Ferguson Consulting

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Updated March 1, 2015
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  1. I worked for Ferguson Consulting as an IT Recruiter for a little over a year.

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    Former Employee - IT Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Pros

    Ferguson Consulting is truly a great place to work. No other company can you learn directly from the CEO who will help encourage and mentor you day to day. The Ferguson Consulting team helped me grow in various areas as an IT Recruiter and professional.

    Cons

    I do not have any concerns for someone who is looking to work at Ferguson Consulting.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great firm to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Pros

    The firm is invested in the individual. They work hard to keep the employees trained up in their current careers and also in transitioning into another field.
    They work hard to accomodate you while at a client site and help to resolve any issues.
    You always feel like youare a part of a team and not left to your own accord.

    Cons

    In honesty, I do not feel that there are any real concerns working for Ferguson.

  3. Ferguson Consulting is just OK

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    Former Employee - Project Manager/Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is ok, Benefits are available but expensive, Consultant worked directly with the clients, Training options are available, Long term care was available

    Cons

    Lack of support from management, benefits coverage not very good, $1,500 annual deductible and very expensive, Ferguson is a body-shop supply hourly contactors

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue, Ferguson is NOT a consulting company

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  5. Helpful (2)

    An ethical company in a difficult industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Pros

    Real training from academically-qualified companies.
    Very responsive staff.
    The most ethical IT consulting firm I have come across - this is not a very ethical industry!
    Bonus plan, paid overtime.

    Cons

    Easy to feel isolated and out of touch with your fellow consultants.
    Mostly staff aug - but again, MOST consulting firms are actually glorified staff aug. They are honest about it.

    Advice to Management

    There can be a lot of unnecessary posturing. Sometimes that can be insulting to one's intelligence. I appreciate working for a firm that truly looks out for its clients, not just making a buck. I've met a lot of my fellow consultants, and they all share a humble dedication to excellence.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Clear choice among consulting firms

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Ferguson Consulting full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Management works to put you with a client where your current skills can be used and there is also the potential for skill and knowledge growth. High quality training is available at no cost to the employee. Management stays in contact with each consultant. Management desires long-term employees, they don't just place you at a client and walk away. Full suite of benefits are available.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of at this time.

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

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Business Development in Chesterfield, MO

    I have been working at Ferguson Consulting full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

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

  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferguson Consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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 (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Keep pushing us to be the best.

  10. Helpful (2)

    It’s better than being unemployed

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Chesterfield, MO

    I worked at Ferguson Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Na

  11. Helpful (1)

    One of best IT Consulting Firms in STL

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Ferguson Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    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.

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