New England Consulting Group

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New England Consulting Group Reviews

Updated June 10, 2014
Updated June 10, 2014
8 Reviews

3.3
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent starting ground for any future executive

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

    Pros

    Work alongside experienced and talented Partners so you receive great knowledge and training
    Great exposure to your clients and an opportunity to contribute in a meaningful and impactful way rarely afforded to entry- or even mid-level managers
    Encouraged to take risks and try new things in a comfortable setting
    Breadth of different industries and business challenges
    Small project teams leads to great responsibility

    Cons

    Hours can be long and compensation should be more competitive
    Little opportunity for long-term career advancement within the company (though management is very encouraging/helpful in helping you achieve your long-term career planning/goals)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster incoming talent with greater compensation/benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Incredible industry exposure, not system-oriented

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Norwalk, CT

    Pros

    NECG is one of the only places where there is really no ceiling in the responsibility you want to undertake. You will be staffed immediately on client work, be expected to manage client relations, and write/contribute to final deliverables. You will also present your work on-site to C-level executives.

    You will be able to voice your opinion and are expected to do so.

    There are some neat company rituals that also make the experience fun and anything but bland

    These all contribute to the unique opportunity NECG provides to right out of undergrad employees.

    Cons

    Due to the system and company structure, the unique advantages do lend to some disadvantages. There is not a formal training process and one must be proactive to learn from other PMs and the Partners.

    In addition, PMs are expected to assist in new business initiatives, which is unlike most other consulting firms. There is not a formal system to generate new business so it is difficult for recent grads to add-value in this area, though any help is appreciated by upper-management.

    Work can be sporadic, and work requests sometimes seem irrelevant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the strengths and weakness of each individual you hire to tailor your management practices to each employee. Create a more transparent environment and promote camaraderie first, and foremost.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    People are great! Company, not so much.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Norwalk, CT

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. Their location is convenient. The access to C-suite clients is remarkable.

    Cons

    Partners are stuck in the 70's and 80's. Founder is digitally backwards. There is no Project Manager training. Definitely a hands-on training system, which hinders the development of PMs. Definitely inconsiderate of others' time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to use a computer/cell. Realize that PMs are young and shouldn't be at your beck and call 24/7. Use better time management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Clients and Exciting Projects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Norwalk, CT

    Pros

    Work directly with experienced executives on diverse and challenging projects. Work for brand name companies across industries. Innovative environment with extensive educational experiences. Lots of autonomy and leadership opportunities.

    Cons

    Deadlines can get tight. Protocols can get frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve procedures to streamline workflows.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    NECG internship was decent but company size was too small to even compare to other ones.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager Intern  in  Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager Intern in Norwalk, CT

    Pros

    you'll get direct industry exposure as you will get assigned on a project almost immediately as you start. you'll also get the chance to work with the partners directly.

    Cons

    however, company size is way too small to compare with other internships i've done in the past. also, an aveage project team is 4-5 people with two partners, a project manager and the intern. so your workload depends on how independent you work with your PM and how your PM assigns you to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management needs to have more diversity and more younger management people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sinking ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Westport, CT

    Pros

    Variety of industries and projects to gain some experience

    Cons

    Theory X culture. Not empowering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give college graduates the benefit of the doubt

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great Experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Westport, CT

    Pros

    Unbelievable wealth of information and experience

    Cons

    Organization and job culture is very unique and not for all people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
  9.  

    Former Project Manager in Westport, CT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great access to clients, ability to work in small teams.

    Cons

    Marketing strategy is stuck in the 1970's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on career development and learn about the digital revolution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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