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Summit Consulting Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2019

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Summit Consulting CEO Albert J. Lee
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Summit Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Friendly employees -Flexible Schedule -Great work-life balance -Good benefits -Management that wants to help you grow -Good starting salary

    Cons

    -A few growing pains related to communication, but nothing that would prevent my recommendation to others

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to staff feed-back while we transition and grow. Having your support and encouragement is what makes Summit a great place to work!

    Summit Consulting2018-06-27

    Summit Consulting Response

    October 3, 2018Chief of Corporate Development

    Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. We agree that our people are our biggest strength. We will strive to continue improving communication and finding new ways to support you.

  2. "Senior Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Summit Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff, Work-Life Balance, Benefits, Commitment to Professional Development

    Cons

    No major concerns to comment on.

    Summit Consulting2018-08-29

    Summit Consulting Response

    October 3, 2018Chief of Corporate Development

    We appreciate your feedback. We are glad you are able to enjoy our benefits and culture. We take your professional development seriously and are always looking for ways to provide new opportunities.

  3. "Not a place for a serious career"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Summit Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you lack skills and want a job where you can work on your next move, then this is an easy place to work.

    Cons

    This is really just an easy paycheck and isn't really the place for someone looking to start a serious career.

    Summit Consulting2019-06-22
  4. "Could be worse and could definitely be better."

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

    I worked at Summit Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - Abundant learning opportunities, if willing, able, and lucky enough to be on the right team at the right time. - Not a bad place to start your career after college and build up your consulting foundation. - There are some truly stellar, awesome people here! Albert, the founder, is someone very knowledgeable—and he’s very willing and open to sharing that knowledge, which is great and pretty rare. There are some people...

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    Cons

    - Culture—certain staff members at the executive/management level make it clear that you are widget #1063 in their eyes. Not uncommon for lower level staff to bond over being pressured to exceed billable hours during personal emergencies--not a good sign. Inappropriate, unprofessional behavior by staff is ignored (things that would make any HR professional recoil), creating a culture of “stick your head in the sand and...

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    Advice to Management

    None.

    Summit Consulting2019-03-27
  5. "Great workplace"

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      Current Employee - Financial Analyst 

      I have been working at Summit Consulting full-time

      Pros

      Working with a great team

      Cons

      the commute could be better

      Summit Consulting2019-03-12
    • Helpful (4)

      "Good place to start career"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Summit Consulting full-time

      Pros

      - Given responsibility for deliverables quickly - Young, flexible, intellectually curious and pro-active staff - Allows staff to take on a diversity of tasks, such as technical writing, communications, and statistics - Above average benefits and social events

      Cons

      - Propensity to get stuck on one project as the "go-to" member - Lack of transparency from management about career development and upcoming work - Lack of employee diversity - For an advanced analytics firm, a lack of drive towards advanced analytic techniques - Employee age and promotion structure creates a top heavy and crowded staff infrastructure - Below average pay

      Summit Consulting2019-01-09
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      "Summit has lost its soul"

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

      I have been working at Summit Consulting full-time

      Pros

      The staff-level employees at Summit are great. They are curious, smart, and creative problem-solvers.

      Cons

      Summit has always had its weaknesses, but when the company is growing, it is easy to have the illusion of a fair workplace that values its employees for their contributions and skills. In recent years, growth has been slow, though, and it has opened nasty cracks in the company culture. Personality and favoritism drive company decisions, and the company is sinking under leadership's failure to turn a critical eye on itself....

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      Advice to Management

      Think critically about who you promote and why. Take a second look at whether your biases are clouding your assessment of staff contributions. Consider whether those in leadership truly model Summit's (supposed) values of humility and respect for others. Remember that treating your staff like people who are worth investing in rather than cogs in a machine will pay off in the long run.

      Summit Consulting2018-11-28

      Summit Consulting Response

      December 27, 2018CEO

      Summit firmly believes in realizing each staff's full potential. Consequently, we commit ourselves daily to fostering career opportunities for all staff by providing meaningful project and mentoring opportunities. Staff promotion is a nuanced and deliberate process based on ...

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    • Helpful (8)

      "Great place for junior staff"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Summit Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      I worked at Summit Consulting for several years. Overall I enjoyed my time there and feel like I learned a lot and grew in my career. I would recommend Summit for someone who is trying to start out in an analytical or statistical programming role. That said, once you become a consultant or a senior consultant it is time to move on. Summit is a small company and has limited opportunities to advance beyond the consultant...

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      Cons

      - Management overall is a mess. Some of the senior people seem to be more interested in how they ‘appear’ to staff than to actually get work done or to bring in work to grow the company. Some people come off like they want to be seen as important/capable, even though they are not. - Federal contracting has slowed down and company growth has slowed down with it. - If you are on a large project sometimes it is hard to...

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      Summit Consulting2018-05-01

      Summit Consulting Response

      May 10, 2018Chief of Corporate Development

      We want to thank you for taking the time to share such thorough feedback. You’ve pointed out a lot of the positives about working at Summit. We work hard to make Summit a great place to work and we have seen that in our semi-annual employee satisfaction survey with 96% of our staff ...

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      "Times are changing at Summit"

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      Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      The last review was completed last summer. It was rightfully positive, but I feel it is important to update. There is no need to add to the pros over what has already been shared. Unfortunately, most of the changes have been for the worse. I hope Summit can recover, but there is a lot of work to be done.

      Cons

      Summit is a small company, and when a member of management leaves, the impact is felt. In 2017 there were four managers who left the firm. Three were minority females. In the last six months, several additional leaders and over half the PhD level staff have left. Budgets are tight and there doesn't appear to be new work. Particularly troubling to me is that four out of eight African Americans have exited, including the...

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      Advice to Management

      There are too many leaders who don't lead through example. Leaders bill hours by joining projects, yet their value added is questionable. There are multiple leaders who advertise that they are developing business. But since business is not ramping up, each member of management team needs to ask themselves if they are giving 100%. Please be visible in doing this. It is a scary time to be a staff member at Summit.

      Summit Consulting2018-04-23

      Summit Consulting Response

      April 27, 2018Human Capital, Senior Manager

      We want to thank you for your candid response. Your ongoing feedback is important to us, and crucial for Summit's sustained growth. You're right, it has been a tough quarter. Market forces have made growth difficult. And that's hard when you've been a part of a fast growing firm. ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "A great place to work and learn"

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      Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Summit Consulting full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      - Excellent work life balance - Intellectually stimulating and thought provoking work - Beautiful office space - Collegiate environment and flexible work schedules - Personal growth and development is encouraged and supported

      Cons

      None so far (joined last month)

      Summit Consulting2017-07-09

      Summit Consulting Response

      July 28, 2017CEO

      Thank you for your feedback. We are always striving to provide meaningful and challenging assignments while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We are glad you are enjoying the office and growing with us!

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