Monitor Group Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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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 15 reviews)

  • Long hours as with many consulting firms (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Admin

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monitor Group

    Pros

    company benefits, compensation, perks like working from home

    Cons

    training, growth, advancement, management and they way they treated admins (some)

    Advice to Management

    none

  2. Nice company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monitor Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours, no work life balance.

  3. Extremely talented people in fast-paced environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monitor Group full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    An extreme learning environment. Every day requires you to be on your "A" Game. Tremendous exposure to all types of challenging business problems. Cannot think of a better place to start a career in terms of gaining a business foundation and learning.

    Cons

    Management Consulting is not for everyone - long and unpredictable hours, not-so-glamorous travel, occasionally a partner who somehow expects the team to deliver an impossible amount of work, occasionally a manager who is a perfectionist to the degree that it destroys team morale, etc. For most employees, it wears you out, which is one reason new hires typically stay just 2-3 years or so.

    Also, relative to peers, lower compensation (though I'd trade that in the early part of my career for the more interesting projects we had)

    Advice to Management

    Too bad for Monitor that it was acquired by Deloitte. I view Monitor as a fine-restaurant that simply didn't have enough customers. Monitor was stuck in the middle as neither a boutique nor a super-large firm and was squeezed on both sides. Also, the demand for consulting services a this price point shifted away from pure strategy / marketing strategy (Monitor's strongest areas), and more towards operations and implementation (relatively weaker areas compared to peers). Monitor was not able to adjust quickly enough.

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  5. Best firm

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monitor Group

    Pros

    good training, culture, people, leader

    Cons

    none that I can recal at this moment

  6. Amazing learning experience and foundation for accelerated development

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Monitor Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Smart colleagues
    - Management is engaged and cares about building strong consultants and providing thought leadership
    - Ability to work on stretch assignments / develop quickly

    Cons

    - Long hours (but no different than other consulting firms)
    - Smaller size sometimes means same clients and limited diversity of projects

    Advice to Management

    For new analyst classes, it would be great to have pre-assigned mentors both at a leadership/management level and at a peer level. This would facilitate multiple perspectives that could help a new colleague immediately add value and learn the culture.

  7. Very smart people, interesting work, sub-par compensation

    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Monitor Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with, projects were great as well.

    Cons

    Lower pay vs. competitors. Long hours.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Great experience coming out of college

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    Former Employee - Analyst Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Monitor Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Develop skills around critical thinking, problem solving, quantitative/qualitative analysis
    - Participate on a team of highly intellectual people who push you to be your best
    - Get great exposure to a variety of management issues
    - Great culture and learning envrionment

    Cons

    - Long hours and travel can take a toll
    - Lack of industry focus at entry level

  9. Great company to launch a career

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Monitor Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great opportunities for career development
    - Tons of responsibility very early
    - Incredibly smart people

    Cons

    - Long hours!
    - Staffing model is more intense than other firms
    - Low comp in bad years

  10. Lots of hype, little substance.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Monitor Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    one of the least corporate atmospheres you'll find at a consulting firm

    Cons

    Dated IP management; poor / inefficient project management is systemic; too many generalist - not enough true industry experts or thought leaders; operationally - teams need to spend more time on-site, in the trenches with clients... not doing this has resulted in not knowing the client well enough and missed opportunities for organic growth with relationship clients.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to rethink how personnel are deployed

  11. Intense Learning and Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monitor Group

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Rapid learning, colleagueship, compensation (on a good year)

    Cons

    no work-life balance, compensation (on a bad year), lack of strategic focus and execution

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