Ferguson Consulting

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    Wonderful work experience for over 10 years. Impassioned leadership- Operations, Marketing, Business Dev & Training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Business Development in Chesterfield, MO

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

    Pros

    The entire internal office team cares about the field employees and it shows. They try to make a difference and go out of their way to support us.

    Cons

    I'm not sure it's applicable in my case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's hard- we know. The entire industry is based on mediocrity. Keep the standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's contracting, not consulting. Great stop gap in a career, but not a career.

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

    I have been working at Ferguson Consulting

    Pros

    Plenty of job placements. Lots of training offered for a small company.
    Good place for starters, or people who want to add some experience at various jobs, or get by at the end of a career.

    Cons

    Revolving door of recruiters and account managers. Hard to keep up with ever changing staff.
    Executives seem a bit out of touch with their employees.
    Not a career type place as it's staffing, not consulting.
    Raises do not happen much.
    Bonus based on hours worked, not on performance, so working harder is better than working smarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Somehow find a way to keep office personnel.
    Communicate with contractors more, you are losing them.
    Figure out a way to be more of a career.
    Maybe an additional bonus program to keep employees around longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ferguson has helped me to grow my career, and become a better professional.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Recruiter  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - IT Recruiter in Chesterfield, MO

    I have been working at Ferguson Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The environment, team, and new office space. The leadership team helps you to develop your skills each and everyday, to help you to become the best in the industry. They are committed to you and your success at Ferguson. When I started my career with Ferguson the learning curve was steep, with the help of my Operations Managers and Director, I was able to not only learn the industry, but I learned how to be an effective recruiter. I was able to make 12 hires in my first year of employment, and have been averaging 2 hires each month since my one year anniversary.

    On a side note the new office is great. The open space allows for the collaborative environment for the team, which makes work fun and exciting.

    I believe with the help and guidance of the leadership team, my career will only continue to grow at Ferguson.

    Cons

    I do not find any cons about working at Ferguson.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing us to be the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    It’s better than being unemployed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Chesterfield, MO

    I worked at Ferguson Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free things designed to keep you working longer

    Cons

    Challenging work environment, it is a meat grinder. You will not have a personal life, no overtime pay. You do not have job security, there are no merit raises, typically do not promote from within. Constantly micromanaged every work day. The attrition rate is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of best IT Consulting Firms in STL

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Pros

    --Client base in STL
    One of the strengths of FCI is its strong client base and good reputation in ST Louis area and its IT community.

    --Transparency by Higher Management
    Rarely one would find a good Consulting company that is transparent in almost all the terms and the higher management is very reachable and willing to listen and act.

    --Quality of Consultants
    Its hard to get into FCI but worth being labelled as FCI consultant in St Louis region as one is recognized and respected.

    Cons

    Salary
     Though one of the unique things that I came across in FCI was that every year we get a year end report detailing consultants profitability, but now when the economy is again booming and recession is over FCI can probably look fwd to increasing client billing rate and the consultant salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a good company, not any more

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

    I worked at Ferguson Consulting full-time

    Pros

    1. They had really good pay and some nice benefits and options to choose them. But they're all for prior employees like us. For new ones, this is no more applicable.
    2. Really responsive team
    3. Good client base in St. Louis

    Cons

    1. Pay is not great any more. I recommended a few friends sometimes even without referring, and they were quoting a very less pay than they used to do previously.
    2. They made all the benefits to be mandatory which guys like me will never need since I am enrolled in my spouse's benefits plan.
    3. No more hourly pay for new employee's. Only salary which would really create profit to the company, but not the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I heard that most of the employees are not receiving rate hikes after working with you for few years (neither from the client nor from you). The market is competitive. You will see more attrition if you don't give up few bucks. I will say, instead of losing the big money, giving up a few cents is a wise choice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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    Apr 12, 2013

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  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the Best Consulting Firms in St. Louis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    - Thorough vetting process during the interview phase
    - Great reputation in the St. Louis IT Market
    - Outstanding training opportunities that help FCI consultants stay ahead of the technology curve
    - Management that is always working to make FCI better
    - Account managers that actually care about how FCI employees are doing and trust them to perform their job without micro managing
    - Competitive benefits
    - Overall a great company to work for

    Cons

    - Benefit costs are a little high but they make every effort to keep them low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep doing what you are doing. FCI has a great reputation and has the best talent in St. Louis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Deserves its reputation among top firms of its kind in St. Louis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chesterfield, MO

    I have been working at Ferguson Consulting

    Pros

    - I have confidence in the management and their values
    - I have always felt treated as a person, not a number
    - They have always been proactive about lining up my next assignment and getting me the best rate possible
    - Top-notch training provided as part of education allowance

    Cons

    - Health insurance seems costly, though probably not more than other firms its size
    - Clients don't always communicate end dates clearly, though this is typical for the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Don't change much, since the model seems to be working well
    - Increasing the number of clients would be nice, though I imagine these efforts are continually being made

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Ferguson Consulting

    Pros

    Ferguson's management and staff take a sincere interest in the careers of their consutlants. They understand the industry like no other firm I have worked for.

    Cons

    So far I have nothing to complain about. I have been with the company for a little over a year and have been very pleased with the experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep doing what you're doing. You won't always please everyone one but from where I stand, you are doing a great job.

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Small yet wonderful company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Consultant  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Ferguson Consulting

    Pros

    Get recognized for the work done, wonderful HR, and amazing transparency with regards to salary and benefits as compared to other consulting companies

    Cons

    Would help if they can manage to get openings at many more companies then just the handful that they have currently

    Recommends

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