At first it seems to be about the industry, the company, the short-term position and medium term potential as well as the financial package.
My opinion is that in fact it is about what you do with your talents, whether you will be in a position to make a direct impact on matters of significance, with whom you will interact on a day to day basis (internally and externally). It is also about what you can learn from your experience and contacts, and the ability to quickly differentiate yourself based on objective performance. The rest will always follow when you work in an environment which gives you the opportunity to prove your own value.
It offers outstanding opportunities to those who have ambition and competence. We have no limit to promotions, based on seniority or tenure.
Our aim is to build a firm where people enjoy working and growing professionally in a challenging yet fair and open environment.
Our hierarchy is based exclusively on competence and capability. We expect each of our consultants and support staff to have a specific talent and to work productively in teams. These talents do not need to be identical. We are multicultural and do not want to have clones. We believe that diversity is asset, both for our clients and our firm.
We work on strategic issues only, involving large stakes, for successful international corporations. This requires specific abilities and expertise from our consultants that we do not want to dilute into more standardized types of consulting.
Our growth is limited by the number of individuals that we succeed in attracting, developing, and keeping.
Those who are successful and happy with us bring and develop a mix of capabilities, ambition, and humor which help them and us to achieve results for our clients despite the intensity and the complexity of the work.
They join us and stay because they enjoy the feeling of doing a great job in exhilarating situations and because the market allows us to offer them very attractive financial packages.
So far we have been able to find enough individuals who fit into this profile. Our success is built on them. I trust there are more such people out there so that we can keep growing without concessions to the human or intellectual quality of our team. We just need to find them and they us.