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A great place for senior partners

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Partner  in  Princeton, NJ
Former Employee - Partner in Princeton, NJ

I worked at PA Consulting

Pros

Interesting work. Some top people. Very cost concsious management systems which serve them well in slow periods. A large number of offices provides some international insight.

Cons

Technically a second-rate consulting firm with a few exceptions. The best predictor of success at PA is learning to manage to the complex financial and performance systems and learning to share/grab sales and operations credit on a job by job basis. The place is a money making machine for senior partners, not a client-focused business. That's lip service. I've seen many partners gouge clients and pad bills because their bonus was calculated on above the line profitabilily. So overcharging (above published rates) is highly profitable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward merit rather than rewarding those who play the game well and develop credit-sharing arrangements. Note that new partners, despite industry expertise and past success always fail at PA because they do not have these in-place support groups.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    PA is a terrific place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at PA Consulting

    Pros

    Variety of work experiences available

    Cons

    Some incentives are mis-aligned, so that employees are able to game the system and make poor choices.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great benefit package, with little to no advancement or promotion mobility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at PA Consulting

    Pros

    great benefit health, dental, vision, 401-k package, 3-4 week vacation paid, 10 sick days, 2 floating days plus any holiday time paid off.

    Cons

    less chance of carrier mobility and promotion, company does not give more than the average on annual review ratings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train top management on how to be more strong leaders and train lower level admins and workers.

    No opinion of CEO
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