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Employees rate Cambridge 0.4% higher than the overall average
I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)
The people here are generally legitimate experts in their fields. At most levels the employees need to work collaboratively, so there is a collegial atmosphere. Also, there is a fair degree of autonomy, so it's possible to migrate to projects that one might find interesting.
The "partner-as-business-unit" model creates a number of perverse incentives. Unlike law firms where billable hours are the target, here it's project profitability. As a result, there can be pressure not to bill hours, but to do the work anyway.
Advice to Management
Rethink the metrics that are used to judge people to capture the true costs of a project (and of selling a project!). Also, recognise that current incentives do not encourage employees to stretch to new (risky) business areas or to large projects for which extensive time may be spent on bids.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PA Consulting Group (Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)) in October-2017.
Applied online and was asked to have a phone interview, which went well. Invited for assessment centre. 1 hour group exercise, with a competency interview and a technical interview that both lasted half an hour. Different interviewers each time.