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Newton Europe Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated 30 June, 2018
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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 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "You do have to spend significant time away from home during the week, but it’s made up for by having clear weekends" (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1. "Abysmal company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting methodology, though it’s nothing special.
    Some (not many) really great people there.

    Cons

    Backstabbing, cult like culture.
    Unless you confirm to the mould you’ll be managed out the business, nothing to do with performance. It’s interesting to see many who don’t contribute ideas that manage to thrive.
    Avoid at all costs, join a real company where managers think about more than themselves.
    A complete lack of understanding as to their assets (people) and a very outdated methodology with no capability to modernise.
    Feedback is often used to destroy confidence and ensure compliance, rarely to do with job performance.

    Advice to Management

    Way too many ADs and drop the terrible culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are some of the brightest, most driven, nicest people you will ever meet. They are always pushing the envelope of what is possible and form amazing client relationships as a result

    Cons

    You do have to spend significant time away from home during the week, but it’s made up for by having clear weekends.

  3. "Challenging and Fun"

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    Current Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Bath, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy from day 1, fun, opportunities and expectations for development and growth, and working with incredibly smart people

    Cons

    Being away from home Monday-Friday, the travel and lifestyle doesn't suit everyone


  4. "Exciting varied work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to develop
    Fun extra-curricular activities such as ski-sailing trips
    Exciting varied work

    Cons

    Significant travel at the start and end of week.
    Away from home during the week but home for 18:00 on a Friday


  5. "Great company & culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging environment with highly talented, supportive colleagues. Great development opportunities!

    Cons

    Lots of travel, away from home 5 days a week


  6. "Incredible Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge amount of responsibility from an early stage, real focus on personal development. Working on incredibly exciting and meaningful projects, surrounded by fun and supportive team

    Cons

    Lifestyle can be difficult but such is the nature of consulting. Newton do everything they can to support you and make it fun.

    Advice to Management

    Very flat structure so any advice to management can be given directly to them. They want to improve the company as much as anybody


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great people, great fun but hard travelling"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Good first job, but structural issues need resolving"

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    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 (1)

    "senior consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very good company to work at

    Cons

    the work is really stressful

    Advice to Management

    keep doing well


  10. "Incredible company, amazing culture and early exposure to senior clients"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have worked for several good companies (engineering consultancy mainly) and I can say that without question this company has the best culture around. You are working with a bunch of down to earth, friendly, outgoing people that care about you and support your development. You get ownership of workstreams and projects early and are provided with countless opportunities to interact with client senior teams.

    Cons

    As we work for clients all round the country; you will end up working all round the country. Sometimes you will be near home which is great, but at other times you will be somewhere far away and need to live in hotels. Although you get used to it the time away limits you being able to have consistent mid week activities (meet friends; join clubs etc). Also if you have a partner it can be a challenge for them.