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Newton Europe Reviews

Updated 20 November, 2017
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Pros
  • Huge focus on personal development, with excellent training opportunities (in 14 reviews)

  • The work itself is diverse and you can get great responsibility early on by proving you can handle it (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Working away from home during the week; can be quite tough with longer hours when projects get busy (in 33 reviews)

  • Lots of travel, away from home 5 days a week (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "A fantastic journey"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people and clients.
    People - There are not many companies where you can genuinely be inspired by and learn from all your colleagues. A huge amount of effort goes into selecting and developing the best people. Programme structures and financial incentivisation deliberately designed to create a sense of team work and access to support should this be required. Tangible and impressive culture.
    Client work - The scale of work Clients ask us to support them with grows in magnitude and importance every year. Having the opportunity to make massive change across all our sectors.

    Cons

    As expected lifestyle is more challenging in consulting roles. As you progress and become more senior this becomes more manageable. Change is constant - as the business grows it needs to re-invent part of itself every 18 months - not necessarily for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Keeping true to those bits which have made us successful to date - client needs first, contingent fee model, relentless focus on recruiting and developing the best people. Continually challenging and re-inventing those bits which need to change as we grow


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great people, great fun but hard travelling"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are fantastic, a very smart and ambitious group who work hard but have great fun doing so. Interesting and varied work that stretches you with great additional perks such as a brand new BMW and various work trips and events.

    Cons

    Work is site based so being away from loved ones is difficult at times. Senior roles are becoming more and more focused on managing large teams which is fantastic for personal development but loses some of the entrepreneurial vibe of the business.


  3. Helpful (10)

    "suitable for some"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operational Improvement Consultant in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operational Improvement Consultant in Oxford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Newton Europe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High level of responsibility
    Focus on Development - though often to encourage a homogenous 'ideal' consultant
    Mostly smart and nice colleagues
    a lot of time/ effort spent on parties and social events
    Nice company car, though it forms a significant part of compensation package

    Cons

    Travel - worse than most/all other jobs. There is no functional head office so you'll almost always be travelling monday to friday and probably midweek too
    Development and support is inconsistent throughout company
    "cult-like" culture - works for some employees but not all
    environment often creates unnecessary pressure/judgement/scrutiny
    Not a well-known company


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Bit of a waste of time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Salary...the salary is good and they do recruit bright people

    Cons

    Arrogant culture, there is a very arrogant culture, moulding grads directly from university who have no life or business experience

    Advice to Management

    Sort your recruiting process out


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great career choice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Extremely bright, young and energetic team
    No limit to personal growth
    Very credible list of clients
    Strong culture and sense of belonging

    Cons

    Lifestyle out of a suitcase in hotels


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Operational Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operational Improvement Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operational Improvement Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Newton Europe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and smart people to work with. Management is very approachable and have good relations with the employee. Overall good.

    Cons

    Salary is not what is advertised on the website as a big chunk of it taken out as the car allowance in the first year. Long working hour. Can be tiring.

    Advice to Management

    It would help to not expect so much participation from the consultants in the company socials. There are usually very tired after long day at work.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Good first job, but structural issues need resolving"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Newton Europe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The work can be very rewarding, especially if you're in the public sector practice
    - Great way for numbers-y engineers to do people-focussed, creative work without losing the analytical approach
    - Colleagues are all hyper-intelligent, making it an exciting and innovative group of people
    - Senior management appreciates that it's a crappy lifestyle and so does what it can to make this more bearable - subsidised weekends away, epic Christmas and summer parties etc.
    - Steep learning curve, so very quick development
    - Potential for very fast progression
    - Excellent exposure to multiple industries
    - Skill set is very transferable

    Cons

    - The lifestyle of living out of a suitcase Monday - Friday means that work/life balance is near non-existent
    - Social scene is very alcohol heavy and there is a danger of too much emphasis on partying
    - Many of the people who are now at lead/principal level, who are leading projects with fairly large teams, have progressed up through the ranks since joining as graduates, but have never received any training on how to manage people. The Newton mindset and traditional mould of consultant gets stuff done but is hopeless at the softer side of things, and atrocious management has led to (or at least expedited) a number of departures
    - Diversity is a big issue. Almost exclusively white, with over-representation of men even relative to the target subject groups (traditionally engineering and hard sciences)
    - Pension provision is woeful

    Advice to Management

    Give your staff proper training on how to be managers and don't assume that just because they talk the talk, they walk the walk. The golden boys aren't always shiny.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There is a big variety of tasks you can do at Newton. The colleagues are generally very helpful and provide an inspiring environment. It is easy to get a lot of responsibility early on.

    Cons

    The big focus on efficiency improvement can be a bit uninspiring in the long term. However this should be considered before applying. Also, Newton is not a household name yet which is why other companies might be a better option to start the career at.

    Advice to Management

    The management should introduce the provision of free breakfast at the offices. It is vital for the working climate that the employees can eat together. Furthermore this may boost productivity since employees arrive at wrk earlier.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Former Employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Newton Europe full-time

    Pros

    Great company with a great atmosphere. Very proud to say I have worked for such an outstanding company.

    Cons

    Intense working hours, work away from home, feedback can be intense and cutting and sometimes hard to take.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Joining Newton with 12 years previous experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chichester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chichester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The personal development opportunities are exceptional for graduates and experienced hires. I joined with 12 years of experience within a high volume manufacturing company. After getting to grips with Newton methodologies and the business in general, I was able to combine my new found knowledge with previous capabilities and know how to accelerate on to Associate Director in just over 5 years.

    Cons

    Managing your work life balance takes effort. Being mobile means that you are away from home and you need to plan your home life more rigorously than in other jobs

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on refining Newton as we grow, the support to people delivering projects, development opportunities and most importantly the culture are all things worth protecting as we expand


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