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Public Consulting Group Boston Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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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 challenging unless you advocate for yourself (in 36 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  • There is little to no work/life balance and the tools available to staff are severely lacking or are out of date (in 12 reviews)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 (1)

    "Intern Software QA"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "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...


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "BA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and amazing people. Pay is good, and bonuses are always a way to motivate staff. The benefits are ok. A great company to build a solid career.

    Cons

    No work life balance, hours can get long. Lot of travel and always dealing with demanding clients. Not much cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great company.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Was miserable"

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

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    You will learn a lot and have to do a lot and take ownership of projects
    Good medical and bonuses

    Cons

    Very top heavy structure. Too many managers with not enough support staff to actually do the work.
    People at the top don't care about support staff and the high turnover rates
    Zero oversight of quality of work. Projects regularly fail due to this
    Terrible managers who are good at sales and operations but are inept managers of people. They are the main reason turnover is so high
    Expect to work anywhere from 55-65 hours a week, but get paid below market value
    Above industry employee attrition rates due to the above cons


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    PCG provides lots of opportunities for entrepreneurs.
    PCG's work has a social impact.

    Cons

    PCG is service orientated and it can be difficult for new staff to quickly learn the business.
    The work/life balance can be difficult with travel and client demands.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people and they will reward you for it.


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Moving On."

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate II in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experience. Office location(s), relationships built amongst coworkers.

    Cons

    Salary. Dress code. Lack of management with some supervisors, micromanagement from others. Upward mobility within Ops track.

    Advice to Management

    Operations staff (in most situations) are just as vital to PCG's successes as those on the consulting track. Every June, supervisors and management seemingly suffer from amnesia when it is time to properly compensate staff. ThIs will not work long term. People have devoted blood sweat and tears to PCG, just to then be handed a piece of paper with non-negototiable raise/bonus figures, that are usually a disappointment.

    Share the compensation parameters during the review process. Shave a little off of your massive take and distrubute it amongst your staff.

    Act like you care about diversity by taking action, not by holding a one-time conference call. That conference call was attended by ONE manager (an IT manager). Speaks volumes to the authenticity of this initiative. and the overall culture/direction of PCG.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The projects make for challenging work
    The clients allow us to engage in exciting policy projects
    I have great co workers
    Our work actually makes a difference

    Cons

    work requires long hours and deadline pressures
    the national foot print and reach can challenge teams as they work together
    Considerable travel for many leads to unavoidable flight delays and travel snafus

    Advice to Management

    Keep inspiring your people as this is the most important asset we have. PCG is making a difference in public policy - our work matters


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