Value Partners Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
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  1. Challenging and demanding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Milan (Italy)

    I worked at Value Partners full-time

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

    Pros

    Diversify your knowledge and experience portfolio

    get in touch with very different business needs and opportunities

    Cons

    demanding environment, as many other consulting companies, with long hours

    do not consider if not interested in telecom industry

  2. Great company culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Value Partners

    Pros

    People treat you very well. We had access to all levels of the organization. We were like a big family.

    Cons

    As any consulting firm, a lot of work. Sometimes, they hold your promotion or assign you in a project that is not the best option for your personal development.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create with the employees a clear career plan strategy.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great experience, fast track grow

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

    I worked at Value Partners full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    smart people, very nice and friedly atmosphere, lots of collaborative people, very strategic projects

    Cons

    one man show, not a real partnership

    few really global practices (telecom only)

    Advice to Management

    become a real partnership, please.....

    more local people managing "non italian" offices

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  5. Good management consulting company

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

    I worked at Value Partners

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

    Pros

    High responsibilities, high personal growth

    Cons

    The concept of "office hours" is sometimes blurred

  6. Good Management Consultancy with culture problems.

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

    I worked at Value Partners full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of travel.
    Challenging work.
    Work side by side with lots of intelligent people.
    Quick promotions if you are good.
    Ok Salary

    Cons

    Some partners are really aggressive with junior staff.
    Very hard to reach partner if you are not italian.
    Struggling to get new clients, downsizing.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Used to be a good place to work, losing talent continuously

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

    I worked at Value Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -More responsibility from day 1 compared to other consultancy firms
    -Early C level exposure
    -Working with talented people with high intellectual capability
    -Fun people (regardless of their work habits)
    -Fast track opportunity (especially if you manage your relationships well)
    -Focusing on TMT but has opportunities in finance, industrial goods, sports etc.
    -Competitive compensation (usually with 5-10% premium compared to top strategy houses)

    Cons

    -Very poor work/life balance (compared to other consulting firms as well)
    -Small offices do not have any structure in place (no centralized evaluation, everything depends on personal relations, no transparency in most of the internal decisions)
    -Lack of supporting functions like research and report (document prep support) resulting in more workload on consultants, one of the triggers of work/life balance
    -Face time culture
    -No flexibility in working hours/place when on the beach
    -Lack of ethics in business and personnel management
    -Hard for non-Italians to proceed
    -No mechanism to support women in workplace - men dominant culture
    -Limited training options (especially outside of Milan)

    Advice to Management

    Put supporting functions in place again, try to value employees more since they are the only assets you have and waste. The strategy of cutting costs to show the company more profitable destroys the company value in the long run.

  8. Poor work ethics and culture

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

    I worked at Value Partners as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - possibility of fast promotions

    Cons

    - poor working culture with middle management coming across as condescending and unclear of work scopes
    - no system in place to track or manage impact for client
    - poor work ethics on projects with data interpreted for management's convenience
    - poor pricing strategy in place
    - unspoken culture of facetime
    - poor remuneration scheme
    - employees openly viewed and discussed as tools and resources

    Advice to Management

    Do internal reviews before soliciting for more clients.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Highly challenging work environment with an opportunity to work on truly strategic assignments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Al Ḩajarayn (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Al Ḩajarayn (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Value Partners

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on classic management consultancy projects (i.e. supply channel, growth strategy....), truly international firm (most associate/BAs get an opportunity to work on several projects outside their base location)

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Unclear strategy and limited senior management attention outside core markets. Still very much an Italian management consultancy despite its international expansion

    Advice to Management

    Develop a coherent approach/ strategy to markets outside of Italy. Ensure that these markets are given the right support in terms of senior staff to enable them to grow. Also there is a need to shed the strong Italy centric image of the firm

  10. Value Partners has provided me the opportunities to develop at a faster pace than at other companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Value Partners

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good learning and training opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours and frequent travel

  11. Fast-paced environment with good growth opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Value Partners

    Pros

    Career advancement opportunities not dependent on the age, fast-paced work environment, competitive salary, possibility to focus on the industry of interest.

    Cons

    Low international exposure only partially compensated by presence on developing countries, low bonuses and insufficient vacations, sometimes inefficient team management.

    Advice to Management

    They would have to increase bonuses to attract talent, focus on employee satisfaction, and try to attract better clients and focus on high-rewarding projects.

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