Management Solutions Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
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  1. Low salary long hours

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Management Solutions

    Pros

    Expousure to clients and team work

    Cons

    Low salary and long hours

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Mixed, depends on your luck and assertiveness

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Consultant in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Assistant Consultant in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Management Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Generally speaking management is pretty understanding
    -Coworkers are young, energetic, and friendly
    -Very social atmosphere
    -Work is as challenging as you make it
    -Regular raises
    -Clear upward mobility
    -Travel opportunities
    -Training Opportunities
    -Work is left at work

    Cons

    -Below average salaries for locals
    -Compensation structure heavily skewed toward traveling employees
    -Hours can be rough depending upon luck with a project
    -Raises NEVER given more often than once a year
    -Advancement structure that is very inflexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is pretty obvious that the turnover rate is due to the below average salaries. The Pros make up for some of this, but the discount is pretty heavy. There is a reason that the company's clients hire away employees after MS gets them trained. A little better salaries would go a long way toward retention rates. MS can also be pretty inflexible when it comes to advancement and raises. These ONLY happen once a year. It doesn't matter if you are the best employee MS have ever seen. Advancement only happens in late summer. Employees that travel also get compensated 2-3 times what locals get paid. This sometimes causes discontentment and hard feelings.

    The company culture is pretty good. That and the travel opportunities (you have to ask if you want to travel) are pretty good Pros.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Great Company

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Management Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for

    Cons

    There weren't a lot of cons to speak of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    Working in relatively new southern US office. It is a placeholder until you get a better job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Consultant in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Assistant Consultant in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Management Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -The people are very down to earth, young, and fun to work with, contrasted with the stodgy old people that mostly work for our client.
    - A good bit of down time to focus on personal stuff, never too intense.
    - My friends think I have a cool and interesting job (hah).
    - I don't start work as early as some of my other friends, get to avoid traffic

    Cons

    - higher than average hours. Most friends get off at 5-6, we leave at 7 no matter if you have absolutely no work to do.
    - salary is poor for what the job entails. I'm not in a big city so I don't expect a lot, but compared to my local friends that have similar work and skills, I get paid the least, but usually work the most.
    - They admit salaries are not wild, but assert that raises are very good. That is not true from what I have experienced and seen so far. Maybe slightly higher than normal raises, but your 'bonus' is factored in to the salary/raise, so it is realistically lower than you think. Also, your raise at the end of the year is actually a POSSIBLE bonus you will receive at the end of the NEXT year. Also quite a letdown.
    - They basically sucker in locals to work for a year or two. No one wants to stay, most have left already. You work alongside Spaniards that are here temporarily, and they get free housing and daily stipends. Locals get nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with what the job entails, and with the clients. They want to make lots of money off the clients, forcing us to work long hours when it is not needed, and telling the clients we are more skilled and experienced than we actually are. Also make salaries more competitive to the environment and work produced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Good experience in risk management

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

    I have been working at Management Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn from financial risks and working close to the customer. Work with young people and with enthusiasm.

    Cons

    Too focused on two or three clients. You have to sacrifice the work/life balance. No strategy projects in this company.

    Recommends
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Business Consultant

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

    I have been working at Management Solutions full-time

    Pros

    I have to admit, there is nothing special about this company. They recently entered US market to screw the recent graduates. They have consulting contracts with Santander and JP Morgan, they are mostly into financial consulting.

    Cons

    I have almost waited for 3 months, since it is a consultant job. I told to each and everyone about the opportunity and excited to work for them. The initially gave me a verbal offer, but later they screwed me, wasted my time and I also rejected other offers. They totally screwed my career. Recent grads please avoid this company. I suggest you not to go with this kind of moron companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You got to improve your organizational skills in hiring, rather than making the people upset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Director in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Management Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment, excellent learning experience, great people to work with. Fast-paced career, lots of opportunities to grow. Traveling experiences, opportunities to work and live abroad. Good remuneration in the mid-term.

    Cons

    Long hours, really demanding company. Requires a really strong commitment, only recommended for hard working people who want to develop their careers and learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Senior consultant in banking and telecommunications. Implementation of 11 functional projects related to the following.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Management Solutions

    Pros

    Salary, People, chance of growth, Master, exposure to clients

    Cons

    Lack of Know how, Few clients (SAN, BBVA), Long journey, little difference between outstanding and averaged consultants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really different experiences depending of partner

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Mostly good

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

    I have been working at Management Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of experience/exposure
    Good community/social culture

    Cons

    Limited benefits
    Limited training (No CIMA)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More benefits needed! Pensions, training (inc CIMA) nurturing etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Not really recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Management Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with usually are really competent people with great skills, that will help you understand the project you work on.

    Cons

    Due to the crisis situation of Spain Management Solutions is getting great workers at the price of monkeys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/life Balance is a MUST.

    Doesn't Recommend

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