Efficio

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Efficio Reviews

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
18 Reviews
3.8
18 Reviews
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Efficio CEO Jens Pedersen
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  1.  

    Fast growing and a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Efficio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good employee compensation
    Rapid growth that appears to be sustained. This brings a wide variety of genuine blue chip companies across a wide range of industries. The clients are all big names, and Efficio often works with spends in the millions, so the work makes a real difference to the client
    Lots of client exposure - you are not locked away in a room doing data analysis
    You are not forced to specialise in one area
    Good training course that is well structured and well run
    Great culture and people

    Cons

    Systems and support functions really need to be improved
    Can get pushed around by clients - need to be firmer!
    Don't always maximise potential of employees - do a lot of experienced hires, but then recruit them a low level and do not use the skills they have already learnt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose focus on the small company feeling - at times management can seem distant to the work being delivered and to the social side of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very disappointing experience

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

    I worked at Efficio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The salaries are above average when compared to similar levels at the Big Fours.

    Cons

    The type of work is very limited - especially at more junior levels. Excel will be your best friend and people who can run hundreds of line item analysis with ease will progress through the ranks.

    The training curriculum is massively lacking and is virtually non existent.

    The company culture is also very typical of a small organisation. If you don't emulate the top management you will be on your way out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company if you like sourcing

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

    I worked at Efficio full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Bright consultants with very strong analytic skills
    - You get responsibility early on in your career
    - Best company to work for if you love sourcing
    - Good package and generous expense policy

    Cons

    - Limited boundaries between personal and professional life
    - The work does not require much creativity and becomes repetitive fairly quickly
    - Some partner practices are ethically questionnable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Diversify into more general operations work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Core competency and excellence is also their core downfall

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

    I have been working at Efficio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work is monotonous. excel rules. very smart people, probably wasting their time

    Cons

    excel rules. when it comes down to it, they don't know what to do / how to behave / how to approach. Call themselves a consulting company; it's a spend analysis company. That's it

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Smart, international, great learning

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

    I worked at Efficio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - smart: people with top-notch qualifications, constantly sharing experiences
    - very international company (40+ nationalities when I worked there)
    - great learning: a lot of responsibility early on, much support from (senior) managers
    - good atmosphere

    Cons

    - by nature, the work is heavy Excel-focused. Not for everyone.
    - quick growth sometimes overloads managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - take care to recruiting evenly across levels, so managers are not overloaded.
    - keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent fast-growing company

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

    I have been working at Efficio full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of responsibility early on; no junior is left in the office just crunching numbers
    - High exposure to senior management
    - Inclusive corporate culture - employees are actively encouraged to get together for social occasions
    - Excellent work/life balance
    - Employees treated as people rather than as "another brick in the wall"
    - Diverse and stimulating work
    - Working with very high calibre and smart consultants
    - The company is undergoing an unprecedented growth which makes a very dynamic environment and gives lots of room for internal progression

    Cons

    - Pressure to deliver can be high at times
    - There is no hiding (ie. if you are good within 6 months most of the rest of the company will know, but the same applies if you are under-performing)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that the growth we are experiencing does not impact on the corporate culture; that's what makes this place special!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Efficio full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great working environment: interesting work with development of skills that can be applied to any consulting firm, fast career progression, great atmosphere and colleagues, good work-life balance compared to other consultancies. Very high quality of work. The management is very approachable, especially the CEO.

    Cons

    It is true that the company culture is strong, and when one person does not fit in, they do not stay very long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep looking after your employees as you do today, they are surely Efficio's greatest strength.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Efficio full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very fast paced development: trainings and promotions are regular.
    People are treated as human beings (good recognition).
    Exposure to senior management is part of the job even for fresh new employees.
    Good bonuses.

    Cons

    Work life balance can sometime be difficult to manage but is probably better than in many other consultancies.
    Hard work required at all time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on preserving the "small company" feel and invest more time in getting to know the juniors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging, varied, hard work, rewarding

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

    I have been working at Efficio full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very bright people, excellent product, great culture

    Cons

    Demanding work life balance with significant travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    There are a lot of worse places in Consulting

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Old Timer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Old Timer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Efficio full-time

    Pros

    A very international experience. Grow their own consultants and promote from within. Stable senior management. Some extremely bright and scary people. Do not work weekends.

    Cons

    Consultants are expected to deliver for the clients. Most consultants work long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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