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ladies who work (or used to work) at Strategy& - how do you like it? i heard it’s fairly competitive and intense and i just got an offer there so trying to learn a bit more about culture/dynamics. i know this is general but how are the women leaders/managers? any insights or opinions would be appreciated!

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Depending on where you’re coming from, it is an intense, competitive environment. Not necessarily sink or swim, but it’s up-or-out strategy consulting, so you don’t have much time or leeway to prove yourself (at any level). It’s high stress, high pressure pretty much all the time, but I doubt it’s any worse than any other strategy firm

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I’m going off of the target range for tier 4-5 and anecdotal evidence from what I’ve seen across A’s and SA’s (for what it’s worth, have been here for four, never bothered to change my title). May be different across groups / levels but 20% seems steep!

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You're not going to find a top strategy firm that isn't intense. There are just some that pay more haha. As others have pointed out, diversity is not good here. Culture is fine for the most part but nothing to write home about either. Benefits are bad vs other strategy firms, likely due to being part of PwC.

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I honestly love it here. It is pretty tough sometimes but once you get into a niche that you enjoy, it can be great. I like my team a lot but I won’t say that there aren’t teams that are less than fun. Honestly, there are not many women. Depending on your vertical, it’s between 15-35% women. Very few female partners. Women partners and directors do take care of other women within S& and the women’s network is constantly hosting events and sending out news letters.

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