Elisa, Consultant

"I believed the focus on pure strategy would allow me to develop in a very short time frame and to gain experience of the main challenges that business leaders face in growing their company and creating value."

Profile

Consultant

French

HEC Paris

Life outside the firm:
  • Travelling
  • Reading
  • Sports: running & yoga
  • Photography

Why I joined

During my studies at HEC, I worked in both large international organizations and smaller entrepreneurial-like structures. After graduating from HEC, I was looking for a first job in consulting which would be demanding and where I would learn fast, in a dynamic and human-sized organization. I chose to join Estin & Co for several reasons:
- I believed the focus on pure strategy would allow me to develop in a very short time frame and to gain experience of the main challenges that business leaders face in growing their company and creating value.

- During my interviews, I discovered Estin & Co’s powerful approach, which lays down the fundamental issues and uses quantitative analyses to compare strategic options in an objective, actionable manner.

- Estin & Co works for very large corporations, but also for medium-sized companies for which the range of possible growth strategies is broad and the strategic literature still needs to be written.

Life at the firm

Estin & Co is a rather human-sized firm. As a result we all know the members of our teams very well and very quickly, and consultants can be given a good level of responsibilities on the cases. Trainings are regularly organized to share the main concepts and methodologies of the company and develop the skills of consultants in all business fields. The work atmosphere is excellent amongst the consultants, with regular events organized by the firm or informally. Another advantage is how international the firm is: we often work in interaction with consultants from other offices in Zurich, London or Shanghai.

The daily job


As a consultant, I perform various kinds of analyses that are used as a basis to define the most appropriate strategies for the client. My toolbox consists of existing industry knowledge, market research, interviews, quantitative research and financial modeling when appropriate. I work on all sectors, and on all countries that are of interest to our clients. Whatever your level of seniority, you’ll be working in close interaction with the client, sometimes by yourself, an aspect of my daily job at Estin & Co that I like most.