BTS (Connecticut)

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BTS (Connecticut) Reviews

Updated May 31, 2014
Updated May 31, 2014
16 Reviews

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BTS (Connecticut) President & CEO Henrik Ekelund
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  1.  

    Very positive and I have grown in my roles with the company and work with clients

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    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY

    Pros

    We make a difference with clients. Great people to work with. Very creative solutions and a fun culture.

    Cons

    A lot of hours and travel time away from family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most intellectually un-fulfilling job I have ever had

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Tons of great travel opportunities (all over the world); top tier clients; great opportunity to develop your public speaking skills.

    Cons

    BTS pretends they are a consulting firm, but really they are a training company. Generally, companies hire consulting firms when they want an outside opinion on something. BTS's clients do not expect an opinion from BTS on any business issues whatsoever because that's not what they pay for. Clients pay BTS to parrot whatever strategic message senior management is looking to push out to the organization and nothing more.

    If you are looking for an intellectually engaging experience, you will not find it here. The people who have been around for a long time (including, not surprisingly, the senior managers and directors of the company) are equally uninspiring. The best talent in the company are those who are going to leave as soon as they can find a better opportunity. As a result, turnover among new hires is really high.

    Don't be wooed by the siren song of travel and exposure to top management of top tier companies. You'll feel like little more than an errand boy (or girl) and the juice just isn't worth the squeeze. You will find yourself looking towards the door in six months or less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending to be a consulting firm. Be honest with who you are and you will have much more success building a healthy organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    A strategy consulting firm not sure of its own strategy?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some smart people
    Some cool clients esp on West Coast
    Interesting work in the Strategy Execution space. Making simulations can be hard work, but fun.

    Cons

    Is this a training company or a strategy consulting firm? BTS stands for "Business Training Simulations" but no one at the firm uses those words. Essentially, though; that's what BTS does - it creates training programs for companies based on their financials. It's interesting work but they are VERY expensive for what they do, and they're getting priced out of the market.

    Firm is not making money in the US. Bad acquisition a few years ago still not fully integrated. Too top heavy.

    Turnover is unparalleled. It will be interesting to see what happens to this company...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your strategy straight -- it's what you're supposed to be famous for. Either become a training company, and lower your overheads; or get better at strategy development, like your "competitors" (McKinsey, Bain etc).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    This is truly an amazing place to work!

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    Pros

    The company is filled with great, sharp people. Consultants are given tremendous client exposure early in their careers. They are also given a lot of freedom and responsibility.

    Cons

    Like any high growth company, there are always process improvements that can be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best Company I've Worked For Thus Far

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    Current Employee - Senior Learning Developer  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Learning Developer in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Love the people and the culture
    Rewarded and recognized as a key contributor
    Light travel and exposure to some really cool companies

    Cons

    At the present time, I cannot think of anything worth mentioning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company, Lots of possibilities

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    Pros

    Benefits are great, People are professional & friendly

    Cons

    I have not encountered any cons as of yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience and exposure, intellectually stimulating, small to mid sized company growing pains.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ability to work with executive level audiences at major global companies, international travel opportunities, ability to lead projects develop client relationships, learn how to facilitate/deliver executive level training sessions. Great place to start a career.

    Cons

    Lack of work/life balance, too much travel, undergrads have same expectations as mbas but get paid half as much, culture over emphasizes sales over leadership abilities which creates an overly competitive environment less focused on customer needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It has great culture and company values. We really do make a difference for our clients.

    Cons

    Since such an entrepreneurial company sometimes process hard to follow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding... 3+ years out of business school, I'm one of a very rare few that can honestly say I love my job

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    It's entrepreneurial... since we only have 300 people, there are a ton of opportunities to drive the company's growth and efficiency. You just need to have initiative. I've also had outstanding access and impact at the clients that I've worked with.

    The people are great - in my office recent hires have come from Harvard, Stanford, USC, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth... but there is also no elitism. It is a true meritocracy - nobody cares what school you went to once you walk in the door. It is about your results and your ability to work with the team.

    Cons

    If you're looking for another brand name stamp on your resume, BTS is not for you... yet :) You won't get the brand-name recognition of a McKinsey, BCG, Bain... but you do get to join a smaller, growing firm while it's still small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and evolve as the company grows and evolve. What got us here won't be all it takes to take us to where we need to be.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great boutique consulting firm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Opportunity to interact with business leaders
    Teamwork

    Cons

    Work - life balance
    Perfromance management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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