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"Great consulting company, but does not always live up to it's promise"

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Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at North Highland full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Consulting work, with out weekly travel
Incredible people - some of the best I've ever worked with
Vision for how they will evolve the company and continue to maintain the culture
Sparks Grove could be a game changer in the Marketing Services arena

Cons

Not very well known in the market, outside of Atlanta - though we are putting emphasis on changing that.

Low base salary, comparatively. Bonus structure is nice, but it can be hard to figure out how to make it work for you and hard to completely realize until you get embedded on an account and begin to build relationships within NH and on the client side

Loosing a lot of good talent b/c of salary.

Trying to get away from staff aug work, but seems that this has been harder to do - especially at some clients - than we would like.

Promotion process is not as transparent as it could be

Advice to Management

Watch the culture
Fix the salary problem at manager / sr. manager level

Other Employee Reviews for North Highland

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great working culture, rewards and work life balance concept. Can be the opposite in practice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at North Highland full-time

    Pros

    The story and culture of the firm feels great.
    Live, work an play locally.
    Rewards can be great at large and stable clients.
    Employee owners - a good stock plan that grows YoY.
    Employee has career control to determine work life balance.

    Cons

    A number of local offices outside of Atlanta are growth and management challenged.
    Weak offices have high client and employee turnovers. Rewards and advancement are impacted.
    Employee owners - 7 year vesting. low motivation for employee retention since stocks are distributed to remaining employees as an additional bonus when you leave.
    Selling is a requirement that will impact your bottom line and possibly employment.
    Choosing a good work life balance can translate to impacted reviews, rewards and advancement.
    Most projects end up being staff augmentation roles.
    Many leaders are generalist that lack depth and expertise which means selling staff aug roles.
    Little known outside Atlanta.

    Advice to Management

    Retain the real great employees and out with the entrenched leads that keep the firm a staff aug firm that is everything to everyone. Put the proud culture into practice to reward and retain employees.


  2. "The best place of my career"

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

    Pros

    Great culture with structure to reinforce it

    Cons

    Pay is not in line with where the firm aspires to go

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to make it less of a financial sacrifice to join the firm

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