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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Archetype Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible work environments (ability to work remotely depending on the client)
    - Really smart and talented people
    - Family oriented
    - Expected to produce quality work on challenging assignments
    - Fun team events and off-sites
    - Many opportunities to learn new things

    Cons

    - Client work can sometimes be operational in nature and less consultative

    Archetype Consulting Response

    Jan 23, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for us here. We agree - we have a talented team and strive to overdeliver for our clients.

    We're glad you're enjoying your time here.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Upper management is accessible and friendly, spends time with employees after hours
    - Support and respect from everyone, ideas and feedback are taken into consideration
    - Enables learning outside of work, particularly on data sciences
    - Great group of driven individuals that are a pleasure to work with
    - Small company with opportunities to diversify your skillset
    - Complete transparency on company direction and finances
    - Frequent events for employees and often families
    - Employees empowered to participate in project pipeline
    - Excellent benefits

    Cons

    - Somewhat inconsistent middle management and direction of company
    - Currently in a transition phase and working to enter new spaces, resulting in limited project options for now. That being said, employees who can identify and pursue potential projects are valued and supported.
    - Project management strategies are important to delivering excellence and this is sometimes left up to employees. However, Archetype is actively working to improve this.

    Advice to Management

    The company has exciting prospects and your transparency is refreshing, keep messaging on your direction consistent. Project management skills are especially important for consulting firms, continue improving in this area.

    Archetype Consulting Response

    Feb 12, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review of Archetype. As others (and you!) have said, Archetype strives to keep a culture that supports employees' growth and helps diversify their skillsets... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unlimited Potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is phenomenal. Very employee focused. This is a team striving to provide meaningful change through data analytics. Ideas are always welcome, Thinking is highly encouraged. Their growth potential is unlimited and embraces change for the better.

    Cons

    Not as aggressive in business development as they should. Workflows are somewhat fragmented with a looming sense of uncertainty. The cross pollination of people could also be better.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is hands on and very user friendly but needs to be reminded to remain transparent. Overall, keep doing what you're doing.

    Archetype Consulting Response

    Feb 5, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    At Archetype, we empower our employees to share ideas with leadership and proactively think of new solutions for our clients. It's one of the many reasons we love working here - that any employee can... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people, interesting work, positive culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Archetype is an exciting place to work, with fairly interesting projects and a friendly work environment. They truly put clients first, invest in a healthy work-life balance, and promote a positive culture.
    -The leadership team frequently holds all-hands meetings where they lay out the "state of the state", company updates, and set the vision for where it's headed.
    -It's a small company that trusts its people. There are plenty of side projects to be done, and if you indicate interest in something, you'll be given a chance to step up and get involved.
    -In general, their work is very good. People definitely know what they're doing, and it's a great place to level-up no matter where you are in your career.

    Cons

    -Archetype leadership and direction can be a bit scattered at times. They are excellent at client work, but there are not well-established procedures for internal operations.

    -It's not necessary for the majority of client work, but there isn't an emphasis on picking up cutting-edge technical skills.

    Archetype Consulting Response

    Jan 23, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Hi there,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. As we like to say "everyone is an adult" and we're glad you have felt empowered to explore opportunities that you're passionate... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Boutique Boston Firm with plenty of heart and family values"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Archetype Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Archetype is a boutique consulting firm in Boston with specialties in analytics (business intelligence, data warehousing) and enterprise performance management (corporate finance, office of the CFO, budgeting/planning). The upper-level management is warm and experienced. As a small firm it is highly likely you will get to work directly with the co-founders on client engagements. Being a small firm, you have the opportunity to get your hands dirty in many areas of the company including marketing, sales, and internal initiatives. The firm definitely compensates above average for the industry in terms of salary and bonus. The health plan and 401k benefits are generous too. They also pay for your cell phone bill. The company culture is family oriented with many senior executives having young kids and understanding the family dynamic.

    Cons

    Being a small firm, one needs to be comfortable with ambiguity in roles and relationships to be successful, especially as you move up in the ranks.

    In the past, there has been many changes in the leadership team (natural in consulting) but that can cause some stress among the consulting team.

    Being a smaller firm, there are times when the organization or planning feels below average. I think this is a reflection of the leadership team's personality temperament.

    The firm is looking to build many new capabilities in 2018. If you are looking for "fully baked" strategy and guidance, don't count on it here. There is a plan but it is followed loosely given the nature of the industry and pipeline opportunities.

    As a small firm, opportunities for paid training are limited to directly related to supporting client engagements OR limited in company-paid contribution. If you are looking for a company to fully sponsor your MBA or advanced degree, Archetype is not the right place for you.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership team are all of the same generation of people (Gen Xer's) and have similar viewpoints on consulting and work. Please work to diversify the age range of the leadership team to include younger, up-and-coming millennials and the seasoned veterans like the Baby Boomers. This will help well-round the firm long term.

    Continue to refine and focus on the firm's strategy.

    Clarify communication at all levels, but especially top-down.

    Continue to invest in building teams especially given the recent leadership changes.

    Archetype Consulting Response

    Jan 23, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    First off - thank you for taking the time to write this. This type of feedback is priceless and you clearly took the time to be thoughtful about your time at Archetype.

    We'll start with the... More


  6. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Archetype Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Good culture.
    People are ready to help you.

    Cons

    Roles are not clearly defined

    Archetype Consulting Response

    Jan 23, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoy the collaborative culture we have at Archetype.

    Our employees each have a unique skill set and sometimes, they'll be... More


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Don't trust them"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some free things and some good people

    Cons

    They make you work day and night. They even threaten to fire you anytime. Small company with one man show running the game. He is the good of the company. Cheap, mean person .

    Archetype Consulting Response

    Dec 17, 2016 – VP People Development

    We here at Archetype believe this is a fraudulent review posted by an imposter. The comments contradict themselves and are factually inaccurate.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Archetype Consulting (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Archetype has an abundance of pros. They have great/interesting career opportunities that challenge me to think outside of the box to deliver the most optimal solutions for their customers.

    Each day at Archetype is a learning experience that is carried throughout each internal and external project. Archetype has built a team of highly skilled professionals who exemplify the company's core values from working as a holistic team to remaining humble throughout great success.

    Cons

    At Archetype you must be self motivated and always up for a challenge. The workload at Archetype can be heavy at times and stressful due to specific customer deadlines. The opportunities presented by Archetype are both fulfilling and rewarding, which ultimately turns the cons into pros.

    Advice to Management

    Archetype is always striving for company culture and a healthy work environment for it's employees - keep it up!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fast-paced business systems and process company, highly skilled co-workers, smaller firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior-level in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior-level in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great set of co-workers - all hard working and very competent. The smaller size of the firm tends to offer great opportunities for meaningful work in high-demand fields, challenging opportunities, chances to stretch, learn and grow. That translates to the chance to rapidly improve income/marketability - both inside and outside the company.

    Cons

    It's a smaller company so people can get stretched thin. You're not always able to work in your strongest area or the one you enjoy the most. Sometimes seems disorganized.