CGN Global

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CGN Global Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
55 Reviews
2.7
55 Reviews
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CGN Global President & Founding Partner Seshadri Guha
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39 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Flexible, fun work enviroment. Innovative, strategic company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Peoria, IL

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant Analyst in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant Analyst in Peoria, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall negative experience because Project management was a demoralizing team.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant Analyst in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant Analyst in Springfield, IL

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't cuss and swear at your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going downhill faster than the speed of light

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too much micro management on consulting engagements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire talent and empower them

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lacks positive, organized leadership

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

    I have been working at CGN Global full-time

    Pros

    Good beginner job to gain experience and knowledge. Co-workers are friendly. Culture is laid back

    Cons

    Management does not seem very organized. Performance reviews are not given on a regular basis. Salary reduction is not short term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees when they voice a concern or aim to achieve other goals. Focus on fixing internal problems as well as outside clients. A team that is dissatisfied and unmotivated will not produce good results for a client.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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