ClearView is a boutique consulting firm in the life sciences field. The firm has five offices across the US and Europe, underlining its experience across a variety of therapeutic areas and technologies. ClearView supports strategic decision-making and growth at the product, franchise, or corporate level across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and diagnostics. ClearView's clients include a broad range of operating companies in the life sciences, from medical device and pharmaceutical companies to investors in the lif...
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ClearView insiders paint a picture of a firm with a rigorous yet rewarding work environment, with opportunities for rapid advancement, early responsibility, and deep learning across the life science sector. However, this intensity comes at a cost to work-life balance, which was the most frequently cited issue by firm insiders. That goes hand in hand with gripes about compensation, with many insiders feeling that the pay on offer—while still generous by most standards—is not commensurate with the effort required.
Of course, the industry has had a bit of a slump of late (with life sciences being no exception) and ClearView appears to have felt its share of that—something that tends to color how insiders feel about their firms. With a better picture projected for 20...
About the Company
ClearView is a boutique consulting firm in the life sciences strategy field that provides advice and insights across four main areas of focus: pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and diagnostics. Founded in 2007, the company has enjoyed exponential growth and is now well established, with a steady list of clients and strong demand for its services.
The firm’s core strength is the specificity of its field: The needs of life sciences companies are unique and can't be served by just any consultant. The complexity of questions in the life sciences field requires consultants who understand the medical and scientific issues involved and their intersection with the business world. ClearView’s founding partners recognized a gap in the market and decided to create a firm based on their deep experience and expertise in...
“Be prepared to learn a ton and work incredibly hard and demanding hours. For some it is worth it, for others, you will be disappointed. Anyone who says 50-55 hours per week is lying.”
“ClearView is great place to start a consulting career with lots of responsibility early on and very quick learning, with lots of people supporting that process. Particularly if you get excited about the life sciences.”
“I think if you want to work for a life science-focused consultancy, we're the best in terms of work quality. If you want broader *operational* exposure then the Big 3 should be on your radar as options to consider.”
“Life science expertise. We can go deeper on the key scientific questions and talk to key opinion leaders to get great sense of the market.”
“The quality of the people here is exceptional and the rigor that we apply against projects continues to generate new business at the high-end of the budget ranges.”
Getting Hired Here
“ClearView is looking for curious, driven, smart individuals. ClearViewers are kind, helpful, and collaborative, rather than competitive. The best part of ClearView is its people, and our interview process reflect that.”
“Looking for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about the life sciences. Some degree of scientific background is key.”
“One screener, two rounds of cases / behavioral. They are looking for high academic achievement from reputable schools with a focus / demonstrated interested in the life sciences.”
“Scientific background, wickedly smart, able to think on your feet, ability to work really hard and diligently. High expectation for own development and performance.”
“We want someone who is smart, intellectually curious, and good at communicating. Science background of some kind is also generally a must.”