Monitor Group Reviews in Cambridge, MA

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Pros
  • Good Work life balance, Nice Salary, Senior Management visionary (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people to work and intenting to help you when you need (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can get a bit screwed at times on projects (in 14 reviews)

  • Long hours as with many consulting firms (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Work life balance

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Security Specialist  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Security Specialist in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Monitor Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Work life balance, Nice Salary, Senior Management visionary

    Cons

    Should have more Internal travel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Smart people, tough firm

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    Former Employee - Undergrad Intern  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Undergrad Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Monitor Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really smart people
    Generally interesting work
    Global staffing + presence

    Cons

    Deloitte
    Limited commercial success
    Smaller = more difficult to go abroad (sometimes)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Interesting..to say the least

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Monitor Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    informal work environment so young professionals get the opportunity to take the lead on a number of initiatives

    Cons

    support staff are second class citizens

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    An Excellent Place to Get Started and Grow...

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    Current Employee - Case Team Leader  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Case Team Leader in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Monitor Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Smart, passionate people with a bit less ego than other top tier strategy firms. Monitor has unique hiring standards which place intellect in the context of other substantive qualitative factors--such as the willingness to listen and learn from your mistakes. Those who have the 'smartest guy in the room' attitude generally do not make the cut, and if they slip through, they don't do well.

    This lends itself to a positive culture which is competitive, but not cutthroat.

    Monitor has all the trappings of a global consulting organization full of influential thought leaders. New ideas are constantly in the air, and everyone loves a good wonky intellectual discussion.

    Cons

    As with any strategy firm, a lot of learning is in the ether. You will get a strong dose of strategy exposure, which may not always translate into the nuts and bolts business execution skills that budding entrepreneurs might desire. It can be overly theoretical at times, while at other times somewhat regimented and dictated by use of existing 'house favorite' strategy frameworks.

    You will learn to think about business, you won't learn how to run one exactly.

    The salaries are good, but probably a notch below McKinsey, et al. You will probably make more than most of your friends, however, so don't fret. Bonuses can be quite large too.

    They have done better at developing the Alumni network more recently, but they could do more to create the kind of network that other large firms enjoy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think Monitor is well-run and continues to grow and diversify. It has been some time since my departure, so I cannot speak to current issues with the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The smartest people I have worked with and the most I have ever learned

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Monitor Group

    Pros

    you will work hard but learn so much. this is a group of very smart, humble and interesting people focused on making a difference for their clients. it is a unique place with a great culture.

    Cons

    some times too smart for their own good and have a tendency to over complicate. the organization is at times too consensus driven. the pay is average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should make hard decisions and be ok with the fact that people will be mad. It is too consensus driven.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not your typical consulting firm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Monitor Group

    Pros

    treated like an adult, feedback culture, amazing, smart, fun people

    Cons

    incredibly high expectations of employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great culture, pay and benefits lacking

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Monitor Group

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, which is amazing. As long as the job gets done, managers don't care if you do it from home or the office. Very autonomous, and employees are respected.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than similar jobs in the area, benefits are very scanty. No 401K matching at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having so many parties and give the money to people in the form of bonuses instead.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great work with great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Monitor Group

    Pros

    - Rigorous feedback and very strong personal development
    - Collaborative, supportive culture
    - High expectations but great support from peers

    Cons

    - Too collaborative at times
    - Upward reviews lack power

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work / life balance - no opportunities for growth not tied to politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Monitor Group

    Pros

    work/life balance - great PTO policies

    Cons

    Lots of turf wars. Company could run more efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to other opinions

    No opinion of CEO
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    Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Monitor Group

    Pros

    Great culture. Great people. Great insights into various industries. All and all, a great place to start and to figure out what I want to do with my life.

    Cons

    It's hard to balance the work load. Some nights I would be done early and others I would be hunched over my desk all night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, as a junior person, I did not see much of the leadership or overall strategy, but I credit them with creating the great office culture I encountered at Monitor.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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