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PA Consulting Group Consultant Analyst Reviews

Updated 7 September, 2018
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Pros
  • "If you look for work -life balance, this is the place" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Great people and excellent work environment" (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • "Likewise, work life balance is something the individual has to manage" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Zero pastoral care from senior management" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Exciting opportunities and a great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As someone who is new to consulting but experienced in software engineering, PA has been a breath of fresh air. I have had opportunities in my first months here that I never had after years elsewhere. Some of the unique pros for me are:
    - Collaborative culture
    - Ability to influence the working environment
    - Transparent career path
    - Management are hands on and approachable
    - Travel opportunities (depending on project)
    - Communication from senior management is frequent and transparent
    - Variable technology stack and ability for teams to decide on their own technologies to use

    Cons

    - Some projects can be a bit hectic
    - Some projects are not as exciting as others

    Advice to Management

    As Digital grows, try to preserve the current culture. In my experience, communication has been excellent and the collaborative culture across all of PA is something i've never come across before.


  2. "Great up and coming Digital venture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very flexible working environment
    - Challenging work
    - Very flat structure
    - Co-workers experts in their fields
    - Great opportunities to get involved in company development
    - Good opportunities to travel

    Cons

    - Workload can be stressful
    - Managers on projects can be unaware of day to day goings on
    - Team is relatively new so one or two growing pains

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on ensuring that workloads are manageable for the staff available
    - Ensure there is time allocated for the company development, as this eats into programming time

  3. "Review"

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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)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very people focused and you are in control of your own destiny in terms of assignments

    Cons

    Very utilisation focused which means you cant always shape your brand as much as you would like.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "No london-based work for consultants"

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    • 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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult to find your "place""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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"

  8. "Good employer overall"

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    • 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.


  9. "Overall good company"

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

    Pros

    Flexible working time, variety of projects that you can work on

    Cons

    Looking for jobs, career progression in science


  10. "CA London"

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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)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy and responsibility, can get some interesting work where you learn lots but often have to seek this out yourself. Feel the company is much better suited to experienced hires who will be able to add value on client assignments from previous experience. The people are generally very nice and down to earth across the company.

    Cons

    Training and structured development for junior staff straight out of university is random or non-existent. Junior staff tend to do endless project management type work.

    Advice to Management

    Better, more structured development for more junior staff. Decide on what is premium consulting and what is not, our day rates end up meaning we sell average work at very high prices.