Your Career at PwC's Diamond Advisory Services
1. Core values are paramount
Diamond's President and CEO, Adam Gutstein, likes to remind people that the company's core values aren't particularly unique, but the commitment of Diamond's people to apply them every day - is what sets the firm apart.
2. Strategic positioning within the industry
Diamond is a consulting firm that works at the intersections of business and technology, strategy and execution. Diamond's small, collaborative teams of experts work across functional and organizational boundaries with senior client executives to improve growth and profitability for many of the Fortune 500 across a range of industries, including Consumer Packaged Goods, Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance, Logistics, Manufacturing, Public Sector, Telecommunications, Transportation and Travel. It has proven execution capabilities to implement the strategies and technologies that help clients achieve sustainable results.
For consultants, a real advantage of working in smaller teams with senior executives at large clients is the personal exposure they receive and the experience they gain. Working closely with Diamond partners and senior client executives helps consultants build interpersonal and business skills early in their careers. Those skills are invaluable in positioning consultants for future opportunities, both within and outside the firm.
3. Culture is key:
Diamond's new leadership has put people first in its list of priorities. Diamond offers a nurturing, energizing environment that inspires employees to strive for their personal and professional best; it believes that work has to be enjoyable and that one needs to have a strong sense of belonging to a quality team. As such, Diamond encourages its staffers to give their best by providing them with the best, and considers its people its most powerful asset. It provides an extremely competitive benefits package to employees and their families. Benefits include health insurance with virtually no out of pocket expenses; at least four weeks of vacation for all employees; and a global equity program that provides stock option grants for every staff member. The firm also offer Flexible Work Arrangements, which allows for part-time work, and short-term or no travel or telecommuting for employees options for employees who prefer a nontraditional schedule and need help in balancing work and life. Diamond supports a "live-anywhere" policy, which allows consultants to work out of any place of their choosing and helps to accommodate family needs.
4. Flexible professional development:
Diamond lets consultants personalize their career paths-consultants are able to maximize their professional potential while focusing on their individual strengths and interests. As consultants work their way up through the ranks, from analyst to associate to senior associate to manager, principal and finally partner, they are encouraged to develop extensive skills in a specific competency that can then be applied to a broad range of industries, which they will encounter through client engagements.
Consultants receive constant feedback-from partners and principals in Engagement Reviews, which take place every three months and at the completion of each assignment. There are also semi-annual performance reviews given by a consultant's Career Guide to discuss overall performance, career development plans and objectives, and other issues.
5. Idea innovators:
The firm facilitates the building, sharing, dissemination and continual generation of intellectual capital, a cornerstone of Diamond's success. One of the ways the firm accomplishes this is through the DiamondExchange program, an invitation-only conference that convenes the country's top thinkers, such as Alan Kay, a pioneer in object-oriented programming, personal computing and graphic-user interface and Gordon Bell, Principal Researcher at Microsoft eSciences Research, to work together and solve today's most pressing business issues. Diamond creates an environment where consultants can capitalize on the experience and insight of top business leaders and thinkers in the country
PwC's Diamond Advisory Services Quick Links
- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP-Corporate Accounting and Finance
- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Consulting Practice)-Consulting - Financial
- PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd.-Europe-Consulting - Information Technology
- PricewaterhouseCoopers (UK) LLP-Europe-Consulting - Information Technology
- PricewaterhouseCoopers Asia-Australasia-Consulting - Information Technology