USC Consulting Group Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Great place to get to experience process improvement in many industries

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

    I have been working at USC Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    100% travel, you will get to visit many different places in the US/Canada

    Cons

    100% travel is tough for some people that is why there is so much turnover

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  2. Project Consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at USC Consulting Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Travel expenses are paid completely ; online training is helpful.

    Cons

    Don't expect to get any certifications while working there. 100% travel and expected hours Monday through travel on Friday put a high price on this position.

    Advice to Management

    The company strategy is not retaining quality trainers, so that new people can succeed.

  3. stay away unless you're very good with politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at USC Consulting Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    exposure to multiple industries
    travel opportunities (including international)
    learning opportunities due to direct work with clients

    Cons

    If you don't end up in a group where they all like you, you're dead
    too much politics
    unfair, incompetent managers
    extremely long hours during analysis (15 hrs/day)

    Advice to Management

    walk the talk!

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  5. Sr. Project Cinsultant

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

    I have been working at USC Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get the chance to travel to uncommon locations.
    Exposure to different industries and working methodologies.

    Cons

    11hrs work days as average and 7 days a week.
    No work-life balance, you live in a hotel.
    Not a job for a married individual.
    Below average pay.
    Some project managers don't know how to "manage" people and do not mentor employees directly reporting to them.

    Advice to Management

    It seems like the only important thing to the upper management is revive the weekly payment from client.
    Analyze and understand why there is such a high turnover and find the formula to retain good talent

  6. former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USC Consulting Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to learn different technologies due to small IT shop. More than just learning different Tech, the opportunity was great to learn corp politics etc.

    Cons

    low pay, benefits, and time mgnt

  7. A lot of learning very quickly. You dont know what busy and long hours are until you have worked here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at USC Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bonuses, travel rewards, you receive a view of different industries, they pay for business certificate programs and continuing education, does not have a strict corporate HR policy so you do not need to worry about getting stabbed in the back over something dumb.

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes there is little direction given to you and you have to figure it out, there is no work life balance, sometimes the work can be very boring.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to start understanding your new hires better. There is a reason people leave after 2 years and its not just the pay and the work life balance. Many of the managers at this company are smart but they have no personality and are put under too much stress. Also, every project is understaffed. The company would really benefit from a mentor ship program.

  8. Small Consulting Group

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

    I worked at USC Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good group of Mid-level managers. Travel is ok. The frequent traveler miles are nice. You can learn a lot from some of the Project managers. Variety of industries and interesting clients

    Cons

    Travel, long hours. Typical consulting job. Lots of talk about "Melons" (bonuses). There is lots of talk, quite lite on the amounts.

    Advice to Management

    Share more of the wealth. The low pay and long hours accelerate the turnover.

  9. Decent pay. Encouraged dishonesty to client.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USC Consulting Group

    Pros

    Travel rewards, hotel rewards, ok per diem

    Cons

    They have high turnover for a reason.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "When you are working, work long hours...when you are off, you are off."

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

    I worked at USC Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you were off for that week, you still received the full salary. Company does expect you to get Lean Six Sigma certifications through studying/completing exams.

    Cons

    Very long hours; work 8 hours observing manufacturing employees, eat dinner, and then go back to the hotel to compose reports/charts to be submitting before going back to sleep. 100 percent travel so if you have a family it is difficult to have work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Need to spend more time developing and training associates for advancement and professional growth.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Challenging but you can learn a lot about yourself and business processes

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

    I have been working at USC Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very challenging and fast paced work where you can have a direct impact of changing business processes of a client. Development and learning is totally up to the individual. You do get to travel to a lot of places so you should have an independent mentality. Great place to kick-off your career if you're a recent college grad. Other reviews have mentioned hostile and abusive environment but the company culture has changed for the better and more professional. Great health plan and 401K plan in which the company contributes on your behalf.

    Cons

    Travel is 100% (Sunday-Friday) where most other consulting companies return home on Thurs. Work / Life balance suffers. The pay is decent, however other consulting companies will offer about 40-50% more in salary. No formal or structured training program in place. Much of it is on the job training and hopefully you have a project manager who is a mentor and a teacher. No real communication from the top down, no quarterly meetings or updates from the CEO(s).

    Advice to Management

    Develop a structured training program for new hires, consider raising your salaries to compete with the rest of the industry

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