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NCC Group Reviews

Updated Sep 6, 2019

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3.2
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36 Ratings
Pros
  • "good commission, free fruit and coffee(in 12 reviews)

  • "Lots of good people work here and despite recent results the company has a great opportunity to expand further(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "The termination rate in escrow is alarming(in 11 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance off and needs adjustments(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great global company with exciting plans to grow across North America"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCC Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - A friendly and open office, everyone wants to help each other - professionally and personally - Exposure to senior leadership at all levels and open communication - Global collaboration - there are lots of opportunities to work with other teams in global offices - It's a high growth company. It's exciting to be part of a division which is growing and creating new solutions/services for their clients and is... also significantly increasing headcount across NA - You get the opportunity to work on projects that are outside of your usual remit allowing you to push yourself and learn new skills - A casual and relaxed dress code - Amazing benefits including healthcare, dental, 401k, PTO etc.

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    Cons

    It can be challenging but if you like to push yourself and are big on personal development then you will definitely enjoy working here

    Advice to Management

    Just to keep up the clear communication style that we have across the group and continue to allow people to push themselves and develop new skills!

    NCC Group2019-08-01
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn and work."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at NCC Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment with young and enthusiastic employees. Snacks and breakfast pastries provided weekly. Everyone is extremely helpful and competitive which makes a fun and rewarding work environment. Hard work is encouraged and rewarded.

    Cons

    Can be stressful but what job isn't.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. There are great things happening at NCC Group.

    NCC Group2019-08-01
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Opportunity!!"

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    Current Employee - Non-sales in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCC Group full-time

    Pros

    It's a shame that disgruntled former employees leave scathing reviews that are clearly more emotional than realistic. NCC is a great company with tons of opportunity for growth! The Atlanta office in particular is growing at exponential rates, leaving room for those of us here to move up the corporate ladder. And from time to time, we hire someone who can not put their head down and focus on themselves, but rather... involves themselves in everyone else's drama as if they are some vigilante crusader for all that is wrong in the world. A few things to highlight: - 401K match up to 3% -Incredible health coverage with LOW monthly premiums!!! -Employee Stock options -VERY generous vacation/sick policy -Opportunity for growth If you come here to work, and you work hard, it will pay dividends. It's hard work, no doubt. But if it were easy, everyone would be doing it and it wouldn't feel rewarding.

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    Cons

    I agree with the recent bad review that all managers at all levels in their careers need continued training, AS DO ALL EMPLOYEES. I would encourage NCC to provide that training for all employees looking to get a leg up on improving their communication skills, increasing productivity, and developing their craft. (That said, if you ask for outside training you will generally get it. Most employees don't ask though.)

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example - work as hard as you expect from your teams - have your teams' backs while also knowing when to tell them to fall in line - and we'll all do just fine!

    NCC Group2019-08-02
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic culture and environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCC Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They offer great benefits, and the work environment allows for casual attire

    Cons

    Complete toxic environment. The Atlanta office is being managed by individuals who have no experience in leadership. They have a narcissist as one of the leaders, another who has never been accountable, and one who condones favoritism. There is no career path, no one knows what they are doing. The work environment is highly unprofessional and immature, and most people gossip heavily about others.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management, please change the whole management staff as they are the ones who are running the business down. No one will want to work there once they realize the culture and values are that terrible.

    NCC Group2019-07-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting position"

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    Former Employee - Senior Security Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCC Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I started at NCC Group in the US straight out of college. It was a great place to develop my skills quickly and become very marketable.

    Cons

    Salaries across the board are lower in consulting than working in house. Management from overseas causes friction Employees are treated as replaceable commodities High turnover means it is difficult to develop meaningful relationships with co-workers

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the little QOL improvements. Employees chasing money will always leave, but it will help retention for those not motivated primarily by money.

    NCC Group2019-06-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to build technical skills, poor management."

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    Current Employee - Technical Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NCC Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For technical roles, this is a great place to build new skills, learn security, and team with skilled colleagues. Technical projects are diverse, interesting, challenging and high profile. NCC Group has good benefits. Consultants are relatively free to manage their own time, travel plans, schedule.

    Cons

    Compensation is subpar. Merger between US and UK has created more issues than benefits. Over the past few years, management has seen a shift from technical leaders to sales leaders. Consultants are pushed to deliver every week, allowing for very limited research time. NCC Group US lost most of its talent due the issues above. Support teams (IT, PM, HR, Ops, Finance) seem to have relatively limited... growth potential.

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    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat -- Over the past few years, NCC Group grew its sales and support teams at a much faster rate than its consulting team, resulting in technical folks spread thin and costly support team bringing little to no value to the core of NCC Group US: technical consulting.

    NCC Group2019-06-15
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCC Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture and awesome benefits. Lots to do and learn.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance off and needs adjustments

    Advice to Management

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    NCC Group2019-02-13
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Regional (Strategic) Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCC Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people from both technical and business perspectives. Individuals here genuinely care about their clients, team members and the industry at large. Benefits are fantastic (salary, healthcare, etc). Lots of office events held and strong camaraderie. Be prepared to work hard as everyone does.

    Cons

    Can’t think of many which is always a great sign.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing during this incredible growth phase. Continue to balance the culture of a “start-up” vibe with an enterprise that is publicly traded and well known globally for elite service offerings.

    NCC Group2019-01-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment. I genuinely love it here."

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCC Group

    Pros

    Great benefits. No micro management - but it depends on the nature of your job. Smart people. Office is great environment- social and friendly. The opportunity for growth is there if you want it but you have to go the extra mile on a path that isn’t necessarily paved and straight forward. Leadership is getting stronger. A lot of investment in the business and business growth. I find that most complaints come from... employees who are just all-around negative people. Or people who want to be spoon fed and are unwilling to adapt/adjust when things aren’t cut&dry

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    Cons

    Terrible, terrible systems but the business is in the process of a complete overhaul of all systems. UK is often unable to provide the global support they’re supposed to. Low salaries cause turnover and end up hurting the business.

    Advice to Management

    It’s a people business - take care of your people. When so much is invested in growth, it feels like current operations and employees are getting the short end of the stick- as more work is required and employees were already underpaid.

    NCC Group2019-01-05
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn Infosec disciplines quickly"

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    Former Employee - Security Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NCC Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredibly talented coworkers, brilliant and helpful. Varied projects accelerate learning and training is encouraged.

    Cons

    Some managers are inexperienced at managing people as the entire org is full of very technical people.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Marketing - you do great work but no one knows who you are, customer-wise.

    NCC Group2019-01-03
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