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Plaster Group Reviews

Updated Feb 19, 2019

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Best Place I've Worked At"

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

    I have been working at Plaster Group full-time

    Pros

    -- Great company culture where you work with people who are passionate and engaged in what they do, are eager to collaborate with one another, and are just good people. -- Excellent work-life balance. -- Full benefits package and plenty of PTO. Company events are fun (the kind that you actually look forward to attending). Many companies boast that they aspire to look after their employees, but Plaster Group is...

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    Cons

    None that can think of.

    Plaster Group2015-08-28
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing company to work for!"

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

    I have been working at Plaster Group full-time

    Pros

    It’s been a great experience working for Plaster Group. The company has great core values that emphasize people as the main value. The Plaster Group management team always tries to do the right thing for both clients and employees. Much of the company’s success can be summarized in one statement: ‘happy employees make happy clients’. This is so true! The management team is always asking employees what else they can provide...

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    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Plaster Group2015-08-15
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Wonderful Company and Dedicated CEO"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plaster Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plaster Group honestly believes in their core values and follows them. When they say they act in the best interests of both clients and consultants, and "do the right thing, all the time", they are not just paying lip service. They spend time and money to ensure consultants are well-taken care of and can simply serve the clients without being distracted with company issues.

    Cons

    No downsides... as a consulting firm, they are top notch.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on hiring the best.

    Plaster Group2015-08-05
  4. "Plaster Group Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Agile Coach/Scrum Master in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plaster Group

    Pros

    Bonus is dependent entirely on your own performance. They have a month-long bench between projects. There is a lot of support for education. Excellent medical coverage.

    Cons

    When I started they had a longer bench. Policy changed during my employment. No 401 K. Has a vision plan so bad no one will accept it (Spectrum)

    Advice to Management

    Change vision policy. Extend bench time. Make education part of the yearly review of employees.

    Plaster Group2015-08-03
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plaster Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've worked in consulting for over 10 years and this place walks the walk. All the work is local to Seattle so no travel is ever required. Plus the client list is an impressive one that includes most of the big name companies in town. The leadership team does a good job looking after everyone with regular check-ins. And the benefits are pretty top notch for consulting. A list of my favorite things about Plaster Group:...

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    Cons

    Continue to grow as a company. Consider providing additional incentives such as profit sharing for tenured employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees and sharing company info.

    Plaster Group2015-04-28
  6. Helpful (3)

    "The real thing! A great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plaster Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been in IT/management consulting in the PNW for the last 12 years and have had extensive experience at both Big 4 firms and smaller local boutique firms and can say without a shadow of a doubt, Plaster Group is the best firm I've had the pleasure to work for. Not only is the culture very familial and employee-centric with very competitive salary and benefits, but they also operate with a hyper focus on white glove...

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    Cons

    Not any specific cons I can call out other than my desire to see the company grow a bit more aggressively. That said, this is a precarious balance as there is open acknowledgement that Plaster Group does not desire to grow for growths sake and it's only thorough our slow and deliberate growth that we can maintain our elevated standards around recruiting and client delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and continue to invest in such amazing talent. The entire firm is vested in our success and hungry to continue contributing to our long-term goals an vision.

    Plaster Group2015-03-18
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Consultant at Plaster Group - Excellent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plaster Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Over the past 20 years I have spent my management and technology consulting career at a global firm of over 250,000 people and Plaster Group – a relatively small but outstanding consulting company in the Seattle area. Both have had a lot to offer, but I am very proud to call Plaster Group my current home. What makes Plaster Group great? See below: - Outstanding, deeply skilled, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, supportive...

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    Cons

    No Cons at this point – just a perspective on large vs. small consulting companies I’ve worked for. Having spent years with a very large consulting firm, I had a vast network of people and resources to draw upon. In my 4+ years at Plaster Group, I have always had the resources and support needed to be successful in my work. Any concerns I had about the size of my support network are gone. The maturity, depth of experience,...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue the strategic measured growth approach the company has taken so far. Continue to strive for contracts with interesting high value-add work. Continue the thorough screening/interview process to identify the kind of reliable top-quality consultants Plaster Group has been hiring.

    Plaster Group2015-02-17
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Easily the best company I have worked for"

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    Current Employee - Client Services Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plaster Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working strictly in Consulting for the past 8 years and I can say with the utmost confidence that Plaster Group is the best company I have worked for. I helped quite a few business/technology consulting firms with their business needs as an independent and listened to several different pitches as to why they were different or better than other firms. Most of them had very little variance in what separates...

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    Cons

    Not really a con but with all these great clients I look forward to see us increase our footprint with them over time. We are capable of making a huge impact with our offerings and I'm excited to get the opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!! This is the best group of consultants I have ever seen from a capability standpoint as well as personality.

    Plaster Group2015-02-06
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Business Intelligence Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plaster Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In a nutshell: 1. Great Company culture – you are not dumped at a client and forgotten about. 2. First class package and benefits – benefits and vacation in particular is really good. 3. Good work/life balance – Plaster Group strives to push this and make it known to their clients also. 4. All clients are in the Seattle area – no need to be a road warrior. What stood out during my tenure was that Senior Management...

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    Cons

    Not really a con, but it is worth mentioning that because Plaster Group does not have a large Sales Team cold-calling potential clients, the Consultants are encouraged and expected to have a higher awareness of the bigger picture at their assignments, and go out and investigate any new opportunities that come up. You are Consultant at Plaster Group, not a contractor, and so those who have a more traditional contractor...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing. Stay the course keep carving out your niche away from the Microsoft satellite body-shops.

    Plaster Group2015-01-30
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sr Organizational Change Management Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plaster Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Carving a niche for itself in the Seattle market, the Plaster Group is focused on offering its clients the senior support needed to successfully achieve tough goals. If you want to help companies deliver important initiatives when that they just don't have enough of the right internal talent to do it alone, Plaster Group can land you some interesting work.

    Cons

    As a growing firm, Plaster Group includes a mix of staff augmentation and core consulting work. If you want to be a part of Plaster Group's long-term growth, beef up on its core competencies, especially BI.

    Advice to Management

    Plaster Group's commitment to work/life balance is refreshing. The challenge for management is to help Plaster consultants navigate clients' expectations, which do not often stop at a 40-hr work week for many consultants.

    Plaster Group2015-01-26
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