Clarity Consulting

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Bring your A Game and earn your own way

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Clarity knows what they do well and the formula continues to succeed: Hire only bright, driven, talented consultants with personalities you’d actually enjoy having lunch with. They bring small, agile teams to some of the largest companies around and excel by delivering quality and creativity for the client. The goal is never a one-and-done-and-gone solution; success for Clarity means being committed to their clients’ success. That partnership approach makes for more rewarding relationships and a sense of belonging vs. standard consulting approaches.

Project teams are led by a minimal management hierarchy; managers are technical and come from the same career path as engineers. Most managers actively code along with the team. Team members wanting to succeed earn and take on more and more responsibilities as they evolve. Clarity is definitely a place where your drive and creativity are rewarded. Tenure is respected but means very little here; the best have opportunities to rise fairly quickly. It’s all about being proactive: become very solid in the day-to-day skills, find what interests you, find a way to make it valuation within the company and find yourself moving in the right direction here.

You won’t be coddled. Feedback is readily available from many sources but you do need to show initiative and ask for it. Nobody wants to mentor someone that isn't interested. Having a plan for your own development is respected and people are more than willing to help you reach your goals.

Cons

This is a service-based software consulting company focused on small team delivery of complex business problems. Employees need to be willing to perform many functions, need to come equipped with soft skills as well as technical talent, and need to be willing to adjust to clients’ work cultures (within reason). People unable to adapt, remain flexible, work within a team and learn new things will be frustrated by the daily work life. If you’re dead set on working with a particular technology or industry vertical this isn't the place for you.

Chicago-area travel is likely at some point but mileage is reimbursed. More extensive travel is sometimes available but only assigned on a volunteer basis.

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    Great Company, Escape from Corporate America

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Clarity Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Clarity Consulting has an outstanding "make your own way" philosophy and focus. There is no reporting hierarchy, you don't have a "boss", and there is no waiting for your superior to get promoted so you can get promoted. Work hard and make a name for yourself, and you will be given more responsibility and more rewards. Those rewards are truly merit-based.
    * Everyone is a "real" person. There are no corporate figureheads. As a software developer, you won't find yourself reporting to a non-technical person that doesn't "get" the problems you face. Your leaders change with every project, but they are always people that have been in the position you are in.
    * Freedom to grow, and resources to support it. You choose what you want to learn, and you have a personal budget to determine how to do it.
    * Peers are first-class. Interviews are done by peers, which means that new hires are people you want to work with. There are no "anchors" on the team, just smart people eager to work hard and improve just like you.

    Cons

    * Consulting has it's negatives, just like it does at any consulting firm. You might have to drive further than you would like during the course of a project, or you might work on a project that isn't very interesting for you personally. Sometimes project teams get into, "just get it done" mode, and the work suffers.
    * "Make your own way" can be a challenge, and isn't for everyone. If you aren't willing to work hard (even in your free time), attend company functions, and make a name for yourself, you will have a hard time earning newer and more exciting roles.

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    Super Smart People, Work Hard Play Hard!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Clarity Consulting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Clarity is a team of really talented thought leaders, developers and designers. Everyone is really passionate about what they do, from the consultants to the partners. There is a great office culture, monthly happy hours and other social and volunteer outtings. Clarity has been steadily growing year over year for the past 18 years - they have amazing clients and select the most cutting edge projects to work on.

    Cons

    Clarity asks that all their consultants be well-rounded and well-versed on the Microsoft stack. You need to be flexible and be able to wear multiple hats at times.

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