PA Consulting

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Excellent company: interesting and fun, but inflexible culture

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Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Denver, CO

I worked at PA Consulting

Pros

PA has a very unique culture and approach to consulting. They pay very well and the benefits were great, especially for the US. Very talented people that provide high-value consulting services.

Cons

Their business model is inflexible and it was difficult to find and stay engaged on projects. Consulting gigs have to meet criteria set by the parent company and they are very proud of their brand (expensive) and risk adverse. Due to their high cost and inflexible engagement criteria, it was difficult to find and stay engaged on projects. When on assignment the work was fun and challenging, but they price themselves out of too many opportunities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need the flexibility to compete in good or bad times and to be more price competitive in the US market. PA would be a top-tier consulting firm in the US if they were competitive on price and less risk adverse. You can maintain a strong brand and still engage in a mix of high / lower value work. PA should be killing the competition, the only thing holding them back is PA.

Recommends
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    Great company for progression

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at PA Consulting

    Pros

    1. Opportunity to progress at your own pace

    2. It's a small company with the potential to get noticed and take on extra responsibility quickly

    3. PA is fair and rewards well for good performance

    Cons

    1. You have to be flexible and wear many hats

    2. Expectation of travel

    3. Team spirit is not what it used to be as the recession continues to bite

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to motivate junior staff

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to learn the 'ropes' but you have to be proactive to shape your own career

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at PA Consulting

    Pros

    Small firm culture in the the US which makes it easy to network with in the company and find projects in areas you want to work in.

    Cons

    Low brand equity which makes it very hard to do business development which is needed to move up the ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to attract US based talent and leaders if you really want to be successful in the US rather than moving folks from UK!

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