Point B Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Associate

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    Current Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Point B

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Not a good benefit package

  2. Helpful (7)

    Know what you are getting into

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Point B full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are the most flexible company, I have ever worked for and really prioritize you having "life" in addition to work. They also have an really strong culture that cares about their employees happiness.

    Cons

    They try and claim that they do more than they do. They are really just product managers and it is more like glorified staff aug then it is like consulting.

    While the culture is strong it can also feel a bit campy. if it fits your personality you'll really be on board but if not it may feel like you're part of a religion that you don't believe in.

    Point B Response

    Sep 11, 2014National Recruiting Director

    I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. As you know, we pride ourselves on our flexibility and work-life balance to improve the lives of our associates, and I’m happy hear that ... More

  3. Helpful (8)

    Sr. Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Point B

    Pros

    Good consultants and very smart people

    Cons

    Leaders actions not aligned with words

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Point B - Experiencing Growth

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Point B full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Point B is filled with intelligent leaders with years of experience leading challenging projects. The opportunity to learn from outstanding colleagues is one of Point B's main values. Point B offers associates the ability to work in a variety of client settings. Each engagement is unique which enables associates to expand and grow.

    Cons

    The company culture has changed with expansion. It has the feel of a large consulting firm culture now.

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees for feedback and listen.

  6. Helpful (12)

    Be weary of joining - ask tough questions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Point B full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working alongside great people; you will build lasting friendships.

    Cons

    Leadership inexperienced at running management consulting firm. Decisions made in 2012 led to financial pressures. Too much internal focus rather than understanding external/market indicators. Promotions into leadership often a stretch and then leaders don't receive adequate training and mentorship. Virtually no external hires into leadership. No external perspective on the Board.

    Advice to Management

    Get some external perspectives on the Board.

  7. Helpful (11)

    Overall, pretty good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart, engaging people
    Nice work atmosphere
    Some great clients
    Has well defined culture

    Cons

    Strategic reorg of company is creating a lot of unnecessary hierarchy diminishing the associate experience.
    Needs to work on its biz dev engine more.
    Not much development opportunities.
    A lot of positioning within long termers for internal roles

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of looking at asociate experience especially when major changes are going on. Keep focus of company on those doing client service delivery.

  8. Helpful (7)

    Has Potential but Leadership needs to Lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Choice of engagements and opportunities for the individual
    - The values and ethics of this firm are real
    - The people are great and the events are fun

    Cons

    - Leadership needs to stop trying to please everyone
    - The SGI strategy has not been fully realized but there is no momentum to bring the strategy to life in day-to-do operations.
    - This firm over values themselves

    Advice to Management

    You are over collaborative and far too internally focused. There is this vast amount of overhead that adds very little value and wastes a ton of money.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Good place to be if your DNA matches.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance flexibility
    Variable, interesting project options
    Great reputation with clients
    Honest attempt to do the right thing for customers

    Cons

    Mono-culture - want to have DNA match for new hires
    Becoming more and more corporate, sadly
    Entrenched core set of people who have undue control

    Advice to Management

    Larger is not always better
    One size does not always fit all
    Don't lose the 'special sauce' which made it a great place to work

  10. Helpful (2)

    Am able to work steadily on projects and take time as I need between projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid for each hour - so when many hours are worked, you are compensated.

    Cons

    Firm is trying to decide what it wants to be now that it is growing up.

    Advice to Management

    none

  11. Helpful (5)

    A good option for a non-travel consulting career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Point B

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Committed to work-life balance
    Limited travel
    Can be part of the growth of the firm
    Executives are trying to improve the company

    Cons

    No career path
    Firm overestimates its capabilities
    Firm is extremely Seattle-centric. If you aren't in Seattle you really don't matter.
    Leadership does not know what it is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Mike, consider hiring a CEO and go back to being the COO.

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