Public Consulting Group

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Public Consulting Group Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
134 Reviews
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134 Reviews
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Public Consulting Group President William S Mosakowski
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is a great place to build your resume and learn to cover your back (in 11 reviews)

  • The Boston office is in a great location (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Little development of skills, and work-life balance does not improve until the senior consultant level (in 19 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for junior staff (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    good company in Boston, great location

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Public Consulting Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyboday is doing there own business

    Cons

    Good place to work and good company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A very rewarding experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auditor in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Auditor in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Independent work, very friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    work can be a little tedious

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a place to stay more than a year...very toxic environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    The office is small, so it's easy to form strong bonds with coworkers.

    Cons

    Where do I start...
    - very little innovation
    - awful management
    - little concern for work/life balance
    - culture of blaming others
    - boy's club

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more supportive leaders in management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Some good, some not so good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Public Consulting Group (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are some REALLY good people, who know their stuff and want to get the job done.

    Cons

    There is a substantial disconnect between what the company says it wants for its employees and what is available from a practical perspective: It's all well and good to espouse "healthy work/life balance", but if there's more work than hours in the day it doesn't happen.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good intentions, no plan, toxic people

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    Current Employee - ITS
    Current Employee - ITS

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This was a great place to learn and grow as a young IT employee
    Some managers were fantastic and would go out of their way to assist others and grow employees
    Pay was pretty decent

    Cons

    Toxic people, many were in management positions, some have since been demoted but still retained employment here somehow. Culture of blame and jealousy among the IT departments. Company does not seem to have a plan, or seems to change the plan constantly, and this is rarely communicated to the lower levels. Upper level management makes decisions unilaterally and does not seek input or completely ignores input from employees who are going to actually do the work to execute the "vision". In the past two years this company has hired a ton of new managers, directors, and senior level employees, but has done a horrible job of hiring competent lower and mid level employees to actually carry the workload. Lower level employees who are "promoted" are rarely paid significantly more. Change management is running IT into the ground by causing technical people to spend more time filling out paperwork than actually doing something to fix the numerous issues in this company. New directors, at the time that I left, seemed to be pushing the department to implosion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house! Get rid of these toxic people who start trouble and spread gossip. Communicate with your team more and seek their input. Promote hard workers who prove themselves up from within rather than creating new positions for people who weren't suited for their current position. Current lower level employees in IT have no reason to work harder because there are no positions for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Really Mediocre Environment

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture is pretty relaxed. When you have down time they don't really care what you do but when it's game time you need to be prepared.

    Cons

    Pay is definitely below industry average. Politics play a huge role in when and if you are promoted. Rarely do you know how well you are doing until your annual review. Good luck trying to use all of your vacation time. Most young people leave after 1-2 years because they find more interesting/ better pay else where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't isolate your younger employees as they are your biggest asset. Take your hiring more seriously hiring employee's buddies doesn't help the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have 25 years of experience in management consulting Ive worked in and for many consulting firms and PCG is a unique organization. It demands a lot of its people but it rewards smart risk taking and hard work. It is very difficult for people to enjoy working here unless they are driven to succeed. If however, you are a high achiever and want to challenge yourself, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    It is a heavy performance comp based firm. If you are looking for a high base salary, look somewhere else. If youre looking for a place where you feel confident that your hard work will yield high reward, sign up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunity for incremental growth rather than the current limited career ladder in the consultant track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    I'd still be there, but...

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for growth and different projects, especially in some divisions.
    Will move along "fast-track" employees quickly into responsible roles.
    I generally did not feel micro-managed, and felt trusted to self-direct work.

    Cons

    Tends to be an "up or out" culture, at least at the professional level. If supervisors/managers (correctly or not) don't see you as an employee on the fast track to consultant/manager roles, then it's hard to break free of the profiling, and any mistakes are likely to be magnified in consequence, further reinforcing management's perception. As much as I liked it there, I should have seen the handwriting on the wall and moved on much earlier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Willing to promote employee's careers

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very focused on keeping employees happy. PCG works with their employees to find a niche and help them grow and succeed.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape in any kind of transition which is understandable. Lots of times employees are left to figure things out on their own which could lead to missed opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low-ball headache with good benefits

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    Former Employee - Reimbursement Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Reimbursement Specialist in Austin, TX

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small enough office you get to know everyone and become friendly. Company is doing well and they do share those profits with employees through "on-the-clock" parties, bonuses, and other incentives. Pretty good benefits only.

    Cons

    They will low-ball you, hard, on salary negotiations. Company lacks in technologies and it can become frustrating when trying to complete your tasks. Very slow in acknowledging those seeking career advancement - the reason I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not low-ball, and be quicker in acknowledging those seeking career advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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