I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time
Interesting projects with ability to gain lots of experience in short amount of time.
Dynamic and intelligent colleagues.
Great on site facilities (labs etc).
Culture of transparency, and teamwork.
Ongoing diversity problem across the company.
Low pay for job roles, even when factoring in benefits and job security.
Those who had started as tech scholars, or joined straight out of university dominate management postions. Company seems to value outside experience less, making it frustrating and difficult to progress for those coming from other companies.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Consultants (Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)) in November 2014.
I applied online. I was answered within a couple of days and we scheduled a phone interview for the following week with my now manager. We discussed my university modules, my CV etc and my career goals.
A few days later I was told to come for a face to face interview. This took a full day, travel and accommodation paid for on the day. HR/Recruitment gave me suggestions for where to stay and kept in contact with me before and after the process.
I had four interviews in total, one on software methodologies and estimating the value of a market, 1 on C and state machines, 1 on C#/databases/UML and other high level keywords, 1 with HR about career goals and 1 with another employee to see what I was interested in in terms of projects.
In total it probably took a month from start to finish, but that was only to fit in with my university timetable which I was grateful that they let me schedule around.