Ohad Guttman

Ohad Guttman

Principal
MSc Political Science & Political Economy, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Distinction (Chevening scholar); BA Economics & Psychology, Tel Aviv University

Being a TASCer

“Striving for perfection in everything you do”

Why TASC?

Recruiting me to TASC was easy. A good friend from university had joined the firm as an intern, and she shared her excitement about working at TASC with me, highlighting the amazing organizational culture and the rich breadth of projects that she took part in. Eventually, and even after considering several management-consulting firms, these factors were the ones that made me want to join TASC.

Culture

One of the best things at TASC is definitely its culture ‒ both professional and social.
First of all, the system gives a lot of attention to the worker’s personal progress and invests much effort toward his or her improvement. Second, because of its DNA, the type of individuals TASC recruits are truly unique. Some of my best friends are current or ex-TASCers. Also, the social atmosphere in the office is mostly super fun!

Work-life balance

The job is generally intense and dynamic, and it is no secret that consulting is a demanding field so I sometimes spend long nights working. However, those who are considering entering this world would probably like to hear the following about the work-life balance at TASC: First, the intensity is transitional, so there are periods when the stress is low and so are the working hours. Second, the independence level is high ‒ so as long as you get the job done, nobody cares how long it took or when you arrived at or left the office. For example, on days when the surf is up on Tel Aviv’s beaches and the work load is light, don’t expect to find me at the office before noon. Moreover, to fight the workers’ tendency to pull long hours, the office usually closes early twice a week, with (almost) no exceptions.

Professional & social impact

TASC provides many opportunities to drive change and influence on a large scale, both professionally and socially. For example, one of my most prominent projects has allowed me to affect policy-making on a macro scale. Working with Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Finance, the project addressed economic disparities of Israel’s Arab sector, which comprises 20% of the population. Our teams compiled an operative plan to solve this issue and thoroughly adjust Israel’s budgeting mechanism across multiple offices. Our plan, which was fully adopted by the management, was validated in a formal government resolution and received broad coverage in the Israeli media.

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