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As 2+ year old merger of WW/TP continues to takes hold, culture clash is still very much evident.

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

Pros

Good clients. Good Account Management model. Decent training for junior level. Lots of offices around the world. Good work-at-home policies. Decent technology (windows 7, finally), CEO is very approachable and has delivered excellent results to shareholders.

Cons

Culture clash between legacy firms is significant, and varies greatly depending on the office and/or practice. WW was very flat, collaborative, open, but consensus driven and slow moving. TP was a very hierarchical partnership, everyone on a need-to-know only basis, and uncollaborative, but faster moving and more sales oriented. Little attention was paid to create a new culture. WW was more wild-west and innovative. TP was more structured and parters ruled. Post merger these two approaches have yet to find a happy middle ground.

LIke any large firm, strategic decisions take forever. Corporate red tape has increased under the cover of a maturing firm.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay more attention to the underlying culture differences that everyone glossed over during the merger.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great people, great opportunity, great experience.

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The team environment is very helpful for new associates. There is constant communciation between senior consultants and new associates, making knowledge transfer an integral part of the office culture.

    Cons

    There are many tight deadlines and a fifty hour week and turn into a sixty hour week on Friday afternoon at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Professional environment, strong culture of collaboration.

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Universal Cty, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Universal Cty, CA

    Pros

    Strong culture of collaboration and professionalism. Strong associate support for effective work output. Excellent work life balance opportunities.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership out of touch with associates on the ground. Medical benefits are lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct associate engagement surveys regularly and act on suggestions and recommendations brought forth from the field and on the ground.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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