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Public Consulting Group Reviews

Updated May 17, 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  • There is little to no work/life balance and the tools available to staff are severely lacking or are out of date (in 12 reviews)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 (2)

    "Very political"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and learning experience from co-workers

    Cons

    Management is never available to help. No support from management and very political. If one of the managers does the like you than she's on your case all the time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "All Employees need the best HR support and a consistent Management that promotes open communication."

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of very productive individuals. Unfortunately these individuals are often duplicating work across the company because of the structure of the organization. In turn as many people as I have seen leave over the years I have seen spread out in different groups doing the same things. Duplication of effort is the name of the game. Lots of great work. But zero communication.

    Cons

    Miscommunication hinders successful execution and other underlying structural issues create confusion. Corporate systems and policies that are outdated cause strain on employee morale. It is more difficult when management uses the excuse that they cannot help an employee because the system or policy is out of date or under review. This was a particularly​ difficult problem for this company. No matter how much they improved the processes when it mattered they could not satisfy the most basic of employee questions. I hope that this has changed. They have so much potential!

    Advice to Management

    Integrity is a way of life. Trustworthiness is an ideal that is expected to go both ways.


  3. 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


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company but Lacks Training"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with can be really nice and helpful. They really let you find your own path in terms of what you want to do.

    Management doesn't bother you too much but we do hold weekly meetings to keep everyone updated on what is happening. There is a big focus on getting more projects and a push for revenue but in a consulting firm you would expect that.

    Cons

    No formal training in the area you work in. If you are fresh out of college you will have to teach yourself all the ins and outs of your area: Health, Human Services, Education, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Create a training specific to the center of excellence for new hires.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Employment Training Advisor in El Cajon, CA
    Former Employee - Employment Training Advisor in El Cajon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good ..you get to choose your work schedule. very helpful employers..paid sick leave.. paid holidays

    Cons

    Not worth it..rude clients..huge case load..bad management..no growth inside the company

    Advice to Management

    Needs new whole management


  7. "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...


  8. "Take Care of Long-term Employees"

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    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


  9. Helpful (7)

    "TOXIC atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Client Services Representative (EdPlan) in Okemos, MI
    Former Employee - Client Services Representative (EdPlan) in Okemos, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    The pay is okay, good benefits. The work can sometimes be challenging and interesting. You really develop some problem solving skills with the job and get a lot of Excel experience.

    Cons

    Manager on the EdPlan team is impossible to work/communicate with, extremely condescending and rude.
    Training is non-existent, I trained myself. It was seriously a joke, most unorganized place to start, there is no program, just a few power point slides.
    Everyone is overworked and stressed out making the work environment pretty stressful and tense at time.

    Advice to Management

    I wouldn't recommend a friend or family member to work there even with the referral bonus. The Michigan office is a joke.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Tier II Payroll Tax"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tier II Tax Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Tier II Tax Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    My colleagues were hard working professionals with ethics.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic structure stifles any real progress. Employees treated badly. Moral is lowest I have ever witnessed. Attrition rate is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing to the extreme. Hire management with experience regardless of certifications. For example, not all CPAs have knowledge or skills in large volume payroll and payroll taxes. Expertise in this area requires years of experience.


  11. "Instructor-Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, seasonal, temporary, friendly, constantly changing, challenging,

    Cons

    Everyone gets paid the same despite experience and distance to travel towards work site

    Advice to Management

    Allow experience to guide pay


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