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Jabian Consulting Reviews

Updated March 25, 2019
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  1. "Care About People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really interesting work with intelligent people who care. Leadership continues to work on making it an even better place to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is too much of a good thing. People don’t always pay as much attention to the great things as they do to the things needing improvement. The company is growing, which creates change. They really stay focused on maintaining the culture and purpose though.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t get “ho hum” about the unique strengths. Celebrate them with enthusiasm. Reinforce that continuous improvement does not mean we aren’t great too. Partners need to grow ahead of the organization too, in a visible way.


  2. "Great company with great people who do great work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jabian Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people who love what they do, autonomy to direct your own career path, support for individuals to pursue their interests, no travel expected,

    Cons

    Used to ask for people to do too many things outside of client delivery, but that's changed for the better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek feedback and recommendations from your employees

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Fun while it lasted"

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

    I worked at Jabian Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - Colleagues
    - Autonomy
    - Responsibility
    - Senior leadership interaction

    Cons

    - Lack of full flow through of vision to meaningful and relevant objectives for employees, including KPI's, targets and incentives
    - Lack of partnership or ownership (equity) path
    - Lack of relevant skills and leadership development program
    - Reactive vs. pro-active actions to growth, especially lumpy growth

    Advice to Management

    - Recognize your limitations, seek experienced board of directors to help with vetting strategic decisions, especially how and when to invest in growth vs. efficiency
    - Keep tweaking the career model, but seek to simplify it to reduce confusion and improve alignment to firm vision / objectives and needs
    - Listen to your people, don't stick your head in the sand when you get honest feedback
    - Quickly put in place a development program, including allowances for investment in local classroom opportunities that meets the appropriate career paths
    - Invest in your next gen leaders starting from the most junior, so that you have ready and willing participants in your growth plans and needs
    - Invest in your account structures to improve stability and growth opportunities


  4. Helpful (2)

    "On the rise"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible growth happening. The addition of new people has energized the company and you get to be a part of something dynamic. If you want to do something, you have the ability to create the path forward and make it happen.

    Cons

    Hard to hire at the pace needed and have had to see work turned down. Recruiting is working overtime.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to be a part of growth!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jabian Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Across all offices, Jabian does great work for really good clients.
    Huge growth since I have joined, very fun to be a part of.

    Cons

    Being part of a smaller firm creates challenges for growth.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Not as advertised"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jabian Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tries hard to find clientele with similar culture

    Cons

    Despite what they want to think, still a body shop.
    Too focused on business development not enough on continuous learning for client execution
    No path to partner


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cool Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jabian Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great people and interesting work

    Cons

    New hire onboarding, Clarity around Promotion and Role Expectations

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and provide more clarity on what each role entails

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jabian Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Company really cares about people as individuals. Very focused on principles and culture. Family friendly organization.

    Cons

    Still finding the balance between maintaining small firm feel while growing into a bigger firm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    All of the people who work at Jabian are brilliant so the bar is set high in terms of what is expected. Everyone works well together and is willing to assist on projects and take time to help put together internal events and socials.

    Cons

    growing pains as the company moves from 1 city with 60 people to 3 cities with 100 people. Leadership has trouble giving up on some things.


  10. "Fantastic People & Sense of Importance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jabian Consulting full-time

    Pros

    You are really able to pursue your passions at Jabian both with client work and internally - I have had the opportunity to work with amazing people in several different industries and no matter your position your opinion matters, people listen and your work is important.

    Cons

    Compared to a larger firm it's more difficult to become an expert in one area or industry; it's much easier to become a generalist with an area of focus.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen and support internal initiatives to help improve the company - because from what I've seen you've been doing a great job !