CHP Consulting Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Great people, varied work, mostly enjoyable but with the odd occasion of being undervalued with average management.

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

    I have been working at CHP Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    You get to work with great people.

    Cons

    In becoming a bigger player in the marketplace it is losing it's key USPs which used to be the workplace environment and friendly small company feel.

    Advice to Management

    360 degree feedback on performance would go a long way.


  2. Great Company

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

    I have been working at CHP Consulting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, lovely culture, opportunities for personal growth and very well looked after.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  3. A fantastic place to work

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

    I worked at CHP Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    A great company with a strong culture; filled with some really smart people! The work life balance is very reasonable, although has been strained more recently as the company grows.

    Cons

    Promotion could be more meritocratic. Long projects mean less variety.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the culture slip away as the company gets larger.


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  5. Software company with a focus on the asset finance industry and consultancy

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

    I have been working at CHP Consulting

    Pros

    There is a friendly culture at CHP and most of the staff always try to help each other out.
    There is plenty of interesting work regardless of whether you want to go down a technical or more project management related path.

    Cons

    Although there is a strong focus on modern enterprise technology it can still be a fairly conservative environment and innovation tends to suffer because of that.


  6. Growing Company with a Small Company Feel.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at CHP Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The People are great- intelligent and always willing to help you out. Opportunity for travel a great bonus and, would be difficult to find better pay for the same level of work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very techy initially which is not for everyone. A large number of clients are in less than exotic locations!

    Advice to Management

    As much as possible try and give consultants more notice with project relocations.


  7. Good people, annoying directors

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at CHP Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The people here are awesome - CHP hires very bright, personable people. More or less everyone gets on and people support one another hugely.

    It's a very social place, with staff parties aplenty, as well as informal drinks most weeks.

    Cons

    The work can get a bit repetitive and it usually involves a lot of travel to not-the-nicest-of-places. If you want to be truly technical then this probably isn't the place for you. And similarly, if you want to only do BA stuff, then you'll also struggle.

    And the Directors are control freaks who promise the world and then don't deliver. I left years ago but if I bump into old colleagues they're still complaining about the same things and the same people!


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great people, challenging projects, good times

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

    I worked at CHP Consulting full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - They put a lot of emphasis on hiring smart and pleasant people, and generally get it right.

     - Genuine effort made to try and make it fun and enjoyable - company events, activities etc.

     - Salaries and rewards and pretty good, if unspectacular.

     - They endeavour to rotate people through different roles to maximise exposure to different types of work - the opportunities to learn are pretty good.

     - People are not pigeon-holed as being purely technical or purely business-oriented; you can find or carve your own niche over time.

    Cons

    - You will probably have to travel away, which is not for everyone.

     - The number of good people means you have to work hard and/or wait to get the best roles.

     - Not all projects (or project sites!) are particularly interesting or glamorous

    Advice to Management

    - Be more transparent. The company grapevine is extremely efficient anyway.


  9. A friendly and company to work for, but far from meritocracy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CHP Consulting

    Pros

    - Friendly colleagues
     - Good pay/hours
     - Middle management generally takes good care of your welfare

    Cons

    - Appraisal process is poor
     - Limited opportunities to influence career direction
     - Business (as apposed to technical) skills are undervalued

    Advice to Management

    Re-assess performance review process


  10. Fun technical company with a good work / life balance

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

    I have been working at CHP Consulting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Friendly community
    - Technically strong group
    - Great social life
    - Good work / life balance
    - Opportunity to travel
    - Charity work

    Cons

    - Large legacy of software which can be difficult to learn


  11. It's ok

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

    I have been working at CHP Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great as a young graduate, if you want to travel a bit and try out a few different things, mix up a bit of software development and client engagement, drink a lot, make some good friends.

    CHP will be around for a long long time. The business model works, the market is there and we're positioned well within it.

    Cons

    Not so great if you want to be a bit more settled while also being challenged and engaged on a daily basis. After 5/6 years (less for some) it can get a bit 'samey' especially when the same old frustrations come back to haunt you again and again.

    Don't be sold on necessarily becoming a pure business analyst. There will definitely be plenty software development on the cards for you.

    Don't be sold on necessarily becoming a pure software developer. This is something you *can* do and it's a pro that this is an option, however, this is where some of the repeating frustrations kick in.

    Plenty of politics and a clique or two. Great if you're in with the cliques. Not terrible if you're not.



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