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4.3 of 5 stars (19 Ratings)

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Without a doubt, the best place to begin a career in consulting

4.9 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Strategy | London | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Its people, the type of work, and th exposure to senior management

Downers

The variety of projects may not as wide as in larger firms

Comments

A boutique strategy consulting firm like Marakon provides, in my opinion, the best environment to learn, be challenged and have an immediate impact

Entry-level in Strategy

4.9 of 5 stars

London | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great colleagues; Strong strategic focus providing very interesting assignments; Global reach: working in an international environment

Downers

Due to small firm size less optionality regarding projects; Brand value of the job as some may not know Marakon - even though those who do have always, in my experience, appreciated the company a lot

Interesting work, good working culture, and decent work / life balance

5.0 of 5 stars

Experienced in Strategy | London | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Interesting work, good culture, decent work / life balance

Downers

Boutique model means that we are unable to guarantee staff experience in sectors of interest to them

Comments

In a phrase, if you want to focus your career around the strategic issues on the c-suite agenda, then Marakon is the place for you.



Now some elaboration....



Relative to competitors, we have a better-than-average...

- Culture (open, collaborative, but results-orientated)

- Work / life balance (typically <60hrs a week [flagged if consistently exceeding], 3-day/wk travel model)

- Compensation (benchmarked to MBB)



...and probably average / worse-than-average:

- Diversity of work beyond strategy

- Ability to offer staff projects that are pro-bono or orientated towards public-sector clients

- Alumni network



Perhaps the most telling aspect of the firm is that we rarely lose people to competitors (in a high-turnover industry) - our leavers typically enter industry in high-profile roles or do MBAs.

Great place to learn and get exposure to solving companies biggest strategic problems

5.0 of 5 stars

Experienced in Strategy | London | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Professional development and opportunities to have impact

Downers

Hours tough at times, small firm so choice on projects can be limited

Boutique strategy firm that punches above its weight

4.3 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Strategy | London | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Focus on and success in strategy consulting

Downers

Boutique firm means it has less cache outside of those with whom the firm has worked

Stimulating work with leading corporates across a broad range of strategic issues

4.5 of 5 stars

Partner in Strategy | London | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Exposure to a broad range of clients, working directly with senior members of the team

High impact high challenge

4.3 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Strategy | London | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Challenge, variety, meritocracy

Downers

unpredictable and occasionally intense hours

Comments

High impact strategy, exceptional standards and people

A learning experience that has been highly challenging but thought-provoking and greatly rewarding

4.1 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Strategy | London | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Collegiate atmosphere, working with smart people who make you think, transparent expectations and reward structure

Downers

Small size means limited choice in project work, can spend long periods not working on a project if no opportunities arise

Comments

Marakon is extremely well regarded by those who know it. If you want to build a career as a consultant then it's an excellent place to start, but if you want a blue ribbon brand on your CV so you can pack it in after two years and move on then you're probably better off at MBB.

Challenging, rewarding, and eye opening.

4.1 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Strategy | London | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Intellectual stimulation

Midlevel in Strategy

3.6 of 5 stars

London | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Genuine strategy specialism; high exposure and responsibility

Downers

Culture needs to be more friendly; promotion policies

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