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Clutch Group Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Senior management always has an Open door policy towards every employee (in 5 reviews)

  • I enjoy working with senior management and felt like they cared more than any other company I had personally worked for (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • As with many rapidly growing organizations there are times that it is tough to maintain a strong work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • The HR team is not great They seem to be a cost control cop (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting, Innovative Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Innovative & challenging work environment
    - Opportunity to work on exciting matters w/ advanced technology
    - Good pay & employee benefits
    - Supportive senior management
    - Opportunities for professional advancement & personal growth
    - Love building relationships with like-minded colleagues!

    Cons

    - Extremely focused on client facing issues
    - A lot of 'type A' personalities

    Advice to Management

    - Would love more mentoring opportunities
    - CEO could be more engaged w/ business


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with coworkers. Loved some of the perks.

    Cons

    Some practices that felt unethical. I almost mentioned them, but didn't want any retaliation.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "dance with the devil"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Clutch Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a nice atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Was told they wanted to expand our role and make us full time employees. Then 2 weeks later they fired the entire group on a Saturday afternoon. Very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to employees


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Associate Director
    Former Employee - Associate Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clutch Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    After working at Clutch for a few years I felt kind of strongly that I should write a review given some of the personal mentions on the page. The company is not perfect but this company does care about us. Especially the Delivery Management, President and General Counsel. I have strolled by the conference rooms and I often heard them fighting for raises, benefits, work/life balance, additional hires. The Finance in India and CEO look at people on a spreadsheet and are clearly bottom line focused and the rest of senior management team does seem to care about every person at the company and do give up their own money often for special rewards or thank yous. I have been the recipient of this. They won't ask you to do something that they wouldn't do themselves.

    Cons

    The HR team is not great They seem to be a cost control cop.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting to create a good culture. Invest in HR and invest more in internal IT. The organization should publish a career progression chart.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Don't believe the recent reviews!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some really great people at the PM level and below. They make the job tolerable, as you're essentially in it together. No support from higher-ups and even less support from upper management; at times if even seems like they actively try to make your job harder, which makes it all the more important to rely on your fellow colleagues.

    Cons

    Don't believe the slew of positive reviews over the last week. There were a handful of honest (albeit) harsh reviews from former and current employees, and as they've done prior, the company is making it's employees write reviews to counteract. It's not even well-done or transparent, as they're all cookie-cutter lumps of buzz words. Really poor form and dishonest by management.

    Huge disconnect between upper management and the rest of the company. The CEO actually seems to care about work culture and values his employees; the President and VPs couldn't care less. Unfortunately, these two competing philosophies don't coalesce, and management tends to get their way instead of the CEO. Creates a distrustful and toxic work environment.

    For a "technology" company, none of their technology works; whether its the products they sell or their own internal IT system.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. You have some great people working there, but they don't get nearly the amount of praise AND compensation they deserve. There's a reason most of the US managers are looking to leave.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Awful management, toxic culture, high turnover, and deteriorating company"

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

    I worked at Clutch Group full-time

    Pros

    I worked with some very nice, intelligent, and fun coworkers. They made it tolerable, but in the end, couldn't undo the damage brought on by management.

    Cons

    -President and a handful of other senior people lead by fear and intimidation. It created a toxic culture, and one in which distrust and poor performance prevailed.
    -Most of the marketing and sales fluff was just that -- lies. While telling the outside world about huge growth, there would be conference calls in which we were all told to pay for our travel with miles, skimp, etc. because of massive losses. Also, we were routinely asked to fill out those surveys by national journal polling, and Glassdoor for that matter, to basically con the outside world. [So, don't believe the upcoming deluge of positive reviews!]
    -Really high turnover, especially in the lower management area. Probably combination of quitting and layoffs, but still both illustrate awful planning by, and leadership of, top management.
    -Absolutely no work/life balance. You'd be expected to work 24 hours a day if deadlines. Also, because management traveled to UK and India a lot, it would be common to get emails in the middle of the night (US time) with the latest fire drill.
    -CEO is absent, and communicated no vision whatsoever, allowing the upper management's personality of intimidation tactics and nasty personality to create the culture.

    Advice to Management

    You guys have some great people in your organization. You say you know that, but truth be told, you don't. You should try to sell off to a midsize consultancy while you still can and get that $$$ before the charade is detected.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "A growing company, a great place to learn with cool co-workers"

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

    Pros

    Constantly innovating to create solutions to creative problems. Fast-paced company that pushes you to learn quickly and do your best. Most everyone who works at the company is extremely smart, driven, and kind. There are opportunities to travel to the various offices and experience different cultures. If you need help completing a task, there are employees available to help you resolve your problem around the clock.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is hard to maintain.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Great company to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreign Language Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Foreign Language Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Clutch Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I did a foreign language attorney review at Clutch Group few times.
    1. The pay was competitive.
    2. They offer flexible working hours (I could come to the office at 4 pm and work on the project till 12 pm)
    3. Managers are very friendly
    3. Free coffee and tons of free snacks.
    Overall, I had a great experience working for this company as a contractor.

    Cons

    None that I can recall.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Small, exciting company"

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

    I have been working at Clutch Group full-time

    Pros

    Clutch is exciting, to say the least. There's always something going on, be it a new deal, a new technology, or a new way of looking at things. The job requires a lot of thinking on your feet and learning on the job. For a young person looking to build a skillset, this environment can't be beat. If you want something predictable and repetitious, look elsewhere. It's small enough where you get to know people across departments and offices, and people are always willing to lend a hand if you've got questions, even if they're not directly related to your line of duty. The company is definitely growing, and it's great to be a part of something that's making a real dent in a new market.

    Cons

    It can be hectic and disorganized sometimes - such is the nature of growth. You may work long hours for a few days in a row - maybe even a few weeks. That said, the culture is pretty flexible, and if you're not working on something and it's 2pm and you'd really like to go for a run, you can do that.

    Advice to Management

    More new business is critical to keeping the ball rolling. Make sure that the current team is really solidified and believes in the company's mission, and don't be afraid to keep taking risks and innovating to keep up with (or lead) this emerging market.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Clutch Group Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clutch Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clutch is a dynamic and innovative company that is growing rapidly. The culture is collaborative and fast-paced, and the work is engaging and challenging. There is a lot of opportunity for career growth in the organization and people who work hard and excel move up quickly.

    Cons

    As with many rapidly growing organizations there are times that it is tough to maintain a strong work-life balance.



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