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Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

I have been working at PA Consulting full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good ethics, challenging work, bright people

Cons

Slow growth, More focus on govt sector

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Explore new business areas

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Terror at the top

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at PA Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work/home life balance, Victoria is a great central London location

    Cons

    Really have to question what direction this company is going and management don't seem to realise their is a even a problem. Have committed themselfs to usurious concepts like top-down thinking all driven by whatever latest fad Jon Moynihan has read about in his paper that week.

    Since the public loss of prisoner data all IT freedoms were removed making even basic tasks like printing a huge time consuming frustrating activity.
    All use of social media is restricted and monitored - the Worst thing about this IT firm is its IT...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loose the midget, hand the reigns over to Alan

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best place to do nothing and keep getting paid

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    Former Employee - Consultant Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Consultant Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at PA Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - You end up doing nothing for months but still get paid :) So its best for people who want to do nothing and still get salary or run their personal businesses.
    - A few have reaped good benefits by being good to Partners(Ar Li) and also being favoured all in the open by their LM's.
    - Work life balance is always at extremes at both end with majority of the period being towards having no work and warming the so called hot desks.
    - Office location
    - Bonus is outside CTC

    Cons

    - A company being run such that only Partners make money.
    - Highly dependent on UK govt projects, though most of them end up making headlines for the wrong reasons.
    - Middle management at S&I Bangalore is full of incompetent people who have stayed back as they cannot get another job elsewhere or being paid way too much to leave this easy going life. They call themselves managers, however as time passes by, they go down in terms of skill and competency. You can imagine what you will end up doing if you stayed long.
    - Currently they do not have a critical mass also to stay in the market, looking at the rate people are leaving. No effort is taken to retain anybody whether he is from Bangalore or elsewhere.
    - You find managers fighting with customer care people all in the open, trading on the stock market and disturbing a few who work. However they are still the ones that get the most year after year.
    - It's nothing but a body shopping shop at S&I Bangalore. No vision, no growth only aim is to place you in some project without doing any fitment analysis. You will be a master of nothing and also a jack of nothing. They call this consulting :)
    - You see regular mails from manager to pool opinions against people who they want to leave to secure their position.
    - Sad sad sad. It's a trap that will make you so lazy that, the longer you stay the more sure you get that you will not find a job elsewhere
    - So many more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't call yourself an equal opportunity employer when you don't practice it in real.
    Implement within your organization what you advise to clients first.
    Devote more of the bonus pool to the implementers than to the old outdated partners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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