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Propeller Overview

Portland, OR (US)
51 to 200 employees
2012
Company - Private
Consulting
$10 to $25 million (CAD) per year
Unknown
We are consultants, fixers, change makers. But mostly we're a company full of people who love the adventure of solving complex problems.

Mission: This new era of continuous disruption needs a new brand of management consulting laser-focused on helping large organizations nimbly negotiate an increasingly volatile business landscape. We help big act small.

Propeller Reviews

  • Helpful (1)

    "Staff Aug in Costume"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Portland, OR (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Propeller full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Talented and caring coworkers.
    - A feeling of working for a great place (for as long as you are doing well. make one wrong step and you get iced out)

    Cons

    - Consultants find themselves left to fend for themselves without support.
    - Some of my former female coworkers have worked for clients who are harassing them have been completely unsupported.
    - Utilization target is higher than similar firms.
    - Most consultants who leave don’t take the time to leave Glassdoor reviews but we all talk about our bad experiences when we see each other.
    - Contracts tend to be staff aug with very little actual consulting work.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep private conversations private. Hearing the private business of other consultants discussed openly by HR and leadership creates an environment of distrust.
    - Try to stop creating an "us vs them" dynamic between leadership team and consultants.

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Propeller Photos

Propeller photo of: Propeller Offsite 2019
Propeller photo of: Propeller consultants participate in our annual "fish bowl" where our CEO Amy Weeden and COO Jeff Foley answer questions about the firm, strategy and plans for the future
Propeller photo of: Propelle consultants participate in a firm-wide training at our annual offsite
Propeller photo of: Consultants from Propeller's Portland office participate in the annual Hood to Coast relay
Propeller photo of: Our SF team posing for a post-bubble soccer team photo
Propeller photo of: Consultants Alyssa Montero and Amy Swanson in collaborative work space.
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Propeller Interviews

Experience

Experience
63%
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Getting an Interview
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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Propeller.

    Interview

    First interview was a phone screen with mostly top-level type questions (easy), very conversational and positive.
    Second interview was in person at a coffee shop and seemed mostly positive. However, presented with an off-the-wall case study and probably struck out on this question. Asked for feedback on session and received none. Interviewer said corporate contact would be in touch with next steps. After a week of silence, attempted to contact the recruiter who never responded. Rude.

    Interview Questions

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Propeller Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™, Great Place to Work, 2019
  • #27 Best Workplace in Consulting & Professional Services (Small to Medium Companies), Great Place to Work, 2019
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