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"ECG offers a collaborative environment with interesting work and great people to work with."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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Pros

The people are smart and willingly to help one another.

Cons

At time utilization rates can run high...but that's a good problem to have as it shows you have lots of clients wanting to hire you.

Other Employee Reviews for ECG Management Consultants

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Intriguing work in a firm poised for growth."

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

    I have been working at ECG Management Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ECG is a rapidly growing firm with tremendous market opportunities. Although the firm has many competencies on the provider side of healthcare, there are many untapped areas where ambitious associates can build a practice area. The firm promotes an entrepreneurial culture that, when managed appropriately, leads to great innovation and immense satisfaction among its associates.

    Individuals who can push through the late nights and days on the road are rewarded at the upper levels with generous bonus plans that reward the hungry and ambitious. Staff are treated well with in-office meals, fully stocked refrigerators and snacks, private offices, and social opportunities.

    Talent at the firm is top-notch. This is no place for individuals who like to be comfortable. You are usually surrounded by the best and the brightest. Someone is always pushing to get further than previously reached. That keeps smart individuals on their toes but sharp elbows can also hinder progress of others.

    Cons

    Rapid growth has eroded the traditional culture of the firm which may not be an overall negative. The firm has nearly doubled in the last two years, largely through a series of acquisitions and strategic senior hires. Much focus has been placed on these individuals and groups who have brought considerable but narrow expertise in specific practice areas. The addition of so many outside leaders without corresponding junior staff have led to a top-heavy structure.

    The delivery model has changed from a regional/generalist one to a national/specialist structure and a number of senior staff have been caught in the transition as reporting relationships and client focuses are shuffled. Some have benefitted while other have found themselves fighting to regain position or find a new area of focus.

    The continued insistence on an office-based culture that is becoming increasingly irrelevant is frustrating to some. Many beautiful offices sit relatively empty throughout the week as project managers and project officers travel or live away from office locations. This leaves junior staff often working alone in a quiet lonely office for days at a time. Much of the dollar investment on space could be redirected elsewhere if hoteling were to be implemented in offices where average daily occupancy is low.

    Advice to Management

    Invest the time and money to continue to build the culture. Focus on creating a workplace and work style that will still be relevant in 10-15 years. Seek to recruit and retain mid-level talent to support projects.

    ECG Management Consultants Response

    Apr 9, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the feedback. Feedback is valuable as it helps us enhance programs and continue to make ECG a great place to work.


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Firm has Potential, Needs to Focus More on its People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ECG Management Consultants full-time

    Pros

    -Work is well-done and impactful
    -Nice offices
    -Good benefits
    -Ability to work remotely or in the office

    Cons

    I thought long and hard about writing this review, thinking the environment over the past six months was a phase, but the company culture and treatment of employees has continued to get worse.

    I feel most sorry for the staff consultants, who are pressured to write lengthy and time-consuming proposals and articles for senior managers and above, and who also must maintain full billable hours each week. These workhorses do not receive credit for their work, and in fact it is the senior employees who are rewarded for "selling work". After many of the support and marketing staff were let go earlier this year, this work was again shifted to the consultants who do not have any time dedicated in regular job duties to perform this work.

    Bad behavior from leadership continues for two reasons: this is how they were treated and managers are not compensated on their ability to successfully mentor and manage employees. Managers demand long work hours, rather than creating a more inclusive and balanced work environment, because that is how these legacy managers were treated as young careerists . Secondly, managers are mostly judged and promoted on selling work and are not meaningfully measured on their ability to be a good manager and mentor employees. Employees receive little management training, which shows in the dysfunctional team behavior. As another reviewer mentioned, the yearly retreat was loved by employees and was a great chance to network and create community within ECG. RIP.

    Advice to Management

    -Happy employees = creative, hardworking employees
    -Consider lowering the weekly billing requirement. You will be surprised what employees will come up with and sell when not tired, overworked, and stressed
    -Train all levels of employees to be high-performing and motivating managers. Build dedicated time into managements weekly job duties to mentor and manage their employees
    -Immediately message about firm changes before gossip gets out of control. Don't save this until all firm meetings (if it is even mentioned at all).

    ECG Management Consultants Response

    Apr 26, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns. We recognize how hard our employees work, and we value and appreciate the high quality of their contributions. Although hard to ... More

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