Southwest Consulting Associates Reviews
Pros – I enjoyed being given responsibility as opposed to doing mindless data entry work
Cons – Things are fairly slow moving and it would be easy to do less work in a day if you were not self motivated
Advice to Senior Management – Great management all around!
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
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Pros – The pay was pretty decent while I worked there, the benefits are nice, and the dress code is casual. It is a very non-professional environment.
Cons – Other than the benefits, SCA is a pretty awful company to be working for. The job itself is mindless. All you do is sort data and click buttons 90% of the time, and it doesn't change. The upper management seems to have very little leadership experience, and therefore don't recognize leadership in lower employees either. This created an atmosphere where the people who only looked out for themselves thrived, and the team players were treated poorly. Favoritism/Office politics are very important here, so you have to suck up to the right people, or it will not matter how hard you work. It is also very easy to get pinned to an "identity" that you can not change, which can be very frustrating. Lastly, there is very little room for professional growth. The company is a very niche industry, so the experience is not very helpful later on, and the upper management likes keeping a strict tier system that keeps lower employees from growing professionally.
Advice to Senior Management – Get some professional degrees, and learn that leadership is an important quality over just pure production numbers.
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Pros – - Good benefits.
- Good work/life balance.
Cons – - Very little upward mobility.
- Closed minded management.
- Little to no training after the first couple of weeks.
- WAY behind the curve with technology.
- Very niche.
- Politics can be more important than quality of work.
Advice to Senior Management – Diversify.
Make an effort to provide growth and opportunity for employees.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
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Pros – Benefits were great
If you're able to make good with the VPs, then you will definitely get promoted
Good exposure to trends in health care, but specific to their product line
Small company with good family values
Cons – Like any company, there can be clicks but often times we felt like we were back in high school
Consultants are made managers without any proper training, many of them are poor people managers
Annual reviews were a joke. You would spend several days completing these ridiculous questionnaires and it became clear senior management didn't really read any of it for your review.
The company was too narrowly focused and didn't diversify their product.
Very redundant and monotonous work. It's a pro if you like working with lots of data.
Advice to Senior Management – Spend more time on training senior management to be people managers