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Helpful (3)

Great consulting company, but does not always live up to it's promise

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at North Highland full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Consulting work, with out weekly travel Incredible people - some of the best I've ever worked with Vision for how they will evolve the company and continue to maintain the culture Sparks Grove could be a game changer in the Marketing Services arena

Cons

Not very well known in the market, outside of Atlanta - though we are putting emphasis on changing that. Low base salary, comparatively. Bonus structure is nice, but it can be hard to figure out how to make it work for you and hard to completely realize until you get embedded on an account and begin to build relationships within NH and on the client side Loosing a lot of good talent b/c of salary. Trying to get away from staff aug work, but seems that this has been harder to do - especially at some clients - than we would like. Promotion process is not as transparent as it could be

Advice to Management

Watch the culture Fix the salary problem at manager / sr. manager level

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Great working culture, rewards and work life balance concept. Can be the opposite in practice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Highland full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The story and culture of the firm feels great. Live, work an play locally. Rewards can be great at large and stable clients. Employee owners - a good stock plan that grows YoY. Employee has career control to determine work life balance.

    Cons

    A number of local offices outside of Atlanta are growth and management challenged. Weak offices have high client and employee turnovers. Rewards and advancement are impacted. Employee owners - 7 year vesting. low motivation for employee retention since stocks are distributed to remaining employees as an additional bonus when you leave. Selling is a requirement that will impact your bottom line and possibly employment. Choosing a good work life balance can translate to impacted reviews, rewards and advancement. Most projects end up being staff augmentation roles. Many leaders are generalist that lack depth and expertise which means selling staff aug roles. Little known outside Atlanta.

    Advice to Management

    Retain the real great employees and out with the entrenched leads that keep the firm a staff aug firm that is everything to everyone. Put the proud culture into practice to reward and retain employees.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Review of North Highland Los Angeles

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at North Highland full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, company culture and decent project work

    Cons

    Low base salary, complex bonus structure, mediocre benefits

    Advice to Management

    Increase base pay, more strategic client work


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