Our vision is to create a firm where you can do your best work and collectively deliver meaningful change for our clients. We will offer you stretching, rewarding and career-enhancing experiences within a team that is collaborative, talented and fun.
”We want to make sure that Gate One is the right firm for you, somewhere where you can be yourself and excel. We have designed our recruitment process so that it gives you the opportunity to showcase your talent in different ways.Mel DickinsonRecruitment manager
Our remuneration structure was designed for our team, by our team, to be simple and transparent. This means that people at the same grade receive equal remuneration and comparable progression opportunities. We offer a bi-annual bonus and promotion opportunities in January and July. Click the plus buttons below to learn more about our permanent opportunities.
The recruitment process consists of two interviews and an opportunity to meet or speak to someone in our team who would be your peer. To prioritise your safety and that of our team, it is currently a virtual process. Although we know it’s not quite the same as meeting in person, our recruitment process is just as consistent and engaging as it always was.
About client work
We’re currently around 100 people, including both staff and associates. We are growing fast and have a fun-loving and welcoming culture. Don’t be surprised if you see one of the partners in a costume or are screaming on a rollercoaster with your colleagues.
This varies from a few weeks to a several months depending on the complexity of the assignment and the characteristics of our role.
Most of our work is done within the M25 but we also work with a few organisations across the UK.
Yes. All of our consulting partners spend time on client engagements every week.
We operate a fixed salary structure, which means that two people at the same grade receive equal pay and comparable progression opportunities, regardless of their gender, age, what they were paid before joining Gate One, and so on. We also offer both company and personal bonuses which are paid every six months following a full performance review. Around two thirds of your bonus is awarded according to how the firm has performed against pre-agreed objectives. The remaining third is awarded according to how you perform against your individual objectives.
We have a bi-annual performance review process when promotions are made. In the last 12 months, 26 people have been promoted across all grades.
Absolutely! We actively encourage all staff to be involved in business development. Our sales bonus is calculated using a formula that rewards scale, margin, new clients and individual impact. There is real opportunity to be involved in and rewarded for business development – whether it be cross-selling within an existing client or contributing towards new logo wins.
Every six months at the end of January and July.
We do – we offer a pension scheme with Scottish Widows.
About personal development
Personal development is paramount at Gate One. We run a number of internal training programmes across all grades; courses range from core consulting and business development skills to personal impact modules and are designed to fit your development pathway as you grow within the firm. We also encourage people to seek out and complete external courses and accreditations. And, on top of all of this, we run regular Lunch n Learns on specialist topics of interest to the whole company!
We have a Gate One coaching programme that provides team members with formal coaching training. The coaches then support other members of the team with confidential coaching for an agreed period of time, paired in relationships that are hierarchy agnostic (for example, we currently have a manager coaching a partner). The programme is opt-in, and we generally have about a third of the firm involved at any point in time. Coaches and coachees alike have found the conversations to be hugely impactful.
About the team and events
As a team of management consultants working at a range of client sites, we hugely value the opportunity to get together. We hold quarterly Gateaways which are an evening followed by a day of training, workshops, discussions, and socialising! These are held just outside of London. The Summer Gateaway is a three day trip to somewhere on the continent. It’s our chance to celebrate the successes of the last 12 months and build our business plan for the future. Recent destinations have included a castle in Austria, the Loire Valley in France and Tuscany. This year, we have moved to virtual and hybrid-virtual Gateaways to keep our team safe.
During COVID-19, we are mainly working from home and visiting HKX (or open client sites) a couple of times a week. Usually, consultants like to come back to Gate One headquarters on Fridays. The friendly operations team are permanently based in our office (marketing, HR, recruitment and finance) along with anyone who is on the bench. We support flexible working.