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PTS Consulting Group Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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  1. "Great culture - Good job if you like consulting."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible with good hours.
    Great team work and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Stability - your candidacy depends on the incoming projects the company wins.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Contract"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PTS Consulting Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    basically none
    they once had a good brand,
    that management team left

    Cons

    they don't keep their word and treat their employees very badly.
    most of the recent grad hires leave within the first 6 months when they realize PTS will not keep their training and compensation.

    Advice to Management

    get a new management team

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Small office
    - Reputable clients with challenging projects
    - Flexible work life balance

    Cons

    - A lot of turnover
    - Frequent Management reorganizations
    - Unclear reporting structure
    - Very top heavy


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Managing Director"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PTS Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global Company, centrally located in most cities. free healthcare if you want it

    Cons

    Bad Management
    Senior people in place that do not have a clue about business
    Favoritism
    Nepotism a big problem
    Inequity in compensation across employees
    Management does not want input from employees

    Advice to Management

    Clean HOUSE! Be honest about what is going on in your organization. STOP all the smoke and mirrors about how much business that you do. Stop selling what you can't deliver !


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    interesting projects in many verticals with opportunities to learn new things
    good work policies (depending on manager)
    office location is very convenient

    Cons

    too many managers
    unclear direction, despite "town halls"
    lack of leadership in senior management
    poorly defined job descriptions
    irregular, unstructured review process

    Advice to Management

    improve sales staff
    communicate structure to all staff
    follow through on promises and initiatives
    focus on internal development
    improve skill measurement
    formalize review proces


  6. "Smartest contributors seldom get heard"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PTS Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Interesting high-tech projects. Some very smart people. Flex hours, work from home.

    Cons

    US Management not active in daily operations. Account managers run projects like gods with no collaboration, all talk and no listen. Technical experts and subject matter experts do not get to talk to management, do not get to dialog with clients. Think "Putney Swope" where the best contributors see their work taken by ego centric coworkers and the contributor is marginalized, or not listened to about key topics that could help the clients and help the firm. Fact-finding and needs analysis is a joke. No one listens to client-side users and technical people, only to the deal-makers and only until the deal is closed, then project management is reduced to power-point presentations with no dialog.


  7. "Good but could be great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PTS Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Impressive clients, great projects, a lot of opportunity for professional growth, centralized office locations, global reach, and great people who are respected in their fields. Flexible working environment with office hot desking, working from home, and on-site. International travel depending on your role.

    Cons

    Growing pains as they take on new business lines. Management isn't always as quick to correct mistakes as they need to be. Lack of oversight leads to inconsistency in delivery across regions, clients, and even projects. Pay is poor and results in a revolving door of younger employees and a dearth of talent when senior employees leave.

    Advice to Management

    Too much focus on expansion & delivery has left internal process changes neglected. Consistency & scalability are issues which need to be addressed in order to be truly global. Need to address morale issues around compensation to retain talent.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "run as fast as you can"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PTS Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    office centrally located in nyc - easy commute to LI or NJ

    Cons

    no company direction. few clients, poor management, no incentives, no respect for young talent, bad relations between NY and London offices, stuck in the 1990's, product offerings with no SMEs to deliver, cant't retain good talent, no decision making policies, capital invested in wrong areas of the firm, only one or two business develop.very

    Advice to Management

    overhaul your organization and weed out the parasites. invest in real talent, invest your time and energy into realistic projects and areas of business that you understand and can deliver, listen to what your clients are telling you about some of your staff, keep a close yes on some of your senior management and make the necessary changes.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No good"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer
    Former Employee - Network Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Have very big ego for PAAS

    Cons

    have one client and do not seem to be able to get more

    Advice to Management

    Go back to UK and come again when you are ready


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Out of Touch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PTS Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    The company has some brand-name clients with high-value projects. Accordingly, there are opportunities for interesting experiences and industry networking if assigned to the right projects.

    Cons

    The culture embodies the worst traits of their banking clients. Pay is far below industry peers and there is no room for advancement. Management has accepted that young employees will leave, and therefore treat them with little respect.

    Advice to Management

    The company has poor financial controls and accepts work that doesn't fit the economics of IT infrastructure consulting. Overhead needs to be substantially cut. Stop paying premiums to acquire companies that offer fringe ("complimentary") services, and use the cash to retain employees and develop core businesses.


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