Cambridge Consultants

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Cambridge Consultants Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
6 Reviews
4.1
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Positive Company, Great Learning Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA

    I worked at Cambridge Consultants full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of variety in Projects, working with a group of very smart people - you learn a lot, and you 'up your game' by mixing with very experienced peers.
    The team has energy, and a great collaborative culture.
    Metrics are very clear, and there is in effect a self-selection by results, so that you are always working with very experienced and driven individuals.

    Cons

    As is the nature of consultancy, sometimes there is a fighting over the 'percentage of the pie' i.e. who gets what percentage of the client contract price, rather than focus on growing the pie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Miller Heiman Sales Methodology is a very useful tool, but sometimes the focus on mechanics of the sales pipeline process gets bogged down - don't use this for settling scores or pointing out other's weaknesses, but to really collaborate to increase the effectiveness of prospecting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting work with a team of talented people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Cambridge Consultants full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A broad range of technology projects and talented individuals make it a great place to learn from others. A generally positive culture fosters a can do attitude from staff. Very open to input from all staff at any level. Alan Richardson is a good CEO.

    Cons

    Poor flexibility for working parents. They offer flexible hours but not part time support. Consultancy can demand short notice travel. Some seniors in the business have very poor people skills, but as long time employees their behaviour is tolerated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put up with the old boys.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work and develop yourself professionally and personally

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

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A tremendous variety of interesting people with diverse technical skills that bring creative approaches to problems. A great variety of work. The opportunity to build your career in line with your talents, passions and interests.The work is on projects that make a difference to our clients business and there's lots of personal autonomy.

    Cons

    It can be pressured as most projects are required to a tight schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A people oriented company and a very small number of people can abuse the trust and opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to build an engineering career.

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

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants

    Pros

    Great exposure to clients and different industries, unbeatable variety of work, proactive career management, you can choose your own path, great colleagues, and free lunches.

    Cons

    It can be easy to stall if you aren't proactive about advancing your career. Management structure could be flatter - can be difficult to move from technical to management roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give seniors and managers more incentive to interact with junior engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor morale as a result of disconnected top management

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

    I worked at Cambridge Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Sometimes interesting, varied and challenging technical work.
    Good technical support, tools, equipment and facilities.
    Expertise in many fields.
    Reasonable benefits, including a free lunch.

    Cons

    An opaque bonus scheme that is massively weighted toward top management.
    Poor accommodation in terms of office space.
    Management largely appear arrogant and uncommunicative to the workforce.
    Poor morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to connect more with the workforce, encourage them to properly share their concerns, and effectively address them. Failure to do this will result in the company hemorrhaging personnel when the job market picks up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Much better then other companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants

    Pros

    Every day is challenging but ultimately rewarding and exciting, as you get to work with smart, motivated people on interesting projects. Even the management are very good, and it's traditional to knock them in reviews.

    Cons

    It takes a while to get used to the pace and parallelism of work. Some people stall and aren't re-motivated or moved on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue as is in your professional running of the company, in being accessible and leading by example. Remember to focus on people as well as metrics, but that goes of any organisation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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