At UC we hire people from diverse backgrounds and are committed to their success. Our commitment to success of our consultants drives our professional development programs.
Consultants at UC work hard, constantly seek innovative solutions to clients' challenges and invest significant time in learning. Our aim is to instill in our consultants the confidence and courage to take on, and excel in professional challenges.
While we are committed to support consultants' growth, people in the Firm shape their careers.
Consulting Readiness Program
All new consultants go through the year-long CRP. The CRP explains our philosophy and prepares consultants for the tough challenges ahead.
The CRP simulates a live consulting environment so that new candidates get a feel for the profession of consulting. Through case studies, simulated assignments, functional training sessions new consultants acclimatize themselves with nuances of the profession. The program is a great introduction to the Firm and colleagues. The CRP also pushes consultants to the limit by stressing great demands on their physical and mental stamina.
At the end of the CRP each consultants' performance is assessed on pre-determined parameters and feedback on strengths, weaknesses and areas of improvement are communicated.
This training revolves around multiple themes including engagement management, client management, methodologies, engagement reviews and critique, and presentation skills to name a few. Training is largely conducted in-house.
In addition to training, the Firm also encourages consultants to pursue a reading program designed to get consultants upto speed on latest management thinking. The first work hour of the day is designated as Knowledge Hour and is dedicated to knowledge acquisition through reading of business books and journals.
Training is a serious commitment at UC. The Firm invests heavily in training to ensure success of consultants. Training is a continuous activity designed to prepare professionals and office staff for the daily rigours of the profession.
Feedback, they say, is the breakfast of champions. Our performance management system lies at the core of our people development.
Feedback is open and transparent. Consultants are evaluated by their seniors / project managers and peers and they, in turn, evaluate their seniors and peers.
“You can take a man out of UC but not UC out of a man”
“I am proud to have been associated with UC and will never forget that phase of my life. I am what I am today because of the training, guidance and experience that I received at UC. “
"UC clearly is the best thing that happened to me in my life... the environment and culture that UC has nurtured over the years has helped me tremendously in my self development and personal life. I will continue to be a UCite in my heart and be its ambassador wherever I go. UC was and will always be mine. It’s in my heart and in my veins. I still carry the UC values and commandments in my wallet.”
“I take great pride in being once a part of a Firm that continues to strive for excellence (with a continuous higher target) not only in the quality of work delivered to clients but also in terms of people who continue to set new benchmarks with every passing day.”
"Having worked in a charged up environment as UC, where everyone is seeking more & more knowledge every single minute of every single day, ingrains in you a certain excitement for knowledge seeking. In fact, it was this excitement, which helped all of us in delivering our best to our clients and developing ourselves (both professionally and personally) on an ongoing basis"
“UC is about people… amongst the best I’ve known. I am fortunate to have worked with UC – it was full of learning and fun.”
"Thanks very much for allowing me the opportunity to work here. When I came to Universal, I was very lost and unsure about a way forward. However, over the last 2 years, I feel more confident in my ideas, abilities and my way forward. I owe a lot to UC and its people for allowing me to experience many new fields and thoughts and I am indeed indebted to your firm. I would be humbled to be there for UC in any way that I may."