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Everest Group Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "Great strategy consulting firm based in Dallas/Toronto with deep expertise in sourcing/business services industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Everest Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everest Group is a “strategy” consulting firm based in Dallas/Toronto with about 35 consultants including partners. I personally prefer smaller firms because I have better access to leadership and get to develop stronger relationships with people therein. It also means that I have more chances to drive impact both internally and externally. The firm was able to live up to my expectations about the small firms and I've been very happy with the firm since I joined in Aug-2016. For example, when I was with the firm for only about a month, Peter Bendor-Samuel, our CEO, invited me to the conference call with a CEO of our client firm (huge company) and I felt that I was being treated well and taken care of.

    I also like that the firm has focus areas – business services. Not only I can develop core general consulting skills such as rigorous problem solving and written/verbal communication skills but also consultants are always given opportunities to become subject matter experts in areas that Everest Group has footprint. Broadly speaking, the firm has two types of client base: service providers and enterprises (i.e. large companies that consume services offered by service providers). Depending on whom you work for, the nature of project changes. When you work for service providers, we help them grow their business, improve profit margin, etc., so it is more about pure business strategy and this is where you can develop general management consulting skills. On the other hand, when we work for enterprises we help them make decisions on how to best deliver/consume services. These two types of work require somewhat different skill sets and to me it is absolutely a great thing because I get to learn more diverse skills/competencies.

    One other thing that differentiates Everest Group from other firms is that Everest Group has a research business unit. The team tracks very relevant market information (recent deals, recent company investments, etc.) for consulting projects and we have full access to the research team’s work. Although we cannot share this information with our client firms as research team makes money from subscription business, the fact that we have full access to materials makes our lives so much easier – we do not need to spend much time boiling the ocean (i.e. trying to find market information by googling) because it is all there!

    I also want to highlight that Everest Group is EXTREMELY friendly to internationals, not to mention great compensation package (on par with major consulting firms), good work-and-life balance, and no up-or-out policy.

    Cons

    If you are not interested in business services industry, this may not be the right place.

    Depending on a project, you are expected to travel but it is largely within U.S. or Canada.

    You cannot only work for strategy projects or sourcing advisory projects. You are expected learn both. I see this as a good aspect but some may not.

    Advice to Management

    We can do a better job in performance evaluation. More transparency is needed and evaluation has to be more consistent and be on time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to build a career in strategy consulting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Pros

    Consultants are given a high level of responsibility early on and work directly with Partners and C-level executives at client companies

    Non-hierarchical with very little politics

    Able to work across industries, yet develop expertise and specialization in global services

    Cons

    Not as widely unknown outside the sectors where they focus

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you continue to hire people who are entrepreneurial and not political


  3. "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart and fun environment

    Cons

    Company is growing and lots of change


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    "Worst Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Engagement Director in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Strong IT outsourcing practice given that is what we have been doing for over 15 years
    - Most clients are Fortune 1000 and able to outsource large amount of jobs to cut cost
    - Clients are based in big cities because of their size

    Cons

    We are traditionally an outsourcing shop and struggle to shed that label with our clients if we try to do other jobs. We clearly do not have the proper structure and framework to competently serve as strategic advisors and potential clients see that in our proposals or recommendations and quickly weed us out. Over 80% of our employees are based in India churning out “research” for the consultants, essentially providing academic and weak recommendations to the consultants to provide to our clients.
    - Weak bench
    - Lack of leadership
    - Lack of clear career path
    - Very weak internally developed IP
    - Run like a staffing agency
    - Junior resources have no development plan
    - High employee turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Management has frankly run out of ideas and should strongly consider selling the company has they have tried to do in the past. Management has asked for feedback from employees many, many times, but never accepted or implemented any of them. Management just needs to listen and do the right thing.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Everest Group full-time

    Pros

    Family culture, great work/ life balance, top quality service and research content, extremely intelligent teams on both the consulting and research side. Easy access to top leadership with open door policy. While this is a small firm, they offer great benefits such as generous annual flex credits to alleviate the cost of health insurance or as a cash bonus. Executive leadership is open and transparent on the state of the company, holding quarterly town halls and encouraging questions. Competitive salaries and compensation.

    Cons

    Research division is growing rapidly over the last few years and it's causing bandwidth issues. There remains somewhat of a disconnect between the consultants and sales team on the research side. When a research opportunity comes up in a consulting engagement, the consultant will bypass the research client director for the account and go directly to the research analysts. However, when the opposite occurs, a consulting opportunity surfaces in a research relationship, the client director directly involves the appropriate consultant. It appears to often be a one-way relationship.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities such as an annual social event to mingle both the consulting and research side. The better they get to know each other, the better the opportunity to build a relationship of trust and collaboration.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A awesome, performance-based place to work and grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outsourcing Center in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Outsourcing Center in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Everest Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Performance-based yet caring culture. Smartest people ever. Pushing the envelope in a young industry. The Everest leadership strives to see what's happening in the industry and help its clients make wise business decisions. That carries over to the company itself. It has managed growth well and maintained its original, core values. Leadership also appreciates the value of telecommuting.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, which is fine if you like exploration but gets old when you miss family and friends. Can be competitive...although usually supportive. Sometimes the owners make decisions based on dollars and sense but don't take other things into account that would balance the equation.


  8. "Entrepreneurial!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Revered advisory firm in the global sourcing space. Good learning and growth trajectory. Minimum office politics.

    Cons

    Remuneration is average, management style,


  9. "Nice small consulting firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Xxx in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Xxx in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Everest Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It has an open culture; even entry level consultants have easy access to top management. The firm offers opportunity for rapid growth. Being a small consulting firm offering advisory services to senior management, junior consultants too get access to client executives very early on in their career compared to opportunities in larger consulting organizations. There is less of hierarchy and bureaucracy within the firm.

    Cons

    Limited breadth of service offerings limits opportunity for consultants who may seek to broaden one's work experience. In a large firm, there are many branches of services and consultants may be able to jump from one to the next. This may not be possible at this firm.
    The down side of any smaller firm is that it has limited infrastructure and resources as compared to the bigger consulting firms; but that is to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in bring the best talent to the firm,


  10. "Never know what's happening behind the scenes."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with very smart and accomplished people.

    Cons

    Lots of travel. Not enough respect for the typical Mon-Thurs travel schedule / work-life balance


  11. "Company with a lot of politics and lack of collaboration between employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in work hours, topics of interest and entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Lack of feedback and constant politics between top executives. A culture of back stabbing and behind the scene politics.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pulling the company into multiple directions and pay attention to employee morale.



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