I joined Plural in 2014 as an Analyst, and I’m now a Senior Associate, which means I manage smaller projects and lead work streams on larger ones.
Plural has changed hugely since I started, but the things I liked at the beginning still apply:
- The variety of markets, industries, strategic problems and questions you encounter is exciting. I particularly enjoy the very beginning and the very end of a project. At the start, you’re learning what the project’s about, and it’s a different sector and company every time. At the end, it’s really satisfying to see everything tie in and to see the client really engage with your hard work.
- The impact you make depends on the project. On a commercial due diligence project, it might be making sure that a company acquires another company for the right price. On a strategy project, it might be that the client has managed to stop their profits from declining.
- The people are the glue of the company. It’s an incredibly supportive and friendly environment. If you’re struggling, someone will always help you – however busy they are. The culture is very strong: fun, social and lively without being cliquey or unadaptable. And we all share a love of food and music. I’d more than happily spend time with any one of the team – both at and outside of work.