Based on 128 responses, the job of Strategy Manager has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.86 out of 5. On average, Strategy Managers are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Strategy Manager?
"Holistic analysis of C-level questions, incl. M&A."
Pros: Looking at projects and enterprises from a strategic level.
Cons: Long hours.
"Get a lot of information but your contribution is not heard."
Pros: I can stay tuned with the current trends and technologies. Also in terms of business options and company directions, this role helps to shape and define what we need to look for.
Cons: Voice is often not heard as the high hierarchy keeps people hidden and with no career progression.
"Invest your time in yourself."
Strategy Manager in Austin:
Strategy at Dell is very different from management consulting strategy. The role is very focused on menial data analysis to support business owners. There are a lot of very smart talented people at Dell in strategy roles that are underutilized because of organizational politics. If you really want to do strategy work built good relationships with people who are smart and came from solid backgrounds and get their advice on how to move to a solid management consulting firm. Otherwise find a more impact role in Dell's org that you have a passion for and start driving your career in that direction. People are pretty nice and will help you get where you want to go in you ask for their help and show genuine interest. One last word of advice - if you are an MBA student looking for their first job out of school avoid Dell. They undervalue MBAs in terms of pay and career development.
Strategy Manager in Sydney:
Pros: Fiancial services hub with a lot more exposure
Strategy Manager in Chicago:
Pros: My managers
"Good Place To Work."
Strategy Manager in Philadelphia:
Pros: It's an easygoing workplace in that people are generally laid back.
Cons: I think there are a lot of politics and nepotism.
"Ambiguous, yet provides good visibility to top management."
Strategy Manager in Amsterdam:
Pros: Entrepreneurial, freedom of action, got it through right door
Cons: Disorganized, opaque, not consistent