For high flyers & career starters
Master new challenges. Unleash potential. With us
“Hit the ground running” will be the motto of your very first day at Strategy Engineers. We like to think of our interns as full members of our project team. That’s why you will take on responsibility right from the start and work together with our more experienced consultants – ideally at our client’s site. Typically, you will be responsible for key project tasks, running independent analyses and presenting your results. Seize the opportunity to discover the multifaceted work of a consultant and directly contribute to the success of our clients.
From day one you are entirely involved in our projects and work directly with our clients. We believe that „training-on-the-job“ is the most efficient way to learn the analytical and results-driven way of working at Strategy Engineers. You will have the opportunity to work on projects with different clients and in different industries. Our established feedback process and specific trainings help you to develop your skills and allow you to take on more responsibility in various projects. Typically, our Senior Consultants are responsible for defining project modules, challenging quantitative data analyses, qualitative research, interviews and the creation of client presentations.
As an Associate at SE, you will face various challenges in consulting projects in technology-driven industries. From day one, you will assume responsibility for the content of work packages in which you will contribute and further develop your expert knowledge and skills. As part of that, you will independently support our customers in the development and implementation of strategic and operational solutions.
You will lead a small team of clients or consultants and will be responsible for guiding and developing younger colleagues.
Consulting diversity with industry focus
We are focussed on the automotive mobility and adjacent industries. And this is, where our focus ends. Our projects range from the reorganisation of German premium OEMs to portfolio diversifications for Japanese Tier1 suppliers and go-to market strategies for US mobility start-ups. At Strategy Engineers – and especially in your first few years – you will experience the whole bandwidth of technical management consulting.
Unleash your potential. Grow with us.
As a management consultancy, we sell expertise to our clients. Therefore, our greatest asset are our employees. This is why we put a lot of effort into the continuous training of our employees. At Strategy Engineers, you will develop your consulting skills, as well as your personality.
Share passion. Experience team spirit. Be yourself.
Dropping your pen at five o’clock sharp with an important steering project meeting the next morning? An option, but not the way we like to work. Consulting lives from highly motivated people that are willing to go the extra mile. We know that, too. Therefore, we want to make sure that our employee’s enjoy a harmonious work-life balance. Every single consultant should have enough time to lead a fulfilling personal life. Our aspiration is to find the right answer to every employee’s personal situation.
Your career. Our concern. Moving forward together.
As soon as you join us, you’ll receive support from an experienced mentor, who will help you with any questions you might have. Our unique team spirit enables us to live an open feedback culture – we regularly talk about the good, but naturally also about what we could improve on.
SE offers an ideal platform for people with a technical background and expectations to see a broad business world.
“As an engineering Ph.D., many people thought that I should go on with scientific research, but I was longing for a chance to get to know the “real” business world. I wanted to be confronted with new areas and exciting challenges, and, to have a steep learning curve. When I heard about SE and deeper understood what they are doing, I truly believed it to be a perfect match for me. Looking back I can say: This is the ideal place for me to be!”
The team and working atmosphere make SE special. I feel energetic and relaxed working at SE, my colleagues are very smart and humorous, and fully trust each other. This enables everyone to exert his/her talents. Meanwhile, SE gives you the opportunities to get to know new things in new places around the world, no matter in China, Japan, or Sweden, Austria. You will embrace an exciting life here.
Different projects will bring you totally different days. In a stragetic project, I can work mainly from the SE office, brainstorming with my colleagues and then concentrating on producing results that meet the client's requirements. In a PMO project, I am in the client’s office everyday, having meetings and presenting reports on a daily basis. If the European team is involved, I join them in a Skype meeting in the afternoon to coordinate the next steps and make decisions. But one thing remains the same: I learn something new everyday.
Challenging projects with technological background and a unique team – my idea of a great work place
Coming from university, I was searching for something seemingly contradictory: being able to work in a technological environment without specialising on one topic and doing ‘the engineering thing’. Joining SE proved to me: I found it. Our projects have both, strategic orientation and technical background. And the icing on the cake: genuine team spirit and mutual respect and support. You can feel this support and trust – from the moment you step through the door.
Our projects at the interface between strategy and technology. And the unique team. My colleagues inspire me every day, I can learn from everyone. A sense of community is at the heart of everything we do. It’s this kind of close collaboration that turns colleagues into friends. In addition to that, Strategy Engineers stands out with a high level of responsibility and the opportunity to actively contribute to the growth of our company. For example, every employee here is responsible for internal projects as well as client work. I think it is great that we can actively shape our company and are able to individually contribute to the success – our success!
“A typical day is hard to describe, because it simply does not exist. Depending on the project you are on, you are working within a different industry, from a different location, with a brand-new customer and team. Sometimes you are the only woman in the room, but that doesn't have to mean something bad. I haven't had any negative experiences. My ideas and suggestions are always heard and appreciated, whether it’s internally in our company or with the customer. It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female, we were all hired for the same reason: because we fit into the position and are qualified for it.”
Fun at work, challenging tasks and great development potential - that is the essence of SE for me.
Having studied both in China and Europe and being very interested in automotive industry, mechanical engineering and computer science, I really had no other choice but Strategy Engineers! A consultancy based in Europe and China, focusing on automotive industry, with challenging and exciting topics. At SE, I can take advantages of my experiences in Europe, as well as my knowledge in different areas, which gives me the room to be creative and successful.
Working at SE gives you the opportunity to gain unique experiences around the world. You have the chance to work with colleagues from Europe and China, as well as with clients worldwide. The integration of various cultures, different working ways and all kind of new ideas make every day exciting. Of course, it also brings challenges. But challenges give you the opportunity to grow. Everyone can expect a steep learning curve at SE. Fun working days, challenging work and great development potential make SE so special for me.
Usually, you need to catch the flight or train on Monday to visit your client. During the travel, you have time to get prepared for the week, e.g. by reviewing and updating a project presentation or status update. Arriving at the client side, you usually kick-off the week with a discussion with the project manager to gain a mutual understanding of the current status and situation and arrange the tasks for the week. Challenges will accompany you throughout the entire project. Therefore teamwork is necessary to achieve the goals together with our customers. After a busy day with meetings, emails, discussions, it helps to summarize your work before the end of the day. To end the day in a relaxed manner, we often go out for dinner together as a team.
Working at SE means taking over responsibility early in your professional career.
I chose Strategy Engineers based on my passion from my studies: Automotive industry. I started my career at SE as an intern and also wrote my Master thesis together here. You can tell that I must have had a good time and learned a lot. This made my decision pretty easy to join the team right after finishing my studies. I really enjoy the surrounding and being able to take over responsibility early in my carreer. You can only grow if you have space to develop – and this space is definitely available here at SE.
Short answer: Every day makes it special. I really enjoy the industries and topics we are working in. Nobody knows what the Automotive industry will look like in a couple of years. There is constant change. This is what motivates me: Constantly exploring the unknown and bringing real impact to our clients. A second aspect that really sticks out at Strategy Engineers is the team. I really enjoy working together with these motivated and inspiring people – across the complete team starting from Interns to Partners. The integrity of the team is unmatched and really makes this a special work place.
There is absolutely no day that looks like the one before. This starts with the location you are working as a consultant at SE. During my time I have had projects all across the world: Sweden, Spain, India or Japan – just to name some locations I worked at. It continues with the people you are working together with. As our projects usually run for 3-6 months you will have a changing team on both sides, customer and internally in the consultant team. This really makes sure that you will not fall in a boring everyday routine. Everyday brings something new!
The interview: An interesting discussion, not a cross-examination.
We don’t believe job interviews have to be one-way streets. It’s important to us to give you the opportunity to get to know us better. That’s why we offer several conversations with different colleagues who have varying levels of experience. In every interview, you’ll get the chance to meet our team in person and ask about us and our work.
Our interview process consists of two rounds of interviews, in which you will get to know two consultants. However, we are flexible and can adjust the process according to the specific situation. The interviews usually run as follows:
The purpose of the personality interview is to get to know you better. Use the presentation of your life and career so far to convince us about you! If you’ve been invited to an interview, we’ve already studied your CV in detail. In this part of the process, we’re also interested in finding out what’s hiding between the lines. For example, what challenging situations have you faced in your life and how did you overcome them? When did you do exceptionally well? What are your passions? And most importantly: what drives you and why do you think you’re a good fit for Strategy Engineers?
In the case interview, we want to challenge you with a problem that is completely new to you. It will reflect a typical situation that you would have to face in your daily work as a consultant. We’ll discuss a specific topic with you that we actually encountered in a project. The interview usually starts with a short introduction from the interviewers. Then you need to answer the questions we put to you step by step. The interview will be a discussion with your interviewer, not a question and answer session. Impress us with your analytical capabilities, your structured approach and your communication skills!