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USC Consulting Group Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great experience, fast paced, international travel

    Cons

    100% travel, treated like a tool, great for single person who wants to see the world but work 10-15 hour days. live in hotels and airports

    Advice to Management

    Loose the old school mentality of the beatings will continue until moral improves.


  2. "Good experience but company needs to revamp itself to retain talent"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hotel & Airlines Points
    Some international opportunities
    You WILL learn the fundamentals of operations management
    Friendships that are developed between other project & senior project consultants

    Cons

    Not treated like a professional at many times
    Some managers simply blame their employees(it's always the project consultant's fault and never the managers) when a project is not going well. instead of coaching them to make the situation better
    No respect for your personal time (sometimes you are working an extra 2-3 hours just to look busy)
    Low salary for the type of work and environment projects are held
    100% means you will have less than 48 hours at home on weekends

    Advice to Management

    Your business model is outdated. The change experts should also be willing to embrace change. Treat your employees better (salary, professionally, etc.) and it will lead to longer retentions. Verbally beating your employees down and working them 12+ hour days will not lead to better results for the client. Be more willing to coach and also better/change yourself as a manager.

  3. "Project Consultant (briefly)"

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    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at USC Consulting Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel, company card, working with and meeting new people

    Cons

    Operations manager did not like me

    Advice to Management

    Give all new hires a chance to work with multiple operations managers, not just one.


  4. "Project Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at USC Consulting Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great for people who like to learn on the job and on they fly. You are very hands on and engaging with the client at all times.

    Cons

    Its 100% travel which makes work/life balance difficult.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. "Business Development Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Stable company, seventy five percent of the business is repeat business from current customers, work with a variety of markets, no weekend work was required for my position.

    Cons

    The IT organization was not very helpful, the CRM system was not the correct one to use for this business, lots of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the CRM system, clearly define the objectives for all positions, improve the website as there were mutiple errors that were never fixed.


  6. "Tough work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel compensation, per diem money and bonuses are decent
    May only work Monday-Thursday and travel Friday, depending on project

    Cons

    Travel every week while on project.
    Ineffective training program - does not prepare you for on the job experience.
    Many members of top management/operations managers see their employees as expendable; they will not contribute and will push the blame elsewhere if a project fails

    Advice to Management

    Be more open in explaining the type of work to new employees


  7. "Project Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Travel perks; Hotel & airfare perks

    Cons

    Micro Management culture; 100% travel so work/life balance is nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on training

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worst of the worst! Stay, no, run away!!!"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Redwood, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Redwood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The hotel and airline point

    Cons

    No training, false promises, ungodly work hours, pay is beyond terrible, no private life possible, travel Sundays return Friday evening, unskilled colleagues, politics, hypocritical managers and partners, unprofessional project managers, outdated company culture and practices, partners that still live in the middle ages, extremely high turnover, over promise to clients, company puts long hours and kiss clients butt above result, nickel and dime policy, partners want all the profit.

    Advice to Management

    Better recruiting, take care of your people, invest in training and development, focus on results instead of focusing on outdated filosofy, employees that kiss butt don't bring results, start to understand what is expected from your clients, stop being greedy.

    Your company isn't losing more and more profit every year for a reason!!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible experience through and through"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Project Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy traveling 10 days at a time to a small town, working 12 hour days at the minimum (sometimes overnight), then only going home for 3 days, then this is the perfect job for you. The only good thing to come out of this was the airline miles and hotel points.

    Cons

    Condescending bosses, unrealistic expectations, no guidance or training, low pay for the hours, all gains from trade go to partners who do nothing at all, dishonesty to clients and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Re-think everything about how you treat employees. You churn and burn through them, and there was not a single consultant I met during my time there that was actually happy with his or her job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Travel expenses are paid completely ; online training is helpful.

    Cons

    Don't expect to get any certifications while working there. 100% travel and expected hours Monday through travel on Friday put a high price on this position.

    Advice to Management

    The company strategy is not retaining quality trainers, so that new people can succeed.


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