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BerryDunn Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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  1. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BerryDunn full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, wonderful people. Great work for Great clients!!

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BerryDunn full-time

    Pros

    Great, intelligent, insightful coworkers! BD hires the best of the best.

    Cons

    No clearly communicated connection between job performance and compensation, or promotional track.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify and align promotional track and incentives, and clearly communicate expectations and opportunities to employees.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BerryDunn full-time

    Pros

    - Gain experience across multiple industries
    - Upward mobility
    - Flexible work/life balance

    Cons

    - Potential travel
    - Cyclical busy seasons


  4. "Review for Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BerryDunn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Definitely appreciates their employees; flexible if need be.

    Cons

    The health insurance is not great.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work / good people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As with any company the team has strong and weak performers, but strong performers are in the majority. Much of the work serves the public good, it is nice to be doing work that matters. Management supports their teams on the ground when dealing with clients. Travel bonus for client travel is an incentive to travel.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel when project work is intense, some internal silos make collaboration out side core team more difficult than it should be. occasionally strong performers end up picking up slack for weak ones.

    Advice to Management

    Break down internal silos to improve performance and team wide sense of purpose and direction.


  6. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good group of people. Lots of opportunities to learn. Free food

    Cons

    Lots of HR issues that no one seems to deal with. Lack of training


  7. "Good atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment, holiday's off, decent amount of vacation time. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Feel like a secretary when you first start, all you do is take meeting minutes.

  8. "Great firm and great people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BerryDunn full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, smart and talented people, supportive work environment.

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours, but it's rewarding work.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant - Government Consulting Group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to pursue PMI certifications. Reasonable travel "bonuses" for heavy travel schedules. Frequent free lunches provided. Laptop bags, fleece jackets and other similar items given out as employee gifts a couple times a year.

    Cons

    BerryDunn was a good company to work for but the company grew quickly and managerial promotions were based on subject matter expertise without any consideration for leadership skills and professionalism. Promotions of a few to key management positions created a very unpleasant culture where an individual's importance is based on personal relationships outside the office with management and client staff. Contributions to the project or excellent work relationships with the clients are irrelevant. Management has developed an "in crowd" with a select few that has ruined any healthy teamwork environment. "In crowd" staff receives inexcusable preferential treatment that includes perks that are not permitted for other staff. Examples are: choosing their work hours instead of being in office during business hours, working from home when they wish and having hours of unaccounted time claimed as attending client meetings they were not present for. Client over-billing for non-working "meetings" between staff and client friends is grossly common. Management encourages this behavior by leading it or allowing less-experienced consultants to vie for the opportunity to be the managers' pet by bad-mouthing those management does not like, by stealing ideas or by outright ridiculing other staff on a personal level. This has impacted the collaborative work style that is needed on a large-scale project team. The unchecked egos make the 50+ hour work weeks longer. Work/Life balance is non-existent. Regardless of the performance review meetings held twice a year, it is unclear why some staff receive promotions and raises and others do not. Management will say that promotions and salary increases will need to wait until July, but "in crowd" staff will receive promotions and increases outside of this period. Human resources performs under the guidance of management. Serious issues are ignored while slight offenses receive heavy-handed treatment if it affects a member of the "in-crowd". Considering that you will have multiple supervisors of different management levels, it is impossible to please each one and they often contradict each other It is not uncommon for a supervisor to leave you holding the bag when a higher level manager disapproves of their instructions you follow.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is aware of these issues and needs to reign in the damage this is causing. It is not the level of professionalism BerryDunn wants to project as it continues to grow and needs to recruit more talent.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Recommends

    I have been working at BerryDunn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Flexible schedule
    - No micro management
    - Good culture
    - Good locaiton

    Cons

    Becoming more corporate and more political as the company grows


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