Associate Consultant

Mars & Co


Mars & Co, a Leading Strategy Consulting Firm, is Hiring Associate Consultants For its New York City Area (Greenwich, CT) Office.

Company Description:

Mars & Co is a unique global player in the Strategy Consulting industry:

  • Over the firm’s nearly 40 year history, Mars & Co has provided customized strategic and operational expertise to many of the world’s largest and most recognized corporations on an industry exclusive basis (i.e., we only work for one client per industry).
  • Composed of over 200 consultants globally, our consultants have the opportunity to work across a broad variety of industries, business functions and geographies while benefiting from exceptional amounts of high-level client exposure and interaction.

From our seven offices in North America, Europe and Asia we continue to expand our roster of prestigious clients and develop some of the finest minds in the consulting industry. At Mars & Co, you immediately get the opportunity to help provide high impact strategic and operational assistance to an elite group of predominately Fortune 100-sized companies or their international equivalents. We have a hands-on learning environment that provides you with practical training and teaches you both valuable problem-solving and business skills which translate into any business environment.  At Mars & Co individual initiative, creativity and analytical rigor are all highly prized and well rewarded.

Position Overview:

At Mars & Co the Associate Consultant (“AC”) is a demanding yet rewarding entry level position for recent undergraduates. No specific previous experience is required, although a strong quantitative foundation is essential. Qualified candidates are energetic and independent individuals with exceptional and demonstrable quantitative analytical abilities, who can perform rigorous yet creative analyses, learn new industries quickly and work well as an integrated member of a project team.   Once ACs have mastered the basics of their position they are considered promotable to the next position in the firm, Senior Associate Consultant.  A successful Senior Associate Consultant will be promoted to the level of consultant without an MBA and can follow the same career trajectory as MBA degree holders. There are no set timelines for promotion at Mars & Co therefore talented individuals can be promoted rapidly.


ACs should be well skilled in the use of analytical techniques and possess good spreadsheet and database manipulation skills. They should have excellent research capabilities, team skills and be able to express themselves well both verbally and in writing.  The position requires individuals who are detail oriented, flexible and very organized.  Successful ACs typically have degrees in Engineering, Mathematics, Economics or one of the physical sciences.  Mars & Co is looking for high achievers as demonstrated by superior academic performance at leading universities or colleges.  Mastery of a foreign language is not a requirement, but is advantageous.

Candidates should be well-balanced individuals with the following personal traits:

  • A high level of enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial drive to be successful in all undertakings.
  • “Uncommon common sense” when it comes to solving problems.
  • The intellect to be a “quick study” in new situations.
  • Creativity with the ability to think “outside the box”.
  • A laser-like focus on solving problems and getting to the core of issues quickly and efficiently.
  • A high degree of maturity and responsibility.

Job Responsibilities:

ACs are integral members of project teams which range in size depending on the nature of the business issues being addressed.  Typical project responsibilities for an AC include:

  • Conducting research to obtain data and other useful information from a variety of sources.
  • Analyzing/visualizing data and information to yield meaningful insights.
  • Interpreting and synthesizing analyses to yield valuable conclusions.
  • Applying strategic thinking to create useful options for addressing client issues.
  • Preparing presentation materials for use with clients and staff.
  • Communicating methodologies, findings and recommendations to clients and staff.
  • Rapidly learning new business concepts and analytical techniques to apply to client issues.

Career Development:

At Mars & Co consultants are trained and developed primarily via on-the-job experience as members of project teams, supplemented by periodic seminars. The senior members of each team teach new consultants our analytical techniques required for making successful contributions to projects.  Mars & Co’s global footprint also provides consultants opportunities to work with colleagues from our other offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as the opportunity to travel to both domestic and international client sites thus learning how businesses operate globally.

Mars & Co has a strict “promotion from within” philosophy. ACs are considered for promotion to Senior Associate Consultant once they have demonstrated their ability to add meaningful value to project teams and have mastered all the responsibilities of their position.  Typically, high performing ACs have achieved these milestones within 18 to 24 months of joining the firm; however there is no set pattern for promotion.

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation at Mars & Co is based on personal performance and is competitive within the Strategy Consulting industry.  Mars & Co provides a complete suite of benefits to its staff including: medical, dental, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, 401(k) plan with employer matching and sports club membership.

Recruiting Process:

To be considered for the Associate Consultant position at Mars & Co, please submit your resume, cover letter and unofficial copies of your undergraduate transcript (and graduate if applicable). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.

Depending on each candidate’s level of success, Mars & Co generally conducts up to three rounds of interviews: generally one over the phone and two on-site (this may vary slightly for on-campus interviews at certain schools). Phone interviews will include general questions about your background and interest in both consulting and our firm. Each round of on-site visits will consist of interviewing with 2 or 3 members of our consulting team and will include case questions as well as general questions about your background and fit with the firm. During final round interviews candidates will have the opportunity to go to lunch with some of our consultants in order to learn more about the firm, our culture and the unique work we do.

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