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MorganFranklin Consulting Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people, work life balance and office (in 10 reviews)

  • Work with great people that have extensive knowledge and experience in their fields (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Undergoing internal transformation/ senior management change with all the unpleasantness that this processes usually entail (in 5 reviews)

  • They need to do a better job of talking about work/life balance versus giving me a bonus based on billable hours (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "3rd day and off to a great start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MorganFranklin Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Strong Collaborative Culture, Opportunity to do meaningful work quickly, Get to own your career

    Cons

    Some processes aren't firmly in place

    Advice to Management

    I love that you are willing to accept employee feedback so quickly.

    MorganFranklin Consulting Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Chief HR Officer

    Thank you for submitting a review. We are excited to hear that you are off to a great start! We want you to continue having a great experience at MorganFranklin and we would love to provide... More


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear onboarding process, interest in knowing about my skills, nice humble people across the board

    Cons

    Have not been long enough to find any cons, I hope I never have to update this box.

    MorganFranklin Consulting Response

    Jul 26, 2017 – Chief HR Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased to hear that your experience has been a positive one and we are happy to have you as part of the MorganFranklin team! Our onboarding... More

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MorganFranklin is a great place to work because they always put people first. I feel valued as an employee because I (like everyone else) am put on projects where I will grow as a person and a consultant. I also feel that we have provided value to our clients through strong teamwork.

    Cons

    As with most consulting companies, the travel can be difficult at first but MorganFranklin does a good job of balancing work and life. We have many local clients that serve as a nice break from the out of state travel that can be tiring.

    MorganFranklin Consulting Response

    Jun 30, 2017 – Chief HR Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so delighted that you have gained valuable career experience that has helped you develop both personally and professionally... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Just another consulting firm"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place for a young person to start a career.

    Cons

    You can easily stagnate jumping from one contract to another. Not a place I ever intended to stay and retire in.

    Advice to Management

    Look into getting into other areas besides the federal government.

    MorganFranklin Consulting Response

    Jul 26, 2017 – Chief HR Officer

    Thank you for your honest feedback. While we agree that MorganFranklin is a great place for a professional to start his or her career, one of our key strengths is our experienced project teams... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good base but not for the long term"

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

    I worked at MorganFranklin Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, energetic, friendly, small sized.

    Cons

    No processes, high turnover, still figuring things out.

    MorganFranklin Consulting Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Chief HR Officer

    We appreciate you taking the time to share what you liked about the firm and our people. We agree that one of the best aspects of MorganFranklin is our entrepreneurial culture and we encourage... More


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Very high attrition rate"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice building and facilities.

    Cons

    Very top-heavy (the amount of senior managers is ridiculous), little to no lower-level staff, limited pipeline, everyone seems to be looking for a way to get out, so you never know if your superiors or colleagues will still be with the firm tomorrow. High attrition rate. Lots of behind the door gossip among top leadership.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO shouldn't be worshiped like he is; He isn't that important.
    Address attrition rates.
    Hire staff and not just senior managers and directors. The place is extremely top-heavy.

    MorganFranklin Consulting Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Chief HR Officer

    Thanks for your feedback. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy our new facilities--we put a lot of thought into designing a space that encourages collaboration among our employees. It seems as... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Leaves Much to Be Desired"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Nice HQ
    - Decent Compensation

    Cons

    - Say they're flexible, but remain rather rigid and stilted
    - Business is suffering (lots of jobs were recently cut)
    - People seem rather pretentious
    - Not meant for recent grads who are looking for a casual culture
    - Often felt like a machine
    - Not collaborative

    Advice to Management

    - Loosen up
    - Do not expect to be perfect

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive leadership who is focused on your career. First class technology to help you exceed client expectations. Consistent team mentality across the firm, everyone is approachable up to the CEO.

    Cons

    Average benefits, PTO, Health, 401K and ESOP.

    MorganFranklin Consulting Response

    Apr 2, 2017 – Chief HR Officer

    Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased you are enjoying your experience at MFC. Be sure to stop by HR ensure you are taking full advantage of our benefits program--we regularly... More


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great people, so-so culture and short-sighted management team."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be surrounded by smart people, lots of opportunities to roll up sleeves and work hard. You will see the results of your work immediately as you deliver to the client. HR, comp and benefits are great. Certain MDs are awesome to work with and have a long term vision in mind. The CEO is a good person.

    Cons

    Management has empowered certain MDs to take a generally cut-throat and short term focus. The only real emphasis is on billable hours. You want to go on a training? What's the impact on your billable hours? You only billed 35 hours this week? Why didn't you reach out and try and get some more work? Nevermind the fact you may have worked 70 hours in the prior week. Make sure you work on the airplane, and while you're waiting at the gate. Seriously. Because the work you do on your tray table in a cramped 737 can't be done when you get to the client site? If there's a set amount of work per a project, it shouldn't matter WHERE and WHEN you do the work as long as you meet client deadlines and expectations. This is low hanging fruit that would improve the culture. The company had some tough times in 2016 and management came up with the fantastic idea of "Bill more hours" as the solution. The real solution is take advantage of the slow time by having your employees focus on drumming up business. Not squeezing them as if it's all their fault. Look to the big four advisory arms. They have mandatory training (quite in contrast to MFC's approach which makes you feel guilty to request training). They also aren't focused week to week on billable hours.

    Advice to Management

    Relax a little bit. It's going to be ok. You have good people and the work is out there to get. Stressing and pressuring people with shallow requests and demands is very counterproductive. When people are unassigned don't make them feel guilty or under pressure. It's not their fault. If it is their fault that's a different story (i'm not talking about underperformers). Bonus structure is a joke (bill an insane amount of hours and never see your friends and family get 10% bonus; bill a reasonable amount of hours and get an 8% bonus).


  10. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with great people that have extensive knowledge and experience in their fields

    Cons

    Sometimes the projects you are on are difficult but that's just the nature of the game

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    MorganFranklin Consulting Response

    Apr 2, 2017 – Chief HR Officer

    Thanks for the great review. One of MFC's greatest strengths is the diversity of talent within our walls--the best and brightest from top tier consulting, accounting, industry and government come to... More


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