Firmsconsulting Insider

Our flagship rewards program; exclusively available through our Android and iOS Apps

Firmsconsulting Insider is a status automatically conferred on active Premium subscribers after they have been enrolled for 6 consecutive months within the Premium subscription level. There are no additional fees for this elite loyalty level. Members receive access to exclusive training programs, live events and our executive recruiting service.

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The “Strategy Skills” contains all the content unique to FC Insiders. It also contains our complimentary content – Case Interview Podcasts and Strategy Skills Podcasts – and is also the only way, for now, FC Insiders can access their new content. We have launched a basic version of the app just to get it out and more features will be rolled out over time. Complimentary content of the app is available to everyone. Password protected content of the app is only available to FC Insiders.

FC Insiders can login by using their username and password from the Firmsconsulting.com site. To find your username, click on your profile in the member section and it will be the last word in the URL of the page. In this example the username is “krissafarova”.

It is impossible to buy immediate access to Firmsconsulting Insider. This is about rewarding the extremely loyal members who helped create and build Firmsconsulting over the last 6 years. This is for standing with us as we built a values-based business.

The content released within Firmsconsulting Insider is unique. It does not exist anywhere on the website. Firmsconsulting Insiders have access to new material covering content similar to both our Executive Program and case interview training (The Consulting Offer). 

A brief peek into Firmsconsulting Insider

Firmsconsulting is very fortunate and very grateful to have had a loyal group of clients, many of whom have followed us for over 6 years. We started with just one client and through referrals created the firm that exists today. We have clients who have been in contact since 2010 and many of whom have been members since the early days of our online programs. We exist because of their generosity and sincere interest in our work.

We have for a long time thought about a way to reward extremely loyal clients. This led us to create a special membership level called “Firmsconsulting Insider.” And to show you we are serious about this being a reward, access to this level cannot be bought. It can only be earned over time.

Below is a list of the 15 unique FC Insider programs planned to premiere in 2016/2017:

  • The Start-Up
  • McKinsey after Extended Maternity Leave
  • Learning from FC Greatest Case Interview Clients
  • TCO IV: Sizan, French-Turkish MSc / Asia
  • TCO IV: Dylan, Booth MBA / USA
  • TCO IV: Francisco, Big 4 consultant / USA
  • TCO IV: Haris, Big 4 National Tax Leader / Europe
  • Implementing a Corporate Strategy Turnaround
  • Big Data & Machine Learning Healthcare Study
  • Courier & Freight Turnaround Strategy
  • Insurance Digital & IT Strategy

Executive Recruiting

Given that all our training is done by former senior partners of McKinsey, BCG et al, making us the only firm in the world to do this, we have the highest placement rate in the industry for McKinsey & BCG at ~73%. Alumni who have joined these firms have performed very well and thereafter go on to pursue successful post-management consulting careers.

Therefore, many elite organizations have expressed an interest in directly recruiting our clients. For the first time, we will now represent clients as a talent agent to introduce, negotiate and enter into promising careers.

Members who qualify must explicitly opt into the program.

How will this work: 

  • The program will launch on 15 March 2017. You are being informed over 5 months in advance to prepare as suggested below. You must submit an edited resume and a URL to your Linkedin profile, in the exact format and to the standards prescribed in TCO, to kris@firmsconsulting.com.
  • To maintain the highest placement rates we will review and only accept submissions done to TCO standards.
  • Beyond the correct formatting, language and style of writing, we seek a strong profile where a candidate has made an impact at their current/past employer. If you have not made an impact, use this time to alter your current style of working to make an impact that can be captured on your resume.
  • Unfortunately, rejected applications will not receive any feedback/reviews due to the sheer volume of applications we will receive. Applicants should use the exhaustive materials we provide in TCO to adjust their resumes and prepare as needed. You may reapply a maximum of once every month. Keep in mind that editing a resume takes time and requires diligence to meet our standards.
  • Members whose resumes are selected will receive a prompt to opt-into the program, giving us legal permission to represent them as an executive recruiter. Shortlisted applications will be sent to our recruiting partner. Your resume and cover letter, which we will request after your resume, may be shared with our target recruitment companies.
  • You are strongly encouraged to use the TCO material and prepare to interview using the solving-from-first-principles style we teach, irrespective of the company where you are interviewing.
  • Those interviewing for internal consulting/executive/P&L/operating positions should use EP to understand how real engagements work. Real engagements are radically different from the more simplified case studies used in McKinsey & BCG interviews.
  • At the appropriate time you will need to undergo a background check on your grades, employment history and, where legally required, credit report.

Who is our executive recruiter: 

  • We have brought in a senior recruiter, formerly with JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley (IB), to manage this important program for us. She has over 25 years of experience and we specifically chose to work with this professional due to her high standards, ethics and focus on executive placement. Members who are selected will liaise with her directly.

Who is eligible:

Things to note:

  • You cannot buy into FC Insider status nor join from another subscription level. This is a complimentary service that must be earned.
  • To be a part of this program FC Insider needs to unquestionably display behaviour aligned with Firmsconsulting’s values.
  • We are only working with the most elite financial institutions, consulting firms, technology companies and industrial concerns. Since most FC Insiders are current consultants and ex-consultants, we are focusing just as much on post-consulting careers should you chose to leave consulting. We are also focusing in senior management positions.
  • Target companies include JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Uber, Tesla, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, McKinsey, BCG etc.
  • On a case by case basis we will consider major PE and VC firms provided the admitted applicant has the necessary profile for these firms.
  • We may add other firms, like Pharma companies, for example, as we either develop relationships or find suitable roles for specific client profile.
  • We will aim to place members into strategy, executive, internal consulting, operating and roles with an P&L.
  • Tier-2 companies, smaller firms etc., are not planned to be a part of this program. We are interested to work with firms making an impact and for roles that align with our values.
  • Our goal is to place high potential candidates into the most influential roles in the most elite firms. It is about having the right people in the right firms to tackle the most pressing problems.
  • Like everything offered as part of the FC Insider loyalty program, this is a complimentary program with no additional fees. We, as a result, reserve the exclusive, unconditional and non-negotiable worldwide right to make any changes at any time and/or decline an application.

Finally, we have spent much time developing this service to avoid any conflicts of interest. We can never stray from our values simply to generate more revenue. That is the kind of short-term thinking that kills firms. You can rest assured that our primary clients remain individuals, like yourself, who use our services.

LIVE shoots

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How would you like to attend an invitation-only event to learn, and network, with a former BCG or McKinsey senior partner as they teach timeless strategy and leadership skills?

We planned many unique benefits for being an FC Insider and this is one of them.

FC is shooting several exciting programs in the next few months, that we are yet to officially announce; all with some of the most senior BCG and McKinsey former partners, including with a close friend of Marvin Bower.

As this happens, we want to offer something very unique to clients. We would like to invite clients to attend the shoot as audience observers, watch the program as it is produced and interact with the partners. This is a new idea for us and we would like to see if there is interest for such an invitation. This will be for just a small group of clients. We did this in TCO 2 and participants loved it. We want to try this for our strategy programs.

FC Insiders will have first-right-of-refusal for the limited number of seats we will make available for any of our shoots. That said, if space allows, we will consider other member applications. If you are interested in attending such an event, please email at kris@firmsconsulting.com. If demand is sufficiently high, and we can get all the diaries to work, we will do it.

Keep in mind that all upcoming shoots will take place in the US.

This is a unique opportunity to spend time with some of the most influential partners who shaped BCG, McKinsey and business as we know it.

How do I become a Firmsconsulting Insider?

As a complimentary program, there are no additional fees for eligible Premium members.

To be granted Firmsconsulting Insider status a Premium member must have been a Premium member for the prior 6 consecutive months.

For example, if a Premium member was subscribed for 3 consecutive months, cancelled and thereafter subscribed for 5 consecutive months, the member will not receive Firmsconsulting Insider status since they were not subscribed for 6 consecutive months.

If a Premium member was subscribed for 10 consecutive months, for example, they will gain Firmsconsulting Insider status after the 6th month, but if they cancelled on the 10th month they will lose the Insider status in that 10th month. If the member thereafter subscribes for another 4 consecutive months they will not regain Firmsconsulting Insider status until they remain subscribed for 6 consecutive months.

If their subscription breaks, ends, cancels or lapses for any reason, the member will lose Firmsconsulting Insider status until renewal of the membership and a 6 month waiting period as an active member.

Accounts on hold due to billing problems have 14 days to rectify the problem. After 14 days the subscription is treated as “broken” and access ends. To regain the Firmsconsulting Insider status, a member will need to activate their Premium subscription and remain an active Premium subscriber for 6 consecutive months after rejoining.

TCO and Executive Program (EP) members wishing to upgrade to Premium to earn Firmsconsulting Insider status could do so immediately or wait until their TCO/EP subscription is up for renewal. In either case, please cancel your TCO/EP subscription in your account and thereafter subscribe to Premium. If you choose to subscribe to Premium before your TCO/EP subscription ends, the site will not credit you for the unused time nor does it automatically cancel your TCO/EP subscription.

Once granted Firmsconsulting Insider status, a member will remain within the elite Insider group as long as they remain a Premium member, and does not breach Firmsconsulting’s terms and conditions, values and expectations of professionalism.

As a complimentary program FC reserves the unconditional right to make any changes, without notice, including, but not limited to, adding and removing programs, changing access conditions and discontinuing the loyalty program.

Firmsconsulting reserves the exclusive, unconditional and non-negotiable worldwide to deny an eligible member access to FC Insider for any reason.

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