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Vault’s Verdict

Roland Berger is known for a vibrant, entrepreneurial culture, and for creating a dynamic environment filled with opportunities for growth and a strong emphasis on early responsibility. As such, it’s a great option for anyone seeking to learn, develop, and make rapid career progress—particularly if you have an eye on a leadership position within the auto industry, which is a particular strength of the firm.

While exciting opportunities and international exposure are readily available, there are tradeoffs to consider—not least the demanding pace and travel requirements that, while typical of the consulting industry, have only really begun to pick up again in the past 18 months due to the pandemic. Overall, however, insiders are extremely positive about their firm, highlighting its commitment to innovation and its people, making it a place to look into more thoroughly as part of your search.

 

Employee Reviews

Firm Culture

  • “A culture that combines excellence and empathy on a daily basis.”
  • “Culture of responsibility and entrepreneurialism.”
  • “European roots are part of the firm’s DNA and visible in the daily operations.”
  • “Roland Berger has the greatest advantage of its company size. The company is big enough to have the most exciting projects and clients. Nevertheless, the company is of a size where you are not just one figure among thousands of consultants and there is a lot of anonymity, but where you quickly get to know people, create a network and create great friendships."
  • “The team makes the absolute difference. , and there is a lot of anonymity, but where you quickly get to know people, create a network,I joined the firm because of the great colleagues, and I have been here 10+ years because of them.”

Quality of Life

  • “Can be very stressful at peak times.”
  • “High level of flexibility in terms of working from home/anywhere.”
  • “Roland Berger regularly checks on its employees’ wellness notably through bi-weekly employee engagement surveys and multiple options to maximize work/ life balance (e.g. sabbaticals, flexible work arrangements, additional vacation days).”
  • “Strong culture around excellence, entrepreneurship and empathy.”
  • “While the job is naturally challenging, Roland Berger has offered me to travel extensively throughout the many different projects I was able to conduct in the past three years.”

Career Development

  • “A wide variety of training exists and is mandatory, enabling great personal and professional development.”
  • “Fast promotion cycles if you’re good, good level of informal mentoring opportunities.”
  • “Roland Berger offers a global training program which stands as a testament to our commitment to continuous growth and development.”
  • “The global practices, called ‘platforms,’ offer a great opportunity to work on international projects across the world.”
  • “Very fast promotion cycles compared to peers, reflects high levels of responsibility for entry-level positions at Roland Berger.”

Compensation

  • “Attractive compensation package with various benefits on top, including bike-to-work and electric vehicle schemes.”
  • “Great and very fair compensation. I honestly feel quite spoiled. Only thing I could think of to improve would be a better retirement plan option, but you can always set that up privately."
  • “Salary at Roland Berger is competitive, especially when compared to other consulting firms or corporates. Salary progression is also fast, and the compensation package offers nice perks. There are no differences in terms of pay equality, people are paid the same notwithstanding their gender, race, religion, etc. An area of improvement concerns the harmonization of salaries within the Roland Berger group, as locations with comparable costs of living might have high differences in salaries for the same roles (e.g., Southern vs. Northern Europe).”
  • “Salary is great and the company car policy is unmatched.”
  • “Wellbeing budget offers flexibility to your individual needs. Company car policy not rolled out in all countries.”

Community Engagement

  • “Diversity in every aspect has a very high priority for Roland Berger.”
  • “Full equality, no discrimination at all. Many groups within ‘minorities’ are also frequent and enjoy full support by the firm.”
  • “Promoting diversity holds a prominent position in our management’s agenda.”
  • “Roland Berger promotes several initiatives internally around Diversity."
  • “We have different communities in place to strengthen their networking and also have events, where we act and celebrate together.”

Business Outlook

  • “Great business outlook—many interesting projects finalized and to be, smart & hard-working employees.”
  • "Roland Berger has been on a successful growth path over the last years.”
  • “Roland Berger is the place to be: over the first six months of 2023, we have been on a consistent growth track globally.”
  • “Strong growth trajectory recently with bright business prospects based on internationalization efforts.”
  • "Very positive trajectory, with real pockets of expertise at the local level in each office.”

Hiring Process

  • “After a screening test, candidates will be invited to an interview day with three interviews.”
  • “Feedback and support between each round of 2 interviews from the HR.”
  • “High importance is given to personality in interview RB, searching for authentic winning personalities with entrepreneurial spirit.”
  • “The company has really impressed me with their recruitment process.”
  • “We are looking for diverse entrepreneurial personalities.”

Interview Questions

  • “Business case, group business case, motivational interviews, on-site recruiting (e.g. at universities).”
  • “In our interview process we test for different competencies of our consultants. In our personnel interview we focus on experiences and individual capabilities. In our technical interview, we conduct a classical case interview. Our focus on the way an applicant solves the case.”
  • “Some of the interview questions include market sizing, business case and logic questions as well as personal fit assessment.”
  • “Typical ‘case interview’ questions are the most common interviews.”
  • “Why do you want to change to Roland Berger? What do you expect from consulting?”
Roland Berger Europe

Sederanger 1
Munich 80538
Phone: +49 (0)89 923 00

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
Senior Partner, Global Managing Partner: Stefan Schaible (Speaker)
Senior Partner, Global Managing Director: Marcus Berret
Senior Partner, Global Managing Director: Denis Depoux
2024 Employees (All Locations): 3,000

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