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Celerity Consulting Reviews

Updated October 23, 2018
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  1. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable work schedule
    Many opportunities for growth
    Competitive benefits
    Great camaraderie amongst co-workers

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints.


  2. "It's Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Celerity Consulting full-time

    Pros

    easygoing and friendly colleagues. Willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Need some improvement on the training program and management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A very positive experience"

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

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

    Pros

    The senior management team is very approachable and positive. There's an employee welfare budget for each employee. A great deal of effort to be spent on team building.

    Cons

    As the management tends to be non-traditional, kindness is often mistaken for weakness.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the track you are on.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "This is really a Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    The employees are really great. If you have worked anywhere else in your adult career, you will appreciate the professional environment at Celerity. This a great work environment. I think the managers try hard.

    Cons

    It would be great to offer more flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Look for opportunities to make the work environment even better than it is today. Don't be discouraged by the few negative employees who don't understand how to run a business. Solicit ideas from your positive professional staff.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Scroll down and count the 1 star reviews before applying"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Celerity Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Has fridge, coffee, microwave, and (truthfully) good variety of snacks (but runs out quick). Decent health, dental, vision benefits.

    Cons

    5 main cons: Insincere, Politics, Non-existing career development, Rention/Worklife & Low pay

    1. Insincere
    Upper management does a good job with damage control using fake glassdoor reviews andtalking about improvement in the work culture. They also talk about prospective projects that they are optimistic about but fall short. They need to be more honest.

    2. Politics
    Furthermore, there has been many incidents in which project managers (PM) would speak ill about their workers behind backs. They speak about transparency, but how is one to trust them after an incident like that? especially when its your PM. HR is easy to approach, but simply difficult to trust as well because at the end of the day they get paid by the company and hold no power.

    3. Non-existing career development
    Celerity is no place for career development, even as a stepping stone. The company is far behind industry standards when it comes to information services and technical skill. Finding opportunities afterwards is difficult because there is nothing noteworthy you can put on your resume.

    4. Retention/ Worklife
    About 10-15 left within the span of 3 months recently and that is considerable for the size of the department. It is difficult to find a job with the minimal career development, but that doesn't stop many who left without another job lined up. It is a dangerous decision, but it really felt like life was a torture and you are waking up to the same nightmare every work day.

    5. Low pay
    It is normal to receive a 1-2% raise once or twice after working here for 3 years. If you do some research on linkedIn, indeed, glassdoor or payscale, you will find the pay is below standard.

    Advice to Management

    I doubt you care, but gain trust from your employees, get familiar with industry standard skills/practices (only if you want to win more contracts) and learn to appreciate those that genuinely work hard for you. Peace.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celerity Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Emphasis on employee development. Good amount of autonomy for staff to identify opportunities to support clients.

    Cons

    Staff may be assigned to work with clients for weeks or months at a time without interaction with coworkers


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Not a Long Term Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Celerity Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - Some of the employees were nice, interesting, and hard-working.
    - Occasional opportunities for overtime to make up for the weak base salary
    - Occasional opportunities to work on a project at a client site

    Cons

    - Base salary is not competitive in the Bay Area.
    - Distinct lack of communication across the entire company.
    - Senior management often seems disinterested in their employees.
    - Middle management lacks the authority to empower their team members. They do not provide a lot of guidance to their employees. They do not seem to be on the same page with how to handle issues and run an office.
    - Office culture feels like "high school politics." There is not a lot of trust and mutual appreciation.
    - Office is often very quiet and feels "dead."
    - Little to no long term investment in employees. Most training is on a "per-project" basis. Lack of training and investment stifles professional growth and can pigeonhole employees into very specific roles.
    - Project work is often very boring. Projects can also be difficult and lack clear guidelines and structure.
    - High turnover for a small company

    Advice to Management

    - Invest in your employees. Increase salaries, implement training programs for long term growth, provide opportunities, and show that you appreciate them.
    - Have more open and honest communication.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Stay Away, worst company ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    at least offer 401 k
    better than unemployment

    Cons

    poor management
    lack of training
    tedious work
    you can never study new things from here, waste of time
    hostile work environment


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Decent place if you really need a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, most employees are amicable

    Cons

    Poor management, poor training, lack of management plan


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Disappointed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Celerity Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are charitable and friendly. Exposure to all sorts of industries. Overtime pay is nice.

    Cons

    Management fails to recognize merit, which makes opportunities for growth seem virtually non-existent. Good training is lacking. No leadership and no clear indication of company’s goals.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are the backbone to the success of this company. You have so much to gain if you invest in the growth of your employees.


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