FSG Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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  1. A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FSG full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, leading nonprofit thinkers, great work

    Cons

    Very few cons... though some people may not enjoy the client services aspect of consulting

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the


  2. Great organization

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

    I have been working at FSG full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very flat organization with lots of visibility to upper management and decision making process.

    Cons

    Not great with career growth on the operations side.


  3. FSG is fantastic! Could increase employees salaries.

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant

    I worked at FSG full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are amazing individuals! Very smart and kind-- Great offices

    Cons

    Lower pay than at management consulting firms-- FSG is a non profit.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Transformative experience learning and contributing to meaningful impact at organizations through consulting

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at FSG full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great work, stimulating work environment. Great professional development opportunities, room to experiment, take risks, and develop your own leadership style and skills. Amazing culture where you're able to be yourself and contribute your personality to building the firm's culture. The firm is at the cutting edge of the social sector field, putting out the greatest and latest thought pieces, and helping to pioneer in fields such as Shared Value, Collective Impact, Strategic Learning and Evaluation. For someone who is looking for a long term career in the social sector field, FSG is the gold stamp for the sector when it comes to skills and experience. FSG combines the rigor of a top tier consulting firm with the rigor of top social sector organizations such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation or any corporation who is a leader in the CSR/Shared Value space.

    Cons

    Demanding work schedule with lower than for-profit salary Staffing situations can be highly variable; sometimes you can get stuck in a particular "field", and might not get to work in the areas of highest interest

    Advice to Management

    Be careful with work-life balance


  6. Helpful (5)

    Working at FSG has resulted in a huge improvement in my overall quality of life because I love coming to work everyday.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at FSG

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people - they are passionate, intelligent, and engaging. You can't help but feel proud to work for FSG. The communication here is top-notch. It's a very transparent company where everyone is valued at every level.

    Cons

    The compensation is not as high as a for-profit counterpart might pay, but still competitive. There is no 401k match, but this is offset by the 100% health insurance coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Management does an excellent job of uniting the various offices around the country. It has made IT a priority so that all employees are able to communicate almost as effectively as if we were together in person. Management values each of its employees' ideas, concerns, and opinions. Everyone's voices are heard. It also strives to get each employee in line with the vision of the firm.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Rewarding

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

    I have been working at FSG

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work life balance Work on important social issues Inspiring and understanding leadership

    Cons

    Less pay than traditional consultancy


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great place to learn and work, not that much to make money

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at FSG

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    You can make a real difference in tackling the world toughest problems and you can learn a lot a build an important network .

    Cons

    Given that you are not in the usual consulting business, sometimes is difficult to have results in the short term.

    Advice to Management

    I would highly encourage the Management team to hire people with a more international background given the challenges we are working with.


  9. Great company that really cares about its employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FSG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    FSG is a great company that is doing some really amazing things in the social sector. A very intelligent group, they are nonetheless incredibly friendly and easy-going with a lot of visibility with upper-level managers.

    Cons

    Not too many cons, there can be long hours and a lot going on at once but they are good about work/life balance.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Brilliant!

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at FSG

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Can't fault it - wonderful people, fascinating work, loved every minute

    Cons

    Like any consulting job, occasional long hours. Didn't really affect me as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good place for learning. Young and vibrant company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FSG

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent people. Excellent learning. Friendly learning culture.

    Cons

    It's still a small company. Can be stressful at time.

    Advice to Management

    More resources are needed to develop overseas capability.



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