Veris Consulting Reviews

Updated May 11, 2015
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  1. Looks good at first, but it is a risk

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Veris Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Good pay
    - Great health and vacation benefits
    - Not a lot of overtime
    - Not a lot of travel
    - There are some very good people working here - they just aren't in management

    Cons

    - Management is secretive.
    - CEO prone to outbursts when upset. Include profanity, name calling and public humiliation of lower level staff
    - President of the company is related to the CEO
    - Management creates high school environment (cliques, playing favorites)
    - Turnover is high.


  2. Has potential but going downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Veris Consulting full-time

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and higher salary than most firms
    No cubicles
    Rarely work overtime
    Relaxed working environment
    Great starter job

    Cons

    High School atmosphere
    Management is related to owner
    Lots of pressure to attend social events and conform to firm culture
    High employee turnover
    Poor business decisions and lack of direction
    Unprofessional and catty VP's who enjoy making fun of their staff
    No HR

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees about the company's future and stop firing people just because one person on the management team doesn't like them.


  3. Unlike any other company in many different ways.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Veris Consulting full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great team of very smart individuals who have started to and have built their professional careers, challenging, dynamic work. Collegial atmosphere, especially if you enjoy sports: both fantasy and co-ed work leagues. Very friendly and professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are succession planning issues and the HR function changed completely over the last year. Trend of "breaking into market" issues and closures of offices. I'm really not sure what's going to happen to Veris.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct 360-degree feedbacks going forward. Reduce employee turnover.


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  5. Good job, had 17 years in the survey group.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry/Analyst in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Data Entry/Analyst in Reston, VA

    I worked at Veris Consulting full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Give opportunities to in-house personnel for growth, even to those with no college degree.

    Cons

    May decide to let you go at anytime, so if you continue to do your work you will last.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of who does the job and what they can contribute.


  6. Great experience but be cautious about the future prospects of the firm

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant (Various) in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant (Various) in Reston, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Veris has a close-knit, family atmosphere that can make it a very enjoyable place to work. There are some very knowledgeable experts at the firm with impeccable reputations. There is an entrepreneurial spirit at the firm that makes it much less rigid than larger consultancies, while still getting to experience a similar caliber of work.

    Cons

    The casual environment can lead to a lack of professionalism. There are succession planning issues. Many at the firm could be great mentors but there isn't much interest in actively developing talent (although the responsibility assigned does help)

    Advice to Management

    Think about the future.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Research Analyst in Survey Research Group

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Reston, VA

    I worked at Veris Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Veris has a young professional culture. They are a very friendly group with several events year round to socialize at. The Survey Research Group is a great place to learn program administration and management skills at from some great people.

    Cons

    Position was over sold. I was expecting to work in databases and statistics but ended up working in Excel, data collection and validation. Found significant resistance to getting access to the databases and pushing forward statistical analysis work.

    Advice to Management

    Management has a good business model overall, get work, do work, repeat. It would have been nice to have more flexibility in the types of work being performed to keep the job interesting.


  8. Survey Research Team - Great work environment with excellent opportunities to learn!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Veris Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Collegial work environment with opportunities to learn from highly experienced staff and take on real responsibility from day one
    - Interesting projects with a wide variety of clients
    - Respect for work/life balance in the form of flexible schedules and generous vacation time
    - Highly competitive pay and strong benefits package
    - Great coworkers and plenty of opportunities for off-hours interaction (fantasy sports, happy hours, sports leagues, holiday events, etc.)

    Cons

    - Reston, VA office location can be inconvenient for staff members living in DC or Arlington, although new options like the Metro shuttle have helped
    - The majority of the work is Excel-based. It would be valuable to gain knowledge and skills in other statistical software programs as well


  9. Great place to work with excellent benefits!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leesburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leesburg, VA

    I have been working at Veris Consulting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great client base with long standing relationships.
    - Managers are very helpful and available
    - Always new work to go around

    Cons

    - Not much to say here


  10. Forensics - Engaging Work, Great Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forensic Consultant in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Forensic Consultant in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Veris Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -A lot of variety in the cases and work you do week to week
    -Supervisors are very flexible with scheduling and you are given a generous amount of vacation
    -You have an office from Day 1
    -The company is as advertised, no surprises from what you expected when interviewing to when you start working
    -Veris goes to great lengths to have social activities to interact with co-workers from all practices outside of the work day
    -Great work/life balance when compared to other companies in the accounting industry

    Cons

    -You work almost exclusively from the Reston office when you begin at the entry level so networking opportunities are not as frequent as they would be at a typical accounting firm
    -Deadlines/longer work weeks (while rare) may come up without much advanced notice


  11. Research Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Reston, VA

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

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

    Pros

    -Unparalleled work-life balance
    -GREAT people
    -Solid Compensation
    -Management very respectful and genuinely interested in helping you grow as a professional
    -Benefits are comprehensive and personal leave is ample
    -Granted a lot of personal autonomy at entry level, play important role in projects, no cubicles, everyone has personal office
    -Tuition Reimbursement
    -Not overburdened with travel but do have opportunities for cool trips (Las Vegas for CES Show, other colleagues have had trips in Europe and Japan)

    In summary Veris is a great place to begin your career. You will be valued and respected by management and have considerable authority and ownership for the projects you work on. The people here are truly wonderful.

    Cons

    - Would be nice to have opportunities to work with more predictive analytics vs descriptive statistcs. The nature of projects is concentrated on the latter
    -Would be nice to gain experience working with statistical software e.g. SAS, R, or STATA. Mainly work with excel.



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