North Highland Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Unwilling to pay market rate to keep staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Services in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Global Services in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at North Highland

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, entry level work, great people to work with

    Cons

    Absolutely no career path, immediate ceilings in position, pays well below market rate to compensate for the employee owned portion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please re-think the model of "In order to grow, you have to leave" concept and actually groom your employees to last.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    Do not trust anyone in this company

    • 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

    They have some of the greatest employees I've worked with in a long time.

    Cons

    Management is manipulative and sneaky and they like to use nanny cams to trap people. Dangerous work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Developing people and providing growth opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at North Highland

    Pros

    Employee owners at all levels have a say in how their career develops and can influence office and team culture.

    Cons

    Newer markets sometimes feel foreign to culture of older markets but new regional model helps to balance entrepreneurship with scale needed to deliver successfully.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sprinkle in new leadership to continue to challenge old tenets and pressing into new opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Great Company but....

    • 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

    This company has Great people but to work with. Pretty much relaxing atmosphere but

    Cons

    Low pay low pay low pay for corporate services. If you're not a Consultant forget it

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 13 people found this helpful

    From Friendly to Hostile

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

    I have been working at North Highland full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a job and can get you experience in your field or with a good client.

    Cons

    Used to be a place that valued and invested in its people, but a new focus on profits over relationships and people has resulted in changes their business model and culture.

    The work-life balance is a joke. If you're not adding to the bottom line, get out before they show you the door.

    If you are in the PM or (I think) the BA space, they have devalued your services in a model called "managed services." They claim they can provide better people than their competitors but they hire from the same pool of staffing candidates and then wrap it in their "consulting" brand. That's just staffing no matter what you call it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Excellent company to work for, incredible people and clients

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

    I have been working at North Highland

    Pros

    work-life balance, great career growth opportunities, strong leadership, compensation program is much improved, strong company values, employee owned

    Cons

    Most people would say the recent transformation was a con but now that it is complete and I am on the other side of it, I strongly approve of it. Specifically, I really appreciate the new compensation structure that was implemented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue working with employees to gather input, you're doing a great job incorporating our feedback into your leadership decisions

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

    The exodus has started ...

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

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

    Pros

    - Decent company to work for if you're interested in being a generic consultant
    - If you've been there for less than 2 years, you probably won't miss the culture everyone raved about or understand the expertise that's leaving the firm
    - Good work/life balance, so long as you're not interested in a promotion

    Cons

    - Same old tired consulting model competing against the market as it existed 10 years ago
    - Executive leaders have lost the vision that Dave Peterson had. Out of respect for him, please remove his name from all marketing, as it's not the same place he founded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the smugness and actually listen to the feedback from the exit interviews. People who are leaving absolutely LOVED North Highland when they joined. Rather than putting slick external "leaders" into positions that they're under qualified for, promote from within. We're tired of bull-headed C-level folks that don't collaborate or listen to feedback. Didn't you learn from the last disaster?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Enough

    • 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

    Some freedom to develop as you want. No micromanaging.

    Cons

    Low pay low pay low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increased expectations will require better resources, better resources want to make more money

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

    Good people.

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

    I worked at North Highland

    Pros

    Great team of professionals. Care about clients and the Firm. Knowledgeable and experienced. Focus on community activities allows professionals to work on causes they care about.

    Cons

    Overall good company and good group of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Coming out of a year of change...a little battered, but better...

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The changes that have been put into effect over the past year have been very challenging, but positions North Highland for both short and long-term growth. It has also provided a means to filter out individuals that were not a good fit, culture-wise.

    Corporate and local leadership has been very open and communication has been bi-directional. There have also been noticeable actions based on feedback that leadership has received.

    New career model and compensation have aligned and exceeded the market.

    Cons

    The new ways of working will test the employees and the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, communicate, and communicate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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