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4C Associates Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
22 Reviews
2.6
22 Reviews
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4C Associates Managing Director Edward Ainsworth
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  1.  

    People and responsibility from the early days

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at 4C Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Genuine and supportive people, steep learning curve at the beginning. Everyone can learn something because there are opportunities to be challenged and to be put outside the comfort zone.

    Cons

    Changes are becoming constant are being done to the company to motivate people and come back to being a successful company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Different people have different characteristics. Use that towards your advantage to create a strong team rather than clash. Also, the founders own a lot of company's which seems that 4C is not always their priority. Do focus on it before employees gives up on it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting and varied work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at 4C Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Having come from a consultancy background i was expecting the standard range and breath of work. I was however pleasantly surprised with both the quality and range of clients and the variety of work that 4C undertakes.

    The people who work there are great and the management is pretty good.

    Cons

    The new management structure is much cleaner and reporting lines are better. Its great to see a management team that listens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to your employees, its a welcome change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people and fantastic opportunities

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

    I have been working at 4C Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only limits are those that you set yourself - I've risen from the bottom to the top in under 4 years. There's a very good community spirit and a regularly meeting social group.

    Cons

    We're a small company which means you have to be flexible and ready to try your hand at anything. We can get very busy sometimes and people do have to put the hours in but what consultancy firm can say otherwise?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A company where you'll work hard, but will get the recognition you deserve

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

    I have been working at 4C Associates full-time

    Pros

    Responsibility for delivery is something you will get at 4C, above other companies. It is also a good culture to work in with a good team of people.

    Cons

    There is always some sort of change going on and a settled period is something which would do the organisation some good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more settled and communicate more effectively. A period of stability would help people understand their position in the organisation and more communication of change would help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, interesting work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at 4C Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent company culture with some really good clients. The quality of work is very high and the leadership is getting better all of the time.

    Cons

    Too much time spent on HR, could focus more on project delivery

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sharing more insights around new clients would be helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    At times frustrating, at times rewarding

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

    I have been working at 4C Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people.
    A culture which encourages you to take the initiative.
    Depending on which client you are on, you may work on some very interesting projects.

    Cons

    Not a company that makes you feel valued.
    A lack of focus in terms of what the actual offer is.
    More transparency needed.
    You can end up stuck on a client - although this is typical of a small consultancy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after all of your staff, not just your favourites.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    If you've ever known how the company handles the last day of many of its former employees, then you know 4C's true color

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at 4C Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Corporate culture; 9 to 5 working style

    Cons

    Poor operating model & project management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you think you are showing off your leadership, you are not!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not the best company for people early in their careers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at 4C Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fair bit of independence in how you work with your client

    Cons

    Very similar work, lack of experience with senior managers leave you on your own in the engagements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on hiring more experienced people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Consultant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 4C Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible and small reactive company. If you are doing well you can get very far

    Cons

    Flexible and small comany, so if you want a quiet place to hide, this is not for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at 4C Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial firm- You engage in business development even at the most junior level- the exposure is brilliant.
    Very good on social side- monday footballs, wednesday cake shops, friday drinks etc. Helping support staff.
    Smart guys- Guys at senior as well as junior level are bright.
    Specialism- Focus on procurement and supply chain means that as an employee you develop an exhaustive understanding of these areas.

    Cons

    Specialism- The firm's offering is quite clear- operational consulting firm with specific focus on procurment and supply chain- If you are happy with this outline, then no problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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