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London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1943
Company - Private
Consulting
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
McKinsey & Company, Accenture, Deloitte
An innovation and transformation consultancy, we believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we turn complexity into ... Read more

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PA Consulting Group CEO and Director Alan Middleton
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    Current Employee - Principal Electronics Engineer/Consultant in Melbourn, England
    Current Employee - Principal Electronics Engineer/Consultant in Melbourn, England
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    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am an engineer in the Cambridge office. Been at PA for 6 years (from a graduate). I have found the work very rewarding, with opportunities from day one to lead tasks (technical and people), meet and shape client thinking, and develop my technical interests/skills. Ultimately my work is highly specialist, makes a different to the world/clients and is novel (no repeat work, turning the handle). I have had great access to passionate senior employees and management to develop myself and steer my career. No one tells me how to use my time, I can choose what I get involved with. Colleagues are experts, dedicated and fun : and really care about getting high quality work into the real world. I have progressed four roles in six years, and worked only tuns of product development and R&D projects in that time. I have lots of opportunities to write proposals, discuss novels ways to solve new and existing client challenges. Plenty of training.

    Cons

    I can imagine for some people the fact you have to work hard could be a problem. you will have to take responsibility for your own opportunities (e.g. Roles on projects, sectors, type of work, types of technology) and career progression. PA will always support those who are showing ambition. Likewise, work life balance is something the individual has to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop wellbeing support and processes. Consider more PV strategic investment in future technologies, so we have the future knowledge and experience, rather than solely relying on client opportunities or quite periods (which are really never).

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PA Consulting Group Interviews

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    Associate Consultant Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at PA Consulting Group (London, England) in November 2015.

    Interview

    No interview. Carefully study the company to write a personalised cover letter. More than your CV, this is more important. Match your skills and knowledge to particular areas of the company. And use case studies to demonstrate why PA Consulting.

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PA Consulting Group Awards & Accolades

  • Top Companies to Work For, The Job Crowd, 2014
  • UK 300 top employer, Guardian, 2014
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