We asked Managing Consultant Louise O’Donovan why she chose to join Credera to further her consulting career.
What attracted you to Credera?
The smaller, boutique feel of the firm resonated with me. I joined from one of the larger consultancies and I was looking for a change. Throughout my career, I have found that I enjoy working within smaller teams and tackling challenges alongside clients to come to a collaborative outcome.
What’s an average day at Credera for you?
Every day is different but that is what keeps me interested and challenged. Client work is my main focus, so I often start the day talking with the team about upcoming deliverables and progress. This year, I have spent time managing large scale migrations, reviewing programmes, and looking at behavioural change within businesses.
I also spend time looking at upcoming opportunities to support our clients, both new and existing. This might be working on a particular industry challenge that a client is facing, and working through it to understand how we can use our expertise to help solve issues and drive the business forward.
What’s your favourite thing about working for Credera?
Our firm is made up of exceptional people. Everyone is extremely welcoming and will always do their best to help you. There is a strong sense of community amongst our staff and everyone is extremely approachable – whether they are a Director or a new joiner, you can turn to anyone for specialist advice. As a company, we have such a wealth of experience that there is rarely a challenge that someone else hasn’t experienced and our teams will always gladly share their advice.
What’s your favourite benefit that we offer?
Our flexible holiday allowance. I work part-time as I am keen to balance my family responsibilities with work in a way that suits me and it is great to have the option to buy more holiday where I need it.
How has Credera helped you grow in your professional career?
As we work alongside our clients, our employees are trusted to build client relationships and to ensure that we produce high quality results. I can see my career accelerating here due to the fact that I am consistently being given opportunities to learn and to build my network. As a team, we continue to support one another and I am continuously given targeted projects that will take me in the right direction for my career aspirations.
What advice would you give recent hires?
Join us ready to learn. Our firm has a wealth of experience and you will constantly be given the opportunity to learn across many aspects of the company, whether in a particular industry or technology, or learning about our sales processes and business operations.