CPCS Reviews

Updated Oct 16, 2021

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30 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Consultant Interview

    Jun 24, 2021 - Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Smooth and straightforward interview process which took about a month. The case study was also pretty standard.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention as a con.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great team and great opportunities

    Aug 2, 2021 - Senior Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Diverse team of highly skilled and very intelligent people Work is interesting, challenging and diversified Entreprenarial Care about their workers

    Cons

    Even with flexible time, projects come first meaning you have to rearrange your personal life around them. But this is probably the nature of consulting. Use of timesheets Small teams

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Excellent company to jump-start your career

    May 20, 2021 - Corporate Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Management team is sensitive to employee feedback and doesn't throw employees under the bus -Inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms -Friendly colleagues make for a friendly, drama-free atmosphere -Competitive benefits package that emphasizes mental health -Compensation is fair in relation to weekly hours worked

    Cons

    -Some divisions in the company are still growing. Employees in these teams must be receptive to sudden priority changes and learning skills outside of their expertise.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Company on the rise

    Apr 10, 2021 - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - challenging assignments that contribute directly to development of major infrastructure projects - strong management team - opportunity to work internationally - great environment for entrepreneurs

    Cons

    - work life balance can be challenging at times - advisory work is not for everyone

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Opportunity to work on high impact projects while charting personal professional development

    Mar 17, 2021 - Management Consultant in Ottawa, ON
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture, plenty of opportunity to take responsibility, backed by strong operations. Great team of smart, curious and dedicated colleagues.

    Cons

    The workload can at times be intense, but probably less intense than big management consulting firms and Big 4.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Company, Takes Care of Employees

    Oct 22, 2020 - Junior Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good Benefits (4 weeks vacation, health & dental, matching contribution retirement plan). Interesting projects all over the globe, with a very diverse international team. Very resilient post-Covid-19. Immediately adapted to work from home flexibility. No layoffs. Took an progressive approach with leadership taking the highest % pay cut. Great company to start out in, focused on developing talent "from the ground up".

    Cons

    Can be difficult adjusting to the sometimes unpredictable ebb and flow work pace of contract work. This is going to be an inherent part of any company in the consulting industry.

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    CPCS Response

    Managing Partner

    Thank you for your feedback. Creating an atmosphere of open and transparent communication continues to be a priority. Our bi-weekly Town Halls, weekly newsletter (new daily updates to our SharePoint intranet page), and regular check-ins are part of this, as is our "Have you Say" and "Issue Tracker" channels for providing feedback and suggestions. Regular bilateral discussions with Managers are also encouraged and we strive to maintain virtual open doors.

  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good people, fast-paced work environment

    Oct 26, 2020 - Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Everyone at the company are all quite hard-working, responsible, knowledgeable and respectful. There are a lot of opportunities to work on a variety of projects so you'll rarely feel like you're stuck on a project for a long time.

    Cons

    The pace of work is pretty fast at the company so usually people are working on many things at once which means some things could be pushed to later and onto someone else' shoulders. Sometimes submittals can be more quite last-minute which could be tough for work-life balance.

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    CPCS Response

    Managing Partner

    Thank you for your feedback. We continue to work to bolster our operating platform to enable all team members to focus on activities where the can add the greatest value, have the greatest impact, while having fun. The roll out of our Inclusive Talent Management Strategy is also a major corporate focus and intended to help all staff develop and grow at CPCS.

  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Stimulating and challenging

    Oct 21, 2020 - Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Challenging work environment -Interesting projects -Surrounded by motivated and brilliant minds

    Cons

    -Hours can be long and it can be hard to find a good work/life balance as much as it’s encouraged

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    CPCS Response

    Managing Partner

    I appreciate your input. It is a reality of management consulting that peaks in work activity can happen. We are sensitive to this. Open conversations about utilization (and other pressures outside of work) are encouraged to mitigate issues of stress and imbalance. Promoting positive mental health continues to be a priority.

  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Boutique Consulting Firm

    Jun 29, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good people. Smart. Small company; evolving culture. Friendly people and interesting work. Opportunities to grow and add value.

    Cons

    Small and growing. Not fully standardised. Internal processes in development.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Company positioned for strong growth

    Apr 9, 2020 - Principal in Ottawa, ON
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - smart and dynamic staff - global footprint, especially Africa - company is growing in many markets - strong leadership

    Cons

    - at times difficult clients and assignments - work life balance

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