The Claro Group

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The Claro Group Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
8 Reviews
3.3
8 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work, slow movement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at The Claro Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Claro has great work and diverse clients. There is always something different to do which at the same time could be a con because it's hard to specialize in any one thing.

    Cons

    Hard to specialize in any one thing because of the lack of continuity and daily requests from managers/requests.

    Movement through the company is average for the first 5-6 years then gets extremely stagnant at the manager level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent with reviews/ratings and do what you tell your employees you will for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Several Consultants/Sr. Consultants and Healthcare Managers have left the company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at The Claro Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive Pay. Fair Bonus structure. The company itself is a GREAT place to work. One of the Founders (Mark Hargis) is definately a notable professional with Outstanding Integrity. Under his leadership, the company will grow. All the Managing Directors are highly experienced, respectable mentors and it has been an honor to work with them for our clients. "they care"

    Cons

    Senior Management are close buddies with the Managing Directors because of this it creates a challenging work place for its Analyst-Manager staff. There is no anonymous way to provide feedback to HR on Employee managment issues except to submit it to a commitee or directly to a Managing Director "in person". Senior Management plays favorites and can easily have an analyst assigning a Senior Consultant work which highly destructers the team without the MD's knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Several Consultants/Senior Consultants and Healthcare Managers have left the company!!!! Why? Look closely into the Sr. Managers within the practice that they were direct reports to. Managing Directors should recieve detailed reports of who is assigning work to whom and ensure its not a lazy, 90% remote Senior manager delegating their leadership task of assigning work to an Analyst. Swiftly implement a way for your staff to provide feedback of their managers performance as well so that performance reviews are not one sided. The annual performance reviews that are being turned in by Senior Managers are being seen as a compiled list of flaws that documented all year. Your employees are not given consistent feedback or direct so it feels like an ambush at their annual review meeting that they had no clue about the detail "all year". Their is a high turn over in healthcare because of this. The Long term HR manager has resigned. Now that you have a new one, please provide her with more than just a title but the ability to retain employees through implementing change in the Sr. Management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Claro Group

    Pros

    Awesome People and great opportunity for career growth

    Cons

    The work can be a little boring at times and forces you on a niche path

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership is not listening to the staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at The Claro Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are favored, you have flexibility

    Cons

    Office politics, leadership is lacking, lack of direction, no culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Healthcare Practice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at The Claro Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many opportunities to travel.
    Direct access to senior leadership.
    Competitive salary and bonus structure.
    Stipend for continued education.
    Unlimited vacation (as approved by your team).
    Ability to work from home if needed.
    3% 401k match with 100% vesting after 3 years.

    Cons

    Long hours (occasionally, not always).
    Limited practice scope.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I learned a lot while I worked at Claro

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at The Claro Group

    Pros

    The people are great and the work is challenging.

    Cons

    Not a great work life balance all the time.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Play Hard, Work Harder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at The Claro Group

    Pros

    1) Working with extremely competent people. Clients on average pay a premium to hire The Claro Group in order to deliver a great work product.

    2) Compensation is extremely fair and above average. Employees at Navigant/Deloitte/Accenture receive less pay on average.

    3) Extreme growth over past few years demonstrates the reputation that The Claro Group has among its clients resulting in recurring projects.

    4) "Fun" Culture or as fun as work can be. Baseball games, company outings, happy hours are not uncommon events.

    Cons

    1) Long hours and the inability to reject client demands. Willingness to adhere to unrealistic client deadlines.

    2) Company culture still has remnants of the Anderson era. Top-down mentality

    3) Work is not the most intellectually stimulating. There aren't any extensive financial models needed to be in this industry nor even a great emphasis on accounting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please allow flexible hours. Billing 40 hours in 3 days should justify taking Friday off or at least working from home without the need to 'ask' for permission.

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to start a career but the work is not stimulating enough nor broad enough that I feel I am learning.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Claro Group

    Pros

    The people at the Claro Group are very nice. Management is very flexible and understanding of work-life balance for a consulting firm.

    Cons

    The work is very specific and industry specific. Most people are stuck doing the same type of work over and over again, unable to build a good portfolio of skills and remain marketable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to be better. There have been a lot of internal issues regarding pay, tracking of hours, etc. that have not been addressed to the firm as a whole.

    Doesn't Recommend

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