MRE Consulting Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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  1. Company who cares

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MRE Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Personalized career path access to leadership great development programs

    Cons

    Price leader sales pitch can mean tight budgets with unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! The culture is great. The people are great. The people make MRE different, I'm glad everyone knows that.


  2. Great place to build a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a strong, growing company, with a good overall culture and work ethic. They take good care of their employees, particularly when it comes to professional development, and it is an excellent place to develop new skills or hone existing ones. This company also is very tight-knit, and it's easy to develop excellent personal and professional relationships with people at all levels in the company.

    Cons

    Growing companies often have associated growing pains, and sometimes it's unclear what direction a group or team may be headed. When reorganizing, sometimes it's easy to feel lost.

    Advice to Management

    Mostly, keep doing what you're doing. Your continued investment in your employees will pay great dividends down the road, and your openness to discussion and ideas from employees is very much appreciated.


  3. Great company in a thriving industry

    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great leadership Supportive of each persons own growth Great learning environment

    Cons

    None at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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  5. Great Company & Great Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MRE Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Leadership Transparency - People Development - Team / Family Atmosphere - Compensation & Bonuses - Internal Initiatives - Health Benefits

    Cons

    - Vacation - no 401k matching

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  6. Excellent company - Great employees, great compensation, and extremely fair

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MRE Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Company has a very flat organizational structure. It's a very collaborative atmosphere and there is no "dog eat dog" mentality - A true meritocracy. MRE pays based on how hard you work and how much value you bring to the firm. - Defined career path. Getting to the next level of promotion is based on published metrics - Incredibly smart employees. MRE has some of the smartest people I've ever met - Opportunities abound. If you want to go into a different line of business or change your current specialty, MRE will work with you to get it done. - Flexible work schedule. If you need to take care of a sick child and work from home, you can do that. The same goes for any kind of family/emergency events. No questions asked. - Family environment. Everybody knows who everybody is and they get along.

    Cons

    - Company is very methodical about its growth and not particularly aggressive. Sometimes this is advantageous and sometimes this is a detriment. - Some travel may be required of consultants (could be seen as a pro or con)

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to focus on growth with a more aggressive approach


  7. Helpful (1)

    Small company, great culture with large clients

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MRE Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good culture that cares about it's employees. There are happy hours and networking events to help you meet your colleagues - Colleagues are very willing to share knowledge and assist - Directors are very encouraging of pursuing certifications and professional development - Strong Young Professionals Group - Excellent health insurance, but dental and vision are mediocre. - I heard bonuses are excellent (supposedly in lieu of 401K matching) and come every 6 months, but I haven't been here long enough to receive one - If you are bored with a project or want to pursue a different type of work, MRE will work with you to find a new one.

    Cons

    - Hours can be long (however, this is pretty much the nature of consulting, so not unique to MRE) - No 401K Matching - only 8 or 9 holidays instead of 10 at other companies - Required to sign document for additional year of employment if MRE pays for training. - Not very friendly...If this was for a degree such as an MBA, I can understand, but not so much for a training class.

    Advice to Management

    The Training Agreement form is petty for a 1 week training class and should be removed for training under a certain dollar amount.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Business Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MRE Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You are surrounded by some of the best in the industry. They treat and value their employees. Amazing bonuses. You can talk to anyone in the company.

    Cons

    The hours can be very tiring but you are working with fun and brilliant people and being well trained by staff.

    Advice to Management

    Never had an issue with management. This is a well oiled machine.

    MRE Consulting Response

    Nov 26, 2014 – Operations

    Thank you for being a member of our team!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company to start your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I currently work at MRE Consulting full-time - Small company - Employee is the career driver - Management listens to suggestions from lower level employees - No strict time length for promotions - Great raises and bonus structure - Career Advising Program - Young Professionals Program - Offers a training program for just-out-of-college employees

    Cons

    - Lengthy interview process - Does not contribute to 401K

    MRE Consulting Response

    Apr 18, 2014 – Operations

    Thank you for being a member of our team.


  10. Staffing Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reliable bonus, highly skilled co-workers

    Cons

    no career path. You join MRE for a wage not a career.

    Advice to Management

    Accept that you are a staffing company and do not hire people with ambition.


  11. Good place to start as a consultant in the oil and gas industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great way to transition into the oil and gas industry 2. Access to some of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S 3. Access to upper level management

    Cons

    1. Compensation is low 2. Employee reviews are one sided.

    Advice to Management

    Provide employees with tranining opportunties to help them be more marketable to clients. Compensation should be reviwed, including PTO.

    MRE Consulting Response

    Apr 18, 2014 – Operations

    At MRE, we are always looking for people join our team with or without oil and gas experience. Our business expertise expands beyond the energy space and we welcome the opportunity to pass this ... More



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