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Centric Consulting CEO Dave Rosevelt
Dave Rosevelt
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Pros
  • "Zero tantrums which provides the cushion for work life balance(in 45 reviews)

  • "Since our consulting teams are separated by job sites, and some work from home, we have some pretty memorable meetings/team building events(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "The company's local-based model is being stretched right now as some business units break into much larger clients(in 16 reviews)

  • "Compensation is below industry averages, but the work life balance and culture make up for it to a degree(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    A company that really cares about its clients, employees and contractors

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centric Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Focused on building long-term relationships with their clients by providing the best value-added services and talent. Really enjoy working with the Centric talent - friendly, professional and experts in their field(s). Lots of opportunities to network internally and learn from others.

    Cons

    Expect to work more that a 40 hour work week, but there is flex in when you work, so you won't miss family events and having a social life. Need to advocate for yourself for self-development - leadership will listen!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Centric Consulting Response

    January 22, 2019President

    Thank you for the great review. You hit on many of the things we are trying to be. Your cons were very accurate. We continue to invest in our training infrastructure for those that want a very prescriptive training plan. Thanks! Larry

  2. Strong out of the gate, but last horse for many years

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Centric Consulting

      Pros

      It can work for you if you don’t mind being at the same client for years

      Cons

      Partner operating model prevents growth on all fronts

      Advice to Management

      If your not satisfied with a geography’s performance, look at that geography’s leadership

    • Helpful (6)

      Great company for proactive consultants

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      Current Employee - Manager in Rolling Meadows, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Centric Consulting full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      They hire A-players and treat them like adults. No micromanaging here. The company is team focused...and our clients are on our team. The company recognizes and rewards individuals who go the extra mile, while not expecting you to go so far you lose the balance in your life. I really enjoy working with my co-workers; they are engaged, interesting and motivated people who are genuinely interested in both colleagues...

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      Cons

      Projects and assignments are not always interesting or stimulating. You could spend time doing basic work for a client and needing to find other ways to grow and learn. We have clients throughout Chicagoland; commutes can be challenging at times.

      Centric Consulting Response

      January 3, 2019VP Technology

      Thanks so much for the comments. Your observations are spot on. Couple things to add to your comments. First, we're always working to expand our training. I'm sure you know there's many courses out on our Degreed site. Second, it's all about the people. Work is always a bit ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      Unmatched Culture

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Centric Consulting full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Centric has an amazing, unmatched culture. They truly live their core values, particularly those relating to work life balance and commitment to community. Starting with leadership and extending to everyone in the firm, Centric manages people and client projects in a way that strikes the right balance between work and the demands of life outside of work. This genuine, open approach to work and client service is something...

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      Cons

      Centric should continue to strive to provide challenging opportunities that align with the career and development goals of its people. Centric consistently provides interesting and challenging projects to it's team members, but the ability to specialize in a specific area may require that person to travel. This is somewhat a factor of being a firm with a local delivery model; however, there is an opportunity to explore...

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      Advice to Management

      Continue to innovate and explore new ways of serving your clients. However, be sure you stay true to your core values of openness, balance, and community. This is what make Centric special.

      Centric Consulting Response

      November 8, 2018VP Technology

      What great comments. All accurate and spot on. I spend a lot of time working with our business units (low travel) and our service offerings (up to 100% travel). What we've seen is that business units that get excited about a particular offering do end up hiring expertise for ...

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    • Great flexibility, quality of life, while maintaining consulting career

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      Current Employee - Senior Manager in Columbus, OH
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Centric Consulting full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      As a lifelong consultant but someone who wanted to get off the road for family reasons, finding a firm that allowed me quality of life was very important. Centric emphasizes this during the recruitment process, and actually lives up to it after joining. They also do a great job of building a culture, which isn't easy since most people are at client sites M-F. But using monthly office meetings and other social events,...

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      Cons

      The pay won't be as high as with larger firms, but those often require 50-75% travel. It's a tradeoff I was willing to make.

      Centric Consulting Response

      November 8, 2018VP Technology

      Thanks for the nice review. Appreciate your points and your perspectives. Getting pay right is always a complicated job. In my role I actually manage some of the small groups within Centric that are expected to travel (our national service offerings). We do indeed pay more for ...

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    • GREAT place to work

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      Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Centric Consulting full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Centric is a great place to work. There is enough autonomy in the individual business units to ensure strong client partnership/engagement while ensuring individual consultants have plenty of great projects to work on. The camaraderie of the consultants and management is strong and supportive. It's a fun place to work. We work hard at our clients and have fun together at business unit meetings, national events, and...

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      Cons

      We're growing and there are some processes that need to be "re-sized" to fit a larger organization. I'm aware that some of this is in the works.

      Advice to Management

      I'd like to see more sharing across BUs, especially learnings and skills that we all can benefit from

    • Helpful (3)

      The Best Company I've Ever Worked For

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      Current Employee - Software in Saint Louis, MO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Centric Consulting full-time

      Pros

      The company was started by three friends who, after discussing what's wrong with most consulting companies, decided to start their own. The strength of the company is its corporate culture and core values, all of which center on providing unmatched experiences for their clients and unmatched experiences for their employees. My coworkers all seem to share the same vision of what our company stands for, and what it's trying...

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      Cons

      My BU vows not to place workers simply to put "butts in seats", which is a great thing. But one side effect is that, in between assignments when consultants are on "the bench," we can get restless and wonder if we've been forgotten. (Note that the paychecks still keep coming.) The communication during that downtime isn't bad, but it could be better.

      Advice to Management

      As we grow, don't lose the essentials of our company culture. It's what makes us stand above the rest. Having fewer policies would be more in line with our culture.

      Centric Consulting Response

      October 8, 2018VP Technology

      Thanks for the kind words. So appreciated. We will remain laser-focused on maintaining our culture for sure. It's the secret sauce. We also try to keep policies to a minimum. We don't want to dampen anyone's entrepreneurial spirits. Yet as our business grows we do want to ...

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    • Great people, great long term vision

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Centric Consulting full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      The company strives to live its core values. There is a genuine desire to see people succeed and ensure the company is successful for years to come.

      Cons

      Still going through growing pains. Things don't always work out the way you'd like them to.

      Advice to Management

      Stick to the core values and live up to them.

      Centric Consulting Response

      June 25, 2018President

      Thank you for the post. We haven't changed our core values in 17 years and continue to work to ensure that we are truly living them on a daily basis. We want to be completely honest with ourselves about what is working and what is not and continuously make ourselves better. Thank ...

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    • Getting better with age

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Centric Consulting full-time

      Pros

      Flexible schedules, friendly teammates, great communication

      Cons

      No cons I can think of

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the great work

      Centric Consulting Response

      July 19, 2018

      Thanks for the positive feedback! Please always feel free to reach out with improvement ideas so we can keep things moving forward in the right way. - Kevin

    • Helpful (1)

      Great Company, great benefits

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      Former Employee - Business Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Centric Consulting full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Unlimited PTO, Annual Company Holiday Trip, sense of corporate belonging, each local business unit had it's own culture/personality.

      Cons

      For a company of it's age and size, it was disappointing that more standards and processes were not in place. Local business unit was not well managed at time of employment

      Advice to Management

      Standardize business practices (within reason) across all BUs.

      Centric Consulting Response

      July 19, 2018

      Thank you very much for your time at Centric. I like that you pointed out the desire to have a One Centric feel combined with some uniqueness in each BU. On this point and your advice one, we have a longer term imperative to "consistently operate the Centric Way." We've made ...

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