Tefen Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. A Elite Team Growing Fast!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with extremely smart (yet very friendly and humble) people. International experience (clients all over the world, including Australia, Europe, China, India etc.) Full client exposure (very critical but pretty rare for entry level consultant) Deep learning curve (Hands on in field practice that no textbook can beat) Work-life balance (They are very flexible with your schedule, as long as you get jobs done)

    Cons

    Work can be challenging, but which consulting job is not?


  2. Helpful (3)

    Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tefen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    US division hired very smart, creative critical thinkers who were adaptable and fun with. Diverse work environment where you can get exposure to many different industries.

    Cons

    Too much involvement from corporate (Israel) to run business as it is run there vs. how a US company runs. Ultimately it ran off all the good people and tanked the business. Corporate leadership very confrontational. Salaries are not competitive

    Advice to Management

    Too late, you killed the goose who laid the golden egg.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Poor communication

    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great exposure for work at different places

    Cons

    poor communication, poor management, staff is very busy, no training


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    DO NOT WORK HERE - Tefen Does NOT PAY It's Employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tefen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Maybe you get lucky and meet people at other places to work. - The other consultants in the office and people that do the day-to-day work are all bright and enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    - Salary is paid monthly, not twice/month like most other consulting firms. - Salary is often paid in the WRONG amount. - Expenses are often late and wrong; in some cases expenses NEVER get reimbursed. - Internal systems don't exist to support expense management, time reporting, and other HR practices that are standard at other firms. - In the U.S., the company pails in comparison to other consulting firms. Pursuits are not 'sold' on the work of the company but rather falsely led to believe the company is capable of work it is not. The company is desperate for any and all business and struggles to get even that. - Management is not interested in the growth of it's employees, just about making sales and farming out consultants. - The company does not have a proper office, it's essentially a closet in another company's office. There are no windows, and two small rooms to work in. This is no place to work. - Management if of the opinion they can BS their way through any project. They have no integrity as a consulting firm and represent everything wrong with the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe in Israel you can operate this way, but in New York, drastic changes need to be made to... 1) Retain employees and make it an exciting place to work 2) Get new business and sustain an operation in New York


  6. Helpful (4)

    Not a great environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tefen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work hours, great boss, location

    Cons

    senior management - get on par with what is really going on in the workforce now

    Advice to Management

    change your recruiting methods


  7. Helpful (4)

    Bad company going wrong direction

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tefen full-time

    Pros

    different job, nice co-workers, travel

    Cons

    bad pay, long hours, no future


  8. Great experience, tough during bad economic times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Partners are aggressive at Sales and getting new projects

    Cons

    Salaries and bonuses is slightly below average


  9. Tefen... some good, some not so good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The experience was great, the clients were big names and the problems were interesting and exciting to solve. The people at the lower level were also amazing and very fun to spend lots of time with.

    Cons

    The salary was low and management would fight between themselves. There is a lot of office politics and if you were not one of there "good consultants" you were put on projects half way through. Also partners would fight for people and lie to the president to mask when projects ended in order to keep consultants working with them.

    Advice to Management

    Show employees that you care about them through little things like recognition, small bonuses and a fair transparent compensation structure.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Stepping Stone to better Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Provided exposure to consulting projects, traveling lifestyle and interesting clients.

    Cons

    Short Range Vision. Incompetent HR. Poor communication within the company.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Excellent consulting firm for people who want the experience without the pitfalls of a giant organization.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extensive support network around the world. Significant opportunity to work around the country and world in many different areas of practice and industries. Great deal of expertise in each market they serve. Great mentoring relationships with senior management. Approachable top to bottom within the company. Great team mentality, everyone is friendly, supportive and all around helpful. Very easy for new consultants to learn the ropes of consulting and to make their own mark on a project.

    Cons

    Must be willing to deal with 100% travel and many frequent changes to your weekly schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep supporting your staff the way you are. Ensure individuals who want to specialize are given the opportunity and the resources to expand themselves to the level of expert in a specific field.



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