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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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...
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...