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Paragon Solutions New York City Reviews

Updated November 4, 2017
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Paragon Solutions President and CEO Dan O'Connor
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Pros
  • Consulting Fortune 100 and 1000 companies: working with industry leaders in Life Sciences, Insurance, Financial Services and Communications (in 5 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance with flexibility to work from home (dependent on client projects) (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Conversion from a staffing company to consulting has not been as successful as it could have been (in 4 reviews)

  • Repeat business (the lifeblood of any consulting firm) has diminished to the point of being non-existent (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Java Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - Java Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paragon Solutions as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well and good work ethic

    Cons

    Don't follow holistic approach. They dont seem to have good client relationships


  2. "IT Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Summit, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Summit, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interview process was very streamlined and moved quickly once I was contacted initially by the recruiter.
    Variety of employment opportunities within Life Sciences/Pharma at major clients.
    Fellow Paragon colleagues/HR are very pleasant & helpful during the on boarding process.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at this time.

  3. "Associate Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Business Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Business Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Professional and efficient hiring process
    - Intelligent, professional and friendly colleagues
    - Consulting Fortune 100 and 1000 companies: working with industry leaders in Life Sciences, Insurance, Financial Services and Communications
    - Always opportunities to develop skills and train yourself thorough, for instance, online classes.
    - Possibilities to work a lot from home

    Cons

    - Need to work a lot independently (office is often empty) so may not be popular for a person that prefers team work.
    - If you don't have strong leadership and organizational skills this job will be very challenging
    - A lot of "alone time" in front of computer


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Cranford, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Cranford, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I very much like the firm's flexibility in offering work beyond core areas of work. The company is entrepreneurial and fast-paced. People here are very friendly and the culture is collegial. You will easily find people who have been with the firm for more than 10+ years.

    Cons

    Sometimes, there seems to be too much reliance on certain service offerings along with certain senior leadership. The service offerings need to be more diversified especially in the Advisory space and more leaders should be developed who have the consulting expertise and can take sole ownership and drive all the way through the sales closure.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify portfolios and foster an environment for future leaders.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Mediocre company with a few great staff"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Cranford, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Cranford, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paragon Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Full-time employees not kicked to curb between assignments
    * Benefits are reasonable
    * Some managers are talented

    Cons

    * Promotion is very political - not based on merit
    * Pay raises are minimal
    * Have all the high level management and processes of a big company even though they are not

    Advice to Management

    Promote and pay based on merit.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Overall great consulting firm"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Cranford, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Cranford, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Paragon Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has competitive benefits like 401K, vacation, travel expense and graduate college reimbursements. Diversified clientele base across various levels of verticals (Healthcare, Pharma, Insurance, Finance, Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment) for continues consulting opportunities.

    Cons

    There is really no significant downside. Company tries to be competitive in retaining the talent and experience.

    Advice to Management

    Management should invest in innovations to anchor its footage in early emerging technologies.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Life Sciences - yes; Otherwise, stay away"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Cranford, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Cranford, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on multiple projects. Life Sciences practice is solid.

    Cons

    Other practices, Financial, Insurance, Comms - not stable, run "seat of the pants". Management and project management skills are lacking.

  8. "VP"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Raritan, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Raritan, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paragon Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture and reputation within clients

    Cons

    Not well known in some areas

    Advice to Management

    Promote companies strengthes


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Close minded organization. Not open to change"

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

    I worked at Paragon Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, good serving major industries in NY metro

    Cons

    politics, too many family members involved in process

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Two years removed"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Cranford, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Cranford, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Paragon Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can't think of any right now.

    Cons

    I just wanted to mention that I'm not the only one that feels company is going down hill. I worked there for 4 years and was let go when owners son wanted my job. That was two years ago. And while they did me a huge favor, the pattern of hiring friends and family first obviously continues. You will always be an outsider there if you are not family.

    Advice to Management

    sometimes people like to be treated with respect.


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