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Exeter Group Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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  1. "Overall fruitful experience and learning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exeter Group full-time

    Pros

    Good mix of intellectuals
    Nice place to work

    Cons

    There are no cons as such


  2. "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exeter Group full-time

    Pros

    competitive pay for IT consulting work

    Cons

    over time, lack of diversity in projects/clients

  3. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exeter Group full-time

    Pros

    Small company, young and energetic colleagues

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be terrible and more so if you're on certain projects


  4. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exeter Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people great results s

    Cons

    Difficult clients a few times

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "No more"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exeter Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, wonderful colleagues, and the best manager I've ever had

    Cons

    It doesn't exist anymore. Very little communication between upper management and employees.


  6. "Good community, bad communication."

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Boston, MA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Community - hired lots of young people who became close friends due to the emphasis on social events and an extended new hire training period.

    Cons

    Bad communication between upper management and employees. Poor human resources. Disorganized departments and projects.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent.


  7. "RIP Exeter"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice pay, great colleagues, keep travel points

    Cons

    Opaque leadership, no raises, long projects, lay off employees with no notice

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Exeter Group review"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright, interesting, dedicated colleagues. Challenging projects that include a range of different technologies and sectors. Typical flat structures and access to senior folks.

    Cons

    Informal career path and lack of reviews require individuals for plot their own course sometimes without significant feedback. All decisions from engagement staffing to strategic focus are funneled through one individual. - The organization struggles with internal communication to remote staff. - The organization struggles to keep remote staff engaged and active with internal initiatives. - Maintaining the organizational culture is a challenge due to the low management to junior resource ratio at headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    More communication. Allow staff to become proactive with internal efforts during "on the bench" periods. - Create a mentorship program. - Increase senior resource contact to junior resources when at headquarters.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Great Results"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, IT Strategy and Program Management in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, IT Strategy and Program Management in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exeter is full of excellent people. It truly has been an edifying experience. The level of professionalism, dedication, and talent surpasses all other business environments in my experience.
    - The nature of the work was demanding of time and focus. Nevertheless, there was always time to spend with my family, and there was always understanding and support from my colleagues when family events demanded my time and focus. Exeter sets a high bar in this area.

    Cons

    - All decisions from engagement staffing to strategic focus are funneled through one individual.
    - The organization struggles with internal communication to remote staff.
    - The organization struggles to keep remote staff engaged and active with internal initiatives.
    - Maintaining the organizational culture is a challenge due to the low management to junior resource ratio at headquarters.
    - Little internal career advancement opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    - Established some level of tiered management, and decentralize strategic decisions based on vertical practice/areas.
    - Incorporate remote staff into internal initiatives during "on the bench" periods.
    - Allow staff to become proactive with internal efforts during "on the bench" periods.
    - Create a mentorship program.
    - Increase senior resource contact to junior resources when at headquarters.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "College Seniors: Do Not Take This Job"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - High pay for a recent grad position.
    - Chill happy hours and paid company off site to Vegas.

    Cons

    - Spent a significant amount of time unstaffed (aka "on the bench") with minimal assignments or opportunities for professional development. Many of us were paid to essentially twiddle our thumbs.

    - Management is deeply disconnected from employees and don't seem to care for their careers whatsoever. Very little insight into what the company is doing other than rumor and hearsay.

    - Exeter is an public IT systems configuration and implementation company, not a consulting firm in any typical sense. There is zero 'management consulting' here. This would be ok if the job was advertised as such, but we were recruited with the belief we would work in client-facing, strategic roles.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people you don't need. Don't deceive people about the actual nature of the company.


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