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Updated December 19, 2017
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Public Consulting Group President William S Mosakowski
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Pros
  • Great Place to make lasting relationships (in 18 reviews)

  • Great location, some flexibility at times (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 38 reviews)

  • There is little to no work/life balance and the tools available to staff are severely lacking or are out of date (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Sr. Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Better money than a consultant

    Cons

    Lame management, way over reaching.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying so much about your bonus and think of your clients and staff.


  2. "claims processor"

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    Former Contractor - Claims Processor in Portsmouth, NH
    Former Contractor - Claims Processor in Portsmouth, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Consulting Group as a contractor

    Pros

    most of the people were very nice

    Cons

    the most horrible training, very disorganized, when I was let go it was after hours so I had to contact temp agency to get my things in which it took public consulting group a week to get back with my temp agency so they could pick up my things, spoken to contract employees who have been there anywhere from 6 mo to a yr who are still temps

    Advice to Management

    learn to train your employees so they can thrive instead of letting people go because you don't want to train people

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stay away .Nothing good at all. PGC is a trap. Management sucks. No idea what they re doing. They want someone to kiss their butt. No life balance whatsoever. Be ready to work on the weekend.They needed 6 months to find a replacement for a former team member who just walked out. Pay is absolutely horrible. Stay away

    Cons

    Where to start. Absolutely the worst company I ever worked for. No communication whatsoever. No life balance . Be ready to work 60+ hours a week and get paid for 40. Be ready to skip lunch just to catch up. Management is a joke . Absolutely the worst of all time. They absolutely have no idea what they're doing or talking about. Toxic environment and negative energy. 0 appreciation. Stay away . Stay away. Stay away .

    Advice to Management

    Just quit


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Only good as a starter job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many pros at this place. Only good as a first job or steppingstone to start your career out of college.

    Cons

    The seniors and upper management aren't the best to work with. There is a lot of bureaucracy. Not sure about other teams but the people in mine were very cliquey, a lot of trash talk goes around, and people do play favorites. There's limited training and advancement. PTO is mediocre. All the good people do eventually leave.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Goo entry"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for people who don't have experience expwrience in tech or consulting- they hire liberal arts majors. Good exposure to clients and different types of people.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than in other Consulting companies, some disorganization, people at same level often have very different jobs and workloads.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people. Young employees have great opportunities so try your best to keep and educate them.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Intern Software QA"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and good team members

    Cons

    not a great learning atmosphere


  7. "Good Internship experience. You performa and you shall be recognized"

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    Former Intern - IT Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Consulting Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people
    Good leaders
    Good Teammates
    Lots to learn and explore

    Cons

    Old technologies but it's robust

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees know that you want them.

  8. "New employee"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - N/A in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I been working here for sometime now and still feeling out the company. there is a lot of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    I honestly have not found any downsides working with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Pending...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IT Consultant"

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    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Public Consulting Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location is good, right on State Street. Onsite gym. Not meeting heavy, so at least you do not spend all day listening people talk about nonsense.

    Cons

    Such a bad experience! This is the worst place I ever worked. It is managed like elementary school. Consultants are treated completely differently than permanent employees. Flexibility is not there for most people local to Boston however if you happen to live some other state they are OK with work from home. There is this insane thing they do. It seems like CIO does not want people to work from home, so full time employees come up with these ridiculous excuses once a week to justify wfh. It is extremely juvenile. So once a week per person you get this mass emails explaining things like "Yet again my cat is sick, I need to wfh and feed him his pills". Also every single person seem to "wfh" when they have a doctors appointment, I do not get the logic of it, wfh is not equivalent of time off. Maybe CIO is right I don't know. Overall I never seen a place like this, extremely unprofessional. Noone wants to commit to anything, most people simply do not respond to emails at all. It is extremely slow paced and archaic yet everyone claims to be super busy, wasting time is in extreme levels. They are management heavy, way too many managers and no people to do the job. They do not hire people or retain right ones. If you manage to stay with the company 5 years you get away with everything. It is shameless. I do not recommend to any real talent.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know where to start. Get rid of dead wood, streamline processes. Treat your consultants with respect. Promote professionalism. Better yet hire a real management consulting company to analyze what needs to change.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Tax Accountant II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TAX ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT II in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - TAX ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT II in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Always have something to do so you are never bored.

    Cons

    Fifteen hour days were mandatory. I also worked all seven days a week. Very minimal training was provided.

    Advice to Management

    Try actually knowing how to do the same job you want us to do. Not just expect us to know it and do it.


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