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Newton Europe Overview

Abingdon, England
201 to 500 employees
2001
Company - Private
Consulting
£50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
Some would call us a consulting firm. But we’re not a traditional one. We take on our clients’ apparently insurmountable challenges, and surmount them, helping to crack some of the biggest challenges that businesses and public sector organisations face ... Read more

Mission: We’re a team of some of the brightest and most curious minds with a fundamental belief that every organisation can be better. We crack some of the toughest business and public sector challenges of the day. Not with reports or copy & paste thinking ... Read more

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Newton Europe – Why Work With Us?


Some would call us a consulting firm but we’re not a traditional one. We take on our clients’ apparently insurmountable challenges, and surmount them. But what exactly does this mean in practice? For one client – in the social care sector – it meant reducing Child in Need and Child Protection caseload numbers by 29%. For another – in the retail sector – it meant growing revenues by billion and fundamentally changing the way 80,000 people work. And for yet another – in the defence sector this time – it meant getting 64% more value out of every pound spent on a major build programme.

We don’t do off-the-shelf solutions or off-the-top-of-our-heads answers. We come into each project with our minds, as well as our eyes and ears, wide open. We get to know our clients, from the top floor to the shop floor. We probe every part of their organisation. We avoid easy answers. Instead, we ask tough questions. We’re interested in the ‘why’ as well as the ‘what’. And we care about driving the results that deliver the greatest impact. We trust the resourcefulness of our people – so much so that we put our fee on the line to guarantee results for our clients. Our goal is always to deliver a measurable result. We’re accountable for ourselves and each other. And we stick around until we’ve made change happen.

Newton values people from all kinds of backgrounds, with different passions, viewpoints, aspirations and ideas. The one thing we all share is a deep interest in others - we pride ourselves on the level of support we give to each other. You’re both colleagues and friends.

There’s a definite thrill to be had in our line of work. The projects are intellectually demanding, complex and often quite intense. That’s why, we’ll make sure that you’re home by 6pm on Friday. And that you don’t have to leave for work again before 6am on Monday.

We also have subsidised breaks throughout the year. Previous trips have included Italy for white-water rafting, Scandinavia for the Northern Lights, a castle on a private island for a murder-mystery weekend and Glastonbury festival.

If you like the idea of giving something back, there’s a commitment to fundraising and volunteering at Newton that’s an inherent part of our culture. In fact, we have a dedicated Newton Foundation which is involved in a range of social mobility projects.

We’re a fast-growing business, so career opportunities are abundant. And with all the support, training and development you need, there’s really no stopping you. There's constant, hands-on support provided by your line manager and a dedicated development manager, blindingly fast career progression where we promote on merit not tenure and support from amazing teams that always have your back.

If you join as a graduate we go to extraordinary lengths to help you make the most of your talents.

  • A comprehensive induction followed by a week on site applying the skills you’ve gained as part of a live project team.
  • On-the-Job learning - from week five, you’ll be on a project, with a client, running your own workstream.
  • Regular feedback and support - weekly one-to-ones with your line manager and peers. And a development manager who you’ll meet with regularly to discuss your career goals and how to achieve them.
  • Training with in-house experts – drawing on a wealth of knowledge from senior people at Newton through to consultants who were in your shoes a few years ago. And rather than standard classroom learning, we offer management courses in Europe and leadership training in Costa Rica.
  • Online learning platform – to download and share resources. A one-stop-shop that offers everything from TED Talks to blogs to real-life case studies.
  • A clear path to success – you’ll start as a consultant, go on to manage a team, own client accounts, lead projects and finally, influence the growth of Newton itself.

We’re not normal. To have the kind of impact we do we need to be different. Not just in how we do business, but the people we hire.

If you’re different, because you can shoulder responsibility from day one; if you’re eager to join one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies and push yourself to develop just as fast; and if you want to be part of a supportive and tenaciously challenging culture. Then that’s some differences we’ve got in common already..

Apply now here: http://www.newtoneurope.com/careers/join-newton/apply 

Newton Europe Reviews

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    Helpful (11)

    "The Best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newton Europe part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Personal Development
    Energy
    Growth
    Impact
    Teamwork
    No limit on the number of promotions - so no internal competition for places
    Fun
    No weekend working (really)
    Impressive clients
    Share options for senior team
    A great place to learn
    A career accelerator

    Cons

    All consuming - flat out from 5:30am on a Monday until 6pm on a Friday every week. This could obviously be seen as a strength too!
    A strong culture for people with previous experience to join - it definitely can and has worked, but it takes time (years) and commitment to see it through
    Diversity - although there’s been a recent recognition of this and is beginning to change

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Newton Europe Interviews

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    Graduate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Newton Europe (London, England).

    Interview

    1st stage: Quick application form (no CV required)

    2nd stage: Two online tests (numerical and data interpretation). Harder than most others I'd taken but doable. You're not expected to finish the tests, I missed at least a quarter of the questions at the end for both tests and still made it to next round.

    3rd stage: Another application form, this time for CV as well as a few standard questions to answer.

    4th stage: Phone interview (can also be a video interview). There's three questions, mostly your standard behavioural/competency questions. The one that caught me off guard was "describe a difficult concept you learned in school" so good to have something in mind.

    5th stage: Selection day morning session has a Q&A session with some Newton consultants, don't feel obligated to ask questions, it doesn't affect your chances (I didn't ask any).
    Introduce another candidate activity, just be enthusiastic about and be interested in the other candidate and also be open about yourself, Newton is really about having an open and interested attitude. Order of events from here onward may be different.
    Group activity: everyone gets a bit of information and you get time on your own to draw some conclusions before everyone comes together to solve a case. Everyone has different sets of information which is the main challenge. Be engaged in the conversation but don't overshadow everyone else and also try to prompt others to talk as well. Very time constrained which makes it stressful but you're not expected to finish the case so just relax and focus on the task.
    Test validations: you redo the tests you did online in stage 2. Tests are pretty much exactly the same with slightly edited numbers so as long as you did the stage 2 yourself shouldn't be too big of a deal.
    Analyse and explain: You watch a video and answer (written) questions based on it. No prior knowledge is required, the questions are relatively straightforward and should be fine as long as you have paid attention to the video. You can watch the video as you go so make sure to keep referring back to it.

    6th stage: Selection day afternoon session has two interviews. The order will be different from person to person. Mini interview is just a regular behavioural/competency interview with additional reflection on the activities in the morning. Be honest about what you feel you did well and not so well, the feedback culture is strong at Newton so this is supposed to give you a slight taste of it.
    Case study interview: you get some time to look at some information and answer three questions. A consultant will come in and then have you discuss/explain your answers with them and then follow up with further questions depending on where the conversation leads. Don't worry if you make mistakes, simply correct them and move on. I required quite a bit of prompting on one of the questions and still made it through.

    7th stage: Final round interviews. If you've made it this far, congratulations! This is the part to relax and really just be yourself which may sound ridiculous, but I know people who have been called out mid-interview for being too 'interview-oriented'. Trust me, they will be able to tell if you have an interview mask on. Enjoy the dinner the night before, everyone is absolutely lovely and will answer any questions you have. The final interview typically comprises of CV questions/questions about your personal life as well as a couple of technical questions which are usually a short case study (or market-sizing) and a simple pattern-based math question. I heard back on the same night (in general, they're super fast with communications). If you've gotten to this point, you've already impressed everyone along the way, so just take your time and enjoy it! I was super slow on one of the case studies and pretty much needed to be handheld and still got the offer so you can definitely get it too! Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    • 4th stage: Describe a difficult concept you learned in school to someone that has never studied in that field.
      6th stage: What is something negative someone who's worked with you would say about you?
      7th stage: Tell me about the important decisions you've made since 13 years old and why did you make them? What are you looking to go now?   Answer Question
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Newton Europe Awards & Accolades

  • Best Leadership Development Programme, The Training Journal Awards, 2018
  • 19th, Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, 2019

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