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Anisha, joined HawkPartners DC in 2009

Why I Chose HawkPartners

HawkPartners Associate AnishaI first heard of HawkPartners from a former colleague whom I worked with at MarketBridge, a sales and marketing consultancy. Having studied Marketing and Management and embarked on a career in marketing, HawkPartners’ focus really aligned with my skill set and interests. But what really stood out about HawkPartners (and still does) were the culture and the people. It just takes a quick perusal of the Bio section on the website to realize the caliber, diverse backgrounds, and rich collective experience of people who work here. I knew that HawkPartners would allow me invaluable exposure and the opportunity to learn from field experts.  I could tell from every step of the interview process that this company was unique. I didn’t feel the typical interview anxiety I had experienced at other companies. Every conversation I had with each person, regardless of position or office, was engaging and candid. This is not your typical up-and-out company—people want to be here and plan to stay here because they recognize the firm’s uniqueness.  Hearing that point echoed from almost everyone I spoke with was refreshing. 

My Experiences at HawkPartners

Since starting at HawkPartners, I’ve found I really appreciate working for a small firm.  From day one, I was staffed on a number of projects and was afforded a great deal of responsibility. While having this increased responsibility has been great, it also means that you have to take more ownership of your career path and ultimately you must proactively manage your own training and development. As a small firm, HawkPartners prides itself on maintaining a flat organizational structure and I really appreciate that I can be staffed on different kinds of projects across industries. Most of our work is referral based, so the emphasis really is just on creating the best end product for the client. I realize the whole “work hard, play hard” adage is a bit cliché but that’s been my experience at HawkPartners. People here have a sense of humor. Being surrounded by people who are experts but still remain humble and retain the ability to kick back on occasion makes the work all the more enjoyable. 

 

Alexandra, joined HawkPartners DC in 2008

Why I Chose HawkPartners

HawkPartners Associate, AlexandraI found HawkPartners through a friend. After getting my MBA at Wharton, I started working at The Boston Consulting Group while a good friend from business school joined HawkPartners. As time went on, I felt I was getting further away from my passion and b-school concentration, Marketing, and becoming increasingly specialized in Financial Services, the industry in which I worked pre-business school (in private wealth management). Meanwhile, my friend always talked about her job with genuine enthusiasm. The more I learned about HawkPartners, the more I became interested in the firm. For one, I liked the idea of working for a smaller company, one where I could feel like I had more control over my career trajectory. I was also attracted to the idea of working for a younger company, one in which everyone is involved in its development and future. Lastly, I appreciated the idea of focusing on Marketing while continuing to develop my consulting skills across a range of industries and clients.

My Experiences at HawkPartners

Since joining HawkPartners in 2008, I have been fortunate enough to work on a variety of projects across a wide range of industries. My projects have ranged from market research to marketing consulting to branding to jury consulting in industries such as pharmaceuticals, financial services, consumer packaged goods, professional services and education. One thing I truly appreciate about HawkPartners is the firm’s dedication to our clients and to its employees. While this can translate into longer work days and a significant amount of travel, HawkPartners feels like a family where the collective goals are around working hard to help our clients succeed and having fun together. The firm is committed to helping each person find the balance and flexibility they need to make this job work for them, and I believe this constant support makes HawkPartners a truly unique place to work.