Hay Group

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Updated Jul 20, 2014

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3.5 80 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

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Stephen Kaye

(14 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company also has very fair work-life balance, with time off in lieu regularly provided for periods of intense work(in 7 reviews)

  • flexible working environment, friendly co-workers(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • since its a consulting role at times there isn't work /life balance(in 3 reviews)

  • low salary too much working hours(in 3 reviews)

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    Actuarial analyst internship

    Actuarial Analyst (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    Proslearning basic pension and db/dc knowledge during work
    get used to office life

    Consnone paid internship
    the mentor is not strong enough

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging with poor technology for client delivery and lack of clear strategy especially for senior new hires.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Jersey City, NJ

    ProsGreat reputation and some very sharp colleagues

    ConsOutdated technology for client delivery and lack of internal support systems and processes. Lack of collaboration between products, services, and regions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop and communicate realistic vision and strategy. Determine whether collaboration is to be a true value or merely lip service. Quickly put resources and technology into place after determining whether we need to buy or build.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company for consultant entrepreneurs

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsTons of personal freedom to find your niche and develop it. Support for outside the box thinking if it obtains results.

    ConsDo not expect official direction or guidance. For those starting out, an effective mentor is critical. Do not expect to go far unless you make your numbers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed help at the top. Time for new and effective leadership.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good boss, relaxed environment, but low pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome solid people to learn from, not too much pressure or long hours

    ConsPretty low comp, and not a good place for entry level because they look down upon you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting work, but with barriers

    Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsAutonomy, chance to work with a variety of clients, lots of flexibility

    ConsConvoluted structure, and often a lot of red tape/barriers to getting the job done efficiently. Business units are very siloed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Free to fail, free to succeed

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) Jersey City, NJ

    ProsWork at home whenever. Experience largely contingent based on project manager/principal you are working with.

    ConsYou are very replaceable. This is most likely typical of all consulting firms, though.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on on-boarding, training, mentoring.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Company trapped in the 1970s

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGlobal presence, great global colleagues, great reputation outside the US. Potentially great intellectual property that could blossom if freed from the current cultish management

    ConsTotally out of touch senior management, people who have worked there far too long clogging up the organization, chaotic US operations, evil culture, abusive shareholders,

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove on. 35 years at the same company, particularly if it's the only place you've ever worked, isn't good for anyone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to learn consulting.

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsSmart people, freedom to act, variety, learning.

    ConsLacks innovation, short-term focus, poor collaboration across silos, senior partners not adding enough value.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBeing a billion dollar firm is a weak, self-centered and uninspired vision to client-focused and solution-oriented people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A learning experience

    Information Associate (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGood People who work well with one another

    ConsTerrible HR department who are not very employee friendly. I always believed that a good effective HR department worked with their employees and not against them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a kinder friendlier HR department

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    It was a good place to work, not so much a career

    Analyst (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsWork life balance was great.

    ConsLack of communication from management. Never really got a performance review. No follow through in helping advance career.

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