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Cambridge Consultants Reviews

Updated 8 October 2017
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  1. "Best place I've ever worked"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Lunch
    Social events
    Great pay
    Quick promotions
    Working with amazing people
    Good senior management
    Fun, friendly atmosphere around the office

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to communicate throughout the company due to size but I know this is being worked on

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, such a good company to work for


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Not a consultancy company-the name is missleading"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch and if you cycle to work you can have free breakfast too.

    Cons

    Long hours and there is no social life. Company lacks a direction. New CEO takes over on 1st of October. Future of the company is not very clear. They claim to be super smart, but are average.


  3. "Great opportunities if you're proactive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Project diversity: the company deals with so many technologies there is definite opportunity to work on something you'll like.
    Good benefits: Free lunches, BUPA, Pension, Bonus and base salary OK.
    People are great... bright and generally available to help.

    Cons

    You have to find your own work if things are slow (no good if you're used to being 'spoon fed') which can be frustrating if there isn't much around.
    If it's very busy you don't even have time to think - so can border on 'just get it out'. If you are bright and capable you will always be in demand which is great from a diversity perspective but can mean overloading.
    The company still has quite an old fashioned view on flexible and part-time working.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "This place is not as good as it seems to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch
    Private Heath insurance
    Pension
    Cycle scheme
    Some nice people

    Cons

    Politics
    Favourism
    Bad management
    Over recruiting
    Very quiet periods
    Unfair
    Underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the individuals, the free lunch is unfortunately not enough. There's a lot more to do to ensure happiness and fairness of employees.


  6. "Experience entirely dependent on projects you work on"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people around.
    Tech Scholar project, of building a product from scratch was an awesome experience.

    Cons

    Experience entirely dependent on projects you work on. Best if you're good and proactive and push to work on something you're interested in.
    If you are a tech scholar you often miss out on internships elsewhere which would help fill out your CV more.


  7. "Growing company with focus on recruitment and retention"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CC is growing rapidly and trying to recruit and retain as many people as possible - as a result it's an ideal time to be there as they are trying very hard to make itself appealing to current and potential employees.

    The work is pretty varied throughout, the client list is impressive.

    Cons

    Specialists don't spend all them time on their specialism. Some like this a lot, others don't. Personal choice.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to listen and act on feedback from employees if you want to retain as many staff as possible.


  8. "Fantastic Place to work as a Graduate"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging and Interesting Work
    Friendly colleagues
    Great career prospects
    Good pay/bonus

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of, so far really enjoying working at CCL and can't think of a better placed I'd I could've ended up.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work being done to make all employees feel valued. Really like the quarterly company meetings, helps everyone stay in the loop.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, poor process"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are very smart
    Projects are interesting

    Cons

    Software's not valued as highly as physical engineering
    Project managers would rather "just do it" than do it the right way/avoid firefighting
    Not enough software engineers so everyone is stressed out and people leaving are made to work right up until they leave rather than handing over and easing off their workload to tidy up what they've done
    panic station moments are relatively common

    It's a shame because there's so many great people but they're in a system which makes whether they're any good a pointless metric.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your software practices, but also work on your project managers attitudes.
    Don't make a non software engineer a software engineering manager unless they're fully up to date with best practices/have written a lot of code
    Listen to the graduates you're hiring and respect their opinions.
    Stop making non software engineers work on code unsupervised.


  10. "Best place I've ever worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of the job is most definitely the PEOPLE.
    Fantastic canteen and free lunch everyday.
    Innovative and exciting place to work.
    Easy to get to and free parking for all staff.

    Cons

    You get fat because the free canteen food and desserts are SO GOOD, they're almost impossible to resist!


  11. "Friendly working office full off highly intelligent people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly, which helps you get up to speed with new projects, whilst also often being world experts in their fields
    Great social atmosphere, with many sporting activities taking place at the local sports centre after work and during lunchtime - which is free!

    Cons

    You must be able to sell yourself internally, so breaking into established project teams can be difficult for quieter individuals.


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