August offers a unique people proposition
August’s people proposition is two-fold, building on both characteristics related to strategy consulting in general, and those that are specific to August.
Strategy consulting as a profession has two major advantages regardless of the company: making a difference with high-impact client projects and accelerating your own professional development. On top of these, August offers the possibility to assume entrepreneurial challenge and freedom from early on, and to enjoy being part of a close-knit community, where you don’t have to distinguish between the ‘work me’ and the ‘real me’.
The combination of the above is something we believe to be unique – and typically the reason why people choose to work at August.
Make a difference with high-impact projects
Strategy consultants are typically hired when senior executives need support with their most pressing challenges. This sets the high demand level of our profession, but it also means that we get to work on meaningful, high-impact topics every day. Thus, strategy consulting – regardless of where you practice it – provides a great opportunity to make a positive difference.
Accelerate your professional development
The diverse nature of assignments, industries, and companies coupled with complex problem solving make strategy consulting a great place to unlock your learning potential. Constantly seeking for relevant, tailored solutions – instead of offering something ‘off the shelf’ – creates a natural platform for learning. Further, in strategy consulting, you have a built-in career model and plenty of support around you to help you assume increasing responsibility over time.
Assume entrepreneurial challenge and freedom
While client work is at the core of what we do, we are simultaneously building and constantly developing our own company. This work is not limited to a few, but instead everyone has the chance to impact decisions regarding August and its future direction. While entrepreneurship as our core value presents an interesting challenge, it also enables freedom: people at August have the opportunity to combine a demanding profession with other, equally or more important, parts of life – and based on our long average tenures tend to do this successfully.
Enjoy being part of a close-knit community
At August, everything starts from the recognition that we are first and foremost humans, not just professionals. Thus, for us, community is not merely about fun social events and getting along with your colleagues – although these are important as well. To put it simply, community means being appreciated not just for what you do, but for who you are. And thereby nurturing an environment where people don’t have to separate the ‘real me’ from the ‘work me’.
If you are interested in learning more about the unique August culture, check our Culture Handbook.