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Celerant Consulting Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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Celerant Consulting CEO Patrik Sjöstedt
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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very flexible

    Cons

    Tolerate sometimes incompetent people too much

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable


  2. "Good People, work is a little underwhelming"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Like the teams, interesting places (see Americana!) and businesses (heavy industry)

    Cons

    Work is somewhat repetitive - firm lack a little in innovation to develop solutions for client

    Advice to Management

    N/A - now Hitachi Run

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Celerant Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Ability to have an immediate impact; then move on to next definition of needs and action plan.

    Cons

    Hellacious intensity. 18+ hour days, without matching salary.

    Advice to Management

    Time off needed after every analysis.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great consulting Staff"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good values, collaboration, open, driven teams, effective HR, personal development

    Cons

    travel to far off places, mixed messages from leadership,


  5. Helpful (1)

    "experienced operators"

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    Current Employee - Confidential in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Confidential in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice blend of industry and consulting expierience

    Cons

    smaller firm - not as many support functions to assist with non client / admin


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed experience - depending on division"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    More flexible than some firms

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic and driven by politics

    Advice to Management

    Depending on new Hitachi team - be less cliquish


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Hard working operators"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consultants are committed to clients success. Work side by side with client team.

    Cons

    Not very innovative. Pay little attention to IP development

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity to learn and grow just a little rough around the edges."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work environment with alot of great travel opportunity 100% of the time.

    Cons

    Do not match salary to location/projects that well. Hours are not based on client but rather they are built into the contract. You may find yourself working many hours and day's longer than client.

    Advice to Management

    Match pay with locational work not just a little bit of uplift but rather to the industry standard for the client. Also work around a client based schedule as well.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Could be a lot better"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Miami, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, Celerant is very good at implementation management consulting - which differs a lot from the mainstream advisory (McKinsey, Bain, BCG, etc.) that most consulting firms do. Celerant knows in a very clear way the value it brings to clients.

    Cons

    Implementation work is a tough sell - does not happen everyday, the client has to be willing to implement and support the initiative, the ticket is too high (1MM+) and due to all this is very cyclical in nature. Celerant does not have the analytical skill base in-house to provide more sophisticated solutions to clients - overall, folks are very operationally focused and lack business acumen and financial acumen/understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on more advisory related consulting assignments and build volume from this - take advantage of the breadth of knowledge that the firm has on operational issues and advise clients in this field, rather than be constantly trying to sell implementation work, build volume on smaller ticket advisory work. Also, build the team's skills base and provide more sophisticated solutions, rather than the typical maintenance & production workstreams.


  10. "Long time consultant with Celerant Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1) Compensation is competitive
    2) Strong, close knit culture
    3) Focus is on implementation consulting - you get to see the fruits of your labours
    4) Opportunity for international exposure

    Cons

    1) We tend to be solely focused on operational issues - we are less adept at being thought leaders, providing our clients more strategic advice
    2) Travel is brutal - 5 days a week, if not more
    3) Quality of colleagues is hit/miss - I believe the firm is working to improve on this by weeding out poor performers

    Advice to Management

    Have the courage to help clients develop solution outside of our traditional sweet spots


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