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 DickinsonTalent and acquisition 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. We’ve recently opened a Gate One office in Paris, France with plans to expand into Ireland soon. Being part of the Havas Group gives us access to more international opportunities.
Yes. All of our consulting partners spend time with clients every week.
Once you join, you will receive the Gate One business plan. This is shared in confidence with all our team so you can feel connected to this year’s priorities and strategies. Our finance and operations director, Mark Warren, can take you through the plan and is our go-to storyteller when it comes to business performance updates.
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. 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, around 30 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 offer personal medical cover with Vitality, a pension with Scottish Widows and Life Insurance with YuLife. We also have a PerkBox subscription, with access to a range of discounts with large retailers. Annual leave is 25 days per year with an additional day each year of service (up to 30 days).
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.
The Havas Kings Cross building has high profile neighbours (Facebook & Google) in St Pancras Square. It has ten floors and is home to all the agencies in the London Havas village. Havas offer an array of fun activities to suit all: Wellness Wednesdays are popular as are the café and bar. There’s an Amazon package drop, you can recycle your clothes and one of our favourite recent initiatives has been the Virtual Cuddle Club where you can meet furry puppy friends for a dose of dog therapy.
During COVID-19, we have been working from home in line with government guidelines. Our Havas office in Kings Cross (HKX) will open again soon with reduced capacity. Prior to COVID-19, our consultants often visited HKX every week. Gate One supports flexible working and once restrictions lift, we are likely to adopt a hybrid model, where our team can work flexibly from home as well as from HKX and/or client sites.
Yes and we support the ‘cycle to work’ scheme.
We have lots of communities of interest that focus on our team. You can also bring your ideas and create a new party! Aside from capability and sector-led groups, you could join: Mental Health Allies; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Employee Engagement Network; Book Club; Health Club; quarterly Gateaway organising teams and many more.