Quick facts


Q5 helps business leaders build better businesses. They work with clients to help them create the organisations of the future; delivering significant organisation benefit and making a sustainable difference.

In early 2009, in the depths of the global recession, five friends with a shared background in consulting sat around a kitchen table and talked about wanting to do things differently, wanting 'to change the game', retaining the experience, rigour, and intelligence of consulting, but with a human, down-to-earth feel. And with that Q5 was born.

Q5 has experienced rapid growth since those early days in 2009, with offices opening up in London, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Leeds and Melbourne.

Their global outreach provides a strong presence in retail, financial, public services, media and infrastructure, which offers 'Q5ers' the opportunity to not only work across various countries but also sectors.

The culture at Q5 is a genuine teamwork mentality, it's all about "we" rather than the "I", making new recruits feel like they are part of a family set out to work together to achieve high standards. It is a supportive and unified culture that is built on talent and ambition.

Wellbeing is an important and open subject to everyone within Q5. Their flat structure means that they feel comfortable approaching colleagues for assistance or advice, including those in senior positions.

What is it like to work for

Leaders are very expressive and open, and this rubs off on teams. They actively encourage debate, contribution and building outcomes together. 
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The weekly Business Development call allows all employees to discuss the pipeline of opportunities, and the Bench Strength call allows those who are not currently assigned to projects to work on a range of contributing activities.

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Once a candidate has accepted a job offer, they are introduced to their mentor - who is responsible for working with them on their personal and career development - and their buddy, which is a more informal relationship where the new starter can spend time asking the everyday questions that may come up. 

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