North Highland

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North Highland Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
188 Reviews
3.0
188 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is really good and no pressure to work long hours if not needed (in 43 reviews)

  • Great people with great skills striving to provide value to their clients (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance has tilted into mass amounts of work for almost no gain (in 9 reviews)

  • Low base salary, complex bonus structure, mediocre benefits (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to secure work-life balance and enjoy the benefits of being a part of the community

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at North Highland

    Pros

    People, Culture, Work life balance, local model

    Cons

    Lower Compensation as compared to other competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't compare North Highland to the larger firms because it is in a class all its own

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant

    I worked at North Highland

    Pros

    I loved working at North Highland. I felt supported in my work, able to take risks without fear of retribution if I failed, and was involved with interesting and appropriately challenging work. I also worked for one of the best leaders ever - Jill Jacques. I left North Highland because I was offered a once in a lifetime career opportunity. Leaving North Highland was one of the most difficult professional decisions I ever made.

    Cons

    North Highland's compensation model is a bit lower than other firms and I know they are working to solve that issue. The flip side is that they honor work/life balance and demonstrate a care and interest in their employees' families. My family experienced an unexpected medical emergence during my time at North Highland and I was amazed at the understanding, compassion, and support they gave so willingly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be true to the vision of North Highland. Be the consulting firm you, the consultant, would want to work for and would be proud to own. Listen. Ask questions. Then, lead and continue building the company of your dreams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Good leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Highland as a contractor

    Pros

    Great People, good career opportunities. Talented and smart individuals that work hard, yet still leave time for their personal life.

    Cons

    No negatives at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Culture... Intelligent Work... Creative People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Highland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture in London is strong. it is a fun, relaxed and creative place to work. I am surrounded by intelligent driven people every day.

    Cons

    Growing quickly - but we can handle it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people from great backgrounds - A REAL HIGH INTEGRITY place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Highland full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, great clients, great co-owners, 100% of employees are owners. This is a place that I would recommend to any top notch consultant. Not a good place if you are comfortable being mediocre...you won't last here.

    Cons

    Salaries have been low, but that is being corrected in late 2014.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on career development tailored for the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A positive, thoughtful culture with good people who care!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Highland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked in many office environments where the ethical and moral boundries were tested and it is really great to have worked with a firm full of people who want to do the right thing for the firm, the people and their clients. North Highland is trying to make changes to improve the firm overall so the employees can continue to provide a solid career path for each person.

    Cons

    It will take some and a few cycles before North Highland achieves its goals. Patience is key as I believe they will get there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look deeper into why the changes are necessary to begin with. The market is much different than it was in 2001 and 2008-2010... Look at the potential market drivers that contributed to the success of the firm and what internal changes can combat the changes in the market today, 2014.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Changes are working

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at North Highland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can move up at your own pace. No time in grade like the big 4. I worked hard and got promoted fast. Make more than I would if I stayed at Big 4. Other are working less hours and are happy doing it but do not move up as fast.

    Cons

    Lots of folks left this year that should have been asked to go before now. The "nice" culture sometimes leads to people staying longer than they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course. The changes you are making are clearly working. Don't read the posts here from those that we're let go. They are not our future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful

    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at North Highland as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interns are offered benefits. Great work atmosphere. Real-world experience. Constant work to be done, no twiddling your thumbs here!

    Cons

    Internship was too short and no permanent position offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    transforming whilst staying true to values

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Highland full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a massive focus on personal development, tons of feedback day to day
    Local delivery model combined with really globally integrated expertise groups that come and transform the local capability
    You can trust them to stay true to their values, even if that makes transformation slower and rougher, peop'e first, no shortcuts

    Cons

    Need to fix the brand image so we can attract the best people
    Compensation structure doesn't drive the right behaviors, it's being reviewed but taking too long
    Too much power in the local office vs the global expertise groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the transformation efforts deliver faster, more iteratively if needed to keep people engaged and confident in the outcome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Waving the flags for this place

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at North Highland full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No travel, excellent working environment, smart people

    Cons

    There is no con to working for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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