I worked at Management Concepts full-time (More than 5 years)
Amazingly sharp and smart team; true sense of camaraderie; supportive leadership; great work/life integration; demanding yet reasonable clients; meaningful and relevant work. I've worked (and held senior leadership positions) in 2 Fortune 200 companies. I, by far, prefer the small, family atmosphere of Management Concepts. I was always asked whether I had interest and bandwidth before being assigned a project. That never happens in larger companies. You do what you're told and expected to like it. MC did go through some tough times in 2013 and had to make some tough decisions. All companies do, and they're never easy. However, they've emerged victorious, and continue down the road to prosperity. As mentioned in another post, the 401(K) match did go away briefly during the downturn; however, it was the first thing reinstated when the fiscal environment stabilized. To me, that demonstrates a deep caring for the long term care of its employees. Money talks. This is a good company, folks.
Depending on deadlines, the hours can get a little crazy. Sometimes our sales folks would sell solutions that needed to be scoped a little better (meaning they required more work than the hours allotted).
Advice to Management
Watch for burnout - especially among your senior, tenured talent. Think of continued promotion criteria and tie that to a strategy so that long term employees don't feel stuck once they get to a certain level. You've got amazing talent; proactively keep them. Best of luck.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Management Concepts.
Phone interview with HR, followed by In-person interview with division Executive Director, In-person interview with staff reporting to the position, in-person interview with company President. Reference check and background checks prior to offer.