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FSO Consulting unpredictable,-chaotic and disorganized- staff treated like a disposable commodity

FSO Staff Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

Prosbrand name on resume
the pay right out of school is decent

Cons*work hours are too long and poor working environment
*seniors and managers have no clue how to organize and run efficient and productive projects
*bureacracy makes even the simplest tasks difficult and excessively timeconsuming
*no place for you to get your work done- you are not even guaranteed a desk and chair!
*you have to fight other consultants for desks, chairs and phones every single day - people can be found doing work in the mailroom, the cafeteria, reception areas- simply because there are not enough desks and chairs
*bad work environment, lacking support- you get a tiny laptop with not enough memory and no software ( you have to fight for software which you need to do the job done)
*and conditions are not better on client site- where you get nothing- no access card to get into the building, no access to printer, no projection equipment, no scanner or copier, no place for you to sit, no internet access, no electricity plugs - and yet you are still required to get work done, - when you cant get into the building, when you have to beg and plead client employees to let you into the bathroom or help you print out a report. How can you make a presentation if the cleint wont give you a projector and the company refuses to loan you one from the office? Hence 40% of effort is spent on securing materials for yourself to actually be able to get the work started- ridiculous and unproductive use of time, for which the client ends up paying anyway through billable hours
*staff are worked into the ground and are treated as replaceable commodity, instead of people -burn through your staff, cast them off, hire fresh new bodies from uni, repeat the churn cycle
* if for some silly reason the manager on the project doesnt like you, they dont spend the time to coach you to become better, or let you talk to them to work things out- instead they just roll you off and replace you with someone new
* If you are a newbie, and made a mistake, again the managers dont spend any time coaching you to become better or give you a chance to improve- they just roll you off and replace you with someone new, and to boot will write in your review how you made a mistake
*no choice of consulting assignments, you are stuffed onto assignments without any regard to your skills or interests, or the length you want to be there
*darwinian infighting among peers and come review time, managers look to blame the staff in their supervision for all the things that went wrong
*reviews are used as whips for managers on a power-trip to beat staff into complete sheeple-submission,- " i.e. if you do anything that even remotely inconveninces me- i will write it into your review and will exaggerate the seriosness of it X10
*reviews written are not objective, and most often based on managers petty retribution
* staff are clueless and are not trained for the job- hence it takes a really long time to get the job done. training provided in EY class is nominal and of no real value, other than collecting CPE credits.
* a lot of the time managers are clueless too... ( yet are billed as experts to the cleint)
*everything is done ad-hoc and last minute, there is no planning, no management,- only constant crisis management

Advice to Senior Managementbe more patient with newbies right out of school and help coach them to become better employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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