The Hackett Group

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The Hackett Group Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
96 Reviews
3.3
96 Reviews
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The Hackett Group Chairman and CEO Ted A. Fernandez
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I could work from home if needed (in 6 reviews)

  • Also, not to mention about its Intellectual Property (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is a continuous challenge and focus (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior Management, unethical , not supportable of employees (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    I have been working at The Hackett Group for over two years - left company and returned

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hackett Group full-time

    Pros

    A consistent theme is Hackett's solid, extremely knowledgeable professionals. As a relatively small global company, Hackett represents a great group of professionals who work close with each other, care much about each other's careers and share a bond much like a family run organization. This is one of the reasons why, along with the ability to drive your own opportunities, that employess stay for many years or return back after leaving for "green pastures".

    Cons

    It's relative small size. The Hackett Group competes with global organizations that have much greater investment levels to make across these organization. This lean environment requires employees to be proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuously look to more ways to integrate practice areas and take advantage of existing global footprint

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Hackett Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    OK place to work for

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at The Hackett Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    HCKT have some outstanding consultants who have tons of experience in benchmarking

    Cons

    No support from Senior Management, lacking vision, bad benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your consultants

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with self directed growth opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hackett Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility to telecommute. Very very intelligent people work at Hackett.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a continuous challenge and focus. Vacation isn't really vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more defined career paths.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    can use as a temp assignment - if you need a stop gap job

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    Former Employee - Consulting Manager
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager

    I worked at The Hackett Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    exposure to the best benchmarking material I have seen in 15 yrs in consulting -- but it is now becoming dated

    Cons

    most everything else -- sat out the recession there - but as many comments here state - leadership is poor - focused on their own short term needs and goals -- and employees are expendable -- not valued in any manner --- from what I could see from the several years I spent there-- I moved on when there was nothing else to learn -- and our team's pipeline had been dry since late 2012.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sell to a large firm interested in long term results -- and growing the consulting footprint

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Billing is King

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    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Hackett Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Defined 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.

    Cons

    Billable 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Go work for a different firm...

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at The Hackett Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Office location (next to Union Station)

    Cons

    I came there from a well known, Big 4 consulting firm and the difference was night & day. Other than a slightly higher salary, everything else was worse.....the clients, the work/life, benefits, opportunity for advancement, the people, the training, the networking, the office, and most of all, the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inconsistent and employees are expendable

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at The Hackett Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to do a lot of interesting work. You will learn a ton. Great for the self directed and motivated. Salary is good.

    Cons

    Do not invest in employees. No training. Bonus scheme is secret - you don't know how much you can make. Promotions are inconsistent. Work life balance is does not exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Things can always be better

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    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Hackett Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very smart people
    Minimal interference from management when a project is going well
    Easy access to senior management

    Cons

    Feel Isolated at time
    Inter organizational support is weak
    Very strong inner circle of management - little opportunity is afforded outside of delivery
    Little to no investing into the intellectual property
    Poor planning and career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth and invest in the future

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    may be a place to sit out the recession

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    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Hackett Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work experience in terms of exposure to methods, approaches and best practices

    Cons

    senior mgt not concerned with staff - and not effective in running the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sell the company to a firm interested in growing the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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