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"Great Company, Escape from Corporate America"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
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I have been working at Clarity Consulting full-time (More than a year)

Pros

* Clarity Consulting has an outstanding "make your own way" philosophy and focus. There is no reporting hierarchy, you don't have a "boss", and there is no waiting for your superior to get promoted so you can get promoted. Work hard and make a name for yourself, and you will be given more responsibility and more rewards. Those rewards are truly merit-based.
* Everyone is a "real" person. There are no corporate figureheads. As a software developer, you won't find yourself reporting to a non-technical person that doesn't "get" the problems you face. Your leaders change with every project, but they are always people that have been in the position you are in.
* Freedom to grow, and resources to support it. You choose what you want to learn, and you have a personal budget to determine how to do it.
* Peers are first-class. Interviews are done by peers, which means that new hires are people you want to work with. There are no "anchors" on the team, just smart people eager to work hard and improve just like you.

Cons

* Consulting has it's negatives, just like it does at any consulting firm. You might have to drive further than you would like during the course of a project, or you might work on a project that isn't very interesting for you personally. Sometimes project teams get into, "just get it done" mode, and the work suffers.
* "Make your own way" can be a challenge, and isn't for everyone. If you aren't willing to work hard (even in your free time), attend company functions, and make a name for yourself, you will have a hard time earning newer and more exciting roles.

Other Employee Reviews for Clarity Consulting

  1. "Fantastic experience for me"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very smart & competent people, cool projects, latest tech, stable, I have a life outside work, no micromanagement, good culture, learn a lot, good salary/benefits, company events, friendly down to earth people.

    Cons

    As a consultant you can be deployed in the burbs, not just in the fancy office downtown. Commute can be an hour long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep running a great/quality shop, don't become a large company. People here love the small company feel, values, knowing everyone. Most of us dont want to work for a publicly traded company and be lost in the non-sense politics.


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    "Great management, good place for initiative and for work/life balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Clarity Consulting is a very down-to-earth technology company. Management all have current technical expertise, and pay and advancement are very merit-based. The executives have an open-door attitude and are always willing to listen to feedback and ideas from employees and respond to them seriously.

    It's a great place for people who love technology, have business skills, and are willing to take a lot of initiative and be responsible for their own career growth. Each employee gets a budget for training, tech books, equipment, etc. to use as they see fit. Because it's still a fairly small company, any employee has the potential to make a big difference in the company.

    Work-life balance is taken very seriously and is less of a problem than at many other consulting firms, so it's a great place for people who like professional services work but have families and can't hop on a plane every week or spend 70 hours in the office.

    Cons

    If you're looking for lots of structured training and mentoring, or you need a lot of active management to get your work done well, Clarity Consulting is not the right place for you. To grow your career at the company, you really need to speak up about what you think you can do for the company and how you can be more valuable. Most managers and executives are fairly hands-off although they are very willing to help and give feedback if you ask for it. Because it's a small company, some of the structure and policy you would find at a larger company is absent. On the flip side, if you are comfortable with this it's a great opportunity to try things out for yourself.

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