Archstone Consulting
3.5 of 5 16 reviews
www.archstoneconsulting.com Stamford, CT 16 to 50 Employees

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Good consulting firm with an uncertain future

Manager (Current Employee)

ProsArchstone is a great place to get exposure to management consulting, especially since their focus is on generating implementable solutions and often executing those solutions, which I believe is increasingly valued by clients (relative to the binders as footstools approach of many consulting firms). There are some very good project directors/principals to learn from, who aren't purely focused on selling.

ConsWith the economic downturn, Archstone has lost a lot of good people and with the hiring freeze, it is increasingly difficult to get work with the aforementioned strong directors/principals. Uncertain future given private equity ownership.

Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership has shown the ability to make some difficult moves over the past year. However, many decisions (e.g. hiring, firing underperformers, changes in service offerings) are very delayed for a relatively small firm and the preference appears to be to avoid oversteering the ship almost to the point of just letting it steer itself at times.

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    Growing, but which way?

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    Chicago, IL

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    Pros: The people itself are fun to be around, and projects are manageable. Travel is not bad.… Cons: Too much power concentrated with the CFO practice makes it a possibility that a newly minted MBA may be doing a Hyperion implementation. Lots of… Advice to Senior Management: Make an effort to stop the pipeline of CFO aligned people fast-tracking - branch out and show equality to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Chicago, IL

    I worked at Archstone Consulting


    Pros: Newer firm - founded in late 2003 Cons: Doesn't know what kind of firm it wants to be Focused on commodity type consulting work (sourcing, CFO focused work such as… Advice to Senior Management: Don't advertise the firm as being different from other firms… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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