Clarkston Consulting

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Clarkston Consulting

Pros

Opportunity to experience what it is like to be at other companies. Take on more responsibilities. Work with people with more experience. My input is considered.

Cons

Poor work life balance. Little to no reward for hard work. Bonuses and pay not good compared to other consulting companies. Travel and work are demanding.

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    Strong culture and high level of engagement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clarkston Consulting

    Pros

    Career growth is not limited by "slots available" - it is based on ability
    Transparent Organization with high degree of access to Partners and company leadership
    Works VERY hard to maintain work-life-balance for consultants
    Strong emphasis on company culture - everyone is easy to get along with

    Cons

    The life of a traveling consultant is hard! (This is not Clarkston's fault, of course)
    They usually can't place consultants on local projects
    Some partners have a habit of selling "Miracle Projects" (i.e. impossible projects)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some additional partner - partner accountability to rein in the "Miracle projects"
    Don't give in to temptation to sell work regardless of its strategic or long term value - just because a customer will buy it doesnt mean the role is adding value.

    Recommends
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    Excellent company but risky in a weak economy

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    Former Employee - Director Consumer Products
    Former Employee - Director Consumer Products

    I worked at Clarkston Consulting

    Pros

    Clarkston is an excellent consulting company that does top work for consumer products and life sciences clients. The company is small (200-300) but has great depth of knowledge and the ability to fill any gaps quickly. Rates are reasonable and clients are generally very satisfied. Consultants travel a lot but are treated well most of the time. When there are difficulties, it is usually the result of a difficult client. I recommend Clarkston to prospects and job seekers. One caution is that when the economy turned south, may were laid off.

    Cons

    While Clarkston has the ability to handle a variety of work, it is difficult to balance the right number of consultants engaged at any one point and still be profitable and flexible enough to handle a big new assignment. Some partners are not contributing as much as they could but most are tops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before laying off any employees, try harder to find a way to make their employment last at the benefit of the company and individual.

    Recommends
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