CrossCountry Consulting

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Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Doesn't get any better!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. Opportunity - CrossCountry provides you the opportunity for growth - career, personal, and financial. Work with high profile clients.
    2. Career Development - From the moment you walk in the door you are coached, mentored and challenged. CrossCountry invests in you. They want you to acquire new skills to drive your career and further CrossCountry growth.
    3. Culture - No Bureaucracy. You feel appreciated, recognized, and valued every single day. Incredible culture with so many talented, energetic, driven individuals.
    4. Management - Values your feedback, listens, and improves based on suggestions. Just increased vacation time due to employee feedback!
    5. Work life balance is fantastic

    Cons

    It's a dynamic environment and you must be able to adapt to change quickly as projects change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow the company without losing the culture.


  2. Unprofessional and misleading but a good visa

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at CrossCountry Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They apply for the visas in a very efficient manner - streamlined and effective. Though, in the instances of H1B they withhold the outcome of your petition for longer than is practical.
    Accommodation provided was mostly very comfortable.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management with teething problems even in the 4th year of the program.
    Contradicting messages and policies across various areas and different members of the management team.
    Unorganized with policies changing even mid-program. Lack of clarity in policies and guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Shrink the size of the program because it's clearly too big for you to manage as big as it has become.


  3. Great place to have a varied work experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at CrossCountry Consulting as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Able to take long periods of leave in between jobs.

    Cons

    If you do not have a project they don't pay you.


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  5. Your efforts and insights are always valued here!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at CrossCountry Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is smart, reliable, and fun. The way management describes the culture and core values during the interview process is not just to attract new hires, it is truly how the company operates. Also, the transparency and approachability of leadership is absolutely amazing.

    Cons

    You may be put on a project outside of your comfort zone from time to time but any necessary help is always available.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up everything you are doing!


  6. Growing Company Where You Can Make a Difference

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is a young and exciting company. It is only three years old - so you have the chance to make a huge impact on the trajectory of the firm. The vibe is great - - the leadership of the firm really emphasizes the four core values - which is always top of mind. There are many committees - some social, some philanthropic, some work related that you can get involved in to have fun and/or grow the firm.

    It is also fun as the firm branches out from its first early anchor clients to new clients in and around the DC region and beyond. The founders of the firm are involved on a day to day basis - which makes a huge difference.

    If you are looking for a challenge in an environment that is fast paced, fun and empowering - this is a good choice.

    Cons

    A young / smaller company may not be a right fit for everyone. Assignments tend to change as the projects come and go and the firm shifts priorities. You need to be open and willing to change and a bit of uncertainty - but that is the fun part if you have the right mind set.

    Like any rapidly growing company, the infrastructure at times has a hard time keeping up with the growth. Although at times that can be frustrating compared to a big firm where there are whole departments of infrastructure (marketing, IT, HR) that can help you. CrossCountry will get there - but you need to be willing to roll with it as the firms trajectory goes up.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the impact of training and professional development as the firm scales. It is a great culture - but as the firm grows you will need to interact with us in different ways.


  7. Great community and exciting opportunities.

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

    I have been working at CrossCountry Consulting full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    CrossCountry has definitely created a great work atmosphere. People take their jobs seriously but make time for each other as well. There is almost always a variety of projects in the pipeline and the leadership team is accommodating if you have a strong preference.

    Cons

    Still reworking many of the internal processes but any young company would have to do the same.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great short term option to get a US working visa, work hard and move on asap

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at CrossCountry Consulting as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    US Working visa paid for by the company
    Paid Overtime
    Luxury corporate housing and car rental
    Amex card for corporate expenses: O/T meals, taxis working late
    Great cities to work in (NY, Boston, Chicago, DC, San Fran, Houston, Austin)
    Management fully believe in the values & culture

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season audit
    Praise only for working long hours, not for the quality of the work or relationships built
    Last minute notice about job location
    Must be willing to relocate to any US city
    Opportunities after Big 4 program are limited to DC / Virginia.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to leave staff in the dark about visas / city locations / post contract opportunities and communicate more regularly internally with senior management so everyone is on the same page.


  9. Good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in McLean, VA

    I have been working at CrossCountry Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fairly compensated. Very structured organization and mimics the pros of a Big4 organization. Respect and treat the employees well.

    Cons

    Limited consulting opportunities for senior (leadership) positions. Few clients and not much diversity of clients.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work and add have diversity in clients (nature of work and multiple organizations).


  10. I have worked at CrossCountry for over a year

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

    I have been working at CrossCountry Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing group of people committed to building a firm based upon a core set of values and the best people in the market. Most people here have worked together at other companies and have been reunited at CrossCountry due to the caliber of the people and the inclusive, entreprenurial spirit of the company.

    Cons

    Still building their infrastructure to be on par with more mature companies but they are making significant investments and moving quickly. Working on balance between solutions based work and more long-term project work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  11. Helpful (5)

    Nice people, but not much more than that

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at CrossCountry Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The partners are nice, the directors are not, and most of the projects they sell are more suitable for contractors or loan staff then actual consulting. Their only consulting gig is with Freddie Mac. On paper they have great values.

    Cons

    Very cliquey and they will under- reward and under-promote you if you let them get away with it. Their directors ( and MD's) really don't care about their people. The types of projects they have are not challenging.



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