Celerant Consulting

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Celerant Consulting Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
33 Reviews
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33 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great consulting Staff

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    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Celerant Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good values, collaboration, open, driven teams, effective HR, personal development

    Cons

    travel to far off places, mixed messages from leadership,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    experienced operators

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    Current Employee - Confidential in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Confidential in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Celerant Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice blend of industry and consulting expierience

    Cons

    smaller firm - not as many support functions to assist with non client / admin

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

    Mixed experience - depending on division

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA

    I worked at Celerant Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    More flexible than some firms

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic and driven by politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Depending on new Hitachi team - be less cliquish

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard working operators

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Celerant Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Consultants are committed to clients success. Work side by side with client team.

    Cons

    Not very innovative. Pay little attention to IP development

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity to learn and grow just a little rough around the edges.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Celerant Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work environment with alot of great travel opportunity 100% of the time.

    Cons

    Do not match salary to location/projects that well. Hours are not based on client but rather they are built into the contract. You may find yourself working many hours and day's longer than client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Match pay with locational work not just a little bit of uplift but rather to the industry standard for the client. Also work around a client based schedule as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be a lot better

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Celerant Consulting

    Pros

    Overall, Celerant is very good at implementation management consulting - which differs a lot from the mainstream advisory (McKinsey, Bain, BCG, etc.) that most consulting firms do. Celerant knows in a very clear way the value it brings to clients.

    Cons

    Implementation work is a tough sell - does not happen everyday, the client has to be willing to implement and support the initiative, the ticket is too high (1MM+) and due to all this is very cyclical in nature. Celerant does not have the analytical skill base in-house to provide more sophisticated solutions to clients - overall, folks are very operationally focused and lack business acumen and financial acumen/understanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on more advisory related consulting assignments and build volume from this - take advantage of the breadth of knowledge that the firm has on operational issues and advise clients in this field, rather than be constantly trying to sell implementation work, build volume on smaller ticket advisory work. Also, build the team's skills base and provide more sophisticated solutions, rather than the typical maintenance & production workstreams.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Long time consultant with Celerant Consulting

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Celerant Consulting

    Pros

    1) Compensation is competitive
    2) Strong, close knit culture
    3) Focus is on implementation consulting - you get to see the fruits of your labours
    4) Opportunity for international exposure

    Cons

    1) We tend to be solely focused on operational issues - we are less adept at being thought leaders, providing our clients more strategic advice
    2) Travel is brutal - 5 days a week, if not more
    3) Quality of colleagues is hit/miss - I believe the firm is working to improve on this by weeding out poor performers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the courage to help clients develop solution outside of our traditional sweet spots

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Celerant Consulting Americas

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Celerant Consulting

    Pros

    Celerant consulting offers a wide range of opportunities for professional growth. They operate in a wide range of industries, functions and geographies. They are actively expanding their operations globally, and this is a particular draw in a down economy.

    The people at Celerant are also quite smart in their particular areas of expertise. They're also very down to earth, not the Mckinsey type consultants. Everyone's extremely friendly and willing to help you out.

    Travel is 100%, and there's a lot of opportunity for domestic and international assignments. You will experience the whole gamit from small town motels to five-star luxury hotels.

    Cons

    Celerant is very operationally focused. Although there is some "strategy" involved, much of the work is quite operational. You're interacting with plant managers and engineers versus sales exec at HQ.

    Celerant has a little too much of a hands on culture. People tend to be doers versus thinkers, and although this is helpful sometimes, you tend to just go ahead and do it versus thinking it though first. The culture is to beg for forgiveness rather than ask for permission.

    Travel can be very heavy at times, and you must be the independent type or the type that will let go of family and friends for weeks or even months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We've come a long way but we still have a lot of work to do. Don't get lazy and keep improving the way we do business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Celerant Consulting

    Pros

    hands on work exp
    helpful co-workers
    good overall culture

    Cons

    poor work-life balance
    low pay
    travel to unusual places

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve employee engagement

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good learning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Celerant Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    invest in training of their consultants initially

    Cons

    selection process for projects poor, not taking into account skills or career aspirations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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