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  1. "Great topics, excellent team spirit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Greenwich Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Project topics are most of the time very interesting (e.g. strategic opportunities assessment, new products/offers design).
    Everyone feels part the same team, sharing the common objective to deliver good insights to clients and make things happen above all.

    Cons

    Compensation is probably not among the best vs. comparable companies out there.
    Do-it-yourself culture might not fit everyone's style.

    Advice to Management

    Try to pick your battles more.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ernst & Young Team Be Aware, GC North America is / was a Fraud; ask for client referrals and you will see!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Greenwich Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun to watch French partner, a master of deception without limits to cheat and lie; good training for Wall Street or corrupting

    Cons

    Absolutely no ethics....
    French ways can be considered corrupt in North America

    Advice to Management

    Greenwich North America had dubious ways to win and maintain business -- look at track record, soon it will be under investigation for (very) poor business practices (with clients)

  3. "Very European, not a good firm and not to be trusted"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Greenwich Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Firm believes the main strength is selling (not so) proven European telecom models and business processes for which they consider to be superior to places and prospects where they believe there is a gap or are inferior in their view.

    Cons

    I felt very annoyed and often disrespected by comments and remarks made with respect to markets, countries, and clients they targeted to sell their so called "superior" European models.
    Not to be trusted; I've seen client's trade secrets and project deliverables circulate freely and without controls. As per the instruction of a very senior partner, client NDAs only applies to the offices within the countries where they are signed, meaning that other offices for the firm can benefit and utilize client information for their business benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Respect all human beings as equals regardless of races, geographies or culture.
    It's not because you are white and European and smart that your people are better than the rest of the world. I don't think you should pursue business in Africa or Middle East, not even America which is multi-cultural, unless you appreciate.


  4. "core business is recruiting, not consulting, be aware this a commodity business in the owner's view"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    not much to be said here

    Cons

    old methods, dirty tricks.
    firm's business model is first recruiting and then finding a market or demand.
    consultants too often on the hot seat, risky environment, commodities
    too many project failures for a small firm.
    owner doesn't care, just wants to make more money til the bitter end

    Advice to Management

    continue to hold on firmly to the mask or D day will come


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic company with great international exposure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Greenwich Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - Small and fast growing company that allows for high involvement in projects
    - Real sector expertise
    - Friendly atmosphere and good team spirit
    - Great international exposure

    Cons

    - Needs improving organization as the company grows


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Distressed firm with outdated expertise and methods and poor leadership; unfit to succeed in American soil"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Greenwich Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -- On the very basic level it's almost ok -- salary is paid on time, office is in good location.
    -- Some middle-level managers (non-partners) that left were competent and good to work with on assignments.
    -- Ice cream project in Africa

    Cons

    - - Based on an model that benefits partners -- As a consultant you are capped with a low compensation for North American standards, but will work very long hours.
    - - Culture of over promise under deliver results in high client churn after first few projects.
    - - Not for experienced professionals - - Unpredictable and confusing leadership.
    - - Poor client ethics; will staff foreign consultants without sector experience in North America
    - - French methods. You will not be given the tools nor support needed to be successful but management/owners will steadily elevate the pressure around your neck to produce, deliver more, and they're always right.
    - - Customers found little value in our consulting work so far. No home runs. Little excitment.
    - - Absolutely no real strategy or marketing plan. Basically throw as many fishing lines out there (cold call, personal networking and sales visits) and hope for a bite.
    - - Outdated and reshuffled topics, unexciting methods and difficult leadership mindset to cope with.
    - - Weak processes can be distracting: training, lengthy travel reimbursements and HR support.

    For a company that prides itself and put such emphasis on growth consulting and teaching companies how to be successful, how come there is such high attrition, commitment hold backs, rarely making margin to fund payroll or sales forecasts and high employee dissatisfaction? I think Greenwich needs to get there own act together before they start making recommendations to others or recruiting serious professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Start with speaking the truth to have a voice in North America or will continue failing to attract top talent and clients.


  7. "Real management consulting, interesting topics"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Greenwich Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Senior management values and listens to all practitioners, not focused on politics
    - Plenty of opportunities to add value from beginning
    - Firm size is ideal (but may not be for everyone), small enough to have challenging work that is actual "management consulting", but big enough to have co-workers from around the world that you will actually get a chance to work with

    Cons

    - Work/life balance can be difficult (although by consulting standards, it is better than average)

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to listen to all practitioners, be in tune with what interests them in the field and continue to lead eminence and thought leadership

  8. "Was a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Greenwich Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    TMT Sector based
    International outlook
    Great people with excellent background to work with
    Fun and entrepreneurial spirit

    Cons

    Could be very hard to keep up with the pace

    Advice to Management

    Company was sold to EY, accepting the strat firm offer would have been more in line with the positioning


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to start your consulting career"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Greenwich Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Greenwich Consulting has a good environment between the consultants and you will get a great work/life balance. The projects are also interesting and a lot of responsibility is given to younger consultants, implying a steep learning curve

    Cons

    Greenwich consulting experienced a very large growth in recent years,and like many companies in emerging markets, the internal structure has not kept pace so the company lacks organization. Support for consultants is not the best also, for example, the logistic support in projects often fails. Compensation & Benefits are average, but for taking into account the work carried out they are very low..

    Advice to Management

    Improve the organization of the company and the support to consultants (including Compensation & Benefits) and you will reach what you desire (be one of the best!)


  10. "Très bonne entreprise pour un début de carrière."

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    Current Employee - Consultant principal in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Consultant principal in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Greenwich Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Bon état d'esprit ; la plupart des gens sont agréables ; des sujets de projets intéressants ; bon équilibre vie professionnelle/vie privée ; capacité de l'entreprise d'adapter son recrutement au besoins internes.

    Cons

    Salaires en deçà de la moyenne de l'industrie ; trop d'attentes en interne (projets + contribution aux propositions + tâches en interne telles que la gestion des connaissances).

    Advice to Management

    Augmentez les salaires ou revoyez vos attentes en terme d'implication à la baisse.


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