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ABOUT GOETZPARTNERS

WHAT IS THE USP OF GOETZPARTNERS?

We advise on all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: strategy, M&A and transformation. In an increasingly digital world, this smart blend of Management Consulting and Corporate Finance enables us to anticipate changes from a strategic perspective, and enact them – always with an eye to workable practice. We effect change through transformation or transaction, whichever approach best fits the objectives. And everything is from one source – a clear benefit for our customers.

 

WHAT INDUSTRIES DO YOU WORK WITH?

goetzpartners advises clients in all key industries worldwide: business services, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, industrials & automotive, retail & FMCG and TMT (Telecom, Media, Technology)

 

WHAT SERVICES DOES GOETZPARTNERS OFFER?

Across all its key industries, goetzpartners works on strategy and transformation in the Management Consulting arm of the business. This also includes restructuring and change management. We cover functional areas such as marketing and sales, supply chain management and operations.

Corporate Finance topics include M&A, Capital Raising and Debt Advisory. Post-Merger Integration Services and Strategic Due Diligence/Transactional Services involve both Corporate Finance and Management Consulting. With our expertise in both fields, we are able to cover all management-related issues .

 

WHERE DOES GOETZPARTNERS HAVE OFFICES?

goetzpartners is represented in 11 countries, with 350 advisers working out of 14 offices in Munich (head office), Düsseldorf, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris, Peking, Prague, Shanghai and Zurich.

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WHEN CAN I APPLY, THROUGH WHICH CHANNEL AND IN WHAT LANGUAGE?

Ideally, you should apply around four months in advance of your preferred start date. Please use our online tool to submit applications for our German locations. For locations outside Germany, please email the designated contact address. You should send your application documents in the local language or in English.

 

WHAT’S THE MINIMUM LENGTH OF AN INTERNSHIP?

The minimum length of an internship in Germany is two months; many of our international locations award internships for a six-month period.

 

WHAT ENTRY LEVEL SHOULD I APPLY FOR?

Your entry level depends on your qualifications and experience. With a Bachelor’s degree you come on board as an Analyst. If you have already completed your Master’s degree, you start as an Associate Consultant; with an MBA or PhD on top, or some professional experience, you begin directly at the Consultant level.

If you already have extensive professional experience, you join goetzpartners as an Experienced Hire. Your precise entry level will depend on your industry expertise, subject matter expertise and management expertise.

 

MUST I HAVE DONE AN INTERNSHIP IN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY IN ORDER TO GET A PERMANENT JOB?

We require you to have some practical experience in a consultancy environment or to have other professional experience of relevance to us.

 

CAN I ALSO MAKE A SPECULATIVE APPLICATION?

Yes – we are always on the lookout for smart, committed people, so you can make a speculative application at any time.

 

CAN I ALSO APPLY TO WORK AT AN INTERNATIONAL OFFICE?

Yes, please send your application directly to the designated contact at your preferred location; for locations in Germany, please use the online application tool. You must be able to speak the local language fluently.

 

WHAT WILL GOETZPARTNERS BE LOOKING FOR AT INTERVIEWS?

Alongside subject matter expertise and analytical and communication skills, personality and attitude are key. If you are looking for extraordinary challenges, are keen to contribute your own ideas and make an impact, you’re exactly the sort of person we’re looking for.

 

HOW SHOULD I BEST PREPARE FOR AN INTERVIEW?

The Recruitment Day is designed around conversations (where it’s more about personality), case studies and brain teasers. Prepare by reading relevant literature on the main topics (e.g. Strategy, Finance & Business Development) and attend workshops beforehand.

 

WHEN I APPLY, SHOULD I MENTION MY PREFERRED INDUSTRY/SERVICE LINES?

You can tell us if you already have a preferred area of interest. You need to state a focus area for positions at Manager level and up.

 

IS IT POSSIBLE TO MOVE BETWEEN THE AREAS OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND CORPORATE FINANCE?

No – you opt for Management Consulting or Corporate Finance before you start. But both areas work closely together on numerous projects anyway.

 

CAN I CHOOSE THE OFFICE LOCATION WHERE I WISH TO WORK?

Yes, for locations in Germany, the choice is up to you. In Management Consulting, you can work out of our Munich, Düsseldorf or Frankfurt offices.

 

CAN I MOVE TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION?

Life circumstances can change – and it is possible to relocate within Germany. It is likewise possible to move to another international location within our expat program. This will however be discussed and decided individually with you.

 

HOW INTERNATIONALLY CAN I WORK AT GOETZPARTNERS?

With 14 offices worldwide and projects in more than 100 countries in the last three years alone, you have every chance of international deployment. 70% of our consultants are engaged with projects outside Germany, work in international teams or spend 6-12 months in other countries as part of our office transfer program.

 

DO I HAVE ANY SAY IN PROJECT SELECTION?

Your preferences and personal profile will be taken into account when projects are allocated – and we are often able to accommodate your wishes.

 

HOW BIG ARE PROJECT TEAMS?

The average is 5-10 members per team.

 

HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK WILL I SPEND WITH THE CLIENT?

As a rule, we spend four days a week with clients – so you will be spending more nights in a hotel than in your own bed. You will generally be in the office on Fridays, which gives you a chance to swap notes with colleagues and progress internal projects. With Corporate Finance, you don’t necessarily have to be on-site with clients, so you will be mostly office-based if you start in this area of the business.

 

WILL I BE WORKING ON-SITE WITH CLIENTS WHILE I AM STILL TRAINING?

Our trainees assist on client projects. Depending on how the project is structured, your work will be partly on-site and partly office-based.

 

HOW AND WHEN CAN I SPECIALIZE?

You will acquire certain role- and sector-specific preferences through initial project experience. You will then extend your expertise through working in the relevant industry or service line. Specialization normally comes at Manager/Associate Director level and upwards.

 

HOW OFTEN AM I APPRAISED?

We set great store by regular feedback – which you can channel into actively progressing your own career development. For this reason, detailed appraisal and development reviews take place with you every three months.

 

WHAT PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE?

The goetzpartners Academy provides training in tools, hard skills and soft skills to suit your level, and accompanies you throughout your career. You can also obtain support for relevant training outside of the goetzpartners Academy, and can attend regular conferences and seminars.

If you want to take your academic education to the next stage – for example with a Master’s degree, MBA or PhD – you receive financial support from us, and also benefit from our corporate infrastructure and network while you are studying.

 

CAN I DO MY BACHELOR’S OR MASTER’S THESIS AT GOETZPARTNERS?

Yes. We supervise a number of theses, but bear in mind that the topic must be of relevance for us.

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WHEN CAN I APPLY, THROUGH WHICH CHANNEL AND IN WHAT LANGUAGE?

Ideally, you should apply around four months in advance of your preferred start date. Please use our online tool to submit applications for our German locations. For locations outside Germany, please email the designated contact address. You should send your application documents in the local language or in English.

 

WHAT’S THE MINIMUM LENGTH OF AN INTERNSHIP?

The minimum length of an internship in Germany is ten weeks; many of our international locations award internships for a six-month period.

 

WHAT ENTRY LEVEL SHOULD I APPLY FOR?

Your entry level depends on your qualifications and experience. With a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, MBA or PhD without professional experience, you come on board as an Analyst.

If you already have some professional experience, you join goetzpartners as an Experienced Hire. Your precise entry level will depend on your industry expertise, subject matter expertise and management expertise.

 

MUST I HAVE DONE AN INTERNSHIP IN CORPORATE FINANCE OR AT AN INVESTMENT BANK IN ORDER TO GET A PERMANENT JOB?

Yes, we require you to have some practical experience in a Corporate Finance environment.

 

CAN I ALSO MAKE A SPECULATIVE APPLICATION?

Yes – we are always on the lookout for smart, committed people, so you can make a speculative application at any time.

 

CAN I ALSO APPLY TO WORK AT AN INTERNATIONAL OFFICE?

Yes, please send your application directly to the designated contact at your preferred location; for locations in Germany, please use the online application tool. You must be able to speak the local language fluently.

 

WHAT WILL GOETZPARTNERS BE LOOKING FOR AT INTERVIEWS?

Alongside subject matter expertise and analytical and communication skills, personality and attitude are key. If you are looking for extraordinary challenges, are keen to contribute your own ideas and make an impact, you’re exactly the sort of person we’re looking for.

 

HOW SHOULD I BEST PREPARE FOR AN INTERVIEW?

The Recruitment Day is designed around personal and technical interviews. As well as general questions relating to finance and M&A, interviews will also address technical subjects such as corporate valuation, analysis of financial statements, and accounting.

 

WHEN I APPLY, SHOULD I MENTION MY PREFERRED INDUSTRY/SERVICE LINES?

You can tell us if you already have a preferred area of interest. You need to state a focus area for positions at Associate Director level and up.

 

IS IT POSSIBLE TO MOVE BETWEEN THE AREAS OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND CORPORATE FINANCE?

No – you opt for Management Consulting or Corporate Finance before you start. But both areas work closely together on numerous projects anyway.

 

CAN I CHOOSE THE LOCATION WHERE I WISH TO WORK?

Yes, for locations in Germany, the choice is up to you. In Corporate Finance the choice is between our offices in Munich and Frankfurt.

 

CAN I MOVE TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION?

Life circumstances can change – and it is possible to relocate within Germany. It is likewise possible to move to another international location within our expat program. This will however be discussed and decided individually with you.

 

HOW INTERNATIONALLY CAN I WORK AT GOETZPARTNERS?

Corporate Finance projects are usually handled from the respective location, which means that international assignments for project work are infrequent. However, there are close working relationships with our international offices, with particularly strong collaboration in cross-border transactions. We regularly work not just across borders but also across unit boundaries, offering Management Consulting and Corporate Finance Services in combination. In addition, you have the opportunity to spend 6-12 months at another goetzpartners location under our Office Transfer Program

 

DO I HAVE ANY SAY IN PROJECT SELECTION?

Your preferences and personal profile will be taken into account when projects are allocated – and we are often able to accommodate your wishes.

 

HOW BIG ARE PROJECT TEAMS?

The average is 3-6 members per team.

 

HOW AND WHEN CAN I SPECIALIZE?

You will acquire certain role- and sector-specific preferences through initial project experience. You will then extend your expertise through working in the relevant Industry Group or Practice Group. Specialization normally comes at Associate Director level and up.

 

HOW OFTEN AM I APPRAISED?

We set great store by regular feedback – which you can channel into actively progressing your own career development. For this reason, detailed appraisal and development reviews take place with you every six months.

 

WHAT PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE?

The goetzpartners Academy offers training specific to your level, with courses on tools, hard skills and soft skills, and accompanies you throughout your career. You can also obtain support for relevant training outside of the goetzpartners Academy, and can attend regular conferences and seminars.

If you want to take your academic education to the next stage – for example with a Master’s degree, MBA or PhD – you receive financial support from us, and also benefit from our corporate infrastructure and network while you are studying.

APPLY AND WORK IN SUPPORT FUNCTIONS

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?

Please use our online tool to submit applications for our German locations. For locations outside Germany, please email the designated contact address.

 

CAN I ALSO MAKE A SPECULATIVE APPLICATION?

Yes – we are always on the lookout for smart, committed people, so you can make a speculative application at any time.

 

CAN I ALSO APPLY TO WORK AT AN INTERNATIONAL OFFICE?

Central functions such as HR, Marketing & PR, Knowledge Management, Finance and IT are based mainly in Germany. When vacancies are advertised at specific locations, you are welcome to apply directly to the office in question.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AT INTERVIEW?

You will usually have several interviews – with our HR Department, with the head of the department to which you have applied and usually a team member. In addition, we generally give applicants an opportunity to meet their team, so you have a good idea of the people you will be working with should you join us. We will inform you of our decision shortly afterward.

 

WHAT PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE?

The goetzpartners Academy provides training in tools, hard skills and soft skills to suit your very own personal growth needs. You can also obtain support for relevant training outside of the goetzpartners Academy, and can attend conferences and seminars.

 

HOW OFTEN AM I APPRAISED?

We set great store by regular feedback – which you can channel into actively progressing your own career development. For this reason, detailed appraisal and development reviews take place with you every six months.