2021 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“The culture of collaboration, fun, and work/life balance.”
“The mentorship, training, and support.”
“The CEO’s open-door policy.”
“Public sector work can be rough.”
“Pay is not top of market.”
“Quality people, focused.”
“Has a [great] Diversity initiative.”
“Boutique firm; good culture.”
About Eagle Hill Consulting
Billing itself as a "family-run, woman-owned company," Eagle Hill Consulting serves clients in five distinct sectors: financial services; public service; nonprofit; health and life sciences; and media, technology and entertainment. With offices in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Boston, MA and Seattle, WA, the firm offers a range of consulting services that includes strategy and performance, talent, and change.
Having been in business for nearly two decades, Eagle Hill stands out from the crowd in a number of ways-starting with its "unconventional consulting" tagline. The firm has picked up numerous awards as an employer and for the quality of its work and highlights the unconventional career paths of its employees on its site. (The site itself is not your standard consulting firm web presence either). As such, over half of Eagle Hill's employees have client-side experience, and nearly 60 percent have advanced degrees. In addition, profiles of the firm's leaders and employees stress diverse background experiences, such as travel, experience owning a catering company, and hobbies and interests.
In the public sector, the firm has served a range of federal clients, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Agriculture. In one case study cited by the firm, it helped reorganize the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration to a category service model of procurement that drove sustainable change and was hailed as the fastest and most thorough reorganization in the agency’s history.
Within financial services, the firm helps financial services organizations become more nimble, customer-centric, and strategic as they navigate dynamic regulatory and market conditions, undergo digital transformation, and meet the desire for more tailored customer and employee experiences.
In technology, media and entertainment, Eagle Hill helps clients to navigate the race to become a more digital organization amid rights management, privacy issues, mergers and consolidation, and the ongoing digitization of the industry.
Within health and life sciences, the firm helps healthcare organizations navigate the changes affecting their workforce, operations and strategy. Eagle Hill works alongside payors, providers, pharma and life sciences clients to streamline operations, build greater capacity, and execute new care models.
Within nonprofit, the firm helps mission-driven organizations maximize the potential of their workforce and resources through operational performance, talent strategy design and implementation, and organizational strategy.
In the News
Nearly half of U.S. workers say employers should require COVID-19 vaccines, new Eagle Hill research finds
December 14, 2020
National research from Eagle Hill Consulting finds 49 percent of working Americans believe employers should require COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace. And even when a vaccine is in place, the vast majority of workers want employers to require or encourage masks, social distancing, COVID-19 testing and temperature checks. “With COVID-19 vaccines … there indeed is reason to feel hopeful after a crushing year for families, businesses and the economy. But the road ahead will be complicated for employers, as our research indicates,” said Melissa Jezior, CEO of Eagle Hill Consulting. “The workforce clearly is split on employer vaccine mandates, so it’s going to be contentious no matter where an employer lands on inoculation requirements.”
Washington Post: At work while at home: The new paradigm
October 14, 2020
Millie Parikh, a senior manager at Eagle Hill Consulting, whose husband is also working on the front lines as a physician in Manassas, Va., has enjoyed her flexible schedule while she takes care of her children, ages 1 and 3. “For me, the biggest draw was the culture,” Parikh said… “I always talk about work-life flexibility: getting your work done with autonomy, as long as you’re meeting your client obligations, you work at your own pace, you work at different locations,” she said. “… autonomy is the most important thing at this time with covid.”
As companies accelerate technology investments, few employees say new technologies have a positive impact on their organizations.
October 8, 2020
According to a new national survey of U.S. workers by Eagle Hill Consulting, just 23 percent say technology changes have had a positive impact on their organization. Only 19 percent say their company invests in the right technologies to help employees do their job. “COVID-19 has triggered a surge in technology investments, with some estimates as high $15 billion per week during the first wave of the pandemic. But, companies won’t realize the full potential of their investments if they fail to engage their workforce from selection to deployment of new technologies,” said Melissa Jezior, Eagle Hill Consulting president and chief executive officer.
ABC World News: Eagle Hill finds employee burnout rising.
September 29, 2020
National polling of the U.S. workforce indicates a majority of employees are burnt out (58 percent), up from 45 percent in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among employees who report burnout, 35 percent say it is attributable to COVID-19 circumstances, up from 25 percent in April. These findings are contained in the 2020 Eagle Hill Consulting COVID-19 Employee Burnout Survey conducted on April 8-10, 2020, and August 13-17, 2020.
The Guardian: US essential workers burned out amid pandemic.
September 23, 2020
A national poll conducted in August 2020 by Eagle Hill Consulting found 58% of US workers reported burnout, compared to 45% polled in the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in April 2020. More workers also attributed their burnout to Covid-19 circumstances, at 35% compared to 25% in the previous poll.
Government Executive: Majority of Feds Say Telework Boosts Productivity
July 15, 2020
Seventy percent of federal employees say they are more productive working from home, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. Additionally, 68% of federal employees currently teleworking want to continue doing so. “This research tells us that teleworking really can and is working across government,” said Melissa Jezior, Eagle Hill president and chief executive officer. “We’ve seen agencies trending away from telework, but the pandemic forced a rapid transition in the exact opposite direction. Overwhelmingly, employees are embracing teleworking and this may be a defining moment for how the federal government operates and serves the public.”
Why Work Here
Eagle Hill started with two people and a vision: to establish a consulting firm that is truly collaborative, uncommonly entrepreneurial, and unfailingly thorough. Over 17 years later, our community of consultants has grown to 250+ employees providing exemplary work to highly satisfied clients across the public, private, and nonprofit spaces.
At Eagle Hill, we put relationships first – and not just our relationships with our clients. We know that fostering a true team-oriented environment plays a crucial role in delivering the best possible work on every project, every time.
Our company culture is an important part of who we are and how we deliver an unconventional consulting experience for our clients. As we grow, we strive to maintain our small-firm environment with a commitment to open communication, a supportive environment, and great work/life balance.
It’s just one of the reasons why Eagle Hill consultants say they look forward to coming to work every day!
241 18th Street S., Suite 615
Arlington, VA 22202
Employer Type: Private
President and CEO: Melissa Jezior
2021 Employees (All Locations): 250