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Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work with lots of headroom to grow"

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

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting
    Clients are engaged
    Co-workers are smart
    Office is in midtown

    Cons

    Sometimes travel can be a burden
    Tight deadlines to deliver
    Usually need to do some work on the weekends

    Advice to Management

    Add more diversity within top management
    Make contracting faster and easier
    Minimize management reporting overhead (timesheets etc)
    Improve our CRM system so we have more visibility into what everyone is doing with clients


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed bag"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Level in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Level in New York, NY

    I have been working at Novantas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clients are engaged, room to learn and grow professionally, lots of exposure to high level clients

    Cons

    HR is miserable. Firm management (top of house - not group management) does not communicate or act with the thought needed.

  3. "Meritocratic and Entrepreneurial"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Novantas (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very smart people, great services, nimble and entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    Work hard with lots of travel


  4. "Associate Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Novantas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    intellectually stimulating and very smart colleagues

    Cons

    No structured mentorship and have to self teach


  5. Helpful (6)

    "LOL"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    they do some good stuff.
    tangible.
    well known in financial services domain.
    HR is real real GOOD!!!! some of the sweetest HR people I have ever met. very helpful and very supportive. onboarding was awesome. sadly thats where awesomeness stopped :(
    also some nice people in the but they are difficult to find

    Cons

    oh where do i begin
    no motivation to work
    work extremely long hours without appreciation. long hours- well thats consulting. but the work environment is like working like a SLAVE
    condescending comments by boss- nothing on a boss level is monitored so they can just bully you and you cant do anything. (they seriously need some leadership training guys!).
    no consideration of personal time
    absolutely no work-life balance
    bad benefits! real bad. being a consulting firm, it is sub-par. no matter what they tell u in interview, go ask any other friend of yours who even works for boutique consulting firm
    really low pay for the work they ll make you do
    no typical fun events of a consulting firm- happy hours is a joke in this firm (none), no parties nothing

    verdict: join only if you dont have any other option

    Advice to Management

    train your upper management for god's sake


  6. Helpful (3)

    "No potential for Growth/Limited opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Novantas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Health Benefits/401K benefits. Can work from home.

    Cons

    Room for growth takes awhile. Managers don't recognize potential in individuals looking to take on more responsibiity. Pay is way too low for the amount of work performed. Extremely long hours. Pay is monthly instead of bi-weekly. Overcrowded office. Turnover rate is extremly high because of high stress. Management does not listen to it's employees. The HR department is an absolute joke and does not respect the employees. They are not willing to help you with problems.

    Advice to Management

    recognize the good employees. Fire everyone in HR and get new HR staff. Need more work/life balance opportunities. Less stress and pressure


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tough but interesting"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good client list
    Interesting problem solving based work
    Good compensation with benefits package
    Firm is still growing and likely to continue to do so

    Cons

    Long hours with little work life balance
    Aggressive promises to clients sometimes means teams are stretched thin
    Nature of the business means lots of travel

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Overall very solid employer, but brand could be improved"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, the combination of tech and consulting sides creates a nice culture around innovation, and the firm is proud to be a leader in several spaces within FS consulting. For consultants, very clear professional development upside, with an ability to take on ownership and responsibility of impactful work. For more junior consulting staff, definite opportunities to grow technical skills (SQL, SAS, Excel, etc.). Flexible work environment with no face time requirements. Many young professionals from top-ranked schools fill the office, which creates a collegial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Little brand value more broadly in the consulting industry and at universities, which younger staff laments. Some minor bureaucracy and communications issues that feel tedious at times. Office space could use a face lift. Definitely not a tech firm, so no over-the-top culture or office benefits, so firm seems a bit dated.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novantas full-time

    Pros

    Lots of projects all the time. Some interesting, some not. Good apprenticeship model training. Some travel, but not all the time.

    Cons

    Travel can get burdensome. Projects based only in financial space. Not all projects or project managers are great. Work-life balance can be rough.

    Advice to Management

    Take better time to give advice to new hires. Spend more time explaining what the work is during the interview process.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to learn quickly then get the hell out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wordpress Developer
    Former Employee - Wordpress Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The entire world is your play ground as there wasn't much rules in what you can use to get the job done. Management was pretty much clueless on web standards so you're left on your own to decide the fate of the website. Place was only good for juniors as you are pretty much left on your own to learn. Though this may be just as bad since no one is there to do code reviews.

    Cons

    Pay is bad and I was the only developer on my "team".

    Advice to Management

    Don't be cheap.


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