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Strategy& can offer you a career with diverse and challenging assignments, engaging colleagues, unmatched opportunities for professional growth and achievement, and the satisfaction that comes from helping clients solve their most critical issues.

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Ready to make an impact?

Whatever you aspire to - whether it’s interesting and challenging work, exemplary benefits, personal and professional development, working for a renowned and respected firm, or making a difference to your clients, and your community - you can achieve it at Strategy&.

  • Internship
  • Associates
  • Senior Associates
  • Experienced Professionals

Internship

Our internships provide top students from different backgrounds a great opportunity to learn more about Strategy&, understand the role of a consultant and to engage with clients on the projects we work on.

During a three-month internship you will be part of an (international) project team and work consecutively on two or three different projects offering you a full view on the work we do for our clients. You will use your skills to work with clients through all stages of a project. You will be given responsibility for particular portions of the work, you work with and at the client and we offer you a wide-range of training, a junior and a senior mentor to make sure you will get to most out of this experience.

Your internship will be completed with an assessment, which will give you a good overview of your strengths and areas of development. If this assessment shows good results this can be the successful start of a career at Strategy&.

A blend of talents and skills is required of successful internship candidates:

  • A high level of general intelligence and academic achievement
  • Real thought leadership, combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills (which includes both a quantitative and a qualitative orientation)
  • Personal leadership qualities, including an ability to manage people, drive change, and accomplish challenging goals through and with others
  • The ability to work independently, while simultaneously being able to forge productive team relationships
  • Business judgement and maturity, including the ability to develop a 'big picture' view
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Strong personal presence, combined with compelling and professional presentation and communication skills
  • Initiative, personal organization, motivation, and ownership of one’s work

If you want to realize your potential while making a difference for clients, Strategy& is the place for you.

Our internships are open to students with a university Bachelor degree who are fluent in both Dutch and English - starting dates are flexible.

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Associates

Associates at Strategy& are typically high achievers with a Master’s degree and an exceptional academic record. Our Associate hires come from a variety of degree disciplines. They will have demonstrated international experience, participation in extra-curricular activities and demonstrate the energy, commitment and drive necessary to succeed at Strategy&.

In addition, we look for:

  • A high level of general intelligence and academic achievement
  • Real thought leadership, combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills (which includes both a quantitative and a qualitative orientation)
  • Personal leadership qualities, including an ability to manage people, drive change, and accomplish challenging goals through and with others
  • The ability to work independently, while simultaneously being able to forge productive team relationships
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Strong personal presence, combined with compelling and professional presentation and communication skills
  • Initiative, personal organization, motivation, and ownership of one’s work

As an Associate, you will perform a wide variety of tasks. On any given project, you might be asked to analyse a company’s costs to identify savings, build a business case to evaluate an opportunity, construct a presentation to demonstrate solutions to client executives, conduct interviews to gather data or research companies to gain external market perspectives. Associates also contribute to other activities in the office; they are often at the forefront of organising social activities, get involved in pro bono work and attend recruiting events. This by no means defines the limits of what you may be doing - our a day in the life profiles provide a ground level look at how our consultants rise to the challenge of these and other tasks.

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Senior Associates

Strategy& recruits MBA and post-graduate students from leading business schools around the world. An MBA or advanced degree candidate will typically join Strategy& as a Senior Associate with variations depending upon experience.

A blend of talents and skills is required of successful Senior Associate candidates, including:

  • An advanced degree, such as a MBA or PhD
  • 4-7 years of relevant industry or functional work experience showing strong career progression and (academic) achievement
  • Practical experience in one or more of the following:
    • Strategy or strategic planning
    • Strategic project leadership
    • Organizational restructuring/transformation
    • Finance or business operations
    • Business development, marketing, or sales
  • Flexible, powerful intellect
  • Strong team orientation - active listening, commitment to others' success
  • Demonstrated leadership and initiative
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Profound verbal and written skills
  • Creativity and curiosity
  • Judgement and maturity
  • High energy level
  • Professional integrity
  • Cultural sensitivity

Senior Associates work with clients through all stages of consulting projects: identifying the major issues that the client is facing, generating hypotheses against those issues, structuring and performing analyses, identifying creative but pragmatic options against the identified issues, developing conclusions, making strategic recommendations, and then developing plans to operationalize the agreed strategy. As a Senior Associate you are often end to end responsible for a work stream within the project working directly with Strategy& and client team members. You might manage a team of consultants and you will work across a variety of industries and often at the client site. Travel can be a part of the job.

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Experienced Professionals

Candidates hired from industry positions bring diverse skills and experience essential to Strategy&’s success. We constantly look for experienced professionals, keen to work in the dynamic field of management consulting. Perhaps you are a specialist, keen to apply your considerable knowledge to a range of leading clients; you are interested in working with a team of like-minded people, or you’re a leader in your field and keen to work on challenging projects to transform organisations.

Depending on your experience and qualifications, you can join the firm at a level which matches the stage of your career and your area of interest.

Our current specialisations include:

  • Strategy and leadership
  • Organisation and change management
  • Operations and logistics
  • Sales and marketing management

Our industry focus includes:

  • Communication, media and technology
  • Consumer and retail
  • Energy, chemicals and utilities
  • Financial services

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“What kind of person makes it at Strategy&? Someone who has done something very hard and very well, like compete in a marathon or sing in an opera — something at which they strive to excel for the sheer self-satisfaction of the quest. People here are driven to excel for the feeling, the personal satisfaction of being the best.”
— Strategy& Partners

What we look for

The culture at PwC's Strategy& is unique. The best and brightest people, highly experienced and from a variety of backgrounds, come together to solve CEO agenda problems, and deliver essential advantage for our clients.

We look for people with a blend of the following skills:

  • A high level of general intelligence and academic achievement
  • Real thought leadership, combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills (which includes both a quantitative and a qualitative orientation)
  • Personal leadership qualities, including an ability to manage people, drive change, and accomplish challenging goals through and with others
  • The ability to work independently, while simultaneously being able to forge productive team relationships
  • Business judgment and maturity, including the ability to develop a "big picture" view Intellectual curiosity
  • Strong personal presence, combined with compelling and professional presentation and communication skills
  • Initiative, personal organization, motivation, and ownership of one’s work

We also value diversity.

The wide array of backgrounds among our people serves as:

  • Competitive differentiation
  • Source of individual and corporate pride
  • One of the selective secrets underlying the power of our teamwork

How to apply

PwC's Strategy& accepts applications for full-time and internship positions via this website throughout the year.

The application process

Step 1

Gather information you will need to fill out your online application:

  • Cover Letter (in English)
  • CV (in English)
  • High School transcript
  • Bachelor’s degree transcript
  • Master’s degree transcript

Step 2

To fill out your application, click on the relevant link below and fill out the application form, attach the requested documents and make sure to double check the form before finalizing your application.

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Associate please click here >

Sr. Associate please click here >

Step 3

Your application will be forwarded to our Amsterdam recruitment team. If all necessary documents are submitted we strive to get back to you within one week.

Step 4

Should your profile match our current recruitment needs, the recruiting team will contact you to set up a first round of interviews.

Important note: Please apply to ONE specific job posting only.

Interview process

The interview process at PwC's Strategy& Amsterdam will generally be conducted over two rounds. Each round consists of three interviews of one hour each. All interviews involve some time dedicated to a general discussion about your background. We will ask questions about leadership, team skills and other experiences and we will test your motivation for consulting in general and Strategy& specific. A case discussion will follow, where we try to understand how you go about analysing real-world business problems. We also try to reserve the last 5-10 minutes for any questions you may have.

A case is a scenario modelled after a real business situation or management problem. It is usually based on a real client engagement that the interviewer has worked on. The case portion of the interview is an opportunity for you to show us how you think about solving complex business problems, and how you structure your thoughts on these issues.

The case discussion makes up about half of the interview time. The best preparation is to practice as many case scenarios as possible, talking aloud with a partner and generating defensible hypotheses and solutions.

Case interview preparation

We have all been there... that moment during an interview when we are asked about our approach to solving a case.

How to crack a case

  • Listen carefully; ask questions if there are any points you do not understand.
  • Once the interviewer provides you with the case parameters, summarize the case to the interviewer in your own words to be sure you understand the problem.
  • Then, take some time to think for a minute; don't be afraid of the silence!
  • Find a way to structure the problem; this will guide your discussion with the interviewer. Briefly describe the framework you plan to use to the interviewer, allowing him or her a chance to offer comments. In general, the simpler the framework, the better. Once the interviewer endorses your framework, stick to it!
  • Begin with the first element of your framework, and work through the answer out loud so the interviewer can evaluate your analytical structure and help you along.
  • Try to be aware of the time you have, moving through your framework at a pace that allows you to touch on all the elements you described at the beginning of the case discussion.
  • Pause periodically during the discussion to give your interviewer a chance to course correct. If your interviewer gives you some advice, take it — assume he or she wants to help you!
  • Toward the end of the case discussion, be prepared to take a stand — most case discussions will seek some sort of recommendation from you. Although you’ll likely feel uncomfortable making a call with so little data and so little time to discuss all the issues, respect the exercise and state your recommendation based on the conclusions you were able to glean from your discussion.
  • Be confident and, perhaps most importantly — relax and try to have some fun! Although that may seem difficult, the way you’ll be most relaxed is if you practice, practice, practice before the interview.
  • You can get sample cases to practice with from the consulting club at your school. Don’t read the cases ahead of practicing — find a partner (ideally a second-year student who just completed a consulting internship) to test you, and don’t be embarrassed if you don't do well. No one performs well on all cases, especially in the beginning.
  • Remember there is no single right way of answering a case. If you have demonstrated your thought process and come to logical and reasonable conclusions, you will have successfully "cracked the case!"

Style points

  • Remain calm, take time to think
  • Be succinct, pragmatic and action oriented
  • Take notes if necessary
  • Think out loud
  • Sketch out your ideas if appropriate
  • Maintain eye contact

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Contact us

Thank you for your interest at PwC's Strategy&. The Amsterdam Recruiting Team looks after all recruiting activities for our Amsterdam office. We are here to help you with any questions you may have about the firm, our activities on campus and the application process. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need further assistance: