Company Stats


Employer Type




501-1,000 Employees


Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 50


Major Departments/Practice Areas

Value, Pricing, & Access Strategy


Major Office Locations

Boston, MA (HQ)


Employment Contact

Emily Healey - Talent Acquisition Director

Firsthand Findings

Employee Reviews

  • “Consultants are not just a number, while we are growing there is still a perception of ‘everyone knows everyone’ and the staffing process is highly personal. You feel like you have control and a clear view of your progression at the firm.”

  • “Extreme depth of knowledge in healthcare and life sciences, coupled with a wide range of strategic expertise, spanning all the way from technical M&A diligence to pricing and contracting approaches. We are true thought partners to some of our clients' most important strategic decisions.”

  • “I think it really is the culture of Putnam. Everyone is incredibly intelligent and hard-working, but everyone is also really enjoyable to be around. We have fun, and enjoy each other's company, while also learning a ton from each other throughout our cases.”

  • “Putnam has been in the industry since the late 80s, so we have had the opportunity to watch the healthcare industry grow and have made some really strong client relationships in the process. For instance, the company will refer to client representatives by first name and has a solid understanding of what type of outputs these clients typically anticipate. I think a lot of healthcare consultancies have been founded more recently (i.e. the last 10 years) in response to the booming biotech/healthcare industry and thus many experience growing pains. On the other hand, because Putnam has been in the game for quite some time, I think there are more grounded expectations of our employees.”

  • “The people that work at Putnam are extremely driven. I really like that everyone comes from very different backgrounds such as different majors or academic paths, different geographic locations, and different life experiences. Especially when working in a team, it is really useful to have unique viewpoints. The value is created in combining different beliefs, thoughts and ideas to make something great for the client.”

Why Work Here

Putnam is a premier strategy consulting firm serving biopharmaceutical, diagnostics, medtech, and private equity / venture capital clients. For over 30 years, we have provided objective, high impact strategic advice and analytical services, helping to support clients in crucial business decisions at all stages of the product and franchise lifecycle. We are proudly part of Inizio Advisory, an ecosystem of healthcare advisory businesses offering the finest depth of expertise you need, all under one roof.

Getting Hired Here

  • “All of my interviews were within one week, which worked well for me. What they were looking for was a highly self-motivated individual, who could manage their time well and had a positive outlook.”

  • “I think the interview process seemed pretty standard for consulting. The firm recruited from my university which made the process seem somewhat more personal. I don't think the firm is looking for a particular academic background in terms of school attended or major which I really admire. For instance, colleagues in my starting class range from business school backgrounds to former pre-meds which highlights Putnam's prioritization of character.”

  • “Interview process is very straightforward - 2 rounds, case and behavioral, a behavioral interview with a partner, and a final Q&A session. Callback was quick and communication was very open with the recruiter. I believe Putnam is searching for smart, driven, eager individuals who are willing to work hard, have a diverse background (relevant experience is a plus), can think strategically and outside the box, and have strong teamwork skills while also exhibiting strong leadership skills.”

  • “There is no feedback when a candidate fails an interview and the response from the recruitment team is very slow, making candidates wait for weeks for a response, when this is unnecessary. The interviews themselves are very personal and friendly especially compared to other companies. This reflects the culture of Putnam as an approachable firm with open employees.”

  • “Very smooth, non-intimidating but rigorous interview process. Ideal candidate: Ability to clearly structure and solve problems; life science knowledge preferred but not required; able to communicate and collaborate effectively in a team.”