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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    Freedom

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFreedom to act and take responsibility

    ConsAmbiguity of role and feedback of work

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

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    Frustrating career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsHay Group has a good benefits package, with lots of PTO and has a nice 401k package.
    I worked on some modern and interesting technology projects.

    ConsThe compensation package was low.
    Good project management and team leadership was lacking,
    Frequently worked on PTO and weekends to meet deadlines.
    Career path nonexistent for technology employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you teach

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great consulting company - if you're over the age of 40.

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGood work/life balance. Flexible schedule and good benefits. The ability to manage your vacation and PTO effectively as they based their programs off of European standards, not US.

    ConsWay too many young people. Lots of turnover. Sales people were viewed as "kids" and not taken seriously. No career path at all. In the sales role, you would have tons of work done with a company and it would be deemed "consulting servies" and would be given to someone else, you'd get no credit at all, even for sales $100k+ that were entirely new. Way too many loopholes to never get paid. No one ever gets promoted in sales, ever. They work there for 2 years and leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want a sales team, then have a career path. It's ironic that a company that specializes in HR solutions, including retention and pay, cannot figure it out internally.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great place to work

    Summer Healthcare Analyst (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    Prosfriendly boss and co-workers. good facility and working environment. big projects will really improve your professional skills.

    Conssmall size of office. small size of staff. relatively heavy work. but you will get good pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelaxed open environment
    You can approach anyone in the office and you can choose what you want to work on
    Great location. learn all aspects of business

    ConsSlow, steady, nice, laid back, quiet

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    Interesting work destroyed by incompetence and micromanaging

    Senior UI Web Developer (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsAs a UI Developer, there is interesting work being done at the product level. If you are an employee, the benefits package is well above average. Base salary may be lower though.

    ConsTechnical managers are universally incompetent and spend time playing games shifting blame, avoiding actual work, and attempting to micromanage a process they know nothing about to seem useful.

    In my time there, several meetings between developers and managers took place in an attempt to dictate architectural decisions after the fact to "speed" up delivery of products. The very basic tenants of software development are completely ignored and project cycles descend into confusion, held together only by the fortitude of lower level employees.

    There are massive problems regarding departmentalization. Services team members are managed and treated entirely different, with differing expectations on quality of work, from other technical teams. Managers play games to try to protect themselves from blame when projects are late, leading to a culture of secrecy. Overtime and weekend hours are expected to help make up the gap in delivery dates that are delayed by an inability of departments to share responsibility and managers to provide their teams with the necessary tools for success. Managers are arrogant and dismissive of these problems. The rule is that managers are always right and everyone else is always wrong. Speaking up about the problems in the company tends to result in a quick exit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRegarding the technical managers, admit that you have a lot to learn about software development, hire great developers, and stay out of those developers' way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good for the young

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood experience, have alot of opportunity

    ConsSalary not fair, people do more work maybe paid less

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    Great place to grow and work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsIntelligent and dedicated team members.

    ConsCommunication patterns can be difficult.

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

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    Management team waiting to cash out and retire

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible workplace where consultants create their own careers. Plenty of good people who genuinely care about clients and their work.

    ConsManagement needs to practice what they preach. No investment in support systems and infrastructure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the company instead of working people into the ground to make up for ancient systems.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    this company is very nice

    Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgood company to work with

    Consmanagement should take care of his employees

    Advice to Senior Managementyou are doing good

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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