Why Work Here?

Opportunity, Growth & Community

Kaiser’s consultants are at the core of a diverse and entrepreneurial community that encourages accelerated development and stretch opportunities. Our close-knit community engages and supports our consultants as they grow and take on new challenges in and outside of work.

Throughout your career at Kaiser, you will have opportunities to prove yourself with challenging and impactful work earlier than you ever imagined. Kaiser offers individuals the opportunity to grow quickly and drive their own careers in our meritocracy which is committed to accelerating individual development. By both challenging and supporting smart and motivated team members, we foster an environment that enables you to create impact from day one as you deliver solutions to complex challenges of leading businesses and government entities.

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You will have many opportunities to get involved in the firm’s broader community outside of day-to-day project work including:

  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which works to create awareness around inclusion, plans outings to diverse events in DC, co-sponsors our externship program
  • Fun Committee, which plans our annual holiday party and summer outing, regular happy hours, and other ad-hoc events
  • Service Committee, which plans our annual Service Week and other service events, including partnering with Streetwise
  • Tools & Techniques Committee, which evaluates and advances the most powerful resources to solve our clients’ problems
  • Wellness Committee, which plans quarterly seminars and fitness classes like Soul Cycle

Kaiser’s diverse project opportunities, global structure, and commitment to individual development give you the tools you need to grow beyond your limits.

What to Expect as a Kaiserite


Your Onboarding Advisor (OA) is your first touchpoint as a new hire at Kaiser. OAs are a great resource to support and guide you as you get up to speed on firm knowledge, skills, procedures, and resources. Throughout your first day and first weeks at Kaiser, you’ll be set up for success by going through our comprehensive onboarding training.

Mentorship Program

Every Kaiserite is also assigned a formal mentor for the duration of their time at the firm. Your mentor serves as a resource for your questions, a sounding board, and a guide for your career development. As you grow, you’ll have the opportunity to serve as a mentor and pass your knowledge on to more junior team members.

Diverse Experiences

You’ll have the opportunity to build a diverse skill set quickly through exposure to different industries, functions, and project types. Our staffing model allows you to work across our 6 practices and ensures you gain a variety of experiences before making the decision to align with a particular Practice.

Strategic Challenges

Our clients seek our assistance in addressing their most challenging problems, and you’ll play a critical role in developing lasting solutions as a member of the Kaiser team. We expect our team members to derive strategic insights from their research and connect them to clients’ challenges to drive meaningful impact.

Client Engagement

We encourage our junior team members to become leaders themselves: ownership of client work and firm initiatives reward entrepreneurial spirit. Early on in their Kaiser tenure, consultants are given the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to client engagements, including direct client interaction throughout the project.

Meaningful Relationships

Smaller team sizes offer a close-knit environment, with smart and caring colleagues who work hard and have fun together.

Accessible Leaders

We offer unparalleled opportunities to build relationships with senior leaders, with firm partners working side-by-side with consultants on a regular basis. We encourage our junior team members to become leaders themselves: ownership of client work and firm initiatives reward entrepreneurial spirit.

International Opportunities

We leverage our international offices to meet the needs of our global clients, allowing Kaiserites across our different offices to collaborate directly with one another. In addition to project-specific international travel opportunities, our Staff Exchange Program affords high-performing consultants the ability to spend 6 months or 1 year in another office.

Formal & Informal Training

Our team members have access to a curated selection of internally developed and externally-sourced training courses and tools throughout their time at Kaiser. In addition, there is an annual budget for individual professional development. Frequent interaction with, and opportunities to learn first-hand from senior leaders throughout the firm are abundant, from regular ‘brown-bag’ lunches to more informal one-on-one opportunities.

MBA Sponsorship

Kaiser offers top-performing consultants seeking additional educational development the opportunity for sponsorship at top MBA programs.

A Closer Look at a Typical Project

Key Associate Consultant & Consultant responsibilities:

  • Conducts key research workstreams to answer client questions / hypotheses and business challenges
  • Completes relevant research within expected timelines, proactively informing the project lead on progress
  • Uses a wide array of research methods, which may include interviews, electronic surveys, syndicated data analysis, etc.
  • Demonstrates comfort and familiarity with Excel, using an array of quantitative modeling techniques (e.g., market sizing, forecasting, P&L analysis)
  • Produces high quality written deliverables across relevant presentation tools (e.g., PowerPoint, Word, e-mails, reports)
  • Listens to clients and teammates effectively; actively and constructively participates in internal team meetings

Key Manager responsibilities:

  • Manages multiple engagements from start to finish, including setting project schedules, guiding team members, and interacting directly with clients
  • Leads small project teams of consultants, providing direction and coaching to help the team complete research and prepares documentation for client presentations
  • Facilitates client meetings and asks powerful questions that lead to new client insights
  • Maintains project performance metrics and adjusts as necessary to ensure delivery within established targets
  • Supports and contributes to the business development lifecycle by delivering high-quality work to existing clients and establishing client relationships

Key Principal responsibilities:

  • Balances day-to-day responsibilities between project management, project delivery, and business development
  • Synthesizes and builds on the work of the team to produce even more powerful/actionable conclusions and even higher-value solutions/recommendations
  • Designs and guides strategic discussions with key project stakeholders to gather information, build understanding, and agree on next steps
  • Develops intellectual capital, new capabilities, and subject matter expertise that supports business development opportunities
  • Helps shape Practice strategy and growth

Key VP & Partner responsibilities:

  • Builds client relationships to secure repeat work with existing and expand to new accounts
  • Progresses lead opportunities to develop compelling proposals
  • Proactively identifies follow-on opportunities for active engagements
  • Oversees final responsibility for all analyses, stakeholder interactions, and presentations
  • Provides subject-matter expertise, executive analysis, and strategic insight
  • Leads overall Practice strategy and planning (P&L, team leadership and recruiting, learning and development)