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Litmus Group Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  1. "Growth and A Land of Opportuniy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partner in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Partner in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Litmus Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Litmus is known for serving tier 1 clients and providing innovation and IP based services that compete with the big 4 by being more effective.
    Style and culture make a big difference in the clients mind

    Cons

    Tis the nature of the business to sometimes focus on just the short term

    Advice to Management

    Balance the short and longer term priorities with the same skill brought to the culture of the business


  2. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Limited career path and senior management involvement

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A decent small consulting company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Like all consulting companies, the people really make or break the organisation, I had the pleasure of working with some excellent colleagues.
    - Transparent with regards to salaries and business performance
    - Can be involved with BD and PD at all levels of the org
    - Employee owned

    Cons

    - Some people had to travel some distance for work regularly. Standard consulting practice.
    - As per other companies, there were individuals who weren't team players


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Management Consulting Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Litmus Group full-time

    Pros

    - Learning and development opportunities and support
    - Project variety
    - Great company culture

    Cons

    - Salaries and benefits on the lower side

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget financial incentives are important too


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Some Reviews are Very Disappointing"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Litmus Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    _ employee and client focussed business which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, which is a long time in this business
    - strong learning opportunities via working with experienced Partners - there is a low Partner to staff ratio unlike the Big 4 or IT centric consulting shops
    - deep industry expertise which is expanding
    - recent merger will provide next step in a commercial sense and for career development of staff

    Cons

    - merger needs to settle down, and is going really well
    - the cultures are so aligned on client focus, staff development and having fun

    Advice to Management

    _ carefully guide via the merger to avoid unintential outcomes
    - ignore negative reviews recently posted - these tend to say more about the writer than Litmus


  6. "Great Place to work and build your skills"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Litmus Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Limited service offerings but really good at delivering the service offerings. Good opportunity for you to build you skills sets in management consulting. Low partner to consultant ratio helps give you more visibility in "business-side" of consulting. Leadership encourages team to take more responsibilities. Great for work-life balance as well.

    Cons

    Limited service offerings and Learning & Development opportunities. Hopefully with the new merger, the L&D are expected to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on expanding client foot print and knowledge capital. Move out from traditional consulting models to act as the business & tech strategy intersection.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Just a horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people exist at the lower levels
    You will have (forced) travel opportunities
    You'll spend a lot of time on the bench in the office, so the hours are okay

    Cons

    - Management is just delusional. At the time they were utterly consumed by getting acquired (which they now have been) and cared very little about their employees that were collateral damage in the process.
    - Certain partners failed at the bigger consultancies and ended up here. Some just want to coast but others feel the need to take out their failings on the more junior staff.
    - Pay is not commensurate to experience. You'll join at a lower than market rate with promise of more, but then be stuck at that level for the foreseeable future.
    - Roles are highly exaggerated. Litmus just can't get the sort of clientele that they promise to prospective employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please think through your business decisions. Your employees don't exist to serve your narcissistic delusions of grandeur. You once had a great reputation for being an employer that respected its employees, but the change in management effectively ended that.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Boys club.... More of the same with PPB"

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

    I worked at Litmus Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some genuinely good people trying to deliver value to clients

    Cons

    Too much "dead wood" being carried
    A real "boys club" where no real opportunity is given to develop women into leadership roles.

    Advice to Management

    Have a look at the PPB Advisory web site. 4 out of 88 senior leadership team are females. 0 out of 11 of the Board are females.
    What do you think that says about the organisation. Speaks for itself I think.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Time to move on..."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Litmus Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great clients, diverse base of industries in melb and syd.
    Great team members

    Cons

    Leadership lacking right up to senior partner level, with some partners lazy and not contributing.
    To get on in this business you have to part of a "click" there are several, with the biggest and strongest in Melbourne office. Promotion seems to keep happening to non performers - even worse bad performers that clients keep complaining about.
    Young staff are treated as children in class by some of the leaders.
    I say take your chances.

    Advice to Management

    I hope PPB advisory have done their homework and due diligence. I wish them the best of luck.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Unique and Smart Business"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Smarter than people I have come across in the big 4 in that they need to really produce outcomes and get and retain clients so the work is done properly. Great experience in really getting your hands dirty and executing rather than just selling frameworks. Often clean up the work done by the big4 by turning strategy papers in to outcomes.
    - People are all rounders who strive for stretch goals in all aspects of their lives from fitness to relationships and family to client outcomes. Makes you a better person after spending time with like minded people.
    - Have never met another group of people are smart and can have fun and be open minded anywhere else. The friends I have made are for life (or at least a very long time!)
    - Standards are high. This shaped my career and set me up for a quality career.
    - The business is founded on values which lacks these days in companies.
    - The business model challenges convention in the marketplace.

    Cons

    - Work hard and long hours are expected

    Advice to Management

    Promote the awesomeness of your people in the marketplace to revamp the commercial brand. This will benefit current staff and also the Alumni who have close ties with the brand.


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