PRTM Management Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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PRTM Management Global Managing Director Scott Hefter
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Pros
  • Beter than Most Work Life Balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Plus, if you want to develop your career in supply chain, this is a good place for you (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is a challenge (in 13 reviews)

  • My biggest drawback is the lack of name recognition (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PRTM Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborate, Transparent Promotions, Treated like people

    Cons

    Low Compensation compared to other top strategy firms.

    Advice to Management

    Got bought by PwC - A good thing!

  2. Once a great firm....

    Former Employee - Principal in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Principal in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at PRTM Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a really great firm in California. Then the east coast guys took over and it started going downhill. Had to sell to PwC before it completely imploded

    Cons

    Used to to great, leading edge work for high tech companies. But, as time went on, don't know what they became

    Advice to Management

    Get closer to your staff and the clients. Fewer company meetings. More time mango g the client vs the firm

  3. Overworked under appreciated.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PRTM Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people there

    Cons

    Management was disconnected, their way or no way

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  5. A mixed bag of projects, people and places.

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at PRTM Management full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on high profile projects with cool companies and work alongside partners who care.

    Cons

    There is some bad management in higher positions just like any company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to associates and managers.

  6. Great for early career experience

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at PRTM Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to learn and work with a tremendous variety of businesses around the globe. Peers are always highly motivated, hardworking people.

    Cons

    Compensation is below that of comparable companies
    Travel schedules can be rough is you have a family

  7. Helpful (2)

    Firm is Not Assimilating Well into PwC

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Associate

    I worked at PRTM Management full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with some very sharp people that had great industry experience and understanding of how to deliver great engagements. The variety of engagements across multiple industries gives you experience in a matter of a few years that would take ten years or more in industry.

    Pay: The firm pays well and exit opportunities to director and executive level roles in industry are available.

    Cons

    The delivery objectives of various Principals (Partners) and Directors was widely skewed. Engagement Delivery: very inconsistent delivery practices going on between senior leaders, which only became more apparent after acquisition by PwC.

    Billable Hours: administrative items such as the recording of billable hours was widely skewed. It is unethical for Principals and Directors to direct teams to record 40 hours a week when you are putting in more than 12 hours everyday. Charge the client the proper amount or staff the team appropriately to keep hours capped at 40 per week. Principals and Directors need a course in engagement financial management so that they are not selling projects with no contingency for overruns due to higher levels of effort to deliver.

    Training: the firm needs to do a better job of coordinating the staffing of engagements with teams that can actually deliver the sold engagement. I can't count the amount of time wasted trying to convince a senior member of the team about why their idea will not work. There are times where a structured problem solving approach that looks great on paper is absolutely the wrong path to go down for that client given their capabilities. Deliver results that are actionable and meaningful for the client , which results in them becoming long term partners with the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate Poor Leaders: when you start to have Principals and Directors who have such notorious reputations for being difficult to work with engagement after engagement, it may be time to have a sit down between the partners to address such behavior. Selling engagements is how the firm makes money, but if you have poor leaders who create such a toxic environment on their engagements that people flat out refuse to work with them in the future, including leaving the firm if push comes to shove, you have a serious morale and culture issue on hand. Deal with this dead wood and the morale will shoot through the roof.

    Culture: the senior leaders from legacy PRTM need to quit running rogue operations within PwC and assimilate to the new firm. The PwC culture seems to be very good and I think there is a great opportunity to merge best practices from both firms. It is not an overnight process, but one that will take time if you try. Your Senior Associates and Managers are not idiots and can see what is going on. If you don't buy in to the PwC process, quit running around saying all the politically correct things and directing your teams to do one thing in official communications and another thing behind closed doors.

  8. Helped me pass the time while I looked for something else.

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Waltham, MA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Waltham, MA

    I worked at PRTM Management as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    * Smart and hard working people.
    * Free coffee and drinks.
    * Attractive office space with a great location.

    Cons

    * Very quiet and not very personable.
    * Typical consulting environment. Lots of egos and inflated self worth.
    * Antiquated technologies.

  9. Great firm with very bright people

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    Former Employee - Principal in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Principal in Waltham, MA

    I worked at PRTM Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PRTM is made up of dedicated and bright people

    Cons

    work life balance is a challenge

  10. Great colleagues, great projects, great experience

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    Former Employee - Manager in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Waltham, MA

    I worked at PRTM Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High level of interaction with partners
    Work on variety of projects
    High-caliber colleagues with variety of skillsets
    Great relationships with executive clients and opportunity work with many individuals at client

    Cons

    Firm not as prestigious as others (McKinsey, BCG, etc.)
    Lots of travel. Very few local projects.
    Very lean organization with little/no research support and budget to purchase research. Requires some long nights doing research.
    Some projects very long-term (1+ year), which leads to consultants "going native" sometimes

  11. Second grade consulting firm

    Current Employee - Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at PRTM Management full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - good partners and senior members
    - descent salaries

    Cons

    - bad projects
    - bad management practices

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