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Cambridge Consultants Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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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 Cambridge Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent management team
    - Transparent decision making processes
    - Highly qualified colleagues
    - Interesting and challenging projects
    - Excellent training programs

    Cons

    - Sometimes uneven work load distribution
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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great job!


  2. "Corporate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time

    Pros

    The People
    Dynamic
    Growing
    Open Door Policy
    Respectful

    Cons

    Unable to say anything bad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  3. "Excellent Company"

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

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants (Less than a year)

    Pros

    helps innovative people succeed
    Very god corporate culture that nurtures creative thinkers

    Cons

    As consultants to grow in the company requires becoming exceedingly client facing which involves a lot of travel


  4. "Positive Company, Great Learning Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of variety in Projects, working with a group of very smart people - you learn a lot, and you 'up your game' by mixing with very experienced peers.
    The team has energy, and a great collaborative culture.
    Metrics are very clear, and there is in effect a self-selection by results, so that you are always working with very experienced and driven individuals.

    Cons

    As is the nature of consultancy, sometimes there is a fighting over the 'percentage of the pie' i.e. who gets what percentage of the client contract price, rather than focus on growing the pie.

    Advice to Management

    Miller Heiman Sales Methodology is a very useful tool, but sometimes the focus on mechanics of the sales pipeline process gets bogged down - don't use this for settling scores or pointing out other's weaknesses, but to really collaborate to increase the effectiveness of prospecting.


  5. "Great opportunities if you're proactive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Project diversity: the company deals with so many technologies there is definite opportunity to work on something you'll like.
    Good benefits: Free lunches, BUPA, Pension, Bonus and base salary OK.
    People are great... bright and generally available to help.

    Cons

    You have to find your own work if things are slow (no good if you're used to being 'spoon fed') which can be frustrating if there isn't much around.
    If it's very busy you don't even have time to think - so can border on 'just get it out'. If you are bright and capable you will always be in demand which is great from a diversity perspective but can mean overloading.
    The company still has quite an old fashioned view on flexible and part-time working.


  6. "Best place I've ever worked"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Lunch
    Social events
    Great pay
    Quick promotions
    Working with amazing people
    Good senior management
    Fun, friendly atmosphere around the office

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to communicate throughout the company due to size but I know this is being worked on

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, such a good company to work for


  7. "This place is not as good as it seems to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch
    Private Heath insurance
    Pension
    Cycle scheme
    Some nice people

    Cons

    Politics
    Favourism
    Bad management
    Over recruiting
    Very quiet periods
    Unfair
    Underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the individuals, the free lunch is unfortunately not enough. There's a lot more to do to ensure happiness and fairness of employees.

  8. "Experience entirely dependent on projects you work on"

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

    I worked at Cambridge Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people around.
    Tech Scholar project, of building a product from scratch was an awesome experience.

    Cons

    Experience entirely dependent on projects you work on. Best if you're good and proactive and push to work on something you're interested in.
    If you are a tech scholar you often miss out on internships elsewhere which would help fill out your CV more.


  9. "Growing company with focus on recruitment and retention"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CC is growing rapidly and trying to recruit and retain as many people as possible - as a result it's an ideal time to be there as they are trying very hard to make itself appealing to current and potential employees.

    The work is pretty varied throughout, the client list is impressive.

    Cons

    Specialists don't spend all them time on their specialism. Some like this a lot, others don't. Personal choice.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to listen and act on feedback from employees if you want to retain as many staff as possible.


  10. "Fantastic Place to work as a Graduate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging and Interesting Work
    Friendly colleagues
    Great career prospects
    Good pay/bonus

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of, so far really enjoying working at CCL and can't think of a better placed I'd I could've ended up.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work being done to make all employees feel valued. Really like the quarterly company meetings, helps everyone stay in the loop.


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