Denison Careers

Our Mission

Our mission is to optimize organizational performance by improving culture and leadership. We impact the professional lives of tens of thousands of people globally each year.

Our Values

  • Client Success- We leverage the capabilities of our entire organization in order to drive actionable insights that serve the needs of our clients
  • Generosity-We support and care for each other and give generously to our communities
  • Honesty & Transparency-We trust and respect each other and communicate in and open and honest way
  •  Learning & Improvement-We are willing to take risks and try new ideas because we are committed to learning from our successes and failures

Our Culture

We are a team. Every member of our team is important. We bring our whole selves to work. We are proud of what we do. We celebrate wins, big and small. In the office, we sit where we feel most comfortable. We have a strong curiosity and desire to learn. If we don’t have an answer or a solution, we find one. We work hard but we have fun doing it.

Denison Internship Program

interns collaboratingWe welcome a select group of undergraduate and graduate students each semester based on business needs. Interns receive competitive pay, flexible hours around their class schedules, and the opportunity to truly make an impact on the business. Ideal candidates for the program are self-motivated, talented, collaborative, and excited to make a difference for our clients.

Even though we’re located above a coffee shop, interns don’t fetch coffee here.  Interns work alongside full-time staff and leadership team, attend our weekly townhall meetings, and help serve our clients from our Ann Arbor, MI office.

Looking for an internship? Check your school’s handshake page for postings.

Internship Areas

  • Client Management (Project Management)
  • Research & Development (Analytics)
  • Business Development (Sales & Marketing)
  • Information Technology (IT)

Hear from Our Former Interns

“Although I started my journey with Denison while obtaining my B.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University, my internship with the Client Management team quickly developed my overall confidence, skills and abilities and I joined as a full-time member of the team post-grad. My experience with Denison has fostered invaluable skills relating to culture, language, team building, data analytics, and client communications that I will carry with me throughout my career. I look forward to continue bringing value to other organizations through the use of the Denison Model, as I have personally seen and been a part of the change we strive to implement.”
-Jordan Newton, Client Manager and Former Intern

“Interning at Denison has been nothing short of a transformative experience. As a B.B.A. student at the University of Michigan, I’ve been able to apply the lessons and skills I’ve learned in the classroom into practice. I’ve grown tremendously in my analytical, leadership, and communication skills since coming to Denison. I’ve had the opportunity to present at our company-wide townhall meetings and have my voice and ideas heard. I’ve been mentored, encouraged, and given a high level of responsibility here and I’ve grown as a result.”

-Margaret Michel, Current Intern

Why Denison

  • Competitive benefits
  • Flexible work environment
  • Projects with international clients
  • Your face on a cake for your birthday
  • Quarterly workshops with opportunities for networking

Denison Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401K
  • Life Insurance
  • Gym Membership
  • Parental Leave
  • Profit Sharing
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off

Design Your Dream Job

If there are not any openings at this time that excite you, please feel free to fill out our Design Your Dream Job form.

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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we offer reasonable accommodation to our employees. For more information, please contact us at (734) 302-4002  or Careers@DenisonCulture.com.

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Private Equity
As a CEO of a private equity firm, you know that firms with a strong, vibrant culture perform better in a highly competitive marketplace. Denison can work with you to build effective culture in all of your portfolio firms. Our assessment tools enable you to capture a clear picture of your current state. Our consulting expertise supports you in making the changes necessary to achieve superior financial performance. It’s about how you work as a team, how your policies meet practice within the culture of the organization, how performance aligns with your investment criteria.
  • Delivers a consistent assessment of your portfolio companies
  • Gives you an unambiguous picture of the culture
  • Provides a disciplined process and measureable action plan for
  • Offers hands-on strategic consulting to address gaps and affirm best
practices currently being used by your portfolio companies
improvement
Our approach:
Financial Services
In the financial sector, you are active in a wide variety of client environments that need to support accountability and the highest ethical standards. The trust that your customer places in your organization is dependent upon the culture that your employees exhibit every day.

You need a clear understanding of how your culture and the people in your organization function within the midst of the complexities of the current financial institutional marketplace. The Denison Model can give you that clarity. From brokerage firms, to retail banking, to institutional banking to insurance, Denison has specific, measurable benchmarking that identifies the strengths and weaknesses of your organization. With this baseline diagnostic, our consulting team can support you to put in place action plans to sustain your high standards and see financial performance improvement.
Manufacturing
The manufacturing environment is constantly being tasked with improvement in quality and delivery while maintaining the highest levels of safety. The Denison Model equips you to reach from the senior leadership team to the shop floor in a globally networked manufacturing environment to build a culture oriented to continuous improvement in these mission critical areas.

Through our consultancy services, we work with a broad cross-section of your technical and operational staff to align around the goal of producing the highest quality products in the world--on time and on budget.
Healthcare
Within the healthcare market, high performance is measured primarily in patient outcomes. The marriage of the institution with doctors, support staff and operational teams is key to achieving best-in-class patient outcomes. Denison works with you to achieve these outcomes by building a culture that is tuned to the unique ecosystem of support that patients require.

Our organizational culture assessment based on the Denison Model is a proven approach that has supported healthcare providers with actionable feedback for decades. Against four core drivers of cultural high performance, the assessment identifies what is going well and clarifies challenges you may be facing. Then our consulting team is able to support you in addressing these challenges with action plans tailored to your inclusive and diverse environment.
Case Study
The management of culture in an organization whose members are always on the move.
Education
At Denison, student outcomes are well understood as the goal of every educational organization. Our consulting expertise and diagnostic tools allow your team to more fully understand, articulate and implement your mission. You will gain a collective understanding of your organization’s strengths, weaknesses and challenges benchmarked against other peer institutions, all targeted toward providing students with the best learning environment.

Then, through Action Planning, we will work with you to improve your academic and operational excellence to support the diverse student learning environment of higher education, K-12 schools and related associations.
Retail
As a retailer, you know that culture drives the customer experience of your organization. The hospitality, support, and follow-up lived out by your staff all make the difference in each interaction with a consumer. It's that experience that really drives what your behavior should be.

Denison allows you to understand how your organization can support the customer experience. We provide you data that helps you understand your organization all the way through checkout. And we provide sustainable support programs that enable you to address the challenges you face to attract and retain loyal brand customers and to ensure superior financial performance.
Restaurants
Smart restaurant owners know that the patron experience is driven by the culture of their organization. The hospitality, support, and follow-up lived out by your culinary and waitstaff all make the difference in each dish you serve. You know that it is the patron’s needs and expectations that really drive what your team’s behavior should be on the floor.

Denison allows you to understand how your organization is positioned to support the patron experience. We provide you benchmarked data from across the food industry that helps you understand your organization right to the final after-dinner mint. And we provide sustainable support programs that enable you to address the challenges you face to attract and retain loyal brand customers and to ensure superior financial performance.
Government
To achieve high performance in a government initiative requires a different understanding of metrics of success. Typical financial results of business, like sales growth or ROI, are not the KPIs measured here. Rather it is advancement of the mission.

For example, Denison supports military men and women in action through our work with the Defense Logistics Agency (DOA). We provide core culture assessment and an improvement program that helps this department maintain a strong culture to fulfill their mission--addressing everything needed to support fighting men and women in combat through readiness preparation.
Case Study
A transformation that didn’t require thousands of dollars, but a new way of interacting.
Technology
Because of the ever-increasing pace in the introduction of new technology and shortening of technology life-cycle, having a culture fluent in adaptability is critical. These factors all drive the need to recoup costs and show profit more and more quickly. Being able to seamlessly change business models to drive market expansion, product acceptance and superior performance is absolutely critical in this high-potential return but volatile market. Talent is also at a premium.

Based on diagnostics structured through the Denison Model, our consultancy team will help you build a culture that knows who it is and who best will fit your organization. With this alignment, you gain a competitive edge in attracting and retaining the engineers, researchers and innovators you need to lead in introducing market-changing innovation.
Transportation
Whether you deal with business travelers, tourists, or products in the supply chain, safety and schedule reliability are two of the key deliverables. For decades, Denison has worked with leaders in the transportation industry, helping transform organizations in the face of changing markets and technologies, to ensure consumer safety and satisfaction, as well as bottom-line business success.

When you bring Denison on board, our experienced consultants help you make decisions and plans based on data benchmarked against the global industry. We put your organization on the path to high performance, with measurable benefits to your bottom line.
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