Portland Group

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Updated Feb 25, 2014

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3.9 8 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

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Gavin Solsky

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88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great culture

    Consultant (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGreat team culture, management very down to earth, projects are generally interesting

    ConsRemuneration is not in line with delivery expectations and strict recruitment criteria. Some projects can be long and boring to that extent. As expected for consulting, there is a lot of travel involved

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease remuneration. Keep company culture intact upon Infosys BPO acquisition of the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good culture and career progression opportunities

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsFlat structure allows faster development and greater responsibility
    Positive culture encourages risk taking and individuality
    Opportunity for fast progression if performing well

    ConsCan be left to sink or swim as management are not always accessible
    Limited scope of projects because of heavy focus on supply chain and procurement
    Bad knowledge management means information and internal data is not always easily accessible

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdd more structure and visibilty regarding career progression, remuneration and bonuses

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

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    Average

    Consultant (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGreat Work-Life balance, friendly environment

    Conspromotion system not meritocracy or effort based but more on time spent with company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    High quality and standards, supportive management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsFast career progression if you are capable
    High quality peers
    Flat hierarchy
    Management listens & responds to staff needs
    Competitive renumeration
    Very high standards of recruitment & retaining staff
    Value driven work-culture, strong mutual respect among the team

    ConsHigh expectations on employees (quallity)
    Can be long work hours if you don't manage them
    Will give you 'enough rope' which can backfire
    Knowledge management

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore proactive management of employee work life balance, and ensure that the purchase by Infosys does not comprise Portland's way of working

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

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    Worst job i've ever had

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Melbourne (Australia)

    ProsNone - high burn out rate; horrible management (think they own you) poor salary; "low-cost culture", they're a tin pot, moms and pops shop who hire socially inexperienced bookish staff.

    Consno integrity, long hours, bad pay, boring work, anxious work environment. Hats off to Solsky! He cashed out big time!!!
    basically useless on a cv, who's heard of them. At least at serious consultancies, you get a good name on your CV.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWorst job i've ever had

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Consultant

    Consultant (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    Pros-Great people and culture
    -No crazy hours weeks, although that depends on the type of project/client
    -Interesting projects

    Cons-Remuneration is really low compared to industry, considering the high standards they have to hire people
    -PG only focuses in Procurement and Supply Chain
    -Some projects can be boring

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salaries

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

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    Portland is a wonderful place to work, with exceptional standards set and exemplified by smart and inspirational leaders

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    Pros- Great team of like-minded enthusastic and highly-competent professionals
    - Delivering real change to our clients' businesses
    - Incredible track record of success before, during and after the GFC
    - A fun place to work

    Cons- Work can be hard but that goes with the territory (consulting)
    - Can't think of much else!

    Advice to Senior Management- Make sure you always keep the recruitment standards as high as they are today

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong Operational Consulting Practice with Rapid Carreer Development

    Consultant (Current Employee) South Sydney Municipality (Australia)

    Pros1. Rapid Career Development- Manager before 30 highly likely
    2. On par salary with the big firms
    3. Learn a ton
    4. Flat structure
    5. Strong culture

    Cons1. Lack of IP
    2. Lots and Lots of Travel

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter knowledge management and hiring better junior people can turn this mid tier Australian firm into a global player

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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