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Public Consulting Group Manager Reviews

Updated March 1, 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 challenging unless you advocate for yourself (in 37 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  • There is little to no work/life balance and the tools available to staff are severely lacking or are out of date (in 12 reviews)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. "Take Care of Long-term Employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Public Consulting Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good spot to gain experience

    Cons

    Need to scale the organization


  2. "Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager
    Current Employee - Case Manager

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

    Pros

    Unsure so far, still feeling out the job

    Cons

    Not quite clear but they wanted me to write something here so this is a placeholder

  3. "Implementation Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Contractor - Implementation Manager
    Former Contractor - Implementation Manager

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

    Pros

    Management is very supportive and promotes independent thinking. Flexible work schedules allow for good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Upper management decision making goes through multiple channels which sometimes caused delays and missing the boat on product delivery times.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are dedicated, roll up their sleeves, hard working individuals. Take more time to involve the front line people in gathering information to help make quicker decision.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Too Much Complacency; No Direction; Don't go Down with the Ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have some great products, and with some direction and leadership could really impact the market.

    Cons

    The Leadership is lazy. They are more interested in manipulating their project books to get a bigger bonus, than in building products and client base. As long as their cash cow continues to bring in $$$, there is no incentive to build or create anything new. In the meantime the management uses the company as a friends and family benefits program.

    Advice to Management

    You need to remove the dead weight. The bonus stucture is nice, but becomes too much of a distraction. Your managers spend way too much time worrying about the end of the fiscal year bonus, and ignore the things happening around them. The time will come, and i predict soon, when their IEP and Medicade products are overshadowed by a competitor that is willing to make an effort. When that happens, the company will find its leadership incapable of responding.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Management Consultant and Senior Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Management Consultant and Senior Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Public Consulting Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, steady work available, performance bonuses (if in contract). note: Review as of 2010

    Cons

    Slow to promote and provide raises.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Operations Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Always learning something new and ability to create own schedule

    Cons

    under resourced , over work certain employees that have core values and other employees are not treated equal


  9. "Medical Claim and Billing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Claims and Billing/Assistant Operations Manager in Petersburgh, NY
    Current Employee - Claims and Billing/Assistant Operations Manager in Petersburgh, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work for

    Cons

    None, have noting negative to say


  10. Helpful (5)

    "PCG is for the bright and committed..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    -Highly entrepreneurial with varied and dynamic leadership
    -Huge variety of work spanning almost all of health and human services and education
    -Most areas of the firm are mission-driven, wanting to improve government and everyday lives
    -The firm has had rapid growth, moving into new areas ever day based on its employees' resourcefulness
    -Best, brightest and most committed can reap big rewards

    Cons

    -Fast organic growth over 25+ years has led to growing pains in some areas, like IT infrastructure and management training. This has improved gradually.

    -There is high variation in worker experience across the firm, toward the good and bad.
      --In some areas, work can be very challenging, requiring learning skills and flexibility not everyone has.
      --In others areas, the work can be tough and even sometimes grinding, based on competitive markets and contract performance criteria.
      --Because its so entrepreneurial, managers have great independence, which also means that worker experiences depend a lot on their leadership.