- Who are your clients?
- How large are your project teams?
- How much travel is involved on a typical project? Are there opportunities to travel abroad?
- Do you have a training program?
- Could you give an overview of your compensation and benefits?
- Do you offer internships?
- Do I need a background in technology or a specific major / minor to work at Pace Harmon?
- How much exposure do analysts have to senior management at Pace Harmon?
- Does Pace Harmon have an “up or out” policy?
- Where do Pace Harmon alumni go?
We currently serve Fortune 500 clients and high-growth middle market firms. Our clients are some of the largest and most well-known within their industries, which include private equity, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, financial services, energy, manufacturing, consumer products, retail, healthcare, as well as the public sector. We typically advise C-level executives (e.g., CIOs, CTOs, COOs) at the client organizations on how to improve business performance through strategic technology and operations management.
Team size varies from project to project, but project teams usually range from 2 to 10 practitioners, with project supervision provided by a Pace Harmon partner or principal. For some client engagements, we have more than one project team staffed on site in order to handle multiple work streams.
Though travel varies depending on the nature of the project, our consultants will usually spend 20%-80% of their time at the client site. On a typical week when travel is required, most practitioners will work on site alongside the client from Monday through Thursday, and return to their home office on Friday.
Several of our clients are local to the Washington, DC or San Francisco areas. Most travel required is within the United States, Canada, and Mexico, but some projects require international travel to Europe, South America, the Middle East, and Asia.
Pace Harmon conducts formal firm-wide training on a quarterly basis. Training covers a variety of consulting and business topics to develop practitioner skills sets and keep our staff abreast of industry developments. Analysts are also provided formal training when they join Pace Harmon.
Pace Harmon offers above market compensation and provides competitive employee benefits that include health insurance (health savings account and flexible spending account), dental insurance, a retirement plan (401k and profit-sharing), life insurance, accidental death insurance, long and short term disability insurance, personal time off, holidays, sick leave, and other types of leave. New hires will receive 16 days of paid vacation their first year with the firm. Upon completing five continuous years with the firm, practitioners will receive 20 days of paid vacation. Additionally, we have a firm-wide Employee Referral Program, where practitioners can earn a bonus for each successful referral.
We typically do not offer internships. Applicants interested in the campus recruiting process may visit the Campus Hires page for more information.
Candidates are not required to have a specific major / minor. We typically interview candidates with degrees in business, finance, technology, engineering, economics, management information systems, or other applicable fields of study, but candidates with relevant experience or an interest in operations and management consulting should apply.
Because of our flat structure and entrepreneurial culture, analysts have the opportunity to interact with senior management on a day-to-day basis. Depending on the project team, analysts have consistent exposure to everyone within the firm, including the partners.
Pace Harmon does not have an “up or out” policy. There is no designated time frame for promotions – they are based on each practitioner’s performance against the firm’s expectations framework. Generally, analysts who demonstrate outstanding analytical and business acumen, effective interpersonal skills, and leadership ability will usually be considered for promotion to Associate within 2-3 years.
Some Pace Harmon analysts choose to pursue a Master’s degree (often MBA) after several years with the firm. Pace Harmon Alumni have gone on to top business schools, such as Wharton and Kellogg.