Strategy& Reviews

Updated 28 Jul 2020

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3.7
71%
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64%
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Strategy& Global Leader Leslie Moeller (no image)
Leslie Moeller
139 Ratings
Pros
  • "smart people, interesting projects, some great clients(in 48 reviews)

  • "Great people, specialize in industry area, strong compensation(in 32 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Loving it"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Strategy Associate in Sydney

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, exciting projects. Work hard on complex problems.

    Cons

    Long hours. Unpredictable schedule at some times.

  2. "Visible nepotism (and lack of recognition for anyone else)"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strategy& full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A couple of standout mentors who are exceptional (unfortunately not the standard)

    Cons

    Expected to work late nights and weekends consistently; Skills unappreciated and not recognized in appraisals; Clear favorites / nepotism


  3. "Overall a good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time

    Pros

    Good remuneration and ok work life balance for a Strategy firm

    Cons

    Lacks the culture, drive and team spirit that Booz had

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is the best place I have ever worked. My colleagues are extremely intelligent and a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours, but thats something you know when coming into this industry. We are better off than the other top tier firms.

  5. "Great firm"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very smart people (same as MBB but nicer) working on big impactful engagements, great rewards, great culture

    Cons

    Long hours but pretty standard for consulting. Friday's are pretty relaxed. Still figuring out how to work with PwC teams.

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  6. "Best company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time

    Pros

    Nice supportive culture helping others to grow

    Cons

    Salary is lower than MBBs

  7. "Manager"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategy&

    Pros

    Great people. Rapidly growing business (faster than legacy Booz days), allowing for investmemt. Interesting projects. Good rem.

    Cons

    Global collaboration reduced post integration. Some internal processes and policies being aligned with PwC (some for better, others for worse).

  8. Helpful (5)

    "PwC slowly diluting a premium, global brand"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good perks on par with MBB, at least in our market. Reasonably interesting strategy projects. Some Booz partners still take mentoring seriously.

    Cons

    Brand dilution - after three years people still don't know what the brand is and how it is different to PwC. People knew Booz, but Strategy& is weird. Lack of global mobility.It is near impossible after shift from global single P&L to territorial model. There is very little knowledge sharing across nations and partners are seldom incentivised to sell international work. New grads / MBA who wish an international opportunity should probably look elsewhere Issues getting new good talent. The Strategy& brand just doesn't attract the same quality and volume of talent we used to. In our office only 20% of grads accepted the offers we made because we people see us as PwC and no different to the rest of PwC consulting. As a result we get sub par grads who just don't have the smarts and analytical skills. MBB, ATK and LEK grab all the good talent. Uncertainty around brand and investment. There is a lot of doubt whether the brand will survive. Most partners tip the brand will be gone in a few years. In addition, PwC decided to open up for Strategy& intellectual capital to everyone in the network so now any partner can go and try to sell strategy projects at budget rates with the right deck. This will be the last nail in the coffin. Usual politics in a huge bureaucracy, audit culture. Lack of exit opportunities. Recruiters see you as a big four consultant unless you worked with Booz for ten years before the acquisition. Loss of mentoring culture. Partners slowly sliding into mediocrity as they are no longer incentivised to mentor and lead via insights.

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  9. "Senior Associate"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazingly intelligent yet humble people. Incredible development opportunities. Quite simply you will never stop learning and everyone is willing to help and wants you to improve.

    Cons

    The hours are long, and the work can be very demanding. The travel can be exhausting as well, but there is the ability to negotiate this.

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  10. "Working at S&"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategy& full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Highly talented, fun and down to earth colleagues Non-hierarchical Strong apprenticeship and feedback model Ability to engage with very senior clients (c-suite level) at a junior level Great perks e.g., meals expenses, MBA sponsorship Steep learning curve, quick progression

    Cons

    Global mobility is hard Brand requires investment to highlight our vision and history

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