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New England Consulting Group Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Incredible industry exposure, not system-oriented"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NECG is one of the only places where there is really no ceiling in the responsibility you want to undertake. You will be staffed immediately on client work, be expected to manage client relations, and write/contribute to final deliverables. You will also present your work on-site to C-level executives.

    You will be able to voice your opinion and are expected to do so.

    There are some neat company rituals that also make the experience fun and anything but bland

    These all contribute to the unique opportunity NECG provides to right out of undergrad employees.

    Cons

    Due to the system and company structure, the unique advantages do lend to some disadvantages. There is not a formal training process and one must be proactive to learn from other PMs and the Partners.

    In addition, PMs are expected to assist in new business initiatives, which is unlike most other consulting firms. There is not a formal system to generate new business so it is difficult for recent grads to add-value in this area, though any help is appreciated by upper-management.

    Work can be sporadic, and work requests sometimes seem irrelevant.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the strengths and weakness of each individual you hire to tailor your management practices to each employee. Create a more transparent environment and promote camaraderie first, and foremost.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "People are great! Company, not so much."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. Their location is convenient. The access to C-suite clients is remarkable.

    Cons

    Partners are stuck in the 70's and 80's. Founder is digitally backwards. There is no Project Manager training. Definitely a hands-on training system, which hinders the development of PMs. Definitely inconsiderate of others' time.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to use a computer/cell. Realize that PMs are young and shouldn't be at your beck and call 24/7. Use better time management.


  3. "Great Clients and Exciting Projects"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work directly with experienced executives on diverse and challenging projects. Work for brand name companies across industries. Innovative environment with extensive educational experiences. Lots of autonomy and leadership opportunities.

    Cons

    Deadlines can get tight. Protocols can get frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve procedures to streamline workflows.


  4. "NECG internship was decent but company size was too small to even compare to other ones."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Project Manager Intern in Norwalk, CT
    Former Intern - Project Manager Intern in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New England Consulting Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you'll get direct industry exposure as you will get assigned on a project almost immediately as you start. you'll also get the chance to work with the partners directly.

    Cons

    however, company size is way too small to compare with other internships i've done in the past. also, an aveage project team is 4-5 people with two partners, a project manager and the intern. so your workload depends on how independent you work with your PM and how your PM assigns you to work.

    Advice to Management

    upper management needs to have more diversity and more younger management people.


  5. "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Westport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Variety of industries and projects to gain some experience

    Cons

    Theory X culture. Not empowering.

    Advice to Management

    Give college graduates the benefit of the doubt


  6. "Great Experiences"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Westport, CT
    Recommends

    Pros

    Unbelievable wealth of information and experience

    Cons

    Organization and job culture is very unique and not for all people

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "Excellent starting ground for any future executive"

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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

    I worked at New England Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Work alongside experienced and talented Partners so you receive great knowledge and training
    Great exposure to your clients and an opportunity to contribute in a meaningful and impactful way rarely afforded to entry- or even mid-level managers
    Encouraged to take risks and try new things in a comfortable setting
    Breadth of different industries and business challenges
    Small project teams leads to great responsibility

    Cons

    Hours can be long and compensation should be more competitive
    Little opportunity for long-term career advancement within the company (though management is very encouraging/helpful in helping you achieve your long-term career planning/goals)

    Advice to Management

    Foster incoming talent with greater compensation/benefits


  8. "Project Manager Inter"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at New England Consulting Group as an intern

    Pros

    - Learn a lot in a short period of time
    - A lot of responsibility
    - Cost of living in CT is low

    Cons

    - Very small so if you are looking for a larger company, this is not it


  9. "Former Project Manager in Westport, CT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great access to clients, ability to work in small teams.

    Cons

    Marketing strategy is stuck in the 1970's.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career development and learn about the digital revolution.