ScottMadden is a generalist boutique with deep expertise in the Energy and Corporate & Shared Services sector. The result is a combination of strategic focus and a diversified approach to consulting across a range of capabilities and services—perfect for jobseekers searching for the unique benefits of working at a smaller firm while still leveraging a wide array of skillsets and experiences. If the prospect of working ‘on the ground’ with your clients excites you, then ScottMadden might be a fit for you.

Company Stats


Employer Type




101-500 Employees


Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 50


Major Departments/Practice Areas

Energy and Corporate and Shared Services


Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA


Employment Contact

Jennifer Wornat

Firsthand Findings

Having initially struggled with the impact of Covid-19 on its business, ScottMadden appears to be very much back on a firm footing, and pushing ahead into a bright-looking future.

Known as a place to develop deep expertise in the energy and shared services sectors, the firm is a great landing spot no matter where you want to take your career. Thinking about grad school? The training and development opportunities at ScottMadden will not only help you get in, but give you a serious leg up during your program. Want to move into industry or build a long-term career at ScottMadden itself? Either way, the firm has you covered.

Of course, all of that learning and development doesn’t happen in a bubble: there will be long hours and hard work involved, a...

About the Company

ScottMadden is a management consulting firm that operates in two main areas: Energy and Corporate and Shared Services. While it is best known for its work in the energy industry, the firm's Corporate & Shared Services practice works across many industries with clients in entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, high tech/communications, retail, and higher education.

Founded in 1983, the firm is headquartered in Atlanta, GA with additional offices in Raleigh, NC and Westborough, MA. From these locations, the firm works on projects for clients all over the world, albeit with a strong concentration of work in North America.

Putting the Scott in ScottMadden

The firm was founded in 1983 by utility industry executive Peter Scott, whose first client also happene...

Employee Reviews

  • “An outstanding place for an entry level consultant to learn and grow with people who are willing to help every step of the way.”
  • “Deep knowledge and expertise in energy and shared services - driven by a small team that gets work done effectively and efficiently.”
  • “I am entry level and know next to nothing about the competition, but ScottMadden intentionally limits growth to ensure that it doesn't outgrow the company culture and that all new hires are up to the standard of the firm, which helps to maintain the competitive edge.”
  • “It is a smaller firm so you get the opportunity to work with executives and partners no matter what level you are in. other consulting firms often make you interview to get staffed on a project, but we get automatically staffed based on need and skill.”
  • “We are a consulting firm - nothing more, nothing less. We have our own internal politics and game that must be navigated just like anywhere else. You are expected to make the sacrifices needed to make the client (the partner/manager on the project) happy. Overall people are professional and willing to support, but at the end of the day it is about selling more projects and growing revenue.”

Why Work Here

ScottMadden is a general management consulting firm that consults in two main areas – Energy and Corporate & Shared Services. The firm delivers a broad array of consulting services ranging from strategic planning through implementation across many industries, business units, and functions. ScottMadden is focused on growing a diverse culture in which everyone is welcomed, valued, and respected. It releases a yearly Corporate Responsibility Report highlighting its commitment to lead on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues.

Getting Hired Here

  • “I think we're seeking intelligent self-starters who are authentic. We want someone who cares enough to do research in advance and be able to answer tough questions with confidence, even when they don't know the answer. The answer can be ‘I'll get back to you.’ The key is confidence and authenticity.”
  • “Interview was with two employees of the same position I was interviewing for. There were no managers/directors in the interview. The ideal candidate is someone who is able and willing to work in a team and knows how to solve problems in various scenarios.”
  • “ScottMadden interviews candidates at conferences and universities. Callbacks are a firm focus and are supported by all levels of staff. We are looking for intelligent, creative problem solvers who want to invest in a team-oriented organization.”
  • “The interview process was very informal and was much closer to a networking conversation than an interview. […] It is a free flowing process where you of course get to the normal topics (i.e. struggles, leadership, why consulting, etc.) but in a much more natural manner. The whole process was only three interviews and after the first two I was quickly scheduled for what ended up being the final interview with the partner in charge of staffing. So this was a very quick and natural feeling process.”
  • “Wide variety in candidate backgrounds, but for Analyst either business or engineering background. For Associate, mostly MBAs with a preference towards engineering undergrad. The energy practice in particular has a lot of former engineers due to the technical nature of the industry.”

Perks & Benefits