fast becoming their main source for full-time recruitment. Students at the graduate and undergraduate levels simply submit their resume through their campus career center or the FTI website if they do not actively recruit on campus. FTI CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. 22% applied through a Recruiter.

Research: Hiring Managers Are Biased Against People with Longer Commutes

Harvard Business

… So, as we were recruiting for employees, we definitely took into account where they lived.” ” Transportation probably matters most for these for these entry-level employees who are less able to buy stable transportation than their high-wage counterparts. Second, improving the extent, quality, and affordability of employees’ transportation can help. However, some high-wage employers actively work to manage their employees’ transportation.

Top 10 Consulting Firms In New York

Management Consulted

As usual getting into McKinsey is tough, but it’s even tougher in NYC – with many target recruiting schools nearby and hundreds of aspirants swarming to locate in NY, it’s a highly competitive office. The Alliance implemented Bain’s recommendations and has become a successful advocate for transportation issues, enlisting the help of many large businesses in the downtown area (e.g.,

ZS Associates Firm Profile

Management Consulted

Travel & Transportation. ZS ASSOCIATES INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. At ZS Associates, 57% of hiring comes from campus recruitment, 26% apply online, 10% through employee referrals and 7% through hiring agencies. ZS also hires candidates who are in their final year of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programs at universities at which they conduct on-campus recruiting. ZS ASSOCIATES. Welcome back!

For Some Platforms, Network Effects Are No Match for Local Know-How

Harvard Business

Uber, like all transportation services, has never and will never offer a product that’s composed purely of digital “bits,” as companies do in media (Netflix and YouTube), music (Spotify), or advertisements (Facebook and Google). As more sectors embrace a digital strategy — transportation, aviation, health care, energy, and so on — managers will find that a deep understanding of their market is still the most potent defense against competition.

NERA Economic Consulting Interviews – Moving Up in a Down Economy

Management Consulted

Industry Related Practices: Energy, Environmental Economics, Health Care and Life Sciences, Insurance, Postal Services, Communications Networks and Media, Transport, Water. . They post available internships during the winter months on Marsh & McLennan’s recruiting website. . M&M companies are traditionally excellent pioneers of diversity and inclusion culture – check out the below under Interviews & Recruiting. . NERA ECONOMIC CONSULTING.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Transportation, Travel & Tourism. One downside to working at Simon-Kucher is that despite what the firm will tell you in recruiting pitches and presentations, it is still mainly a pricing firm, despite its emphasis on touting its strategy credentials. SIMON-KUCHER & PARTNERS INTERVIEWS & CULTURE. Simon-Kucher & Partners is relatively small firm based in Bonn, Germany.

Buck Consultants Firm Profile

Management Consulted

Transportation. BUCK CONSULTANTS INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. BUCK CONSULTANTS. Today, we highlight another one of those consulting firms you may never have heard of – yet another reason why MC is here! Insightful Thinking. Real-world solutions. That’s what Buck Consultants stands for – driving thinking-real-world solutions.

Alvarez & Marsal Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Recently, Alvarez & Marsal gained more territory in Europe and Asia by recruiting a new country head in Greece and by opening an office in Seoul, South Korea. Transportation and Infrastructure. ALVAREZ & MARSAL INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. . ALVAREZ & MARSAL CONSULTING. Alvarez & Marsal have been making waves in recent years for the high profile, high quality work they did in the midst of the banking crisis.

L.E.K. Strategy Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Surface Transport & Logistics. CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . . L.E.K. CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . Today we continue our firm profile series with an in-depth review of L.E.K. Consulting. A global consulting firm founded in London, England in 1983 and containing the heart and of Bain & BCG, L.E.K.

This Pharma Company Stays Innovative by Doing Two Things

Harvard Business

This may sound obvious, but it was in sharp contrast to typical patterns in the pharma industry of recruiting from within, resistance to new thinking, and sclerotic bureaucratic structures. From its inception, the company consciously recruiting scientists who rebelled against big pharma bureaucracy and were open to new ways of working. Transportation is a significant issue for this patient population.

How We Nudged Employees to Embrace Flexible Work

Harvard Business

Globally, many leading organizations have introduced workplace policies to enable flexible work, recognizing its benefits for staff retention, morale, commitment, diversity, recruitment, and being an employer of choice. We did this in partnership with Transport for NSW’s Travel Choices program, which works with businesses to identify ways to encourage more commuters to avoid traveling to work during peak hours. Chris Rogers/Getty Images.

The Brattle Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

The Brattle Group focuses on electric power, financial institutions, natural gas, petroleum, telecommunications and media, and transportation. THE BRATTLE GROUP INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. THE BRATTLE GROUP. Today we take a look at a boutique consulting firm you may not have heard of, The Brattle Group. Founded in 1990, The Brattle Group offers answers to economic, regulatory and financial questions posed by corporations, law firms and governments around the globe.

IBM Consulting Interviews: Navigating the IBM GBS Maze

Management Consulted

Travel and Transportation. IBM GBS INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. IBM Global Business Services (GBS). The history of IBM GBS is one of our very favorite business stories of all time, and one that reminds us that even the most enormous, boring and troubled companies can re-invent themselves.

Self-Driving "Fully Automated" Vehicles on German Autobahn; Supply Chain Math; Uber and Khan Academy

MishTalk

A section of the A9 Autobahn in Bavaria will be converted into a test route for self-driving cars, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Monday. "We A new report by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), an arm of the American Trucking Associations, confirms what most trucking executives have been saying publicly for years: trucking costs are rising, with some components increasing sharply.

Why We Modeled Our Hiring Process on the NFL and NASA

Harvard Business

The resulting research questions addressed topics such as the impact of the technology boom on transportation, zip code–level commuting patterns, and the fairness of the BART fee structure. Firms seeking elite talent must realize that all the typical interviewing and recruiting processes are ripe for improvement. hank walker/life/Getty Images.

Email From US Special Forces Veteran; 500 US Blackwater Mercenaries in Ukraine? US Backs Ukrainian Neo-Nazis

MishTalk

Foreign membership In mid-July 2014, the BBC reported that the battalion had recruited the former Swedish Army and Swedish Home Guard sniper Mikael Skillt. Azov''s leader, Biletsky, states that he has received recruits from Ireland, Italy, Greece and Scandinavia. US Special Forces in Ukraine? In response to US Special Forces in Mariupol? I received an interesting email from "Dan" a 23-year Army veteran with four years in special services. Dan writes.

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As Machines Take Jobs, Companies Need to Get Creative About Making New Ones

Harvard Business

Jobs in retail, transportation, manufacturing, and agriculture are highly vulnerable to technological change. Over 33 companies are now working on autonomous vehicles, which will soon replace transport jobs. This practice helps companies recruit and incentivize workers.

New Managers Should Focus on Helping Their Teams, Not Pleasing Their Bosses

Harvard Business

Harvard Business School professor Francis Frei, who was recently recruited by Uber to help with the company’s leadership and sexual harassment scandals, points out that the instant conclusion might be that the transportation company has bad managers. When I first became a manager — an unexpected promotion soon after taking a new job — I found myself feeling awkward about the fact that I had been elevated above my peers.

What Nursing Parents Need to Know About Pumping During Work Travel

Harvard Business

Pumping, storing, and transporting milk while juggling client needs, unfamiliar office buildings, and airplane schedules is one of the toughest logistical challenges a new parent can master. This is a major point of anxiety for pumping employees who work incredibly hard — transporting equipment, securing private spaces, finding appropriate times, and so on. Any new parent who is returning to work is coping with a challenging professional and personal transition.

Don’t Acquire a Company Before You’ve Asked These Questions

Harvard Business

Second, companies are attempting to pick up talent they suspect they cannot recruit directly – often as a catalyst to a broader digital transformation, or as a challenge to their existing IT operations. Uber can offer rides more quickly and less expensively than rival transportation companies because the company has the biggest network of drivers. Julian Watt/Getty Images.

Expanding the Reach of Primary Care in Developing Countries

Harvard Business

Founded in Malawi in 2005, North Star is now a non-profit network of more than 30 roadside health centers, operating along major transportation corridors across Africa in countries including Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa, serving hundreds of thousands of patients each year.

How Amazon Adapted Its Business Model to India

Harvard Business

To respond to these challenges, after launching its Indian website in 2013, Amazon developed a program to recruit an army of suppliers and convince them it was a trustworthy partner that could help them increase the market for their products. Last year it set up a subsidiary, Amazon Transportation Services Private Limited, to augment delivery. When Amazon decided to enter the Indian e-commerce market, it was clear from the outset that something would have to give.

The Best Companies Invest Aggressively in These 3 Areas

Harvard Business

But instead we’ll just make a simple observation: Great leaders invest a huge amount of their time in recruiting, mentoring, promoting and trying to retain the best people. Before Olam, the typical cashew farmer would sell his crop to a local intermediary, who would then sell the shipment to a distributor, who would then hire someone else to transport the product to warehouses where large global companies would collect it.

You Don’t Have to Be a Software Company to Think Like One

Harvard Business

You’re competing against platforms like Uber in transportation, Google in automotive, Airbnb in hospitality, LinkedIn in recruiting, Netflix in television, and the list goes on. GM will place its cars in transportation hubs for use by Lyft drivers. Every business is, willingly or unwillingly, a competitor on a software playing field, no matter which sector it’s in.

To Go Digital, Leaders Have to Change Some Core Beliefs

Harvard Business

” Immelt notes that success requires GE’s willingness to change on many levels—from recruiting, to customer management, to technology. General Motors’ leaders decided at the beginning of 2016 that they want to be part of the changing business model landscape in transportation—and industry rapidly transforming with ridesharing and autonomous cars.

Success with the Internet of Things Requires More Than Chasing the Cool Factor

Harvard Business

Companies deploying IoT successfully in industrial sectors such as manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, and transportation are seeking multiple agile partners with open IP architectures to co-create solutions. Putting up booths at university recruiting events and hosting job fairs will not be enough. Many companies begin an internet of things (IoT) journey with great expectations, only to end up with disappointing business results.

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Can You Afford to Change Your Career?

Harvard Business

A well-respected HR manager in the public sector, leading his own recruitment team and earning a decent salary. Can you cut your commuting costs by using public transportation? anniepaddington/Getty Images. Who wouldn’t want a meaningful career and better balance between work and home? For many of us, it’s finances that keep us from making a career change. Sure, our current job has lost its spark, but it’s stable. Dependable. Reliable. Steady.