The Hackett Group

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The Hackett Group Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
84 Reviews
3.1
84 Reviews
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The Hackett Group Chairman and CEO Ted A. Fernandez
Ted A. Fernandez
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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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  1. 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 for 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
  2.  

    Things can always be better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Hackett Group full-time for 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Go work for a different firm...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at The Hackett Group full-time for 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    may be a place to sit out the recession

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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

    I have been working at The Hackett Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaboration and team work are fantastic

    Cons

    Clearer directions on mission critical artifacts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more of your staff. They are smart and want to contribute

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hackett Group is a little rocky

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hackett 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Set a service and product direction for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Hackett Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on consutants life outside of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's a job!

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

    I have been working at The Hackett Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn what talent managment and talent retention "really" mean.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Hackett Group

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Set up a structure to take advantage of the opportunities in project work.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Prospective Employees Beware of this Organization!!

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Hackett Group

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Leadership 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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