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Lodestone Reviews

Updated May 12, 2014
Updated May 12, 2014
8 Reviews

3.3
8 Reviews
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Lodestone CEO, Partner, Member of the Executive Board Ronald Hafner
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  1.  

    Good Company to work or

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Managing Consultant  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - SAP Managing Consultant in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    - The company is full of experienced people - Very friendly employees, very good support staff. Small company feel (for how long?).
    - good compensation, certainly above the competition. Bonuses can be quite substantial.

    Cons

    Lack of structures, procedures and communication, leaving you entirely at the mercy of the partner driving your office/engagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect more the private life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mixed. Not enough care taken of the employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    Dynamic, and growing quickly, some interesting colleagues.

    Cons

    No solid company values, no employee engagement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Last minute travel agency, with partners in total control of the plane

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    Pros

    - The company is full of experienced people still commited to the job from which you can learn a lot
    - Very friendly employees, very good support staff. Small company feel (for how long?).
    - good compensation, certainly above the competition. Bonuses can be quite substantial.
    - The company is transitioning from a pure bodyshopping model towards a more project-based delivery model. Unlike some competitors, they will not sell you alone at a client.

    Cons

    - Lack of structures, procedures and communication, leaving you entirely at the mercy of the partner driving your office/engagement. This can translate into partner A selling you for a job in Europe at a random location while partner B still wants you to continue to work on his team at the other side of the continent. And then it's up to you to solve the crisis.

    - The company has an MBA sponsorship program, but although they claim to pay 50% of the tuition fee, once you have been admitted and have received the first bill, you find out they only offer to pay 30%. Same consequences as the previous point.

    - There's a lot of travel involved, mostly without a decent notice period (you can learn on a Friday evening that you need to be on another continent by Monday morning). Travel is typically 5 days a week, which is tough. Partners will not push clients back to make it easier for you - I've seen people staffed on 2 projects at the same time on 2 different continents!

    - 99% of the work remains IT/SAP work. After 3 years, I still can't figure why they named the company 'management consultants'.

    - No carreer path. The promotion process is vague and the review process is left entirely up to your manager/coach. Again, lack of structure/procedures leaving critical processes up to the good will of your direct supervisor.

    - The company has been taken over by Infosys (!!!). No comment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're not the owners of their company anymore. Good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Managing consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Small and friendly, and everyone approachable
    Skilled and knowledgeable people

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to grow as project are small and population very senior, not much interesting roles available .. promotion possibilities seems unreachable..
    Been sold to Infosys (!), risk to become more bureaucratic and less friendly
    Some senior managament could certainly gain in becoming more sociable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee expectations
    Be more visible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Intimacy, senior exposure, size, location, internal processes, SAP house, Package

    Cons

    Office location, ce location, ce location, ce location, ce location, ce location, ce location,

  7.  

    full of experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    they have mainly international projects

    Cons

    no international environment at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more strategy less methodology

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    fast growing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Director in Zürich (Switzerland)

    Pros

    excellent people to work with

    Cons

    lack of management, people management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better support of people

    Recommends
  9.  

    Life in Lodestone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant

    Pros

    Flexible small company attitude, very little bureaucracy. Partners are nice people on the whole and do not engage in politics.

    Cons

    Lacks the support of a bigger organization, can be overstretched. You may find that you have do everything including basic slide work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lodestone could do with more junior staff to take some of the load off senior consultants. Need to communicate more.

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