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Celerity Consulting Reviews

Updated May 22, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Celerity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celerity Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - Small size allows employees to interact with Senior Management on a frequent basis
    - Company ranges from individuals with a career’s worth of experience to those fresh out of college
    - A diverse selection of projects; day-to-day work varies for many
    - Provides great exposure to consulting, data analysis, and engineering analysis
    - Decent pay (plus overtime opportunities) and benefits

    Cons

    - Due to the size and structure of the company, it is sometimes difficult to implement company-wide changes
    - Work can be sometime tedious (but this is the nature of the consulting world)


  2. "Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Stay Away, worst company ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place if you really need a job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay you and if your a yes man , you’ll get promoted and can get away with doing little to no work

    Cons

    - Project Managers
    -Owner
    -Type of work they receive
    -Pay
    -Office
    -Old Tech
    -Employees constantly leaving

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting based on need and start promoting on merits


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good experience for new grads, good fit for a certain type"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good experience if you can get on a project with a big client
    - I learned all my advanced Excell skills here
    - They pay OT, pay with OT ends up better than other bigger consulting companies who don't pay overtime and only pay a base salary
    - Benefits are good
    - Peer coworkers are fun

    Cons

    - Lots of OT expected due to client demands (could be a good thing if you're looking for OT pay)
    - Communication on changes is pretty lacking; everyone is surprised when things are rolled out
    -Training is almost always on the job, wish there was a better training program on technology
    - Work can be tedious (but you're doing a lot of the same work as other consulting companies)
    - Some people think they're better than everyone and try to take it out on everyone else (egos at every level)
    - It's hard to feel comfortable talking to upper management when you're a consultant or associate; hard to get past the general water cooler convo

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time listening and taking action on what your consultants give you feedback on. Sometimes it feels like my managers are listening to me, but then nothing comes of it. Just because problems occur for certain levels and may not feel but company-wide, they are still valid concerns and why people want to leave leave. Some management are good, but they are spread thin. People aren't numbers. Spend more time getting to know us so we don't look elsewhere.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Run Away As Fast As You Can - Escape Should Be Your Goal - Rating - negative if allowed"

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

    I have been working at Celerity Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Decent medical benefits are offered. Better than unemployment.

    Cons

    Management has no management skills. They are blinded by lining their own pockets and truly do not care about any of the "worker bees" and that's what all the employees are. Everyone is charged to a client and you must work like dogs --so, don't say hello to your coworker --you don't have time. Truly, this place is like something you might experience if you work in a factory boxing widgets.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at yourself. You're not fooling anybody. Read all the reviews. They are factual.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Be Informed Before You Say 'Yes'."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Celerity is a small company where driven, capable, and professionally focused employees can stand out amongst the crowd depending on the project you’re assigned to.
    - You end up working with ‘some’ high caliber people, mostly Associates who are under appreciated, underpaid, and highly overqualified. Learn from them, rely on them, and the work goes by quickly.
    - Opportunity to travel. If you’re lucky enough to land yourself on a ‘retrieval team’, you’ll spend 95% of your time traveling across California to visit local client offices. The real benefit? You get per-diems and can expense nearly everything.
    - Support network. The people you work with make or break this job. Luckily, most people in the company are easy to get along with and are inclusive, rather than exclusive.

    Cons

    - This is the first real job for many of the companies employees. This is a problem as skill-sets vary widely amongst the ranks. You can have Associates with more experience than Senior Consultants, and Project Managers with less experience than new hires.
    - Attrition is a serious concern. Since January, nearly 30% of the company has left. The company plays this off as the ‘cost of doing business’. It’s worth noting that at least 75% of the 30% of employees who have left since the beginning of the year have done so to join the company’s largest client.
    - You can work as hard as you’d like, but so long as you’re still employed with the company at the one year mark, you’ll be promoted just the same as all your peers. Making yourself stand out doesn’t serve you all that much.
    - High degree of micro-management. The job is simple enough. You scan, you scan, you scan, you sort the scans, and then you upload the scans to the cloud. Literally, a monkey can do the work you’d be doing.
    - Salaries are non-negotiable. It’s a take it or leave it company. The salary you would get as a third year employee is less than what you’d make as a first year hire at their primary client. Now you see there’s a reason the attrition level is 30% for the year.
    - Perks vary widely amongst employees. Some Senior Consultants are given compensation for commuting time, a personal car, or teleworking options while others do not enjoy that luxury. Other Senior Consultants and Project Managers live in states outside of where clients or day-to-day business takes place, and telework 99.99% of the time, only being flown out to meet with the client quarterly, or for staff meetings.
    - Upper management is an interesting subject. The CEO position is held by the President’s wife, only existing to secure contracts with clients who prefer to do business with female owned businesses and minority hiring organizations. She’s not involved in the day-to-day operations of the company at all, and the President acts as the real face of the company.
    - No sick days, no flex-time, no telework (for most employees), no RDO.
    - Upper management doesn’t listen to their senior employees. 1 on 1 meetings with Director level employees never lead to actualized outcomes.
    - Penny-pinching. For a company that bills their employees out at 4x their salary, has little overhead to speak of in comparison to their billables, and rakes in the profits, the company can never be to careful to save a dollar.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to meet with your employees and actually listen to their comments and suggestions on company moral and development. They're your day-to-day workforce and are responsible for 70% of your revenue.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management tries to place idle employees in other projects till work increases.

    Cons

    Senior Management out of touch with employees. Attrition rate too high.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying so much to please employees with unwanted gifts. they are breeding discontent and attrition


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