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The Hackett Group Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated Mar 5, 2014
The Hackett Group – US – “The Hackett Group”

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2.4 18 reviews

9% Approve of the CEO

The Hackett Group Chairman and CEO Ted A. Fernandez

Ted A. Fernandez

(11 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I could work from home if needed(in 5 reviews)

  • good work experience in terms of exposure to methods, approaches and best practices(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • No support from Senior Management, lacking vision, bad benefits(in 5 reviews)

  • Challenging given work ethic to manage the work life balance(in 3 reviews)

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    Opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in consulting

    Senior Director (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsOutstanding, knowledgeable professionals with superlative work ethics. Top tier clients. Well respected by client community and business leaders. Excellent service offerings.

    ConsForced turnover of staff leads to continuous uncertainty amongst employee base. Limited bench strength causes difficulty in project staffing, startup and execution.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    A Train Wreck

    Business Development Associate (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsSome fairly intelligent people, but not enough of them.

    ConsThe CEO and COO are very arrogant, focused only on themselves. Poor decision making processes, internally, as well as acquisitions. Acquires a company, and lets it sit. The CEO LIES to everyone-his interests lie with his fast car, and his large home. Inability to create loyalty with employees, no rewards, expectations are too high with a pay-grade too low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet new management!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Billing is King

    Consulting Manager (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsDefined methodologies and good library of intellectual property. They have put a concerted effort forth to continue to strengthen engagements by leveraging past deliverables and stress continual learning.

    ConsBillable hours is a constant focus, often have bloated engagement teams where for some their primary contribution is just being there on the clock. I think more focus on lean teams for initial deliverables would leave a better impression and make the follow on work easier to sell.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hackett Group is a little rocky

    Senior Director (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsHackett has a great reputation for its unbiased independent assessment of Finance processes, HR processes and IT processes. Customers are very interested in the point of view as a tool to aid in setting or validating strategic direction. Projects range for small assessment to larger transformation efforts, but in general the projects are on the smaller and shorter side.
    Associates are allowed to have a good amount of independence with their work efforts which can lead to some inconsistencies in delivery.
    If you like travel then you will get a chance to do so.

    ConsIf you are looking for a place where you can do larger and longer type of work Hackett is not the place for you. There is a lot of churn going on and the direction of Hackett has changed several times.
    There are divisions in other areas of the world, primarily Europe, and the interaction needs to be improved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet a service and product direction for the company.

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

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    Company Review

    Manager (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsSmall company allows you to work with the same individuals on multiple projects. Allow you to work from home if the cliet agrees.

    ConsNot enough planned training. You may get thrown to the wolves if you want to advance. Not enough focus on the consultants. Look for RIF if you finish a project and there is not another project ready to start.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on consutants life outside of work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a job!

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Pros* Great People
    * Middle managment are easy to talk to
    * Work week is generally Mon-Thur and not required to come to the office on Fridays
    * IP is really good in some areas and it is very informative

    Cons* Constantly changing perfromance review process
    * Practice managment constantly changing because COO lacks committment to retaining talented people. In the COO's mind you are just a number that can be easily replaced despite the fact that organizationally we advocate talent management.
    * Organization does not practice what it preaches with regards to Best Practices

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn what talent managment and talent retention "really" mean.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The PeopleSoft practice shrank dramatically even though clients were very satisfied with the PeopleSoft projects

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsExcellent project management. Every project I worked on finished on time and on budget, with high customer satisfaction. The project managers know what they are doing.

    ConsPoor marketing. Senior management (CEO, President) shifted strategy away from project work to subscriptions, leaving a lot of good business on the table. The senior folks were rigid when reviewing some very worthwhile projects, losing them to other companies even though the projects would have produced significant cash flow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet up a structure to take advantage of the opportunities in project work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Prospective Employees Beware of this Organization!!

    Director (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsBest practices methodology, Fortune 100 clientele, global presence, experienced leadership who focuses on only bottom-line results (at the expense of field staff)

    ConsLeadership blinded toward activities in the field that affect employee morale and turnover. Giving "credit where credit is due" is not a prevailing philosophy among Senior Directors and Vice Presidents - - consulting managers and directors continually thrown under a moving bus. Feedback for improvement is not appreciated by leadership. Intimidation is common and professional behavior absent. The PMP program is ineffective and is not taken seriously by those who are responsible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a hard look at the Senior Director and Vice Presidents - - most do not practice the Company philosophy and are only interested in billing the client for as much as they can get away with.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    neutral experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prosindustry leader in benchmarking - tons of data

    Conslow salaries, management doesn't communicate, benchmarking, transformation and REL and Advisory..don't connect well
    public company whereas competitors are private, competition in benchmarking increasing

    Advice to Senior Managementgo private, communicate better with employees, cost cutting should not always mean laying off ppl

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bright people work with Hackett, but will they be there tomorrow.

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe company hires extremely bright people. The company has a great amount of unique intellectual property so its a great learning environment.

    ConsLong term strategy seems to change on a regular basis. The company is always trying to catch the next trend, unfortunately its often a day late and a dollar short.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDetermine what your competitive advantages and disadvantages are in the market place, come up with a strategy that fits and then stick to it.

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