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"Transformative experience learning and contributing to meaningful impact at organizations through consulting"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate
Current Employee - Associate
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at FSG full-time

Pros

Great colleagues, great work, stimulating work environment.
Great professional development opportunities, room to experiment, take risks, and develop your own leadership style and skills.
Amazing culture where you're able to be yourself and contribute your personality to building the firm's culture.
The firm is at the cutting edge of the social sector field, putting out the greatest and latest thought pieces, and helping to pioneer in fields such as Shared Value, Collective Impact, Strategic Learning and Evaluation.
For someone who is looking for a long term career in the social sector field, FSG is the gold stamp for the sector when it comes to skills and experience. FSG combines the rigor of a top tier consulting firm with the rigor of top social sector organizations such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation or any corporation who is a leader in the CSR/Shared Value space.

Cons

Demanding work schedule with lower than for-profit salary
Staffing situations can be highly variable; sometimes you can get stuck in a particular "field", and might not get to work in the areas of highest interest

Advice to Management

Be careful with work-life balance

Other Employee Reviews for FSG

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people, friendly culture, unpredictable leadership"

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

    Pros

    A good team of smart, young consultants who are genuinely passionate about social impact. They are the life and soul of this company, who despite putting in absurdly long hours at work, go the extra mile to keep the office culture open, friendly and honest

    Cons

    There are folks in the leadership group who tend to be removed from the realities of scaling an organisation or bridging the comprehension gap between consultants and operations staff. As a result, everyone ends up sweating the small stuff leading to poor work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Be more empathetic in dealing with the problems faced by junior staff and help them with pragmatic, workable solutions. Failure to do so might result in a consistent struggle to attract and retain top tier talent. Also avoid jargon, cliches and platitudes while communicating your goals for the org in the near term. Keep your messaging accessible, if you want your team to contribute to the journey


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Strong culture, inconsistent leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Collegial culture, people want to help each other, very strong intellectual integrity and emphasis on quality of work. Want to do meaningful work.

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance, especially in certain offices. Wilfully ignorant/blind leadership. A few odd folks have made it to the leadership, which deteriorates an otherwise open culture. Have done a terrible job of change management as the firm has grown.

    Advice to Management

    Retention is going to be a challenge if you keep going the way you're going.

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