Carlisle & Co Reviews

Updated August 7, 2015
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  1. Solid firm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carlisle & Co full-time

    Pros

    Very sharp, friendly, and ethical people who seem to care about developing young talent.

    Cons

    HQ is a bit out of the way in Concord (assuming you're younger and want to live in the city), but reverse commute isn't too bad.


  2. Stellar Boutique Consultancy

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    Former Employee - Principal in Concord, MA
    Former Employee - Principal in Concord, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carlisle & Co full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Partners are genuinely good people who care about doing the right thing for their employees and clients -Tremendous professional development pace -True senior client exposure at all levels (including new hires) that far exceeds any other firm I know of -High performers are quickly exposed to more challenging projects and clients; you'll grow essentially as fast as you can handle -Deep, long standing firm-client relationships mean projects deal with technical issues, but also change management, politics, and leadership issues -Despite firm's industry focus, diversity of business issues (strategy, sales & marketing, technology, supply chain) in projects -Strong internship program for undergraduates -Non-profit practice and the firm's commitment to supporting its communities

    Cons

    -For younger professionals, less recognizable brand on your resume -Near zero exposure outside of OEM aftersales industry, the firm's explicit focus -Very small teams can leave you feeling very alone when working on "bad"/unpleasant projects -A lot of your experience is up to you; some people excel in this environment, others need more structure

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to put the firm's youngest employees in front of clients to accelerate their development -Build product-based businesses to diversify revenue


  3. Friendly but political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carlisle & Co full-time

    Pros

    Small, close contact to higher level consultants, good projects, relaxed atmosphere, casual dress code

    Cons

    One industry can get monotonous, founder & president is not easy to work with, political tension among some employees, not much room for advancement until current management moves out

    Advice to Management

    Get old partners who aren't helping the company any more out of the company


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  5. Can be intensive.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart co-workers. You get a top tier MBA resume from working at this company. Lots of high level experience to senior executives in the Automotive sector. You'll also get a real quantatitve background in the process. They will promote you quickly if you perform well and the benefits package cannot be beat. They also are loyal to their long term employees and will help you out in ways that traditional companies would never do. People here are kind, courteous, and have very high standards. If you can survive the the first year, show signs of progress, you should have a good career there.

    Cons

    Heavy travel is part of the job. The work/life balance is impacted because of that. The working experience can depend on your manager/partner. Some partners are great with feedback and support, but others are not so good. There can be some backbiting and politics, but that's the norm for every company. If you're new to consulting, it's a very tough onboarding process. The learning curve is steep and you'll find that Carlisle veterans experienced the same exact thing. Not too much support in terms of development due to the small size of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Give sustained consistent feedback. Also give potential employees a better idea of what's


  6. Interesting Learning Opportunity, don't expect a long career here...

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very small company created an opportunity to learn from some very smart people when available.

    Cons

    Not enough management fostered colloaboration and information sharing. Very poor information sharing across projects except among Partners. Very small company and over 30% of employees are Partners often making work a "political minefield".

    Advice to Management

    Firm relies on Partners to be sales people instead of having dedicated sales staff. Many of the Partners are not able to truly sell projects in tough environments.



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