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I have been working at Beacon Partners full-time
Pros – Company is recognized nationally for it's superior consulting performance and the value it provides to its clients. Provides excellent training and a great team to get new recruits up to speed as well as provide support for whatever comes up in the field. Management is AWESOME. They try to work around personal/family needs as much as possible - it's just not always possible in this industry. The company culture is very positive and tries to reward everyone from newbies up to keep morale high. Flexible bench policy gives consultants a feeling a job security even during slow times.
Cons – If you're a consultant, you will be traveling. If you're not ok with this, don't sign up. When possible, the managers try to schedule you to allow a "life," but if a project is intense and needs 24/7 support you will pull a few weeks at a time in the field. This is not the norm, but can happen.
Advice to Senior Management – Continue to support and encourage your employees in the field with strong communication and help for tricky situations/questions from the clients. Also be aware that the names you plug into a schedule are real people - try to double-check intense schedules to avoid a consultant spending three+ weeks on the road and remember that just because they get 2 days "off" during a project doesn't mean they can go home.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-11-19 16:16 PST
I worked at Beacon Partners full-time for less than a year
Pros – Very detailed orientation program, bonus program, competitive salary. Management tries to give off the impression they care about you as an employee. A "volunteer day" is given once a year for employees to volunteer at an organization of their choice as long as it meets certain criteria.
Cons – Lack of communication is the biggest issue. There are all these meetings but important things such as telling the consultant who their client is, are kept from employees until the last possible second. Everything the company does seems to be at the last possible second. They speak work/life balance but they offer less work/life balance than their competition.
Advice to Senior Management – Focus more on getting employees who know what they are doing. Other companies are still hiring while you are letting people go and the reason is because you do NOT hire the best as you claim. Most of my coworkers had no idea what they were doing and most were not putting in the hours they billed.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-04-11 06:31 PDT
I worked at Beacon Partners full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Decent reputation in the industry due to the output of the field level consultants.
Cons – Dysfunctional, self-centered executive team that is out of touch with reality and has little regard for retention or employees welfare. Revenue is their sole priority. Consultants are placed in contracts with little regard to qualifications just to fill the job, then terminated when client calls questioning the consultant's skills. High turnover has been the norm for the past several years. Poor history of timely salary increases, if or when you get them. Strong performers are not recognized or rewarded as "politics" and "favorites" govern the organization. No opportunity for growth, cross training or any internal movement. If you want to move up, you have to move out. Lack of consistency in managing departments - for some their work schedule is a country club; while others work long hours. Company conducted a survey to find out what employees want and then rolled out frivolous changes to show "were listening" vs. "fixing the issues". There is no sense of ownership in taking actions to retain employees.
Advice to Senior Management – Employees are your most valuable asset - treat them like it! Have some scruples when it comes to integrity, ethics, morale judgement and poor behavior. Deceitful behavior has no place in management. People leave managers, not organizations!
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-04-11 08:56 PDT
I have been working at Beacon Partners
Pros – Beacon Partners is the most highly respected healthcare consulting firm in the industry. The practice I work within has some of the brightest minds in the business, and is very rich in knowledge sharing. Beacon has a very supportive philosophy regarding time on the bench. Most other firms would terminate employees if they spend greater then several weeks on the bench.
Cons – Beacon Partners has a moderate pay scale in relation to other firms, likely as a result of their flexible bench policies.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2011-08-08 09:10 PDT
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I worked at Beacon Partners
Pros – Compnay has a great reutaion based on the wpork product of the field level consultants.
Cons – Senior management is comprised of long time employees who bend to the will of the CEO. Fly by the seat of the pants strategic direction. Low moral caliber of senior execs.
Advice to Senior Management – Reward your emplyees for their hard work.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2011-06-28 07:53 PDT
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