FAQ

Q. What types of projects does FCG get?

A. We specialize in projects that require a high level of expertise and experience across a range of job functions and industries. We encourage experienced consultants in all areas of business to apply.

Q. Where are your clients located?

A. Our clients are typically global or national companies, but we work with some smaller, local companies If a client does not require the consultant to work onsite, they can be located almost anywhere. If a client hires a non-local consultant and meetings are required, the client will pay for transportation and meeting time.

Q. Do I have to work onsite at the client’s facility?

A. That’s up to the client. We’ll tell you up-front whether the client requires your onsite presence. You can accept or decline on a project-by-project basis. Most clients do require an onsite presence. Occasionally, if the best or only candidate is one who cannot appear onsite, they may be willing to negotiate. If you’re interested in a project but the commute is a problem, tell us up-front, and we’ll let you know if negotiation is an option. If it is, we’ll handle all the negotiations. Be sure you understand and accept the final terms before signing the contract. Our contract does not permit after-contract negotiations between clients and consultants.

Q. What education and experience are required?

A. It depends on the project. Most projects require at least a bachelor’s degree in a job-related major, and a minimum of 5 years of related experience. Many high-level jobs require a master’s degree, or equivalent experience.

Q. What happens after I submit my application?

A. The process is detailed here.

Q. What if a client asks me to do work outside scope of the contract?

A. If the work is not specifically covered in the contract but is closely related and would not impact your ability to meet milestones, and you’re comfortable taking it on, we encourage you to consider doing it. Clients appreciate flexibility. If it feels unduly burdensome or inappropriate, contact us. While we try “go the extra mile” for our clients, our consultants count on knowing what will be expected of them and should not be asked to take on additional responsibilities.

Q. How much are FCG consultants paid?

A. Our clients are high-caliber organizations who know the value of skilled specialists, so they generally offer competitive or superior rates. Yet, sometimes they’re constrained by their budget. We encourage our consultants to be as flexible as possible in order to demonstrate their value and build long-term relationships with a broad range of clients. But it’s important that you feel fairly compensated for your efforts. So, before you agree to compete for any project, we’d like you to “check in” with yourself. If the pay rate—or anything else about the project—would negatively impact your performance or attitude, we’d rather you passed. If you’re not sure, we’ll be happy to talk it out with you.

Q. Do you hire 1099 contractors?

A. Yes, as appropriate.

Q. What if a client asks me to do work outside scope of the contract?

A. If the work is not specifically covered in the contract but is closely related and would not impact your ability to meet milestones, and you’re comfortable taking it on, we encourage you to consider doing it. Clients appreciate flexibility. If it feels unduly burdensome or inappropriate, contact us. While we try “go the extra mile” for our clients, our consultants count on knowing what will be expected of them and should not be asked to take on additional responsibilities.

Q. Can I work part-time?

A. Possibly, depending on the project and the client’s needs.

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