Meet our Managers
Our people are our success and we endeavour to celebrate and support them throughout their careers.
When asked, what sets OC&C apart from other strategy consultancies, the most common answer is a group of intelligent, motivated and genuinely fun people which make up the supportive workforce. But, don’t take our work for it – hear what our team has to say.
I joined OC&C in 2017 after studying English Literature with German at Oxford. Initially I joined the London office. I chose OC&C because my best friend was working here and I really liked the atmosphere and the people I met on interview days.
For those considering applying, my advice would be: 1) do it! And 2) ask as many people as possible to practise cases with you so you get used to thinking logically & in a structured way.
Since joining, I have had exposure to a very broad range of industries and business types – and I have learnt how to think critically and write lucidly about complex business models and trends.
I moved to Munich with OC&C in early 2018 to help grow our presence there, so being open to opportunity at OC&C has helped me improve my German, experience life in a new country & see the firm from a different, more “start-up” perspective.
Outside of project work, I have a fantastic support network at the firm (my peers, who joined with me; my German colleagues and my mentor) who have helped me during this period and who encourage me when things seem challenging. I have had a great time in the last year skiing and running with colleagues – so I think the work hard / play hard culture is still very strong!
I graduated from the University of Cambridge with a MEng in Engineering. I first learnt about OC&C at an employer presentation. What appealed most to me was OC&C’s focus on high-level strategy work (as opposed to implementation) and the interesting sectors (such as retail and technology) that it focuses on.
Since joining, no project experience has been the same as a previous one. My favourite experience was when I worked on a theme park & resorts project abroad. Developing innovative pricing strategies and distinctive customer propositions was incredibly exciting and getting to ride rollercoasters every evening wasn’t bad too.
But also, joining a peer group is one of the best and most unique aspects of choosing to work at OC&C. You quickly forge strong friendships with the consultants you join with and end up socialising them not just at the bi-annual peer group dinners but at weekends and on holidays too.
The advice I would give to someone who wants to apply to us - try to find out as much as you can about the types of projects that we (and other consultancies) do.
OC&C is focused on shorter 3-8 week projects in which we solve our clients problems rapidly. This means the job is more suited to people who like taking on new challenges regularly and are happy to learn about a very wide variety of industries.
The interview process was straightforward with all the interviews taking place on one day. The interviewers and consultants we had the chance to speak with over coffee were all very friendly and I ended up working with some of them on my first project.