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PA Consulting Group Analyst Reviews

Updated 11 May, 2018
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  • "If you look for work -life balance, this is the place" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Great people and excellent work environment" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "PA is a great place for graduates"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It gives you training and skills

    Cons

    You can not makes mistakes because the work is a deliverable for the client

    Advice to Management

    Keep a more close contact with the teams


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting company that is growing very fast
    Wide range of projects
    Strong on technology and innovation
    Good exposure to senior staff
    Reasonable working hours
    Challenging and satisfying career

    Cons

    Less recognisable brand compared to big 4 and strategy houses

  3. Helpful (1)

    "No london-based work for consultants"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent compensation + travel allowance
    Friendly people
    beautiful new office (if you ever go in)

    Cons

    Very few London based clients so lots of travel
    Still very male dominated


  4. "Impressed!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, bonus, opportunity to work with experienced consultants for day one. Very nice introduction programme in Cambridge. Opportunity to develop your skills

    Cons

    Base salary is slightly below average of firms like Accenture. However PA offer a good bonus, stock options etc. np


  5. "Good place to work - however progression can be slow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Development focused. Steep learning curve. Good support network

    Cons

    Promotion cycle can be quite slow with mid-year promotions being awarded by exception only. This means if your business area in under plan in terms of profitability it can be difficult to move up when you're ready.


  6. "PA Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, inspiring place to work

    Cons

    Career development could be better


  7. "Consultant Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    people, work, partners, access and advise from senior consultants

    Cons

    corporate, enjoyment and success depends on which sector/service you are in

  8. "Entry-level perspective"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting and varied range of projects. The staff are personable and extremely competent. The workplace is young and there is a good camaraderie between employees. Strong focus on personal/career development. Lots of flexibility to choose your areas of focus/interest.

    Cons

    Compensation is somewhat low relative to the high workload.
    Leadership often shows a limited sensitivity to work-life balance in terms of workflow management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult to find your "place""

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Royston, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Royston, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some good benefits but these are at the expense of an average salary. Nice location and varied work if you can get exposure to it.

    Cons

    Long hours expected by some managers. Difficult to progress if in "wrong" department. Consultant style of work isn't right for some roles, and makes it difficult to obtain utilisation. Lack of a family feel, and more dog-eat-dog.

    Advice to Management

    Structure the salary and bonus more fairly. PC and above seem to take the majority of the salary pot. Partners need to learn the value of a verbal "thanks"


  10. "Good employer overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice and talented people to work with. Good variety and interesting projects. Compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Career progression can be slow if not working with the right people.
    Teamwork is not always part of the mix, and few people will work longer than the majority to deliver on projects without any specific reward.