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Good place to start your career

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Current Employee - Engagement Manager
Current Employee - Engagement Manager

Pros

1. Good place to learn basics that will put you in good stead for later e.g. problem solving, people management, communication
2. Opportunity to meet and be known to very senior professionals across industries

Cons

1. Too much travel leading to very little time spend with family and friends. Especially in countries where Fridays in office is not a norm. Sometimes i miss even basic stuff like paying phone bills because I simply have such little time!
2. Long hours can lead to health issues - I know of many people who have chronoic back problems because of sitting in one position on a computer for too long
3. Although the firm prides itself on providing mentorship opporutnities, true mentors are hard to find as everybody is just trying to get done with their own work, most of the time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Engagement Manager and above, the stress of ":ticking the boxes" and doing too many things should be removed so people are happier and less stressed. This will ensure they spend optimal time of the most useful things, and not spread themselves too thin.

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    Interesting work, great colleagues, local office culture could be better

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    Pros

    Interesting client work, ability for associates to work across many industries and also work directly with senior client members. Exceptionally smart and fun colleagues. Comfortable office surroundings.

    Cons

    Long hours. Travel is norm. Hong Kong management (and Greater China in general) do not seem to hold same values as North American counterparts -- more emphasis on business vs profession, more political environment, more hierarchical culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Make personal sacrifices and gain access to wealth of knowledge and expertise

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate

    Pros

    - Meritocracy and Feedback model - encourages constant development
    - Accessibility of knowledge - databases, knowledge publications, global experts, support resources
    - Impressive colleagues - high achievers with fascinating backgrounds and sharp minds
    - Always something new to keep you interested - never the same team, project, topic, geography, industry, etc.

    Cons

    Lifestyle lifestyle lifestyle.
    - Impossible to maintain passions, hobbies, relationships outside of work
    - Great career for someone whose main goal is to tuck their head down and climb a ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage scope of projects to maintain lifestyle, and thereby both morale and productivity

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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