PRTM Management
3.5 of 5 74 reviews
www.prtm.com Waltham, MA 500 to 999 Employees

PRTM Management Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014

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PRTM Management Global Managing Director Scott Hefter

Scott Hefter

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Beter than Most Work Life Balance"
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  • "Good firm if you want to focus on Supply Chain Operations"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "work life balance is a challenge"
    in 13 reviews
  • "My biggest drawback is the lack of name recognition"
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    Manager (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsCollaborate, Transparent Promotions, Treated like people

    ConsLow Compensation compared to other top strategy firms.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGot bought by PwC - A good thing!

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

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    A mixed bag of projects, people and places.

    Associate (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to associates and managers.

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

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    Great for early career experience

    Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Firm is Not Assimilating Well into PwC

    Senior Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsI 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementEliminate 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    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.

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    Great firm with very bright people

    Principal (Former Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    ProsPRTM is made up of dedicated and bright people

    Conswork life balance is a challenge

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

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    Great colleagues, great projects, great experience

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    ProsHigh 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

    ConsFirm 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

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

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    Second grade consulting firm

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    Pros- good partners and senior members
    - descent salaries

    Cons- bad projects
    - bad management practices

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    Not much integration with PwC

    Associate (A1) (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsDecent pay offered and no case studies during interviews. Most employees have some industry experience in field.

    ConsPRTM culture clashes with PwC's work culture. Less strategic and more operations/implementation type of work. Poor administrative and HR resources.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart capable people, unsustainable market positioning

    Manager Consultant (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsSmart and capable people, with a small firm culture.

    ConsPartner focus was strictly on sales and delivery was allowed to suffer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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