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What you would expect for a massive firm - including lots of opportunity

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory
Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory

Pros

Lots of opportunity to move around lines of service, geographic location, and different industries within the firm. Coaching / learning is a key focus - lots of shared knowledge to benefit from. A high level of responsibility is given to you at a young age if you pursue it. A great place to launch your career.

Cons

Pay is below market for most skill sets you would learn / utilize here. The review process is broken - working on big projects / for big clients is looked upon very positively when in essence you often learn less from these experiences compared to smaller deals (or audit clients) with smaller teams. The environment is extremely progressive when it comes to communication, feedback, diversity, thought leadership, brand design, etc. This is not always a great thing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Revise the utilization / billable hours system, pay a bit more, turnover will decrease substantially and you can then actually choose who should stay and who should stay on board opposed to letting employees dwindle on forever.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Stressful, yet comparable to family understanding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Steady growth path, flexible work, incredible business exposure.

    Cons

    -Work hours can be exhausting as you find yourself making up work on the weekends.
    -Multiple reporting managers, with tight schedules.
    -Enough work that you can never fully get "caught up", which makes your compensation seem very small (example: 2500 billable hours; Associate Salary roughly 60k (major us city); $24 an hour. 2nd/3rd year associates make $1 less an hour than interns and do not receive overtime.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to front your company like a top-tier a finance firm, you need to either hire more people to complete the work, or improve your compensation to match the hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable and supportive firm, very, very high expectations

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

    Pros

    The culture promotes and encourages excellence in everything, and you have access to mountains of information
    You get to work with some of the smartest people in the world
    International opportunities are very real
    Everything has a process

    Cons

    Hours and travel can make a social life impossible
    Partners are fixated on numbers - it's not good enough to improve the client's situation, you have to exceed utilization and revenue targets to even be considered for a good review.
    Utilization, utilization, utilization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Judge people by what good they do, not just what numbers they bring in. And get some female Partners and MDs in Technology - it's demoralizing to female managers and directors that its still a boys club

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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