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Smart, highly-motivated, creative, and caring professionals do well at PCG!

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

PCG has a proud history of customer satisfaction and loyalty. Willing to take on the nations most complex projects, PCG has helped define the best practices in health, human services, and education in the USA, Canda, and most recently Europe. As the challenges around the world become more interesting, career opportunities at PCG will continue to grow.

Cons

It's not a place for everyone. Even after a rigorous interview process, people come to PCG not understanding the work schedule and demands are intense. This place is not a non-profit nor a steady-as-you go work environment. The clients are demanding as hell because they have complex and serious business problems to solve. PCG employees at all levels rollup their sleeves and do the hard work to make government and schools work better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to invest in innovation. That requires both technology and human capital. PCG's growth has always been fueled by innovation and it will only continue if PCG keeps doubling down on GREAT professionals.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A demanding/hard employer; for the select few who have the stamina, skills, and commitment, supremely rewarding

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

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    there is no limit to career growth opportunities. If you are committed to delivering high quality service to the public sector, and are a consistently high performer i.e. execute assignments on time, of a high quality and within budget; put the clients needs ahead of anything else, are respectful of your clients, peers and the community in which you work, you will succeed here. This place has grown annually by double digit percentages for each of the past 15+ years. That would not have occurred if the marketplace did not regard PCG as a high quality deliverer of business solutions. That consistent groth allows all PCG employees the opportunity to be successful in a satisfying career.

    Cons

    There are flaws here, however, staff are empowered to suggest and help implement changes to improve the environment. The time reporting, knowledge management system is very difficult to navigate. There needs to be more diversity in the management team. Collaboration across pratice areas occasionally creates tension with regard to project "ownership".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more women and minorities into the management team. The firm management needs to better reflect the markets that it serves

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    High demands and Low contract bids = Overworked and unhappy people.

    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You may have a lot of flexibility and independence
    Good and high performers will get generous bonuses
    Higher 401k matches than many of the big 4 ( if you can stick out the 4 year vesting req.)

    Cons

    There aren't many company methodologies to follow.
    Information sharing is poor. As a result, we are always recreating the wheel.
    Smaller to medium sized Projects are underbid and staff are over worked as a result.
    Internal Support (IT, HR) is very poor. Marketing is non existent.
    The promotion process is unclear .
    Salaries are not competitive.
    Work - life balance. What's that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of to your "seasoned" managers are not qualified to lead. Pay more attention to what managers are doing Or not doing.
    Develop a fair way to promote and recognize staff that convert from the specialist track to the consulting track.
    Develop more overall firm standards. It's not a boutique firm anymore, there needs to be more structure.
    When staff get together from satellite offices we have equally low morale and we all complain about the same thing. Figure out how to refocus that into constructive conversations for real change.

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