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"Smart, highly-motivated, creative, and caring professionals do well at PCG!"

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

I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

PCG has a proud history of customer satisfaction and loyalty. Willing to take on the nations most complex projects, PCG has helped define the best practices in health, human services, and education in the USA, Canda, and most recently Europe. As the challenges around the world become more interesting, career opportunities at PCG will continue to grow.

Cons

It's not a place for everyone. Even after a rigorous interview process, people come to PCG not understanding the work schedule and demands are intense. This place is not a non-profit nor a steady-as-you go work environment. The clients are demanding as hell because they have complex and serious business problems to solve. PCG employees at all levels rollup their sleeves and do the hard work to make government and schools work better.

Advice to Management

Continue to invest in innovation. That requires both technology and human capital. PCG's growth has always been fueled by innovation and it will only continue if PCG keeps doubling down on GREAT professionals.

Other Employee Reviews for Public Consulting Group

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A demanding/hard employer; for the select few who have the stamina, skills, and commitment, supremely rewarding"

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

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    there is no limit to career growth opportunities. If you are committed to delivering high quality service to the public sector, and are a consistently high performer i.e. execute assignments on time, of a high quality and within budget; put the clients needs ahead of anything else, are respectful of your clients, peers and the community in which you work, you will succeed here. This place has grown annually by double digit percentages for each of the past 15+ years. That would not have occurred if the marketplace did not regard PCG as a high quality deliverer of business solutions. That consistent groth allows all PCG employees the opportunity to be successful in a satisfying career.

    Cons

    There are flaws here, however, staff are empowered to suggest and help implement changes to improve the environment. The time reporting, knowledge management system is very difficult to navigate. There needs to be more diversity in the management team. Collaboration across pratice areas occasionally creates tension with regard to project "ownership".

    Advice to Management

    Bring more women and minorities into the management team. The firm management needs to better reflect the markets that it serves


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Everything in life is what you make of it"

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

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

    Pros

    Spilt milk is spilt milk; the truth of the matter is change is painful. With that said, change would not be needed so desperately, if everything was honkey-dory. For various reasons (ca$h, $taffing, & hardware), ITS’ was never provided a fair shot, let alone an opportunity to shine.
    Simply put, people need to put on their big boy pants, because if you are unable to separate, emotions that come with changes in leadership, from the fact, that despite being a group of talented individuals, collectively ITS has consistently, under delivered. That is not to say that those in the past, did not know what they were doing, but peoples talents, & abilities were spread way to thin, and others had no talent or technical ability.

    So now, with an opportunity for a fresh start, people are taking the new leadership to task for one sentence by the DIT? Who cares, if your pride was hurt, man up! Personally speaking, I would rather work for someone who has faith in their ability, and is hell bent on providing ITS with the ca$h, training, $taff, tool$ & hardware; to not only get the job done, but get the job done right.

    I am so tired of grown men, acting like children. If you enjoyed working for the ITS, that underpaid you, did not give you the hardware to do your job, or the appropriate staffing, berated you for failing despite being set up to fail & completely lied to you while recruiting you, I have good news:
    Wal-Mart IS HIRING
    Things will be painful, people will have to commute instead of telecommute, but to me that’s just leadership 101, a bit of team build, and a bit of quantifying what each person brings to the team. Not every change is permanent, some changes are needed to get an idea of what is going on.

    Obviously, the DIT doesn’t know 95% of everyone’s job, but in all honesty how many people who have sat down and talked tech with him, truly believe that he does not know at least 90% of most IT roles?
    And truthfully, from a professional stand point, to bash your teammates, or your department, or company on a public site is counterproductive. YOU ARE KILLING THE TALENT POOL FROM WHICH WE ARE RECRUITING IN!!!
    And not one person can say that hamstringing our ability to land qualified professionals, over their wounded pride petty feuds is going to help the department. Things are never ideal with a complete change in leadership, but anyone who has been here 3 or more years can vouch that any change is likely for the better.

    Oh and by the way, I used more $ in these few lines than the old CIO did during his time here!

    Cons

    You are not reading this review for the CONS now are ya?

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand a bit better that so many moving parts and changes have people a bit on edge, and IT Professionals are inherently prideful in their abilities and skill, and can be sensitive. Simple words can easily be misconstrued in what can be a demanding environment from time to time.

    Change is fine, people will get used to it, try some more team building.

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