Overview

Introduction

Keystone provides strategy and economics consulting to global brands and law firms. A firm where an entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to collaborate with peers goes a long way, Keystone’s expertise is in strategy, economics, data analysis, product development, intellectual property, and antitrust. The firm works with an array of Fortune 50 technology companies as well as global consumer brands, including Amazon, Facebook, GE, Intel, Roche, Microsoft, Oracle, and Yeti, among others, and has development options aplenty for consultan...

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Employer Type

Private

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Size

101-500 Employees

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Major Office Locations

San Francisco, CA (HQ)


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Employment Contact

Ben Mercer - Head of Recruiting

Firsthand Findings

Offering a rare mix of strategy and economic consulting under the same roof, Keystone boasts a plethora of options for consultants who are looking to specialize in high-value work in either or both of those disciplines. That alone makes it worth considering the firm, and that’s before we get to the boutique culture, strong compensation packages, and the ability to learn directly from senior leaders at the firm. And, with offices located in 4 major coastal cities, consultants have the ability to enjoy the “life” part of “work-life balance”—albeit with some periods with serious spikes in hours from time to time.

From a business perspective, insiders tell us that the firm is in high demand right now, ensuring that Keystone is likely to continue growing both revenue ...

About the Company

Keystone Strategy is an innovative economic, technology and strategic advisory consulting firm with locations in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and the Seattle area. The firm brings an uncommon approach to deliver transformative ideas for tech clients, global law firms, and Fortune 500 companies facing complex and often not-yet solved business challenges. Keystone brings an interdisciplinary approach (the “Triad”), leveraging the intersection of economics, technology, and business strategy.

Tech Experts

Keystone has expertise in a wide variety of fields, including competition, economics, digital transformation, operations, tax transfer, data platform management, and expert witness consulting. The firm has worked with a myriad of blue-chip clients, including Intel, Microsoft, Facebook...

Employee Reviews


  • “I recommend applying if you care about doing truly transformative and impactful work, often with highly regarded experts in their respective fields, alongside driven and thoughtful colleagues, and if you don't mind working hard in the process.”
  • “Keystone is a great place if you're willing to seek out opportunities and work to build a network. People here are kind and helpful, but in Zoom land building strong relationships with mentors, etc. requires additional effort and lift - you have to be willing to ask for help. The firm is growing at a rapid pace, which means that folks have access to a lot of early responsibility and opportunity, but also means that you may lack the firm guidance and structure that you would get at other firms.”
  • “Keystone is both a strategy and economics consulting firm. Many candidates don't know that we also do economic consulting which requires a similar skillset but can be very different than the typical strategy part of our business.”
  • “Warm and friendly culture with attention to each and every individual employee. Keystone maintains long lasting relationships with clients as opposed to transactional engagements.”
  • “You will learn a ton and have the opportunity to contribute significantly to project work at Keystone from the get-go. You will meet awesome colleagues. You will feel challenged and have the opportunity learn new skills. Like many consulting firms though, few people stick around long-term to be on a partner-track path. Long hours and decent, but not exceptional, compensation results in many folks transitioning to industry careers after a year or two at Keystone.”

Why Work Here


Joining Keystone means joining a high-energy team of individuals, all of whom are bright, inquisitive, and innovative. We offer incredible opportunities to expand your career path in a variety of practice areas such as economics, technology, and business strategy. We are always looking for people to help grow our passionate and ambitious team.

The people who work at Keystone are incredibly talented and have interesting backgrounds they bring to their work. Our people continue to Do Great Things after they leave Keystone. We keep in touch with them through our innovative alumni program, KeystoneNext.

Getting Hired Here


  • “At its core Keystone is seeking someone who is smart, humble, and interested in technology. The first round is a behavioral interview with a member of the recruiting team. The second round is a single case interview with a junior to mid-level consultant. The final round consists of 3-4 case interviews with senior level folks.”
  • “Beside the other aspects of the core consulting skillset, including problem structuring, analytical thinking, critical reasoning, and clear communication, Keystone looks for individuals who can generate transformative ideas. These are individuals who are genuinely curious and can deliver out-of-the-box solutions to complex and cutting-edge problems.”
  • "The consulting interview process is about 1.5 months long; Expect a first round interview about one week after you are initially contacted after HR screening; Second round interview will be two weeks after the first with three case interviews and a behavioral/fit interview.”
  • “The firm seeks candidates from prestigious schools with MBA degree and technology/engineering background for consulting roles.”
  • “They were very responsive and followed up with me at each stage of the process within one to three business days.”

Perks & Benefits