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501 Boylston Street
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Boston, MA 02116
(617) 456-5200



Beyond Putnam's commitment and expertise to revolutionizing life sciences consulting is a determination to “bring out the best in each other.” Putnam’s commitment to development makes it a great choice for anybody looking to acquire practical knowledge of the industry by training alongside an enthusiastic team of like minded professionals while delivering exceptional value to clients.

Company Stats


Employer Type




101-500 Employees


Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 50 North America


Major Departments/Practice Areas

Value, Pricing, & Access Strategy


Major Office Locations

Boston, MA (HQ)


Employment Contact

Emily Healey - Talent Acquisition Director

Vault Verdict

Putnam’s deep specialization in life sciences makes it a compelling proposition for anyone looking to build a career in the sector. Insiders note that this focus not only helps them develop expertise, but also creates unique career development opportunities in specific disease niches.

On a day-to-day basis, insiders appreciate the small company feel, as well as the opportunity to be part of a growing enterprise in an ever-changing field. While the work can be intense, with long hours being a part of the consulting territory, Putnam's non-travel model and respect for personal time and PTO contribute positively to work-life balance.

Compensation at Putnam, though considered below market level for entry positions, improves significantly with ra...

About the Company

Putnam, an Inizio Advisory company, is a leading scientific and strategic consulting partner that helps the global life science community make confident decisions, build value, and bring life-changing innovations to clinicians and patients. For more than 30 years, the firm has helped clients solve their most complex challenges across therapeutic areas, business functions, geographic markets, healthcare sectors, and technology platforms. The firm is comprised of 400+ team members on three continents.

Putnam believes that to create real, lasting change in human health, it must bring out the best in its people, in every way and at every level. It offers a boutique-firm feel inside a global enterprise to serve leaders in the life sciences industry, including the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies. The firm operates based on its cor...

Employee Reviews

  • “Culture and the way you feel when you enter an office should be valued a lot. Putnam does this well while also being top-in-class in their work.”

  • “I believe that our long-term experience in the life sciences has enabled Putnam to generate an incredibly deep understanding of the space, and the ability to reliably answer key client questions. Of course, there are truly one-of-a-kind innovations, but by understanding how scenarios have played out in the past, Putnam can communicate important information to clients who may be navigating commercialization questions for the first time.”

  • “One of the biggest and most respected firms to specialize completely in health sciences. Our clients include all of the top pharmaceutical companies. Also, the people at Putnam are unmatched--everyone is extremely intelligent and hardworking, on top of being outgoing and kind, creating a great work environment that makes me look forward to coming into the office!”

  • “Putnam offers challenging work in one of the most rewarding industries, and provides unparalleled career development opportunities.”

  • “The people that are at this company are both social and extremely intelligent. I saw an opportunity for great connections in and out of the workplace as well as an opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded people that care about creating quality work.”

Why Work Here

Putnam is a premier strategy consulting firm serving biopharmaceutical, diagnostics, medtech, and private equity / venture capital clients. For over 30 years, we have provided objective, high impact strategic advice and analytical services, helping to support clients in crucial business decisions at all stages of the product and franchise lifecycle. We are proudly part of Inizio Advisory, an ecosystem of healthcare advisory businesses offering the finest depth of expertise you need, all under one roof.

Getting Hired Here

  • “Critical thinker with great knowledge of the healthcare and life-sciences fields. Heard back within a week of the final round.”

  • “Ideal candidate is humble and willing to learn, but also aspirational to want to advise senior business leaders making mission-critical decisions.”

  • “Interview process is 2 rounds and highly competitive. The ideal candidate is intelligent, highly motivated, and willing to learn from all peers.”

  • “It's a lot more competitive this year but also reflective of the market. Strong candidates we've said yes to in the past are not getting offers. Right now we're looking for revenue generators and senior level candidates who can bring in business.”

  • “The ideal candidate is interested in life sciences and working at our firm. They have done the research and are looking to advise a wide range of companies on life sciences strategies.”

Perks & Benefits

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