Your career at Strategy&

We recruit the best and brightest from leading business schools and universities as well as directly from some of the world’s most prestigious corporations. Right from the start, you’ll build your ability to think strategically and develop a core “consulting tool-kit.” This includes a series of skills and methodologies that are critical to your success as a strategy consultant.

We offer our staff a clearly structured career path and rapid career progression. Staff members typically spend an average of 1-3 years at each level depending on the level (Associate, Sr. Associate, Manager, Principal) and performance as they climb the career ladder. We employ a general pool model for staffing, which reflects the firm's philosophy that our people's development is important to us. The pool model allows our staff to develop functional expertise in multiple industries through a variety of projects. Moreover, the skills, development needs, and personal aspirations of our staff are key factors of our staffing and project deployment decisions.

There are lots of options to tailor your career journey at Strategy&. For example, junior staff may apply for full MBA sponsorship to a global top 10 MBA program. Staff members may also take a sabbatical or other leave of absence to pursue an issue of personal interest.

Undergraduate / Advanced degree holders PhDs MBAs Experienced professionals

Undergraduate / Advanced degree holders

New hires with undergraduate or advanced degrees join the firm as Associates. They develop strong core analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills and add value as powerful contributors to client outcomes. Every team member has a voice that’s listened to.

MBA sponsorship option (for qualified candidates)

We provide top performers with a sponsorship package (including fully-paid tuition and two-year leave from the firm) to attend a top business school.

See key competencies below.

PhDs

PhDs typically enter the firm as Associates. They provide support in strategy development, identify and resolve complex issues by providing recommendations. Associates serve as an effective support resource to the project teams.

See key competencies below.

MBAs

MBAs typically enter the firm as Senior Associates. Senior Associates work closely with clients and their teams to identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues critical to clients’ strategic and operating success. Over time, you’ll build strategic expertise in your chosen area.

See key competencies below.

Experienced professionals

Candidates hired from industry bring diverse skills and experience to the firm. They are an essential component of our success. These candidates enter the firm at different levels, depending on their experience and qualifications. They then follow the same career path as other employees.

Manager

Managers direct and lead teams, demonstrating strong project and people management skills. They hone their client management skills as the day-to-day relationship owner and also have the opportunity to coach junior staff on projects, learning to lead high-performing teams.

Principal

Principals bring innovative thinking and thought leadership as they manage large, complex engagements. They work closely with senior-level clients to tackle their most pressing challenges, developing into our partners of tomorrow.

Partner

Partners set our firm’s strategic vision, owning key C-suite client relationships, driving new business and creating thought leadership that positions them as clear industry and functional experts with valuable insights.

Associate (A0 and A1)
  • Analyst
  • Relationship builder
Associate (A2 and A3)
  • Analysis Leader
  • Relationship builder
Senior Associate
  • Strategist
  • Client team manager
  • Issue “owner”
  • Relationship builder
Manager
  • Engagement manager
  • Owner of day-to-day relationship
  • Responsible for the development of junior staff
Principal
  • Thought leader
  • “Partner in training”
  • Owner of multiple senior client relationships
  • Driver of follow-on business
Partner
  • Set firm's strategic vision
  • Industry or functional visionary
  • Owner of client relationships
  • Driver of new business
Associate
(A0 and A1)
  • Analyst
  • Relationship builder
Associate
(A2 and A3)
  • Analysis leader
  • Relationship builder
Senior
Associate
  • Strategist
  • Client team manager
  • Issue “owner”
  • Relationship builder
Manager
  • Engagement manager
  • Owner of day-to-day relationship
  • Responsible for the development of junior staff
Principal
  • Thought leader
  • “Partner in training”
  • Owner of multiple senior client relationships
  • Driver of follow-on business
Partner
  • Set firm's strategic vision
  • Industry or functional visionary
  • Owner of client relationships
  • Driver of new business