"I didn’t want to meet with the usual stereotypical consultants but with knowledgeable people."
Published: July 20, 2021
"I’m really having great fun at the moment working with colleagues and clients on their premises. "
Johannes has been working in consulting at zeb since 2017. In his testimonial, he reveals what he likes most about his job as a consultant and talks about the atmosphere at zeb.
Why did you decide to start your career at zeb?
I decided to become a consultant because I believe it is an excellent starting point for a professional career. And I decided to join zeb because I didn’t want to meet with the usual stereotypical consultants; instead I hoped to work with knowledgeable people. In the end, the interview with a Partner, which really convinced me during my application process, was the main reason why I decided to join zeb.
What was your application process like?
I applied while I was writing my master thesis, having come across an online job ad by zeb. I was invited to interviews very quickly (within less than two weeks) and promptly completed three interview sessions. The first interview was with the recruiting department, the second with colleagues from my specialist field, and the third with a Partner. On the very same day, I received a positive reply.
What do you like most about your position as a consultant?
Above all, I really like that I get to work in different settings and the fact that I was immediately given a significant degree of responsibility. zeb also offers me the opportunity to pursue my own ideas, i.e. to develop them, to create prototypes, and to implement them together with clients.
What does your typical week look like?
In general, I work on client projects from Monday to Thursday. My Fridays are devoted to the development of internal topics. These topics are very varied, for instance I can work on my own ideas or support zeb’s recruiting activities.
How would you describe the atmosphere at zeb?
I would say that it’s definitely friendly and cooperative! Of course the coronavirus situation has to be considered, but I’m really having great fun at the moment working with colleagues and clients on their premises.
Has your job lived up to your expectations so far?
Yes! I am absolutely satisfied. My life as a consultant is very busy, but I can decide myself how I want to spend and manage my time and which topics I want to tackle.