I have been working at Newton Europe full-time (Less than a year)
We love Newton.
Newton gives you access to world-beating clients and their board-level issues, in more depth than most direct employees would ever see. You'll be expected to assess, design and - most importantly - deliver improvements equivalent to millions of pounds on the bottom-line of FTSE100 businesses, and all within a few months of joining. Whether it's building warships, banking, producing food or running an operating theatre you'll be able to get stuck in and help our clients deliver what they do best, better.
At Newton you'll be given independence and autonomy as soon as you want it, but with a strong support network around you all the way.
Make sure you know what to expect. Newton isn't like most consultancies - in that you will never work a weekend and there's a healthy respect for the work/life balance - but it is still hard work in the week. It's definitely not a 9 to 5 and won't suit you if that's what you're after. Late nights are very rare but expected when required, and you'll be away from home four nights a week.
If you're joining as an Experienced Hire, make sure you speak with your recruiter about the Induction and Business Consultant roles to make sure you understand the role in full. Working at Newton is very different and very challenging, so you'll be expected to work in what's effectively a holding role for 12-18 months. This doesn't affect your benefits, but gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your capability at each level before you take on your hired role. It can be surprising for some Experienced Hires that you'll learn the business from the ground up just like a new Graduate would, so do make sure you ask and familiarise yourself first.
I worked at Newton Europe full-time (More than a year)
- great experience embedded with the clients
- All colleagues are amazing, bright, intelligent, and nice
- Company is transparent with their intentions for the business
- You will develop quickly with feedback from peers, line manager, and a personal development manager
- Lifestyle isn't for everyone. You'll be gone Monday through Friday. But absolutely no work after 6 pm on Friday. They take that seriously. Unfortunately, that does mean late nights through the week.
- Newton throws a good party, can get a bit wild at times
- feedback is blunt. Sometimes you'll get conflicting feedback from multiple people. Learning to push back in a non-defensive constructive way is an important skill
- your promotion will depend on the impression you give to the rest of the company. This means that the 95% that don't work with you have a large say in your growth
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Enjoyed my experience!
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