Overview

Introduction

OC&C Strategy Consultants is an international consulting firm that advises management of major multinational corporations and leading national companies, as well as governmental and other public institutions. OC&C also supports world-renown private equity firms in areas including potential investment scoping, vendor and buyer due diligence, and post-acquisition strategy. The firm brings a deep knowledge of sectors and the churn of demand to their work with clients.

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Employer Type

Private

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Size

501-1,000 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 50


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Major Departments/Practice Areas

Business Unit/Divisional Strategy


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Major Office Locations

London


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Employment Contact

Kelly Robinson - Human Resources Officer

Firsthand Findings

Prior to the pandemic, OC&C had been growing at a steady clip in the U.S., and was gaining a reputation as a strong boutique strategy outfit. As with other firms in the industry, we are waiting with interest to see how the firm comes out of the present circumstances—and whether it can continue that prior trajectory.

As an employer, there is little to fault: Insiders have nothing but praise for the caliber of projects they get to tackle and, while there are occasional gripes about hours and client demands, these do not seem to go further than at most firms in the industry. Career progression and salary are similarly well thought of, too, meaning that, for most, there will likely be little other than the state of the wider economy to consider when thin...

About the Company

Focusing on strategic analysis, OC&C Strategy Consultants breaks the concept of strategy consulting down into six organizational areas: group strategy, business unit/divisional strategy, product/market/channel strategy, transaction support, strategy realization, and organization & change. The firm focuses on answering strategic questions facing clients from first principles. And based on market, customer, and competitor realities, rather than operational status quo and constraints. That's a strategy, the firm says, that ensures clients benefit from truly custom-built solutions, rather than off-the-shelf methodologies.

Although OC&C doesn't publicize its client list, it does claim to work not only with major corporations, but also with mid-sized companies that need strategic help in rapidly changing i...

Employee Reviews


  • “If you are willing to put in the work, you will be highly valued and well supported, and have good opportunities to advance, and will learn a lot very quickly.
  • "It is an excellent way to start a career in consulting—most of the projects tackle interesting problems and offer great development opportunities. At the same time, the workload is less crazy than at other major consulting firms and the overall environment is very positive.
  • "While there are no barriers to entry in terms of academic or work background, the type of person who thrives at OC&C is someone who is a smart, a fast-learner, and wants to get involved and be a part of something growing and exciting
  • "If you are sure consulting is the path for you, I recommend OC&C over any competitor 100%”
  • “The mix of undergraduate majors among new hires at the firm (e.g. X% studied economics, Y% studied hard sciences, Z% Studied humanities)”

Getting Hired Here


  • “We are seeking intellectually curious people who enjoy learning and solving the problems we encounter in our job. We are more interested in somebody who has interesting things to say about our cases than in someone who solves them flawlessly.”
  • “Intellectually curious, people who enjoy problem-solving.”

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