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Updated Feb 8, 2021

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8 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    lovely

    Feb 8, 2021 - Network Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great place to work for a new commer

    Cons

    the managemegemnt does care about you

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    Oct 2, 2020 - Instructional Designer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Everything was good in the company

    Cons

    Not that much things to say

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Quality work

    May 14, 2020 - Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Thoughtful, calm and collected work environment. Intelligent colleagues.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities somewhat limited however one can excel if they are successful in building a client base.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Nice people, not a lot of opportunity for growth

    May 31, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Some projects are related to high-profile environmental cases that you might read about in the news, mentorship program is well-established and helpful to younger staff, flexible schedules are accommodated, academic conference attendance is encouraged, and the atmosphere is generally friendly and accepting.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the work, junior and some mid-level staff with technical backgrounds and advanced degrees are stuck doing intellectually boring work about 80% of the time. Workload is incredibly volatile and management does not make much of an effort to ensure that younger staff are able to fill their time with billable work. Turnover rate is high. Pay is very unequal throughout the company. Most clients are what you would consider "the bad guys".

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Loads of favoritism

    Jan 25, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great location, some principal scientists are super smart. Others rely on junior staff and are not very smart. Really depends on your office location. Collaboration is difficult.

    Cons

    Poor PTO Pay not competitive Work-life balance is impossible to try to keep up with 85% utilization rate Low career growth potential as it is based on favoritism. To manage projects, you have to be favored by the principal scientists. If you aren't, then you are stuck doing menial tasks. Some of the principal scientists have questionable ethics (and have been called out for it) The clientele is not always on the side that you want to work on, but it is consulting, so it may not be for everyone. Quite a high turnover rate Emphasis on utilization rates is impossible--staff are fabricating their hours to make up higher utilization rates. In fact, staff don't even account for time to go to the restroom or to eat.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Associate

    Jan 12, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent benefits package, nice group of intellectual people to work with, opportunities for flexible schedules to accommodate personal life.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement, volatile workload, long periods of slow and intellectually boring work punctuated by intense periods of stressful work.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Awesome

    Sep 15, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It's a great place to work

    Cons

    I can't think of anything

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee

    former consultant

    Jun 15, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    friendly and intelligent coworkers, healthy culture, great management

    Cons

    I didn't mind, but some people might not want to work with certain industry clients, so it might not be a job for everyone. People looking for strategy consultant salary rates might also look elsewhere.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Associate

    Dec 14, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Supportive group of peers, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Gradient has no coherent mission and is a lot of talk but no walk when it comes to support from upper management, mentorship, and equal access to opportunities. Success here largely depends on the alliances you form with principles. Pay is unequal throughout the company for staff at the same level.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Decent People, Could Pay More

    Nov 17, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Somerville, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The principals (owners of the company) are generally interested in employees' concerns and willing to listen. The company culture is friendly, collaborative, and efficient. Project work is generally interesting. The technical staff are well-qualified and intelligent, the support staff are much better than industry average. People care about their work and treat eachother with respect.

    Cons

    They currently (2016) seem more focused on increasing benefits rather than wages. The pro bono side of the consultancy is in its infancy and could use a shot in the arm.

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