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PA Consulting Group Reviews

Updated 19 October, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good - Getting Better"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are fantastic, the work is varied, clients are challenging and rightfully so, the Learning Academy is brilliant and you will get to work on projects that are cutting edge. There will always be someone at PA that knows the answer to a question that is troubling you - just ask.

    Cons

    Communication could be better, bonus needs to be shared better.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the infrastructure - do unto us as you would do for clients!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Old School but solid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PA Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid pipeline of contracts, due to 70 years' history in business
    R&D and Tech center, unusually advanced for a consulting company

    Cons

    Old school when it comes to managerial practices

    Advice to Management

    Break the rule that only Partners and MCs can sell new projects. Everybody should be taught to sell new projects from the beginning of their careers.


  3. "Friendly Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment
    Team Work is valued
    Health Care package

    Cons

    Salary
    Opportunities are limited
    Usual situation of Admin being overlooked/ unappreciated

    Advice to Management

    Be more appreciative of supportive staff and recognise the worth of their contribution to the business


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  5. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance
    Very professional environment

    Cons

    Need to be cautious about your own career and skills development

    Advice to Management

    If management can show growth plan to its Indian employees as well it would be great


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of potential to make your own career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant 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

    Implicit trust to make your own career, with support from a range of people. The firm is very open and introductions can be made in your behalf or you can do it yourself.

    Cons

    It can feel like you are left alone, which can be hard if new to consulting. There could be more structure around post on boarding.

    Advice to Management

    As the firm grows, it is vital to focus on growing a strong community of consultants for the future senior roles


  7. "A PC makes around 50-60K AED per month"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance and training

    Cons

    senior management changes and uncertainty


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent firm with some niggles"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy of work, broad, interesting projects with real impact to our clients. Every employee has a really interesting back story, they are of the highest caliber and genuinely excellent people to work with

    Cons

    too mechanical in performance reviews, only based on mathematical calculation of utilisaiton with business development (sales), Thought Leadership, soft skills only playing a minuscule proportion of performance. You are higher rewarded for doing a long, tedious low profit job over smaller, more profitable pieces of work until you are at MC rank

    Advice to Management

    Push back to the new owners over the mechanical calculation of grading. Partners should have freedom to issue their genuine feedback. Targeting utilization is old hat and isn't working!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "unprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    office politics training experience game of thrones work

    Cons

    discrimination positive discrimination game of thrones working environment


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good once you have found your niche"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flat hierarchy (outside of Corporate)
    Familial atmosphere
    Encouraged to take on responsibility early
    Great training courses
    Training and personal development is encouraged (although self directed)

    Cons

    Lack of diversity
    The way assignments are allocated is on a "who you know" basis, and so often are not given to the most appropriate people
    You need to win the trust of each member of the senior team individually in order to do well
    Paternalistic approach taken by Partners can lead to an "Us vs. Them" view of Corporate leadership

    Advice to Management

    Implement a new system of resource allocation
    Increase Diversity
    Improve recruitment
    Make Corporate more visible and open


  11. "Great work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, great people and legacy

    Cons

    Firm-wide communication to be improved


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