Public Consulting Group

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Public Consulting Group Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
130 Reviews
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130 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The Boston office is in a great location (in 10 reviews)

  • This is a great place to build your resume and learn to cover your back (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Little development of skills, and work-life balance does not improve until the senior consultant level (in 18 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for junior staff (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good intentions, no plan, toxic people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ITS
    Current Employee - ITS

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This was a great place to learn and grow as a young IT employee
    Some managers were fantastic and would go out of their way to assist others and grow employees
    Pay was pretty decent

    Cons

    Toxic people, many were in management positions, some have since been demoted but still retained employment here somehow. Culture of blame and jealousy among the IT departments. Company does not seem to have a plan, or seems to change the plan constantly, and this is rarely communicated to the lower levels. Upper level management makes decisions unilaterally and does not seek input or completely ignores input from employees who are going to actually do the work to execute the "vision". In the past two years this company has hired a ton of new managers, directors, and senior level employees, but has done a horrible job of hiring competent lower and mid level employees to actually carry the workload. Lower level employees who are "promoted" are rarely paid significantly more. Change management is running IT into the ground by causing technical people to spend more time filling out paperwork than actually doing something to fix the numerous issues in this company. New directors, at the time that I left, seemed to be pushing the department to implosion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house! Get rid of these toxic people who start trouble and spread gossip. Communicate with your team more and seek their input. Promote hard workers who prove themselves up from within rather than creating new positions for people who weren't suited for their current position. Current lower level employees in IT have no reason to work harder because there are no positions for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Really Mediocre Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture is pretty relaxed. When you have down time they don't really care what you do but when it's game time you need to be prepared.

    Cons

    Pay is definitely below industry average. Politics play a huge role in when and if you are promoted. Rarely do you know how well you are doing until your annual review. Good luck trying to use all of your vacation time. Most young people leave after 1-2 years because they find more interesting/ better pay else where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't isolate your younger employees as they are your biggest asset. Take your hiring more seriously hiring employee's buddies doesn't help the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No structure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Clarkston, WA
    Former Employee - Developer in Clarkston, WA

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved the group of people in the office. I worked there for over 5 years; started out w/ less than 20 employees & has increased to over 60. Reimbursement for spousal benefits is amazing!

    Cons

    The structure & ladder of acheivements are missing. The Nepotism & favoritism towards co-workers is ridiculous. No acknowledgement for acheiving goals & when something does get done incorrectly then of course you are responsible. Caused burn out. No room to increase in positions when working SSI/SSDI cases either for foster care or adult side. The only growth is to become a team lead/supervisor - which many employees do NOT want to manage. The pay is minimal especially when fast food restaurants are comparible. Getting a $2 increase in 5 years is ridiculous. Turn over is ridiculous also; 7 people leave in 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create ladder structure & make it comfortable for any employee to come ask questions without them feeling dumb or belittled (even if they just asked that same question yesterday). Stop with the micro-managing - this solves nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    No work / life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group

    Pros

    Decent starting salary and benefits.

    Cons

    No work / life balance.

  6.  

    Meh.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Specialist in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One gets initial work experience then moves on. Bonus structure helps low salaries. Management very buttoned up and parsimonious.

    Cons

    Very low starting salaries and no clear paths set for advancement or movement between the 5 service areas. Heavy emphasis on hiring young, cheap employees, discounting workers over 40. Management provides lip service but is uninterested in mentoring. I have seen managers shrug and turn away, allowing the employee to fail and leave. Turnover is significant- one gets a bit of experience, then looks elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of true leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    PCG is in a diverse set of markets.

    Cons

    Business leadership is too involved in naval gazing and not involved in staying in touch with the business units.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    mediocre company to work for - no collaboration, IT infrastructure terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good place to get your feet wet in the industry - has good exposure if you want to work in the public sector

    Cons

    below average compensation
    management infighting
    lack of professional advancement direction - you have to pay your dues to become a "manager", at which point your salary increases dramatically.
    no structure training
    IT infrastructure is a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the way you incentivize and compensate managers - there's so much infighting between regional manager or practice areas. lower level employees are not treated well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Company is growing too fast!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - good location
    - PTO
    - holidays

    Cons

    - company is growing too fast without solid foundation
    - low salaries
    - poor work/life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    stale, stale, stale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Public Consulting Group

    Pros

    You can find some intelligent and great people here, as long as they are not too close to the "top".

    Cons

    limited opportunity for growth. If you are good in your job, they will try to keep you stagnant and actually discourage you from seeking new opportunities within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your talented work bees spread their wings and grow outside of their practice area or program focus. You lost me because you wouldn't let me explore new and exciting opportunities within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Needs Improvement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group

    Pros

    Met some nice people
    Good Experience
    Help individuals with disabilities

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they are doing

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