Management Consulting & Research

  www.mcri.com
  www.mcri.com

Management Consulting & Research Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
19 Reviews
2.8
19 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Management Consulting & Research President Vincent J. Kiernan
Vincent J. Kiernan
7 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Good company to work for, but affected by government budget cutting, slow career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Management Consulting & Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Slow career advancement, not always a clear horizon in terms of projects. Not a big budget for outside training or software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bit disconnected from day-to-day activities, too busy doing business development and not enough attention paid to individuals and their development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dealing with the LPTA malaise

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Management Consulting & Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The leadership is very open. Compensation was fair and the company does walk the talk. Even when MCR lost my position, management did not automatically fire me.

    Cons

    Caught in the squeeze of low-priced technical acceptable. Sometimes middle management does not understand the client landscape. There seems to be a lack of business intelligence from the bid and proposal side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a career path for the younger generation. Provide more training opportunities. Consider providing a rotation experience for bright stars in your company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Management Consulting & Research

    Pros

    Started out good, decent pay, benefits.....

    Cons

    Management really doesn't care about their employees whatsoever. The change in President was the worst mistake ever......hard to run a company when management doesn't know what they are doing. If you go to HR with a problem they ignore you basically and tell you to just do your job....not a great HR dept at all. Place went downhill fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more, work on building morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started well - ended poorly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Management Consulting & Research full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked at MCR for over 5 years - My first few years were great with strong leadership, good benefits. and provided strong opportunity and work/life balance and growth. Good up and coming company.

    Cons

    In the last few years, it went downhill quickly. Leadership changed and only cares about bottom line and provides no leadership - rarely shows initiative. Benefits have shrunk specifically 401K, and bonuses. No growth opportunities now and morale is very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of President and put someone in who knows what they are doing. Improve benefits and pay your employees appropriately and reward them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor decision on my part

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Management Consulting & Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and starting salary. Local office was very communicative, weekly staff meetings, and frequent social get togethers. But that's all.

    Cons

    Corporate management does not care about employees. Annual review process was pushed for completion in system but no face to face, minuscule raise not even communicated to employees. No room for advancement. Reorg in 2012 totally changed the culture of the organization, away from employees and just to the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember who actually brings in the money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Project Management at MCR!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Management Consulting & Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small company, competing against more established larger small businesses. Wins over competition is very exciting! Excellent technical competencies, support of employee development and participation within the industry!

    Cons

    Job longevity driven by government budgets and funding. Competes in a government business segment which is very political.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Another Beltway bandit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Management Consulting & Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Recognized name in the Defense Intelligence field
    A medium sized company with offices around the world

    Cons

    Typical Washington "beltway" company with a focus on attracting business and lesser focus on keeping good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Better than unemployment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Management Consulting & Research full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its better than being on unemployment

    Cons

    It used to be a great company to work for years ago but cuts to salaries, benefits, 401K, vacation have changed many employees' views

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management will not listen to advice. They are all about the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good for a Consulting Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Cost Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Cost Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Management Consulting & Research full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Certain senior leaders are people-oriented and advance dedicated, hard-workers. Customer and employee-focused.

    Cons

    Other senior leaders and staff recognized/promoted purely on favouritism or whining and not based on contributions to company or customer. However, this is true in any organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Administrator in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Management Consulting & Research

    Pros

    Competitive benefits package. I can't think of anything else nice to say!

    Cons

    Unprofessional, mico-managed managers in various departments. No communications, unfair with salaries. Don't be fooled with their motto "Work Life Balance" on the company website! You can only have felixble hours if you are a manager!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Management Consulting & Research? Share Your Experiences

Management Consulting & Research

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.