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3.3 of 5 stars (3 Ratings)

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4.0 of 5 stars

May 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

good international companies, impressive client's portfolio, proven methodologies especially in pricing and value based management

Downers

tend to repeat the type of assignments in pricing, although pricing is only about half of the assignments

Comments

there is possibility to grow no up or out policy, although the evaluation process is well structured and young consultants can be promoted quite fast

Great colleagues, good place to start career

3.0 of 5 stars

February 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great environment, friendly colleagues
Ample learning opportunities for recent grads, with usually friendly seniors willing to share knowledge
Women with small children can work part-time (the salary is reduced to adjust to the lower number of hours assuming that a regular work week has 50 hours, which is quite positive, since the work week can be a lot longer that that, and on top you get an e.g. 9-5 job in consulting)

Downers

Management "grew" with the company, many of them never worked for a different employer nor have any type of management training, especially in Life Sciences division (learnt on the job, but suffer from a serious lack of management skills). This translates in ridiculous strategic decisions, poor HR policies, and a lack of sensible long term strategic planning.
Advancement is not related to performance in any way (correlation is strongest with time on position for junior roles, and closeness to a strong partner for more senior ones)

Comments

For recent grads this company offers a very good opportunity in terms of learning and later exit options; they will find supportive seniors, and a friendly environment that makes the long hours easier to endure. Salary is also attractive compared to other alternatives (even is they have to start as interns, the 6 months of low salary are worth it).
For experienced roles, better take a closer look at other options; previous experience is not rewarded unless it is exactly in the same field (not easy given that it is a boutique even if management will not admit to it), and they may find frustrating that their superiors know a lot less than they do about management issues.

You have to know whether you want it

3.0 of 5 stars

December 2014 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Nice, helpful colleagues - this amounts to a pleasant work environment.

Downers

Projects may become very repetitive - not necessarily much diversification offered.

Comments

The online pyschometric test prior to interviews is, apparently, not the easiest one - make sure to prepare well!

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