North Highland
3.4 of 5 148 reviews
www.northhighland.com Atlanta, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

North Highland Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.4 148 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

North Highland President and CEO Dan Reardon

Dan Reardon

(117 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "There isn't a better company out there with work/life balance"
    in 39 reviews
  • "Employee Owned in the truest sense; collaborative culture; solid work-life balance"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low base salary, complex bonus structure, mediocre benefits"
    in 13 reviews
  • "The work/life balance has tilted into mass amounts of work for almost no gain"
    in 7 reviews
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    3 people found this helpful  

    Great working culture, rewards and work life balance concept. Can be the opposite in practice

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe story and culture of the firm feels great.
    Live, work an play locally.
    Rewards can be great at large and stable clients.
    Employee owners - a good stock plan that grows YoY.
    Employee has career control to determine work life balance.

    ConsA number of local offices outside of Atlanta are growth and management challenged.
    Weak offices have high client and employee turnovers. Rewards and advancement are impacted.
    Employee owners - 7 year vesting. low motivation for employee retention since stocks are distributed to remaining employees as an additional bonus when you leave.
    Selling is a requirement that will impact your bottom line and possibly employment.
    Choosing a good work life balance can translate to impacted reviews, rewards and advancement.
    Most projects end up being staff augmentation roles.
    Many leaders are generalist that lack depth and expertise which means selling staff aug roles.
    Little known outside Atlanta.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain the real great employees and out with the entrenched leads that keep the firm a staff aug firm that is everything to everyone. Put the proud culture into practice to reward and retain employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great consulting company, but does not always live up to it's promise

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsConsulting work, with out weekly travel
    Incredible people - some of the best I've ever worked with
    Vision for how they will evolve the company and continue to maintain the culture
    Sparks Grove could be a game changer in the Marketing Services arena

    ConsNot very well known in the market, outside of Atlanta - though we are putting emphasis on changing that.

    Low base salary, comparatively. Bonus structure is nice, but it can be hard to figure out how to make it work for you and hard to completely realize until you get embedded on an account and begin to build relationships within NH and on the client side

    Loosing a lot of good talent b/c of salary.

    Trying to get away from staff aug work, but seems that this has been harder to do - especially at some clients - than we would like.

    Promotion process is not as transparent as it could be

    Advice to Senior ManagementWatch the culture
    Fix the salary problem at manager / sr. manager level

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best place of my career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture with structure to reinforce it

    ConsPay is not in line with where the firm aspires to go

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to make it less of a financial sacrifice to join the firm

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manager (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood work life balance, company culture and decent project work

    ConsLow base salary, complex bonus structure, mediocre benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease base pay, more strategic client work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with lots of room to grow

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood amount of flexibility to work within and around your practice area. Definite focus on work life balance and employee development.

    ConsSome of the projects are sold with generic resources. I think this devalues the project work and the consultant who is staffed to the assignment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you want to do consulting, there is no better consulting company in the world

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsPaid by the hour for overtime (any billable hours over 30/week as long as you average 30/week for the entire quarter).
    There are numerous other ways to get bonuses.
    Low to no travel. Local model. We work and live where our clients do.
    We are growing like crazy.
    The company quite simply has the most incredible leadership team.
    They really do care about doing a great job for our clients.

    ConsI really can't think of any, but in order to meet the 20 word minimum, I would say that it's hard to make friends with my co-workers. We're always at the client sites and many times we're on 1 person projects. Or if we're not, the company has a very experienced employee base, which means most of them are busy with family life and don't do a lot of hanging out together.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. I think you are doing an incredible job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Miss the people, the work, and the clients

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe fellow consultants were a great group of highly motivated people. I truly loved working for our key accounts in the area and solving their problems and being a resource to them. I felt like an owner when I joined the company and really hoped to stay for the rest of my career.

    ConsThe local leadership changes prevented any real continuity and the heavy focus on growing the oil and gas business led to some short-sightedness in other areas. The pay was generally somewhat less than could be earned at other local consulting companies or larger ones.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust and invest in your people more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Definition of an Employee Owned firm...

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGreat people, positive culture, collaborative environment, numerous opportunities to contribute to firms's growth, you're not just a number, exciting global growth, adopts new technologies/capabilities quickly...

    ConsDon't have the brand recognition with new clients compared to bigger firms, smaller project wins/teams, limited analyst-level support

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to be transparent with employees with corporate financials, the annual meetings are great motivators, maintain the culture that we have even as we continue to grow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The first company that really makes you feel a part of a culture

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe Work Life Balance and no travel

    ConsThe salary compensation is confusing and discourages vacation

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Career Company

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsTop Down commitment to supporting employee growth and development. Perennial "Best Company to Work For", I am very satisfied with my company.

    ConsGrowth has limited the time involvement in company development activities, requiring extensive administrative responsibilities. My wish for leadership is to continue to focus on being able to foster the culture that has been cultivated since its inception.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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