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Everest Group Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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Everest Group President Peter Bendor-Samuel
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  1. "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


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Sad Descent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Everest Group full-time

    Pros

    Everest Group is a company filled with very talented management consultants at all levels, including the executive team.

    Cons

    Unrealized potential... Despite all the talent at the firm, the company hasn't been able to bring in enough business. They just had their second big layoff in three months. They even laid off most of the MBAs who started at the firm this summer, following their graduation. It is a cautionary tale of the potential downside of working at a smaller firm. If you are interviewing at firms like this, be sure to ask about time consultants spend on the beach, how much business they need to bring in and their track record of bringing in business.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your optimism and good intentions don't get in the way of seeing the business realistically and communicating that reality to your employees. Employees need to have enough information to determine how much risk they are willing to take.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "No business, no development, no future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, smart consultants with several years of experience, graduates from top US business schools. Close-knit, collaborative culture, not much travel compared to other 'larger' consultancies. Pay almost on par with competing consultancies.

    Cons

    There is simply not enough work. The pipeline is thin on both the digital strategy side of the business as well as the legacy strategic sourcing side. As the marker is evolving, the firm needs to as well. They have recently laid off a bunch of people, the second such round in the past 6 months. There is no transparency in terms of future project prospects, and all consultants are on edge about their future.

    Advice to Management

    The firm really needs to take a hard look at itself and see how it wants to position itself in an increasingly competitive consulting market. The Partners, despite being former MBBs, are just not good enough in business development and are not winning any business. The firm also needs to plan its future resourcing needs carefully. It is not good hiring a bunch of of smart MBAs on the hope of 2 or 3 major pipeline conversions, which if don't come through results in a layoff. It is not a sustainable business model.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Good work/life balance, but not much development"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Everest Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are nice. The firm isn't getting a lot of work so we don't work much

    Cons

    Major layoffs recently, outlook going forward is not good. No work gives no opportunity for professional development


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Worst Place to Work"

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    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 (3)

    "Great company to work for..."

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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 (2)

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

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    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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    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. Helpful (1)

    "Nice small consulting firm"

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    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."

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    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


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