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Aspirant Overview

Pittsburgh, PA (US)
51 to 200 employees
2003
Company - Private
Consulting
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Aspirant
, is a global management consulting firm dedicated to our mission of making each client’s vision a reality. As a result of our innovative business model, our clients realize greater value from their vision – quicker. Our services include ... Read more

Mission: To be the global leader of purpose-driven organisational strategy, innovation, and change

Aspirant Reviews

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Rick Newton
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    "A once promising company, now sadly deteriorated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aspirant full-time

    Pros

    I sadly can no longer find reasons to recommend Aspirant as an employer, other than the fact that decision making and management is so poor that you may often find yourself with little work to do, therefore from a work-life balance perspective, work does not often constitute a large part of the job.

    Cons

    Aspirant was once a promising disruptive management consultancy under the leadership of their former CEO. However, following a management restructure in July 2017, the outlook and strategy changed significantly. The US business pipeline stagnated and waned, while the UK business entirely dried up. In fact, the entire UK team resigned in response to poor leadership. Culturally, the organization suffers from toxic relationships, favouritism, bullying, and lack of transparency. Hiring decisions were strategically questionable, and decision-making became astonishingly poor for a company that professes the ability to advise other companies on how they should be run. It was hugely disappointing to see such an exciting company with an inspiring leader take such a downturn. For these reasons, I decided to leave. I was recently made aware that the company is continuing to hire, and therefore felt compelled to write a more recent review to reveal the current situation. From conversations with colleagues who have more recently left, I understand that the situation continues to worsen, as financial issues grow and numerous redundancies are made. I am frankly shocked that the company continues to advertise roles under the circumstances.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise leadership that those who are more concerned with having their job than doing their job will never go far.

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Aspirant Interviews

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hamilton, ON
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Aspirant (Hamilton, ON) in October-2013.

    Interview

    Step 1: on campus phy and math tests
    Step 2: on campus 10 min one on one interview
    Step 3: interview with panel of judges at Newtons office

    The overall process was a negative experience for me mainly becuase the job description was very vague. Morever, the interviewer was very rude and degrading. They dont reply to emails if you want feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • Mainly mechanical engineering questions related to kinematics and gear ratios etc.   Answer Question
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Aspirant Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Washington County, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Best Places to Work Western Pennsylvania(#7), Pittsburgh Business Times, 2011
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