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Cartesian Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Helpdesk Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Tech in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Tech in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly, I had a great boss, and the CEO cares about the staff.

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to new tech

    Cartesian Response

    Mar 14, 2017 – Director - Staffing and Recruiting

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the encouraging words on the people you worked with and also the comment on technology as we continue to build and strengthen our team and tools.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work for short period"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant Programmer in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Consultant Programmer in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely is a big plus, fast pace projects, opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Get discharged as soon as project is over

    Advice to Management

    Better planning

    Cartesian Response

    Aug 24, 2016 – Director - Staffing and Recruiting

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to Cartesian. We value all input and appreciate and take into consideration advice provided to us.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great People Bad company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great talented people, easy commute for the location

    Cons

    Official decision making from senior leadership. No thought or care about employees well being.

    Cartesian Response

    Jul 6, 2016 – Director - Staffing and Recruiting

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and for the recognition of Cartesian's talented work force. As well for the constructive feedback, pointing out an area in which we can improve. ... More


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  5. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager (Telecommunications) in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager (Telecommunications) in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cartesian full-time

    Pros

    small teams, great flexibility, minimum traveling, interesting projects

    Cons

    weak overall company performance, need for restructuring


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Growing company with many interesting opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people with diverse backgrounds, interesting clients and project work, growing company with lots of opportunities to have an impact

    Cons

    Since the company is small and changing quickly, sometimes the firm's vision/goals aren't clearly communicated to everyone. Work/life balance can vary significantly between projects.

    Advice to Management

    Cartesian's culture is great, but it will take continued effort and investment to keep it that way -- keep this in mind as the business grows and evolves

    Cartesian Response

    Jan 3, 2016 – VP

    Thank you the commentary and suggestions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worked as a BA in Boston. Saw a variety of projects in TMT on the strategy side."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, collegial environment. Hours are not bad, rarely over 60/week. Can expense dinner and cab ride home, which is nice.

    Cons

    At times too many projects at once, causes staffing snafus. Also, the firm does not sponsor MBAs, which is something to consider if you are interested in that path.

    Cartesian Response

    Jan 3, 2016 – VP

    Thank you for the review, It is important to note that we do in fact have a program to support the MBA/Grad school application process for qualifying staff. The program includes test prep, financial ... More


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great firm for quant based opportunities with a specific focus on telecom & convergence"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant, Corporate Strategy in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant, Corporate Strategy in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Well known and respected within the telco industry doing McKinsey level strategy work (unfortunately not as well a respected name outside of telecom)

    Cons

    They pay their bills very timely (e.g.expenses) but any dip in their or the parents (TMNG) results in downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    You're a strategy firm! You should appreciate more than most you train and invest in your people so keep them around!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "be careful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    paycheck, paycheck, paycheck, paycheck, paycheck

    Cons

    management, advancement, pay, dynamics, inconsistencies in employee treatment

    Advice to Management

    Extremely inconsistent with expectations between employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere, employee supportive, great benefits

    Cons

    Improve on education/training for enhancing skills

    Cartesian Response

    Jul 6, 2016 – Director - Staffing and Recruiting

    Thank you for providing your review and your support of Cartesian.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    There are many great people working for Cartesian which are helpful and knowledgeable on many topics in the industry. The benefits are good which include health, dental and vision.

    Cons

    I have been working at Cartesian for over 15 years and can not think of any concerns. I have been very happy.

    Cartesian Response

    Jun 10, 2016 – Director - Staffing and Recruiting

    It is nice to hear from a long time employee. Thank you for taking the time to share your support for Cartesian!


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