Published in IvyExec.com in 2019. Below is an excerpt from the article:
Employees want more than a paycheck from their employers. They’re seeking a holistic job experience that takes into account their overall well-being—inside and outside of work. If you’re looking for the best places to work as a consultant, you’ll have to evaluate salary offers—but to get the full picture, you’ll also need to consider other forms of compensation, including benefits packages.
So what benefits do workers prioritize? In a Harvard Business Review survey, 2,000 American workers were asked which benefits they would give heavy consideration or some consideration. According to survey results, job seekers assign the greatest value to health, dental, and vision insurance, with 54% giving those benefits heavy consideration and 34% giving some consideration. Rounding off the top five benefits were flexible hours, more vacation time, work-from-home options, and unlimited vacation.
If you’re looking for similar perks at your next place of employment, here are five consulting firms that Ivy Exec members reviewed as having the most rewarding benefits packages.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Keystone Strategy focuses on economics, antitrust, intellectual property, and product development. The firm believes in pulling expertise from academia and pairing it with practical industry experience—and their approach works. They serve high-profile clients, including Nike and LinkedIn.
A senior consultant submitted this anonymous review of the organization: “There’s a sign at the front door of our office that says “Work Hard and Be Kind to People,” and Keystone so perfectly embodies that ethos. The folks here are hardworking and kind, some of the most supportive and caring teams I’ve ever worked with. There is a large emphasis on personal growth and development goals here, and I constantly feel like I’m learning more not only about technology and strategy but also how to grow as a person.”
Employees at every level agree that the company culture is warm and the work is engaging and innovative. Based on the reviews, most of the staff are also happy with the healthcare benefits, 401(k) matching, and flexible vacation and holiday scheduling. On average, employees receive close to three weeks of paid vacation time. With a benefits score of 4.3 out of 5, the top-rated benefits at Keystone Strategy are parental leave, telecommuting, and flex time.
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