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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.

Job opportunities

Ready to make an impact?

Whatever you aspire - whether it’s interesting and challenging work, 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 are open to students with a university Bachelor degree who are fluent in both Dutch and English - starting dates are flexible.

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. Whilst working on projects, you will use and develop (new) skills needed to work with clients, you will experience the daily work of a consultant through all stages of a project and you will be given responsibility for a particular part of the work. We offer you a wide-range of trainings and a junior and senior mentor to make sure you will get most out of this experience.

Your internship will be completed with a personal assessment, which will provide you insight into your strengths and potential development areas. If this assessment has a positive outcome, this can be the successful start of a career at Strategy&.

What we look for

The culture at 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 specifically look for top students with the following qualities:

  • High level of general intelligence, intellectual curiosity and academic achievements.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills (both quantitative and qualitative).
  • Personal leadership qualities.
  • Business sense, including the ability to develop a 'big picture' view.
  • Professional presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently whilst simultaneously forging productive team relationships.
  • Initiative, enthusiasm and strong motivation.

The wide array of backgrounds and diversity among our people is highly valued, as this is one of the secrets underlying the power of our teamwork. If you want to realize your full potential while making a difference for clients and society, Strategy& is the place for you.

How to apply

Associates

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

As an Associate, you will perform a wide variety of tasks. On any given project you might be asked to analyze a company’s costs to identify savings, build a business case to assess a potential opportunity, construct a presentation to illustrate 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 organizing 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 – the profiles in the ‘Our people’ section provide a glance at personal experiences of consultants at Strategy&.

What we look for:

  • High level of general intelligence, intellectual curiosity and academic achievements.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills (both quantitative and qualitative).
  • Personal leadership qualities.
  • Business sense, including the ability to develop a 'big picture' view.
  • Professional presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently whilst simultaneously being able to forge productive team relationships.
  • Initiative, enthusiasm and strong motivation.

The wide array of backgrounds and diversity among our people is highly valued, as this is one of the secrets underlying the power of our teamwork. If you want to realize your full potential while making a difference for clients and society, Strategy& is the place for you.

How to apply

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 mix of achievements, capabilities and skills are required for successful Senior Associate candidates:

  • An advanced degree, such as a MBA or PhD, showing strong past academic achievements
  • 4-7 years of relevant industry or functional work experience, including strong career progression
  • Practical experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Strategy or strategic planning
    • Strategic project leadership
    • Organizational restructuring/transformation
    • Finance or business operations
    • Business development, marketing, or sales
  • Powerful intellect – incl. strong analytic, verbal and written skills
  • Profound demonstration of leadership, team orientation, and initiative
  • Strong motivation and enthusiasm
  • Professional integrity and cultural sensitivity
  • Curiosity and creativity

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

How to apply

Experienced Professionals

We constantly look for experienced professionals keen to work in the dynamic field of management consulting. Candidates hired from industry positions typically bring diverse skills and experiences essential to Strategy&’s success. Perhaps you are an industry specialist, eager 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 are a leader in your field and keen to work on challenging projects to transform organizations.

Depending on your experience and qualifications, you can join the firm at a level matching the stage of your career in the practice of your interest.

Our current specializations include:

  • Strategy and leadership
  • Organization and change management
  • Operations and logistics
  • Sales and marketing management
  • Technology management

Our industry focus includes:

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

How to apply

“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:

  • High level of general intelligence, intellectual curiosity 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
  • Strong personal presence, combined with compelling and professional presentation and communication skills
  • Initiative, personal organization, motivation, and ownership of one’s work

We highly value diversity in our organization.

The wide array of backgrounds among our people serve as:

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

How to apply

Strategy& accepts applications for full-time and internship positions via our website throughout the year.

The application process

Step 1

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

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

Step 2

To fill out your application, click on the link below and fill out the application form. For Experienced Professionals, please use the “Senior Associate” button to fill out the application form. Before you can fill out the application form, you are required to create an account. Attach the requested documents and make sure to double check the form before finalizing your application. Note: All documents mentioned above must be uploaded in the third step of the application form, in the section “Resume/CV

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Step 3

Your application will be forwarded to our Amsterdam recruitment team. After 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 is generally conducted over two rounds. Both rounds consist of three interviews of one hour each. All interviews involve time dedicated to your motivation, background and experiences. We will ask questions about leadership, team skills and other relevant experiences, and we will test your motivation for strategy consulting in general and for Strategy& specific. A case discussion will follow, where we try to understand how you go about analyzing 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 past client engagement that the interviewer has worked on. The case portion of the interview is an opportunity for you to show us how you solve complex business problems - perhaps in an industry you are unfamiliar with- and how you structure your thoughts on these issues.

The case discussion makes up about half of the interview. The best preparation is to practice many case scenarios in which you talk a partner through the case by generating defensible hypotheses and solutions.

Case interview preparation

We have all been there... that moment during an interview when you are asked to solve a case. Even when you are completely unfamiliar with the subject matter, you can still “crack the case”!

How to crack a case

  • Listen carefully; ask questions if there are any points you do not fully understand.
  • Once the interviewer provides the case parameters, summarize the information to the interviewer in your own words to make sure you understand the problem.
  • Then, take some time to think for a minute; do not be afraid of the silence!
  • Find a way to structure the problem to guide the discussion. Briefly describe the framework you plan to use to the interviewer allowing him or her to offer comments. In general, the simpler the framework the better. Once the interviewer agrees with your framework, stick to it!
  • Start 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 upon all 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 require some sort of recommendation. Although you might feel uncomfortable taking a stance with so little data and time to discuss all issues, trust the exercise and give your recommendation based on the conclusions you were able to collect from your discussion.
  • Be confident and perhaps most importantly — relax and try to have some fun! That may seem difficult, but you will be more relaxed if you practice, practice, and practice before the interview.
  • You can get sample cases to practice with from the consulting club at your university. Do not read the cases ahead of practicing — find a partner (ideally a student who recently completed a consulting internship) to practice with you. Don’t be embarrassed if sometimes you do not crack the case immediately. No one performs well on all cases, especially in the beginning!
  • Remember there is no single way of answering a case. If you have demonstrated your thought process and have come to logical and reasonable conclusions, you will have successfully cracked the case!

Style points

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

Our people

Marieke Vollebregt
Associate and former intern

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: