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"Great personal development and real responsibility"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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Pros

Real responsibility from day 1
The work is very tangible and the impact on clients is visible
Exceptionally bright group of people
True meritocracy
Good work life balance with not weekend work and reasonable hours

Cons

Not unique to Stroud - lots of travel and being away from home
Small firm culture is great but the lack of formalized processes can be challenging

Advice to Management

Maintain the small firm culture even as the firm grows

Other Employee Reviews for Stroud International

  1. "Exciting work and great people"

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

    I worked at Stroud International full-time

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers
    Rapid Personal Development
    Interesting Projects
    Management investing to remove cyclic nature of work
    Good vacation policy

    Cons

    Standard consulting travel
    Some cyclic nature to work

    Advice to Management

    Continue working to expand core offerings


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Ruled by propaganda"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stroud International full-time

    Pros

    -I learned more about management, how to run and lead meetings, effective organizational structures, etc. than I could have in virtually any other (non-consulting) role.
    -Living on the road meant I could expense almost everything every week. Free food, drinks, etc. definitely helps the bank account.
    -Airline miles!

    Cons

    -The whole culture is ruled by propaganda. One example is the whole "Best Consulting Firm to Work For". This rating isn't true. Employees are incentivised to rate the company well, even if it's not what they truly feel. Stroud laid off over 50% of their employees in the past year because they didn't keep enough clients to keep them all employed. Yet, Stroud still won "Best Firm". Does that make any sense?
    -The work life balance isn't as good as they let on. Yes you have 5 weeks of vacation, but you need it because otherwise you'd be totally burnt out. A typical day on site is probably 10-12 hours, plus a few more hours once you get home, and the occasional 4am night wasn't uncommon

    Advice to Management

    Work on business development. You need some more clients, or else you're going to have to keep letting good employees go.

    Stop lying about how good it is to work at Stroud. You're setting the wrong expectations. Stroud is definitely not a bad place to work, but it's appalling that you lie to get people to work for you

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