All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Steer employees based on 86 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.5/5
 
Work Life Balance:
4/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.7/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.5/5
 
Company Culture:
4.1/5
 
Career Progression:
3.8/5
 
Colleagues:
4.3/5
 
Training:
4.1/5
 
Enjoyment:
4/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.7/5
 

Formerly called Steer Davies Gleave, we are a global business consultancy that combines commercial, economic, technical and planning expertise to find powerful answers to our clients’ complex challenges. Answers that help people, places and economies thrive.

Infrastructure, cities and transport are constantly evolving to meet new demands, new ideas and new technologies. Mixing rigour and technical expertise with an open-minded, imaginative approach, we help our clients maximise opportunity and realise value within this rapidly changing landscape. Founded in 1978, we are a firm of specialists – strategists, researchers, analysts, economists, planners, designers, engineers and technologists – based in 21 offices across four continents.

For our Graduate Scheme we are seeking high-calibre individuals with a good academic background, strong people and organisation skills and a passion for changing the world! Working in a full-time role, you will immediately become involved in real project work from day one. As a graduate you will be expected to deliver the full range of consultancy work and develop your consultancy skills through a combination of on-the-job learning as well as a structured development and mentoring programme.Steer graduates develop consultancy insights and skills to mix rigorous analysis with technical expertise to create value for clients. We are also the only company to be in the UK’s “Top 100 Companies for Graduates to Work For” from 2011 to 2018.

For more information, please visit our website.


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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Highly supportive organisation in terms of employee well-being. There is an excellent work-life balance as well.

The work is challenging but the open culture means you can speak to anyone in the company, regardless of their level, and you will receive a positive response. The level of knowledge of people at SDG is also very impressive - there are many world-leading experts in their respective fields and this is great to be exposed to.

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Industry: Consulting Department: Rail, Advisory Job Title: Assistant Consultant

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Work/life balance and interesting work

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Excellent culture, engaged and interested colleagues, interesting and varied work

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The work culture and the office environment. Everyone is very supportive of personal development and always happy to help. In a company of this size, I think this is quite rare.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The variety of work.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good work-life balance.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people are really friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The company's culture, its people and the support and help that is always available. Also, the opportunity to get involved in a large variety of projects.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Steer Davies Gleave offers a very broad range of interesting work. Rarely do two projects feel the same. As a relatively small company with a vey open culture, there are extensive opportunities to work across departments and teams. For much of the work it does Steer Davies Gleave is often an industry leader, this leads to the projects it takes on being more challenging and less routine. Responsibility is generally given very early on and even at graduate level ideas and opinions are respected and considered.

Graduates are offered very comprehensive training which continues even as you progress through the company. The depth of knowledge and experience means that much of the training is delivered in house. In day to day work, colleagues are always interesting in sharing their knowledge.

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Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Strategy) Department: Advisory Job Title: Assistant Consultant

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Strategy) Department: Planning Job Title: Assistant Consultant

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement) Department: Advisory Job Title: Assistant Consultant

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Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Strategy) Department: Advisory Job Title: Assistant Consultant

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Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Strategy) Department: Advisory Job Title: Assistant Consultant

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Strategy) Department: Advisory Job Title: Assistant Consultant

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Strategy) Department: Advisory Job Title: Assistant Consultant

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Strategy) Job Title: Assistant Consultant

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Application Advice:

While there are as many stages as there are in any other consultancy application, the atmosphere during graduate recruitment is much more supportive and friendly than anywhere else you'll find and so I would advise applicants not to feel worried!

Interview Advice:

It is important to let your personality show through - the workplace is very friendly so be friendly back!

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Application Advice:

Highlight any strengths you have even if you may think they are not applicable. The company is growing and looking more outwards in terms of candidate's educational background so don't be afraid to apply despite your degree seemingly having no correlation with transport. Your skills will get used in a different way.

Interview Advice:

Show your personality and try to enjoy it. There are a number of elements to the day but the environment is very relaxed and the interviewers will not try to trip you up at any point. They are extremely supportive. Bear in mind the culture of the company as this isn't KPMG etc - an arrogant and overly bullish approach will not get you anywhere, SDG is not that type of company.

Assistant Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Be prepared for online tests

Interview Advice:

Typical case study questions in a consultancy interview, relate your degree to the company's work, aware of general transport news

Assistant Consultant, Rail, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

1, Demonstrate an interest in Transport

Interview Advice:

1, Be yourself
2, Show an interest in transportation themed issues, this is essential to working here
3, You aren't in competition with anyone else, concentrate on your own performance

Assistant Consultant, Advisory Rail at Steer Davies Gleave
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Interview Advice:

You don't need to be an expert on transport but make sure that you are aware of topical issues.

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Application Advice:

Brush up on knowledge of the transport industry.

Interview Advice:

Relax and be yourself.

Assistant Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Display an interest in transport and highlight your analysis skills.

Interview Advice:

Have an answer ready on your favourite mode of transport / which mode of transport will change the most.

Assistant Consultant, Rail at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Show that you have a clear interest in transport and the wider topics that surround it. This should include an understanding of the role that transport plays in other areas including, economic development, environmental and social issues.

Interview Advice:

Key things that applicants will need to be able to demonstrate through the course of the interview process are; awareness of current transport issue and the ability to discuss them with the interviewers; being capable of digesting then communicating back a range of information and data; clear and logical thinking.

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Interview Advice:

What challenges in the industry are you most interested in solving?

Assistant Consultant, Transportation Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Very simple. Be honest. In particular, be honest about what you are and are not interested in. The worst thing to say is that you're willing to do anything. No one is, and so they will know you're lying. Also, at SDG there's a wide range of opportunities, so being honest about your professional desires will help set the tone of your hiring process.

Interview Advice:

Ditto with above. Also Listen, reflect and answer appropriately. Do not make up an answer and if you don't know, be honest. Think about what SDG does: it provides professional advice. When a client asks a question and we don't know the answer, we have to react appropriately. If you can demonstrate that you can react appropriately when asked a question that "stumped" you, you've proven you're SDG material.

Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Make sure that your interest in transportation shines through. Many individuals have the technical skills, which you do need to present, but the genuine interest is what will bring you forward as a candidate.

Interview Advice:

Make sure to read up on work that the company has been conducting so that you can discuss current and past projects with your interviewer. This is a great way to get the conversation going, learn about actual work, and display interest and topic knowledge.

Assistant Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Know a little about SDG before interviewing.

Interview Advice:

Answer some standard interview questions; make the interviewers seem like you are an easy-to-get-along-with person (our office is small).

Consultant, Canada at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Make sure how much you care about the work comes through in your application. We are a company made up of people who are passionate about their work.

Interview Advice:

Research our projects beforehand.

Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Research the company and the kinds of work they do in different offices.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for the interview and expect to answer some challenging questions.

Consultant, US Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

A genuine interest in transport, not just consulting/management.

Interviewers are interested in the way you approach and solve problems, and whether you're interested in the industry. There will be questions without right and wrong answers, and it's good to have a discussion.

Consultant, Advisory Rail at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Explain how your degree/work experience is applicable to the company.

Interview Advice:

Relax and be yourself.

Assistant Consultant, Rail at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Be confident, open and outgoing. They employ people who are friendly.

Assistant Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Don't worry if you don't have a background in transport. All that matters is that you're willing to learn (but do read up about current developments a bit before your interview!)

Interview Advice:

General questions, market sizing, current transport issues.

Assistant Consultant, Sustainable Transport at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and enjoy the recruitment process, read up on transport news, think creatively but critically.

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Application Advice:

Have a good commercial awareness and knowledge of the transport sector.

Interview Advice:

Smile!

Assistant Consultant, Major Developments & Events at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Research, research, research!

Interview Advice:

Practice competency questions.

Assistant Consultant, SDG Economic Development at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Swot up on the transport news and anything else you would normally do for an assessment centre.

Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Embrace your inner geek.

Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

An interest in transport is not necessary to work here (although you will gain it from working here), however when applying for the role make sure you research the industry.

Interview Advice:

Research the industry and be relaxed, friendly and approachable.

Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Show your interest in transport.

Interview Advice:

Take time to think before answering questions.

Consultant, Rail at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Pre-interview steps are fairly standard, usual prep should suffice. People of various Undergraduate and Post Graduate disciplines join as consultants, so don't worry too much about what you've done, as long as you're comfortable with numerical reasoning and logical tests.

Interview Advice:

A genuine interest in transport is important above all else, as obvious as it may seem. While work here may suit people interested in more general consultancy, showing an interest in (any area of) transport and its impact is key.

The company really values inquisitive people and discussion throughout the application process and the job, at all levels, so don't be afraid to engage anyone and everyone at interviews. Don't worry too much if you get asked something which you don't know the answer to - propose something and have a discussion!

Assistant Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate that you have an interest in transport. Make sure you have done your research on the company: know some projects, show interest, be enthusiastic!

Interview Advice:

The assessment day is actually a really nice day. Show your enthusiasm for the company, transport and consulting. Have an open attitude. I really enjoyed my assessment day and this day really showed me what a great company Steer Davies Gleave is. I met really interesting people, had a good interactive discussion with my interviewers (not just a static hour of questioning) and really enjoyed the assessments.

Assistant Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Have a good browse through the website and pick out some projects of interest to put on you application.

Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Be informed about current transport issues.

Assistant Consultant, Transport Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic and show a willing to learn attitude. Not a place for big egos.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to talk about current issues in transport.

Assistant Consultancy, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Just be capable, an all-rounder who is competent at basic maths and interpreting data and also verbal skills - written and oral.

An interest or awareness of transport and planning issues is very helpful

Interview Advice:

You'll get some competency (give me an example...) questions and some role play exercises at assessment centre. Just turn up switched on and be proactive in the exercises.

Assistant Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

An interest in transport is not a necessity but it certainly helps when writing the application questions. Show that you're interested in transport and try and convey some opinions too. Find some projects SDG have worked on and mention them too.

Assistant Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Show real interest for the transport sector and justify how you background is useful to work in that area.

Interview Advice:

Review company's website, be relaxed and prepared to be asked questions requiring analytical thinking.
Be informed about the major schemes in transport sector.

Assistant Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Be interested in the transport sector.
You do not need experience of working in the transport just an interest and a willingness to learn.

Interview Advice:

If asked any competency type questions always remember to use actual examples of when you have applied the competency.
Take some time to think before answering, while some of the questions may seem difficult the interviewers are looking for your thought process when answering these questions rather than a specific correct answer.

Assistant Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Take an interest in transport. Show that you are enthusiastic and express your opinions on transportation issues. You will need to demonstrate some numerical ability (for the Advisory division) however beyond that I believe the company is quite open-minded about the type of people they recruit. Although I graduated in Economics, I feel as though beyond the demonstration of numerical ability, it was enthusiasm for transport that was important.

Interview Advice:

As with the application advice, take an interest and have an opinion! Steer Davies Gleave publish a mini-journal of articles called "The Review" (see the company website). Having a read through a couple of issues and having an opinion on what you've read (providing its backed up with good reasoning!) may be beneficial. Also have a look at other industry publications if you get the chance. You won't be expected to know the industry inside out, so show that you are willing to learn and are open-minded.

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Application Advice:

Try to incorporate all the skills they are looking for into your answers and show a interest in and understanding of the transport sector.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and friendly, they're looking for people who will fit into the working environment. Always use examples to back up your skills. Remember that they're not trying to catch you out and there aren't any trick questions, the interviewers and just trying to gain an understanding of how you think and get to an answer. Ask lots of questions, it shows an interest and it's also an important part of the job.

Assistant Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate your skills and abilities without trying to impress or show off. International experiences and multidisciplinary approach are valued

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Application Advice:

No specific advice, prepare as you would for any grad scheme application

Interview Advice:

Prepare as would for any interview and assessment centre. Research current transport industry news.

Assistant Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Play up your strengths, particularly your transferable skills and industry knowledge.

Assistant Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

-Be yourself!
-Don't be afraid to express your own opinions.
-Read about major transport issues in the world, in your region etc. Think about how you would resolve them.

Interview Advice:

-Be ready to answer some competency-based questions.
-Assessment Centre is a surprisingly enjoyable experience, so no stress.
-Some quantitative skills will help you get through (interpreting data from charts and maps, simple calculations etc.),
-Ask f

Assistant Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you are familiar with the current transport debates in the media. Provide some examples of the range and breadth of projects that SDG has been involved in.

Interview Advice:

Advised not to disclose specific questions. A mix of industry and competency questions.

Assistant Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Research some work that SDG has been doing (the website and the Review magazine that they publish are good sources of these). Formulate your own opinions on transport issues and how to resolve them, and don't be afraid to challenge existing thinking! Having an interest in transport and/or urban design is essential.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - be open about your opinions and ideas and back them up with good reasoning. If possible, relate transport issues back to your day to day life and experiences.

Assistant Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

This is a transport consultancy, not a generic management consultancy. It helps if you have a genuine interest in transport, and its role in society.

People hold a broad range of degrees here, so you are unlikely to be precluded by your degree alone.

Interview Advice:

Prepare well for competency-based questions; tell me about a situation when you have ... etc.

The interviews are not cruel, unfair or trying to catch you out. Just be honest and enthusiastic.

Assistant Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Be sure you want it and know what you are applying for when writing your CV.

Interview Advice:

Use your common sense and think logically.

Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

It is not so much about what degree you have, it is the transferable skills and experiences you can bring which are important when you work here.

Show an interest in transport! This sounds obvious, but find an aspect of transport you are geniunely interested in (aviation, development planning, rail, sustainability etc), read up about it and have an opinion on one of two current topics in transport.

Interview Advice:

Everyone at SDG is really friendly and you will feel at ease during your interview. Be yourself, articulate why you would suit the role and why you want to work in transport.

Assistant Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Spend time researching and thinking about the application questions. With a small word count its important to get your points across succinctly.

Interview Advice:

Try to keep up with current transport news, in the UK and Worldwide.

Assistant Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Have a good understanding of a few key issues in the transport industry you can talk about at interview. Look up some of the projects the company is involved with. SDG is a transport consultancy, you should have a desire to work in the transport industry.

Assitant Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Ensure you want to work in the transport sector in particular.

Interview Advice:

Be friendly and relaxed.
Have some knowledge of transport industry.
Have answers to competency questions and why you want to work for SDG.

Assistant Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Make sure you can demonstrate an awareness of hot topics in the transport industry. Also ensure that you can demonstrate passion for transport and how it can affect economic development.

Interview Advice:

Questions on quantification were important and slightly unexpected. Based around the need to estimate things. Also be prepared for the assessment centre.

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Application Advice:

Your application will be assessed by transport expert, you will hardly match their knowledge so try to surprise them with innovative/disruptive solution. Bear in mind to keep it easy to follow reasoning based on facts & figures.

Interview Advice:

Be yourselfand show you are happy to be there, ambiance is nice and grad scheme will help you develop yourself. Interviewers know it so they will prefer to hire someone they want to work with than a super-skilled person without empathy.
They are loving transport in SDG, show them you are loving it too!

Consultant, Land transport at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Research the projects SDG has worked on. The company is split into two different units, Advisory and Planning, so you might want to learn more about the difference between the two and where you might fit in to the company.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for competency-based questions, a few standard consultancy questions, and questions about what you know about SDG.

Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate an awareness of current issues in the transport sector. Do your research on the wide variety of projects that the company gets involved in.

Interview Advice:

Questions on quantification and how you would go about estimating things were unusual and quite surprising, I didn't come across these elsewhere.

Assistant Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave
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Application Advice:

The company values reasoned thinking rather than technical skills. If you can demonstrate this along with all the usual skills, it doesn't matter if you fit the standard image or not.

Interview Advice:

You're going to be asked questions to demonstrate if you can think on your feet, e.g. estimate the value of the domestic light bulb market in the UK. It's not about your knowledge but about the thought process which you will be asked to talk through.

Assistant Consultant, Transport at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Extremely supportive culture

Challenging work that really pushes you to learn

Given immediate responsibility and trusted to deliver the work

Worst:

Too London focused in the UK. This is changing, however.

Assistant Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Less bureaucracy and hierarchy than other big companies, very nice colleagues to work with and to learn from

Worst:

Sometimes you might not get the project you want to work on, pay is not high though very good work/life balance

Assistant Consultant, Rail, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Workplace culture is amazing. There's complete transparency throughout jobs of different seniorities, with no intimidation between the ranks.

Assistant Consultant, Major Developments & Events at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

The culture and the work

Assistant Consultant, Advisory Rail at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Supportive environment, friendly people, good office culture.

Worst:

The work is less varied than I expected and largely depends on the team you are placed into. People sometimes get "silo-ed" because there is high demand for people with particular skills, this can then restrict the variety of work. On the flip side, this works well for people who have specific interests.

Assistant Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Everyone is very friendly.

Worst:

Lack of communication.

Assistant Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Office culture is relaxed, enthusiastic and intelligent colleagues.

Assistant Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Learning and Development

Worst:

Lack of transparency from executive level

Assistant Consultant, Transportation Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Core values are aligned with personal values

Worst:

Primarily profit driven (this is true for essentially all companies).

Transportation Consultant, Transportation at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Good benefits, amazing vacation, interesting work, incredibly intelligent people

Worst:

Lax management style, unclear chain of command, competition for your time: In some ways you're your own little company

Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Very strong support for continued learning

Assistant Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Working with colleagues across 18 countries to solve problems

Worst:

Small so sometimes smaller offices get overwhelmed with work

Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

The people and how interesting the work is.

Worst:

It can be difficult to find work in other teams.

Assistant Consultant, Rail at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Good ambition and working ethos

Assistant Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

The variety of work we do and different projects

Worst:

Sometimes projects can be a little repetitive

Assistant Consultant, Sustainable Transport at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Work life balance
Supportive colleagues who are willing to share their experience
A lot of opportunities to voice your thoughts/ideas

Worst:

Sometimes need to stay slightly later to meet tight deadlines

Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Working culture - see previous answer.
Ownership structure - requires full input from everyone but also justly shares rewards.
International scope.

Worst:

-

Assistant Consultant, Major Developments & Events at Steer Davies Gleave
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Best:

Culture. Progression opportunities.

Worst:

Lack of international opportunities early on.

Assistant Consultant, SDG Economic Development at Steer Davies Gleave
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