Public Consulting Group

www.publicconsultinggroup.com
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Helpful (2)

Positive employees, high volume workload, motivating environment.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Client driven, opportunities for those who seize them. Growth must be self-directed. There's no hand-holding here.

Cons

Be prepared to fumble in the dark a bit, but resources and content are available. Lots of learning as you go. There is a disconnect between the talent PCG looks for and compensation (ie, year's experience, expensive MBA's can be challenging to cover with existing compensation structure)

Advice to Management

Sr. Consultant role appears to be "the perfect storm" in terms of responsibility here. Wish there was more direct training on transitioning from Consultant to Sr. Perhaps some of the Sr. roles should be passed down to the Consultant level. 360 Review would also be a plus.

Other Employee Reviews for Public Consulting Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    PCG as a whole

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Specialist
    Current Employee - Help Desk Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits great co workers

    Cons

    Lower pay scale for positions

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money in IT because you are growing too fast to half ass it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fast growth, good development opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - School Specialist/Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - School Specialist/Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    PCG is an excellent company to work for, especially as a young person. The work is challenging, rewarding, and collaborative. If you are a self-starter, you are given enormous free reign over your work, and increased responsibility. PCG can be a perfect place to cut your teeth on sales, operations-analysis, and new product development. The office environment is generally congenial, fun, and hardworking. If you like collaboration and learning new things, you will always be presented with these opportunities. The amount of travel is variable, depending on your project. If you like to travel, you will have opportunities for local and national travel. If you don't like travel, management is generally flexible, and teleconferencing options are available. Your promotion structure as a ABA-BA-Consultant is clear, and the steps for promotion and raises are within your reach, even early on.

    Cons

    Public-sector clients can be challenging, especially the clients that PCG interfaces with. PCG does a decent job of preparing you for the rigors of this work, but not all people are suited to the bureaucracy and slowness that often comes with public-sector work. As for the company itself, PCG has growth-management problems. The team is always swamped with more work than it can handle, and proactive hiring doesn't seem to be a priority. It is too easy to become overloaded at this job. Effective time management skills are essential - if you don't have them, you will fail at PCG. The work-live balance is dissatisfying, which I think contributes to the turnover rate. If you can take great pleasure in your work, PCG will be a good fit for you, but if you see this job as another advancement opportunity on your career as a consultant, this will be a poor fit.

    Advice to Management

    With respect, proactive hiring needs to be made a priority in upper-level management, as well as in local offices. There are always too few people for projects, hours are too long, and when people leave the company, the amount of time it can take to onboard a new employee is paralyzing. When the company opens new product lines or new growth areas, they are most always understaffed. The top two reasons I have heard from BAs (Business Analysts) who have left the company are 1) Salary and 2) Work-Life Balance. This hiring problem is preventing PCG from metamorphosing from a good place to start your career to a good place to have a career.


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