To deliver value, we recruit and develop top-tier professionals who bring a rich combination of analytic ability, incisive problem-solving skills, deep curiosity, and passion for helping clients. Our consultants come from a diverse range of backgrounds. We hire candidates with undergraduate degrees, MBAs, Ph.D.s and other advanced professional degrees, as well as experienced professionals.
We are committed to developing the full capacity of each individual and supporting career growth. We work in close-knit teams that allow us to share our insights and knowledge. We put people in challenging situations that allow them to develop their full potential and place significant importance on mentoring.
Dean & Company is looking for talented individuals with the analytical skills to deliver results to clients.
Our most critical asset is our people. We recruit highly talented professionals who bring a diverse combination of skills and experience to their work, which results in a working atmosphere that is supportive and intellectually stimulating. Our consultants at every level learn from and challenge each other. Individuals are encouraged to exercise their intellectual curiosity – and draw upon the support and experience base we provide – to reach their highest professional potential.
As a small firm, the environment at Dean & Company is very collegial, casual and supportive. Most of our client engagements are done in small teams, allowing you to make an impact quickly and get to know your colleagues.
Additionally, we have a non-hierarchical structure and encourage our consultants to participate actively in the development of the firm, so you are able to get to know management from an early stage in your career.
We feel that it is important for our consultants to maintain a balance in their personal and professional lives. While the day-to-day demands of consulting can be unpredictable, we try to help consultants ensure that balance is maintained and that burnout is avoided
Outside of the work day, consultants at Dean & Company also participate in a number of firm-wide social activities. These social activities include trips to Washington Nationals and Washington Capitals games, concerts, boat cruises, meals and hiking trips. These provide opportunities for people to get together outside of work and to interact with employees other than those on their immediate project teams.
Successful firms reflect their strategies in their values. Consistent with our own strategy we seek to reinforce a culture that emphasizes these values.
High quality standards
To be successful with our clients, we must deliver only truly outstanding quality work. A dedication to exceptional quality throughout our work is therefore a basic underpinning of our culture and values.
Grounding of recommendations in facts and analysis
Our experience shows that better and more readily implemented solutions are found when fact-based analysis is deployed in addressing client issues. Fact-based analysis is a powerful tool for overcoming the misunderstandings and disagreements within organizations that so often prevent them from taking effective action. Disagreements and uncertainties about facts are neutral and open to reasonable settlement, where qualitative disagreements can become emotional and inhibit resolution. Both in our work with clients and in managing our own business, we emphasize reliance on factual data and thorough analysis.
Teamwork and respect
No long-term success will be attained without leveraging the combined talents of groups of consultants and client personnel. This requires a strong emphasis on teamwork and respect for others. No individual, whatever their background or years of experience, has a monopoly on insights or good ideas, and solutions to the complex business issues faced by our clients can only be achieved through the combined efforts of many individuals.
Initiative and entrepreneurship
We employ a lean overhead structure coupled with a non-hierarchical approach which leads to significant opportunities for all employees to contribute to our growth and development. Initiative and entrepreneurship, whether developing a new analytical technique or leading the implementation of a new internal firm project, are highly valued. Explicit recognition is given to employees’ contributions and this openness to initiative gives individuals the chance to play a real role in helping set the course of the firm. Dean & Company today is very much a function of all the individual contributions of each of its employees.
Leadership and responsibility
The ability to lead and take responsibility for the implementation of our own strategies is critical in the development of our consulting staff. Our firm provides the opportunity for individuals to take management responsibility for key firm activities much earlier in their careers than is typical in the industry. Within broad policy, budgetary, and reporting guidelines, responsibility is significantly delegated. Not only does this help the development and management of our own firm, it also gives consultants practical experience in managing functions that help them better appreciate some of the challenges faced by our clients.
The problems that we tackle require creativity, passion, and unique points of view. We believe that bringing together people with diverse experiences helps to facilitate cutting-edge problem-solving.
We aim to recruit people with passion, intellect, and strong problem-solving and communication skills – from a variety of backgrounds. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and to attracting, retaining, and promoting the most qualified people, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or ethnicity.