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Partners in Performance Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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Pros
  • The people are another plus, most consultants are really great people and excellent professionals (in 5 reviews)

  • Smart people, growing company, diversifying industries (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / life balance sometimes difficult, even more so than would be expected from a typical consulting firm (in 9 reviews)

  • Lots of travel and time away from home (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative and results focused firm

    Cons

    Extensive travel commitments throughout the year


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Mixed bag - Great in Australia, a sinking ship in US/Canada"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Principal in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Principal in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Partners in Performance full-time

    Pros

    1) Phenomenal colleagues, both in terms of professional caliber and personalities
    2) Hands-on, operational work that creates real value for clients
    3) Fast growth in select regions (Australia, Asia) driven by a visionary leader
    4) High pay relative to market (no benefits, however)

    Cons

    1) North (and to some extent South) America is a sinking ship, with ~30% of staff slashed in last 6-12 months due to weak sales pipeline and lots of "dead weight" in the most senior ranks.
    2) Horrendous, unpredictable travel schedule to middle-of-nowhere locations (including international). No such thing as work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    1) Fire top management in underperforming regions and replace with individuals who have demonstrated sales leadership in a consulting setting
    2) Create some boundaries around travel (e.g., 21 days straight followed by 7 days off is NOT acceptable)


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Rapidly growing company which implements the solution it recommends"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Partners in Performance full-time

    Pros

    Work with intelligent, well-rounded individuals who are passionate about helping clients. Because PIP has implementation model, you have the opportunity to see the difference you are making at the client site. People are very nice and down to earth, always willing to help and give you feedback.

    Cons

    You are required to travel, but so is every other consulting company.
    Bench time (time not staffed on an engagement) is unknown, but allows you the opportunity to recharge your batteries and spend quality time at home.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring energetic, passionate employees with various backgrounds.


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  5. "Smart, entrepreneurial, fun place to work"

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

    I have been working at Partners in Performance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Consultants are top notch and have interesting backgrounds (e.g. traveled around the world, worked across cultures, easy going, etc.)
    - Firm is still small in North America, but growing rapidly, and new consultants can shape development almost immediately after joining
    - Live anywhere you want
    - Immediate results: PIPers can directly see the impact of their work by the time an engagement is finished

    Cons

    - Fair bit of travel, but difficult to avoid if you're a management consultant


  6. "Results-oriented consulting."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Partners in Performance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I like that PIP is a results-oriented consulting firm. The majority of the client work is on the implementation side, so I feel like I'm making a measurable difference in the organization and their employees.

    Cons

    So far, nothing comes to mind.


  7. "Best Practice Operations Consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Partners in Performance full-time

    Pros

    Very down-to-earth culture (Australia + Mining = no pretense)
    Similar horsepower to McKinsey but very different politically.
    Make your clients happy, and you get promoted.

    Cons

    Travel can be brutal
    Work-life balance issues same as McKinsey, BCG, etc.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "It is an average experience, as the company focuses on its own good, much more than for the employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people. Friendly. Learn a fair deal.

    Cons

    Work in very difficult, remote, conditions, where the mines are.
    Extensive travel involved.
    Company tight in terms of money and cost reimbursement

    Advice to Management

    Learn from what other major management consulting firms do, in terms of how they treat employees, travel schedule, etc.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "A top-notch boutique with a strong value proposition"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Partners in Performance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Strong business model / positioning in the marketplace
    - No offices = live anywhere you like
    - Put money where your mouth is (read: many pay-for-results engagements)
    - Super-smart but grounded colleagues (ex-McKinsey/BCG, without the attitude)
    - Very fast growth in all regions (translates into promotions)
    - Little to no politics; laidback culture
    - Significantly above-market compensation

    Cons

    - Grueling travel - 4 nights/5 days a week is not uncommon
    - Limited benefits package in the US (but comp. package makes up for it)

    Advice to Management

    - Let employees contribute to 401K in Year 1
    - Move to consistent 3 or 4-day travel schedule


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent experience, the smartest people I worked with and very challenging work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Engagement Manager (Management Analyst)
    Former Employee - Area Engagement Manager (Management Analyst)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Partners in Performance full-time

    Pros

    Very sharp people, everyone. Very challenging, you will be empowered more than in any other job and able to unleash your potential. Work at incredible locations.

    Cons

    A lot of travel, living away from home.


  11. "Associate Principal"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Principal
    Former Employee - Associate Principal
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Partners in Performance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team of smart people

    Cons

    Significant travel and skewed work life balance



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