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IBB Consulting Group Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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  1. "Freelance translator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IBB Consulting Group part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good supervisor, friendly work place. Have enjoyed working with colleagues most of the time.

    Cons

    Not enough room to grow. Lack of communication between management and staff. Could use a bit more opportunities for career development.


  2. "Purchasing Agent"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Plantation, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBB Consulting Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This was a family owned business that took care of its employees. There was growth and you would get a lot of experience.

    Cons

    There was never really any issues


  3. "Great company with excellent benefits"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - compensation, benefits
    - work/life balance
    - flat company structure
    - interesting projects
    - smart people
    - great leadership

    Cons

    - some inconsistencies with the hiring process
    - lack of formal procedures that larger consulting companies would have
    - competitive sales process makes it less likely for people to share with younger folks who are trying to get their feet in the door selling

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to help your less experienced consultants with the sales process


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  5. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very smart people. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Limited projects. Company is still growing.


  6. "Wonderful place to work for experienced consultants, great projects and compensation"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, interesting projects, smart colleagues, excellent leadership, family feel, phenomenal clients

    Cons

    We're growing quickly and don't have the smoothest on boarding for new hires

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Solid, no-frills and stress-free consulting work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They are regarded as experts in Cable and have relationships at all levels within the large Cable companies. Hence a preponderance of the work done is in Cable (which means you have to like the kind of niche work they do to work here). They are trying to get traction in Media. They also have a wireless practice that does some niche work.

    They are run pretty well. They don't skimp on the basics and consultants are treated reasonably well although not opulently. They do bring consultants in quarterly for training, which tends to be industry (or technology) oriented.

    The managing partner is unpolitical, clear and honest in his communication, although his personality is a bit strong.

    HR is efficient. Policies are transparent. Annual reviews are based on a balanced scorecard and are mostly fair. People like that and tend to stay on longer than they would at other firms. Good compensation. Community service is a consideration.

    Given the nature of their work, it is rare to see consultants work long hours. Most people get off at 6. Principals (who are basically project managers) often get off at 5.

    Interesting mix of product and technology work and you have an opportunity to try out different kinds of projects (assuming you network well)

    All part of the reason why they do well in the rankings.

    Cons

    On the surface, this is a good all round firm and the success they have enjoyed recently is real.
    However, it is not for everyone:

    Cable is boring. A lot of mundane, low level analyst/testing or PMO type work which can extend for several months and years. Some people have been with the same (large) client for years. Not my idea of management consulting since such an setting IMO promotes sloth, complacency and discourages cross training, learning, curiosity and the drive to be world class. IBB consultants are certainly not the House of Lies types (although the latter isn't a great role model either :)

    They also bid low of projects (compared to strategy firms) and given the kind of work they do, junior consultants rarely get exposed to top leadership within their clients.

    Some of the younger hires are enthusiastic and collegial but deeply cliquish and don't mix well with people from other cultures.

    Since they hire a lot of IBM and Accenture SI types often without a business background, consultants have weak story-boarding skills and low all-around business acumen (some are also lazy). These skills are not considered a high priority given the nature of their niche work (training tends to be industry and technology focused and somewhat ineffective since it is sporadic and less hands on).

    There is tremendous grade inflation up to the consulting manager level. Some of the first year managers would probably be 2nd or 3rd year consultants at other leading firms given their experience, knowledge and skill levels. Principals are basically project managers whose primary job is to often just sit on the same project for years, do PMO work, make their sales targets (and prevent managers from hitting their targets- the sales attribution process is unfair from this perspective). Most of the partners are uninspiring and some would be considered under-qualified at other firms.

    Advice to Management

    - Up the standard of hiring. Get more people from real consulting firms and observe how they work.
    - You are running a good shop. Keep up the good work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ample opportunity is available and up to you to take advantage of"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great base salary and unlimited opportunity for bonuses
    Opportunity to work within the core competency of clients in an exciting industry
    Super bright and motivated colleagues

    Cons

    Difficult raining environment for consulting newbies
    The sales credit system at times inhibits cooperation

    Advice to Management

    Realizing the opportunity for growth is very tied to the structure of the organization


  9. "High pressure environment with tremendous oppprtunity"

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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 IBB Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Top-notch compensation
    2. Industry-leading, tier 1 clients
    clients with challenging, visible projects
    3. Transparent and pragmatic
    pragmatic leadership
    4. Opportunity to make your own success
    5. Open performance evaluation (established scorecard, objective measures where possible)

    Cons

    1. Projects can require hard work and long hours (mileage may vary)
    2. Work may require travel, depending on client needs

    Advice to Management

    Be sensitive to employee happiness and work life balances


  10. "Worst company to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. Good compensation benefits
    2. Decent Senior Leadership

    Cons

    1. No HR processes for training and performance feedback
    2. Lack of support
    3. Managers are pathetic
    4. Being smaller firm has very few clients and they dominate the company
    5. Never leave a big firm and spoil your career
    6. HR bluffs a lot and highly unreliable policies

    Advice to Management

    Streamline HR and do not exploit other's career to maintain margins


  11. "Great People, Small Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IBB Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    - Family-like environment
    - Very flexible with quality of life
    - Can take on as much responsibility as you want

    Cons

    - Being a small boutique, lacks resources
    - You eat what you kill
    - Lots of tech work, little strategy work

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be a company that advises CTOs, then you're in a great spot!


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