Blue Matter is a firm that’s not afraid to tell it like it is. Built into its purpose statement is a staunch aversion to the “rigid processes,” “bloated deliverables,” and “mediocre answers” that stymy original thinking. Established by seasoned consultants, Blue Matter fosters innovation and creativity to bring meaningful impact to the life sciences industry. Those values seem to pay off in spades, considering this nimble boutique has expanded rapidly since it was founded in 2012—with European offices in London, Zurich, and Berlin.<...

Company Stats


Employer Type




101-500 Employees


Major Departments/Practice Areas

Product, portfolio and organizational strategy in oncology, rare...


Major Office Locations

San Francisco, CA


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Vault Verdict

Blue Matter continues to go from strength to strength, leveraging an ever-more-lustrous reputation within the life sciences sector to win both repeat and new business from an expanding client roster. As such, insiders have no shortage of interesting work to sink their teeth into, and a range of exciting career progression opportunities.

Thankfully, the firm also offers excellent work-life balance management, ensuring that insiders don’t get burned out, even as the work continues to flow in. Definitely one to consider for those seeking a high potential career in life sciences without huge personal life tradeoffs.

About the Company

Founded in 2012, Blue Matter is a specialized management consulting firm serving the life sciences industry. The firm maintains offices across the United States, Europe, and India.

Blue Matter works to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies "maximize value at the
product, portfolio, and company levels." The firm's services include: New Product Planning, Launch Strategy and Management, Commercial Strategy for In-Line Products, Market Access Strategy, Corporate Strategy, Transaction Support, and Organizational Design and Development.

While most of Blue Matter’s work involves pre-launch and launch products, the firm does not exclusively focus there. Its clients include most of the top-20 global pharmaceutical companies as well as a wide range of emerging and midsize pharma and biotec...

Employee Reviews

  • “Blue Matter is a great place to start out your career. There is a lot of support and they put a lot of time and thought into the development of their consultants.”
  • “Continuous learning opportunities on interesting, high impact projects.”
    “Perfect boutique consulting firm to step in: very interesting and demanding projects within the healthcare supply chain, strong coaching and training offered whilst allowing to make a contribution very quickly. Great office area and location, not just to work but also to socialize.”
  • “The culture is better than any I have come across. The leadership really values its people and their happiness.”
  • “Everybody is extremely nice and ready to help out a fellow colleague. We actively try to achieve work-life balance compared to other companies that view the consulting staff as a resource and is running them into the ground. We want to make long-term consulting viable for all employees.”

Getting Hired Here

  • “Academically very selective - we look almost exclusively for PhDs in the life sciences. Occasionally offers will be extended to exceptional Masters students. Most entry level candidates in the UK come from Oxbridge or London universities and have recently completed their PhD. Interview process for entry level is: 2 phone screens, in-person assessment centre (2 case studies, a couple 1:1s with peer level consultants and behavioural / fit interview with managing partner), and a final callback for a presentation on a passion subject.”
  • “Character of the individual is extremely important due to the exceptional culture currently fostered and the seriousness with which founders and employees take company values. Interviews tend to be longer case studies, in depth, and with several ‘informal’ interviews to meet the team.”
  • “There are usually two phone screens, an in-person assessment day and a follow-up interview (if needed). The ideal candidate will have a PhD in life sciences, have demonstrated business / consulting interest and be a good fit with the team.”