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Proudfoot Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2019

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3.3
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Pamela Hackett
23 Ratings
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  • "A lot of the negative comments seem to be from people moaning about the work-life balance(in 13 reviews)

  • "Clients do not expect a 100% travel schedule(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Vice President Operations"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Proudfoot full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I worked with Proudfoot for just over 15 years in two stints, the first time for 5 years and the second time just over 10 years. I loved working at Proudfoot, there is not a single boring day. Proudfoot is the place to be if you want to make a difference and belong to something bigger whilst working with bright energetic people solving complex businesses problems by developing truly innovative solutions. I have been fortunate...

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    Cons

    Very little, the travel can be brutal at times.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO and senior team are turning Proudfoot into a premier consulting company, please keep on doing what you are doing.

    Proudfoot2018-11-08

    Proudfoot Response

    March 7, 2019CEO

    Thanks for this post - I'm sorry I missed it on my last review of the site. It's such a delight to have a former employee take the time to let us know they saw change. I very much appreciate this and I'm sure the team does as well. Thank you! You make a difference.

  2. "Needs a rework, just not a name change"

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

    I worked at Proudfoot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation structure, expense policy latitude

    Cons

    The C-Suite leadership is only concerned about self preservation

    Advice to Management

    Transition to real change executives who can perform a total restructure of personnel and products.

    Proudfoot2019-04-11

    Proudfoot Response

    May 22, 2019CEO

    Sorry to read your views on us. Proudfoot is not for everyone - we have a very disciplined approach to deliver the great results we achieve with clients. Glad to hear you enjoyed the compensation structure and the latitude given on expenses - its a culture based on trust, therefore ...

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  3. Helpful (11)

    "Financial Collapse in Progress"

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

    I worked at Proudfoot full-time

    Pros

    Not much to say here. Some good, loyal people. The company is funded via share price dilution and debt. There is no digital technology here. Knowledge base is severely eroded due to key people leaving over time.

    Cons

    Proudfoot, which belongs to the public company MGC PLC, has reported falling revenues over 7 consecutive years. Revenue fell from 87.0M pound in 2011, to 86.7M pound in 2012, to 68.8M pound in 2013, to 60.9M pound in 2014, to 50.2M pound in 2015, to 45.2M pound in 2016, to 35.1M pound in 2017, to just 13.8M pound for the first half of 2018. This year they disposed of their Brazilian business for $80K (USD) to cut losses....

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    Advice to Management

    Remove the senior people associated with this long term collapse. Why would any senior manager associated with seven consecutive years of failure still be associated with this company...let alone drawing compensation in H2 2018?

    Proudfoot2018-11-02

    Proudfoot Response

    November 5, 2018CEO

    I usually start by thanking people for their reviews - it's important everyone gets their voice heard and given the nature of the great work we do at client sites in some very exotic locations under a lot of pressure to perform, we are not for everyone. But I'm also very conscious ...

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  4. Helpful (10)

    "Transformation means moving on"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Award winning consulting firm with clients who love what we do. We love what we do. And I love what we do. - Innovation continues to drive our growth, the approach and passion we demonstrate every day. Yesterday’s story informs what we do next but its not ALL that we do - Proudfoot Americas team is refreshed, our targeted offers are based on our strengths and engaged teams leading meaningful programmes

    Cons

    - The best people in our teams are shy about bragging and busy doing great work. We are working to get better at telling their story - As with all change, we adapt and move forward; for those of you that have left, we wish you all the best as you move on too

    Advice to Management

    - Award winning consulting is led by an aligned team, it does not happen by accident. Keep it up. - Continue to be the clarion call for those who aspire to improve.

    Proudfoot2018-03-12
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting transformation happening"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proudfoot full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative, supportive environment working with teams which have incredible experience and commitment. Everybody is pulling in the same direction and expectations are clear. There is a huge upside if you are capable, engaged and want to grow as a professional and an individual.

    Cons

    This company is transforming and this can bring a little unsettling at times, but decisions are explained and that makes it easy to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    I support the direction the leadership is taking the company, and believe in the approach. I appreciate the hands on and leadership style which is also honest and open.

    Proudfoot2018-03-12
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Senior Management Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Proudfoot full-time

    Pros

    If you want to learn consulting 101 and get exposure to different industries in a short period of time. It is a worth while investment of time for a newer consultant.

    Cons

    Clients do not expect a 100% travel schedule. In fact it is a credibility robber. Clients want to work with people who are balanced and have lives outside of work. That kind of travel is not necessary to get the work done well. More likely it simply has to do with justifying weekly client billing. That tells you where the priorities lie.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the upper management have been with Proud Foot for their entire careers. They might have good intentions. Self can't see self. It makes no sense to re-invent something while at the same time asking consultants to perpetuate and old school outdated model of consulting. Have you asked your clients the pro's/con's and advice to management? Unfortunately that cannot be done and still ask for referrals.

    Proudfoot2018-03-12

    Proudfoot Response

    March 13, 2018CEO

    Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback and thoughts on how management can improve. I also think we can do a better job at work life balance. It's always disappointing to read reviews from people whom didn't enjoy their time with us and while I'm not sure from your ...

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  7. Helpful (12)

    "Smoke In Mirrors"

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

    I worked at Proudfoot full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and a legacy as a company that once was...

    Cons

    It's hard to find a place to start...the company has forced so many high level professionals to leave the company (resign) due to the weekly changes in focus made by the CEO. The people who remain only do so because of the legacy pension plan. This company was at one time a powerhouse in the industry but has become insignificant in the operational improvement arena....One question .....what does their "digital ready"...

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    Advice to Management

    I feel for the remaining people that are left at the company. Many have few options to what they are doing and need a paycheck. Remember most people leave bosses not companies.

    Proudfoot2018-03-09

    Proudfoot Response

    March 13, 2018CEO

    Thanks for taking the time to weigh in on Proudfoot and your brief time with us. I understand how frustrating it is when a business goes through a major transformation and that it's not for everyone. Our team in the US was deeply disappointed to read this. They take these reviews ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Event server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Proudfoot part-time

    Pros

    Good management, takes good care of employees

    Cons

    Hours can be limited at times

    Proudfoot2018-01-21
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Business Associate"

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

    I worked at Proudfoot

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues, although many have left or were let go during RIFs (reductions in force).

    Cons

    No need to repeat so many other critiques of this company. Most are spot on. I only wish I had looked at them before accepting a position with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue cleaning house. Have the last of you turn the lights off on the way out.

    Proudfoot2017-11-16

    Proudfoot Response

    November 21, 2017CEO

    Thanks for your feedback on the quality of our people and the wonderful colleagues. I feel the same way. Our people are brilliant and do great work with our clients. Since taking on the role of CEO some 6-8 months ago, it's truly at our core - dedicated people whom love solving ...

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  10. Helpful (9)

    "Great company - in theory - But needs to practice what it preaches"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Proudfoot full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is for an office position, and will vary wildly from the consultants who are on the client's premises. The insurance kicks in the day you sign your offer letter, which is quite nice. This was back in 2015, however, and the company has been going steadily downhill since then, so this could already be gone. The 401(k) is also good, with up to 3% matching immediately.

    Cons

    Here we go. For one, the company practices sustainability and cost cutting measures to clients that it MUST practice itself in order to survive. These "solutions" are cookie cutter at best. The work itself was fantastic - there was zero relation between input and output, just "appear" busy, and you'll get rewarded. Actually, never mind, we had a guy nicknamed "Houdini" for his random acts of disappearance (sometimes for...

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    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, please. It's been said on this site (and others like it) FOR. YEARS. It has taken several changes within senior management, and still no change. Actually, you know what? While you still have shareholders bankrolling you - do whatever you'd like.

    Proudfoot2017-11-14

    Proudfoot Response

    November 14, 2017CEO

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm always sad someone has had a bad experience in our business. I note you were a research analyst. This was a position that was a new role for Proudfoot a few years ago in the US and after sometime piloting it, the US leadership team at the time chose not ...

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