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.

Company Stats


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Employer Type

Private

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Size

101-500 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 25 EMEA


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Major Departments/Practice Areas

Business Unit/Divisional Strategy


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Major Office Locations

10 offices worldwide:


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Employment Contact

Danielle Lestradge - Global Director of People

Firsthand Findings

OC&C has been on something of a tear over the past couple of years. Having experienced strong demand for its services throughout the pandemic, the firm is well-positioned to act as a strategic advisor to businesses throughout Europe as the shape of the post-pandemic economy continues to emerge.

Given its boutique size and feel, all of that work can translate to some high-pressure periods for OC&C consultants, but the overall impression from insiders is that the firm’s culture and career opportunities more than compensate for the spikes. Then, of course, there’s actual compensation which, if not quite at levels seen at the biggest names in the industry, is more than fair for the industry as a whole.

About the Company

If you want to know what OC&C Strategy Consultants does, you don't need to look too far for answers-it's right there in the title. Focusing on strategic analysis, the firm breaks the concept down into six organizational areas: group strategy, business unit/divisional strategy, product/market/channel strategy, transaction support, strategy realization, and organization and change. And, like any strategy master or tactician, the firm's emphasis isn't always on speed - it tries to pace itself during consulting contracts, thoroughly evaluating possible solutions to a problem before jumping into operational issues. That's a strategy, the firm says, that ensures clients benefit from truly custom-built solutions, rather than off-the-shelf methodologies that may not fit the client's needs.

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Employee Reviews


  • “All the staff are able to (and do) get engaged with the running of the firm - and feel they are part of OC&Cs overall success.”

  • “Brilliant place to start your career. Interesting work, rapid progression, good pay, amazing social side. We are better than a lot of consultancies in terms of work / life balance (and it is something senior mgmt. genuinely care about), but be prepared to work 50-60 hours a week.”

  • “OC&C differs from other firms with its higher strategy focus, sector focus, office-based culture (as opposed to client site) and broader culture and social calendar.”

  • “OC&C is a lot more friendly and although it is not as diverse as other competitors, it has a far better culture (this is coming from someone who worked at a larger competitor prior to joining).”

  • “You learn so much so quickly in your first couple of years - a great place to start your career and make friends while doing so!”

Getting Hired Here


  • “All interview stages are completed in a week, and you should receive a decision a week after your final interview.”

  • “CV/cover letter screening, maths test, 2 interviews with consultants/managers, 2 interviews with partners.”

  • “Ideal candidate is one that thinks logically, is curious, has EQ and that can structure problems well and do mental math.”

  • “The key thing is a nice person - there's a strong culture of only hiring people that will contribute positively to the firm. Intellectually curious.”

  • “You submit an anonymised CV and Cover letter. You will then be invited to complete a maths test. You will then be invited to two first round interviews. If you get through these, there are two second round interviews.”

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