UMT Reviews

Updated April 26, 2014
Updated April 26, 2014
5 Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A growing consultancy with a family feel

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

    I have been working at UMT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Promotions available as quickly as they can be earned
    Senior leadership accessible to everyone
    High average level of talent
    Excellent compensation, average benefits
    Great company get-togethers
    Not stingy with the expenses

    Cons

    Travel is a major part of the job
    Standard for acceptable work is high
    A New York culture can be a bit abrasive and aggressive at times
    Specialized offering in project portfolio management may not suit everyone's interests, but allows building up of expertise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make Richard Evans a partner--he's great to work for

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

    Relaxed atmosphere but 1/2 the opportunities are staff augmentation roles.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at UMT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you want a career implementing Microsoft's Project Portfolio Mgmt tool there is no better firm to be in. You will be completely aligned with the firm's core competency and will have good career growth opportunities.
    Salaries are competitive.
    Good camaraderie among employees.

    Cons

    90% of UMT's projects are 1-2 person teams so hard to get staff management experience.
    Client's frequently perceive you being just the Microsoft 'tool configurator', and they keep you out of the business-facing roles where you could display more of your consulting value.
    Partners will put you on staff augmentation jobs (generic PM, PMO, BA roles) just to have you busy, although the role may not align with the Firm's performance, and your career, goals.
    Benefits include 1 week's maternity leave. Might explain why there is only 1 woman in the senior ranks (not a partner).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to be an independent leader in the Project Portfolio Management consulting space don't be afraid to upset your Microsoft lead stream and become tool agnostic, and embrace partnership with other PPM tool vendors. All have their weaknesses, and MS EPM isn't necessarily always the best fit for all your clients!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A growing company with a good product, but with some uncertainty over what their business model should be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at UMT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big clients, ownership over different types of projects, smart and fun coworkers

    Cons

    Work is not particularly challenging, possible to get stuck in staff augmentation roles (e.g. project scheduling and management) instead of consulting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on consulting and not staff augmentation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the Greatest Places to Work

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

    I have been working at UMT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Understanding yet powerful leadership, constant opportunities for growth, independent work with the ability to share with a group

    Cons

    A high expectation in the amount of knowledge in EPPM software and methodology, but this only helps to push you further in your position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A bit better than the typical boutique consulting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at UMT

    Pros

    Microsoft Partnership lends marketplace credibility

    Cons

    Limited progression if your interests are more than the Microsoft EPM space, including even with other EPM vendors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partners should broaden and deepen their industry and IT expertise.

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