CGN Global Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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CGN Global President & Founding Partner Seshadri Guha
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Pros
  • Small company, a ton of exposure to higher ups (in 4 reviews)

  • A decent resume builder straight out of undergrad (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Gurgaon office culture very poor, senior management in Gurgaon office completely theoratical (in 6 reviews)

  • This results in long hours for the lower level employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. I worked with a great group of extremely intelligent people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL

    I worked at CGN Global

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is collaborative and team focused. Learning and growth is valued at CGN.

    Cons

    The work is challenging and there are deadlines that require overtime and work outside of normal business hours.

  2. A good place to work and a good experience in consulting business.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGN Global part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay (hourly, for me), good work environment, nice people from all over the world, good coffee

    Cons

    They did take a little while to get back to me about whether or not I was hired, other than that nothing that bad about CGN Global.

  3. Good place to launch a career in management consulting

    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CGN Global full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    CGN is a good place to launch a career in consulting. The company provides you with great opportunities for professional advancement. Unlike working in larger consulting companies, you are exposed to a wide variety of projects which helps develop cross-functional skills. You also get to work with some of the smartest people you will meet in your career. Innovation and new ideas are highly encouraged by the top management and the company provides you with the freedom to execute the ideas.

    Cons

    As is typical of most consulting companies, work hours could be long based on project requirements and deadlines. Work pressure is high as often you have to work in an unstructured environment but CGN also provides you with the flexibility to manage your time.

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  5. Flexible, fun work enviroment. Innovative, strategic company

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at CGN Global full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working here for almost three years and thoroughly enjoy the flexibility, challenges, and innovations of my job. Almost everyday I am challenged with new opportunities and unique projects. This small to midsize company has a global reach with a positive work environment and many opportunities to expand your professional expertise.

    Cons

    With innovation, comes lots of change. The many areas and industries of our business tend to expand/retract based on the ever constant changing marketplace.

  6. I worked there for over 10 years and was very happy with my experiences there.

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    Former Contractor - Associate Project Manager in Peoria, IL
    Former Contractor - Associate Project Manager in Peoria, IL

    I worked at CGN Global as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company always listens to its employees and more often then not will change its activities to help the employees out.

    Cons

    Hard to get raises, they are there, but it takes a while to get them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees, they really want to help the company with hits practices.

  7. Consultant

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    Former Employee - Consultant Analyst in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant Analyst in Peoria, IL

    I worked at CGN Global full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people (but they all left the firm) & interesting projects

    Cons

    No leadership, No respect, low salary and Indian-culture oriented.

  8. Disappointing place to work

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    Former Employee - Managing Principal in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Managing Principal in Peoria, IL

    I worked at CGN Global full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It's a job with a pay check

    Cons

    No integrity...very untrustworthy. Executive management hasn't got a clue how to grow business or build/support a strong team.

    Advice to Management

    Integrity is everything in this business. Professional people will contribute their best when they feel their efforts are appreciated...and that they are actually a true valued member of the team.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Overall negative experience because Project management was a demoralizing team.

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    Former Employee - Consultant Analyst in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant Analyst in Springfield, IL

    I worked at CGN Global full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    My fellow consultants were very nice and very helpful. I felt very welcome when working with them.

    Cons

    Project leads were salespeople who were more interested in selling to the client than supporting their staff. They liked to verbally beat up on staff and were not honest with staff. Callous is how I would describe them. Their focus was appearance, not reality.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cuss and swear at your staff.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Going downhill faster than the speed of light

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CGN Global full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good group of people, lower-level managers care about their work

    Cons

    Upper management's total lack of transparency, disrespect of employees

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to really think about who works for you and is dedicated to earning your company more money. Favoritism only works for so long; look at who your dedicated, high-performing employees are and appreciate them instead of chucking them for someone you "like" but is far less successful.

  11. Great company if you are looking to learn in short span of time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CGN Global full-time (more than 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small company environment, however, opportunity to work at some of the larger corporations

    Cons

    Too much micro management on consulting engagements

    Advice to Management

    Hire talent and empower them

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