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Midtown Consulting Group Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Jeff Elam
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  1. "Amazing Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I’ve been within the financial service industry for apx 13 year; my last 2 years at MCG have been remarkable. The amount that I have learned from Jeff and the leadership have truly changed my mind on how consulting should be done. Their ability to proactively ensure each individual employee is satisfied from a financial, career and lifestyle perspective is astonishing.

    Cons

    Don't really have anything negative to say about MCG

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing exactly what you are doing


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lost their way"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Financial rewards, decent benefits, you basically get to call your own shots. There aren't 20 words of "pros" to describe this trainwreck.

    Cons

    little management or leadership, no respect for women or minorities, no training or career advancement. Tiny client base. Their ambitions exceed their capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    hire a true leader to run the company. you've outgrown your old boy network. hold biz dev accountable. if you want to be a staffing company - quit calling yourselves consultants.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic Environment - Time to Get Out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has reasonable compensation ranges
    Company also has reasonable work/life balance
    Client demands for travel are often low or very reasonable
    Office is often stocked with candy and soda

    Cons

    Poor organizational communication
    Company is very confused about who they are and what they do - Job Instability!
    Company refuses to reveal bonus compensation calculations
    Lack of performance accountability
    lacks reliable and stable team expertise
    passive-aggressive management style
    Unclear career path; company operates more like a staffing/temp firm

    Advice to Management

    Determine who you want to be and where you want to go as a company. Communicate to your team of employees and stop the wishy-washy and passive-aggressive style. It seems like high value expertise and sales people are being pushed out while low performers stay (Charlotte ans Atlanta)


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Young company with potential in the financial services industry.

    Cons

    Poor management communication, lack of diversity and projects. They pick off talent from North Highland and takes the culture from North Highland as well.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great clients, flexibility to make schedule. Good people, although the favorites are clueless.

    Cons

    HORRIBLE Executive Management. Good Ole' boys club unless you are an owner. If you are a female, get your money up front, IN WRITING. They discriminate, even if one managing partner IS a female.... If you aren't willing to sit each night at a local dive bar and drink with The Boys, you aren't going anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Take a sensitivity class.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Dynamic and fast growing consultancy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MCG is a firm of experienced professionals who simply know how to get the job done. It's a place where the entrepreneurial spirit runs high and much opportunity exists for those willing to look for it. Being a smaller firm, the career path is somewhat undefined, which can lead to confusion for less experienced hires; however, the direction you want to pursue is completely up to you.

    Compensation is average to above average depending on region and is very much tied to performance and utilization. Quarterly bonuses are nice. Travel is kept to a minimum. Direct access to leadership and open door communication policy. Benefits such as 401(k) and healthcare are top notch.

    Cons

    Variety of projects can be an issue and duration of engagements are sometimes too dynamic, e.g. 6 weeks turning into 6+ months. Company culture is ambiguous besides the entrepreneurial attitude of the founders that mostly permeates through the firm. Project based work can occasionally turn into staff augmentation, which in my opinion, dilutes the brand.

    Advice to Management

    Work to unify company culture across offices with more frequent firm communications and updates. Continue to diversity projects and client base.


  8. "I enjoyed working at Midtown. The people were great."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to work if you have worked with the Big 4 or so and have a lot of experience to bring to the job.

    Cons

    Not a great place for junior people.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Boutique Consulting Firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The chance to work on interesting projects. Up and coming group that does high quality work for large clients.

    Cons

    Small company with a focus on the short-term.

    Advice to Management

    Work on a cohesive message.


  10. "Great company and CEO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, flexible environment, flat structure, approachable leadership

    Cons

    Lacking internal processes, limited training and development, limited leadership communication

    Advice to Management

    Develop internal practices and close the communications gap between leadership and client facing employees.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Had great potential at one time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Until the last couple of years, Midtown was a great place to work. Had a great list of clients to work with and a good story to tell. There were many great consultants which helped attract more great talent.

    Cons

    Management team has lost its way and outgrown its abilities. Not focused on cohesive business development plan across the board; BD plan is like throwing darts at a board. Full time business development team needed in all offices from day one. Compensation package is not aligned across the company for given roles and duties from one office to the other. Comp for same role in mature office vs emerging office should not be the same. Emerging offices require more work to get off the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Stop poaching from your long time competitor/former employer. The bad culture and habits are becoming engrained in the culture at Midtown and having a negative impact. ALWAYS KEEP THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CLIENT FIRST.


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