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Wilson Perumal is a Strategy, Complexity & Operations firm that
takes standards seriously. Since its inception, the Dallas, Texas
based company has grown its headcount slowly and deliberately,
hiring just 1 percent of applicants.
The firm’s hiring is selective because
it wants to ensure only those who
are relentlessly committed to helping
guide clients through transformational
change can call themselves Wilson
“We are very supportive of one another in the pursuit of excellence. It’s
a case of throwing you in the deep
end of the pool, but with a lifeline.
We want to attract people who want
to see how good they really are. We
are passionate about ideas, and a lot
of work flows into implementation.
At the end of the day, we believe we
continue to grow because we help
companies change, not just deliver
them a report,” Says Managing Partner Stephen Wilson.
The team rallies together behind a
common goal: helping global com-
panies solve some of their most dif-
ficult issues and building a strategy
firm for a complex and changing
“Talk to anyone in the firm and
there is a tremendous sense of ownership, urgency and focus. We fundamentally believe that the world
has changed: that today companies
are facing up to an increasingly complex world, with impacts on strategy,
organization and operations. And we
believe that we are the strategy firm
that can best help these organizations. We have developed specific
methodology and experience, and
have purpose-built a unique team
over time, that is well suited to some
of these business challenges,” Managing Partner Andrei Perumal says.
Wilson Perumal & Company scored
highly in our Client Engagement and
Work/Life Balance categories, in part
for its outside the box approach to trav-
el. For every night a Wilson Perumal
consultant spends away from home,
the firm pays a bonus. But not to the
consultant, to their spouse.
“While travel is commonplace
both in consulting and in industry,
we think that acknowledgement of
the rigors of travel can perhaps make
it more sustainable,” says Wilson.
Wilson and Perumal both are hoping the return of the firm to our Best
Small Firms to Work For list, on
which it also appeared in 2011, will
help it continue to attract solid candidates. “We’re a small firm having
a big impact—on our clients, through
our team and with our ideas. This recognition is a great celebration for the
firm and a reflection of how the team
feels about our sense of mission, our
ambition and what we’ve achieved to
date,” says Wilson.
Client Industries: Energy, Retail and
Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and
Industrial Goods, Media & Technology,
Healthcare, Financial Services and more.
Employees Say: “At Wilson Perumal,
There is unlimited potential to
become what you want to become.
If you have a particular interest, and
can develop a marketable point of
view, you can truly build your own
practice within the company, and be
financially rewarded for doing so.”
Why would people want to join
Wilson Perumal & Company?
Stephen Wilson, Managing Partner, says: “People join us to get the
opportunity to help large organizations with some of their toughest
issues, to help companies compete in a complex world. We don’t have
all the answers, but we are thinking about these issues more seriously
and more deeply than pretty much anyone out there. Another reason
consultants seek to join us is to help build the next top consulting firm.
We have a great deal of respect for firms like BCG today, but we imagine
that it would have been a very different dynamic (and more fun) helping
build BCG in the early days. This is something we keep top of mind as
we continue to grow. Certainly, what we’re trying to do isn’t easy, but
we have great candidates seeking to join us for that very reason. At the
end of the day, we are all striving for something significant.”