North Highland

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North Highland Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
169 Reviews
2.8
169 Reviews
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North Highland President and CEO Dan Reardon
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There isn't a better company out there with work/life balance (in 41 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 15 reviews)

  • The work/life balance has tilted into mass amounts of work for almost no gain (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Changes are working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at North Highland full-time for 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
  2.  

    Wonderful

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

    I worked at North Highland as an intern for less than a 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
  3.  

    transforming whilst staying true to values

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

    I have been working at North Highland full-time for 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Waving the flags for this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at North Highland full-time for less than a 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
  6.  

    Strong, Conservative Company Poised for Growth

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

    I have been working at North Highland

    Pros

    Innovative service offerings, strong culture

    Cons

    Variable comp model is challenging for some but works for high performers very well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to think strategically and look for more opportunities for growth and expansion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Loved working for this company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    My colleagues were some of the smartest, most talented and funniest people I've ever worked with....everyone took the responsibilities and expectations for the client work product very seriously but I found it to be an engaging, rewarding experience. I had great clients and still maintain personal and professional connections to many of them.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to share about my own experience. It was the perfect time and place for my needs and for that stage of my career.

    Recommends
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people; consulting done right

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

    I worked at North Highland as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice, super smart, well-rounded people
    Employee-owned mentality and structure
    NO TRAVEL!!!
    Senior level consultants who've been around the block a few times

    Cons

    Lower pay (no "travel premium") compared to other top consulting firms
    Lack of well-rounded support to ensure Affiliates can bring their best work to clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit how thoroughly you support Affiliates - give them access to tools, "how things work around here" guidelines, etc. - perhaps a simple online training module that can bring new Affiliates up to speed? Lines were blurred on client site and can lead to miscommunication amongst team members around roles/responsibility boundaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    First-rate.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at North Highland full-time

    Pros

    Emily, VP goes above and beyond for her NH team. NH is lucky to have her as a leader.

    Cons

    Account managers need to check-in with staff more, in order to mitigate possible future challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for being so accessible and transparent.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked here full time over 5 years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Highland

    Pros

    Great company with exceptional people and high quality work for our clients. Just finished annual meeting and charged up. Very positive momentum. This is our time.

    Cons

    We take too long to fix operational issues. Let's get it done this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investments look good but we need even more.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture, management that listens to employees, and an opportunity to flex your entrepreneurial chops

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Highland

    Pros

    You have the ability to own your career

    Cons

    Compensation model can be challenging in the first year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communications from management are frequent and open, but the channels used to communicate don't always work for people who are staffed on projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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