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Updated April 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Experience working with team in fast paced environments (in 4 reviews)

  • You would most probably work and see many different countries (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • A lot of the negative comments seem to be from people moaning about the work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • It is very difficult to have a family life (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "You get back what you put in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Kildeer, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Kildeer, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place for learning the fundamentals of the consulting industry working with industrial leaders. It is an organization that do provide the opportunity for individuals to have some control over how you are rewarded based on performance

    Cons

    At times, a fairly inflexible organization, which isn't as accepting of too much departure from a framework that may or may not be applicable to every situation. Adaptability is not this organizations strong suit.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Installation Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Installation Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Installation Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to numerous industries. Working with different levels of people in the organization (client and internally).

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a problem- doing their best to improve this


  3. Helpful (10)

    "Terrible Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Proudfoot (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good base pay, good coffee and cupcakes for your birthday

    Cons

    Incompetent management of sales and BDR teams, no guidance, and BDR role is at the whim of sometimes erratic consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent sales and BDR managers and let them run their teams


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Living out of a suitcase"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installation Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Installation Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience working with team in fast paced environments. Learned a lot and never got bored. Worked with clients in manufacturing, aerospace, service industries. Valuable experience learning process improvement and change management. Given a lot of responsibility early on to prove myself.

    Cons

    100% travel. Leave home on Sunday & return on Friday. It is very difficult to have a family life. It is a very high pressure job.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule employees so that they time off on a regular basis. Let employees know ahead of time when their time off will be. Employees are on the job from Sunday through Friday so they should have a week off every quarter. This would create a better working environment, less turnover, more experienced employees.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Needs to be Modernized and Overhauled ASAP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installation Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Installation Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will get a ton of valuable experience and interaction with clients. Some of the projects are actually very interesting and you will get exposure to many different industries and locations. Some of your fellow Installation Specialists that you meet are very cool and hardworking people that are enjoyable to work with. If you are really lucky you might get to work with a group that has experienced consultants who are willing to teach you their ways. There are some very capable leaders at the company but unfortunately not enough.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a foreign concept, the company does not understand what it means or why so many younger people demand it. The compensation is below average for the type of work that you do, the amount of work that you do, and the consulting industry in general. The travel is EXTREME, you are expected to get to the work city Sunday night (sometimes even afternoon) and won't leave the work city until Friday afternoon or evening. The corporate benefits and programs are quite poor: The medical benefits are average, the training programs are below average, and career development is basically non-existent. Finally, the consulting concepts are very basic and although they may work in some instances or industries it is not enough for this modern age. Companies are expecting much more advanced concepts and use of data analytics which the company lacks.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs a major overhaul and needs to be modernized ASAP (every minute you wait is a minute lost). The new CEO does have a vision for this change which seems to make sense but implementing it will be a challenge unless new leaders and management are brought into the company. Listen to your employees! They are the ones in the field day in and day out and many have very bright ideas that can make the company better. Good luck.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Former Business Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Proudfoot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Good people at heart with good intentions. Excellent operationally focused implementation group. Good team atmosphere with a few exceptions.

    Cons

    No training. No sales vision. High turnover. Operations personnel leading sales. Change does not mean trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the truly talented and skilled employees. Don't lead from behind. You have leaders in this area of the company, but people that have spent their lives in operations have no clue how to identify, cultivate and retain good talent.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Alexander Proudfoot stands behind its employees especially in a time of need. I suffered a non work related injury and had to have emergency surgery, the HR department responded to my family over a holiday weekend and fellow employees were extremely supportive.
    The ability to interact with fortune 1000 C-Suite executives,
    Being a supporter of the United Way and other charities allow for fellowship among our employees.

    Cons

    The pressure to preform is a constant, In order to be successful one must welcome challenges and be fully dedicated to Proudfoot with both time and energy

    Advice to Management

    The communication among the different units could be more centralized.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "You can do better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Proudfoot gives you the opportunity to see a wide range of companies and travel the world, but so do most consulting companies.

    Cons

    Unhealthy agressive/abusive culture. I moved to another consulting firm after working for Proudfoot for a little over a year and they are know industry wide for being a terrible place to work. Stay away!!!


  10. "Great! Not a traditional place for work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Support in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Few companies are so global and so small, this means we all get to see very interesting realities and challenges. Having worked in large hierarchical organizations before, I appreciate the opportunity to help in so many fronts and have open access to such a talented pool of professionals. I enjoy we all, at all levels, get to roll up our sleeves and so stuff.

    Cons

    This company is not a traditional company, and that's not for everyone's taste. Maybe it's too traditional at times: "this is how we have done it before". Legacy not always plays well with dynamic business environment.

    Advice to Management

    The organization needs to be more flexible and open to new ways. The foundations are strong, but that doesn't mean the way to do business needs to be inflexible.


  11. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager of Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager of Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proudfoot full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding bonus scheme, deliver strong results to clients, incredible opportunity to learn about different industries, and management styles. fast paced. have seen many people promoted into management roles from within

    Cons

    long hours, little flexibility, constant travel

    Advice to Management

    improve on-boarding



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