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Efficio Reviews

Updated 12 October 2017
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Pros
  • Nettes Team, Gute Work-Life Balance (f (in 8 reviews)

  • Great culture, smart people, steep learning curve, high growth environment, entrepreneurial spirit retained (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Most consultants work long hours (in 4 reviews)

  • No leadership skills needed to become a manager (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The CEO is fantastic, very down to earth and approachable. Is involved in nearly every single final round interview so meets every new joiner in the process. This was very important to me when deciding where to join.

    Projects are vast and varied. Loads of travel and client interaction from day one.

    Lots of autonomy and responsibility, more than I have ever experienced in other consulting firms.

    Ideas and change are appreciated and encourged.

    Very social firm with lots of activities arranged (including one Friday afternoon each month!).

    Bonus and potential promotions twice a year.

    Incredibly international with a wonderful mix of languages and nationalities.

    Cons

    There really isn't anything about Efficio that I dont enjoy

    Advice to Management

    With the rapid growth of the firm, ensure we keep the culture.

    Continue to recognise and reward talent and hard work. The Employee Recognition awards at the Summer Party were a great motivating tool.


  2. "Fantastic group of people to work with on challenging projects"

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

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

    Pros

    - People are great to work with
    - Energetic atmosphere embracing change
    - Rapidly growing business year-on-year, still keeping People number one on it's priority list
    - Good work/life balance for a management consultancy

    Cons

    - Small company issues; infrastructure, processes and systems are a little behind the curve
    - Needs to fully define it's values
    - Needs to strengthen brand identity

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the culture as we grow, keep focusing on People as your greatest resource.


  3. "Great Company but very niche"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture
    - Lots of responsibility early on if you perform accordingly
    - Blue Chip clients in international settings and various industries
    - Good comp & benefits
    - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - Very niche, mainly procurement work
    - Language skills may restrict you to projects in certain countries

    Advice to Management

    Focus on maintaining the culture despite rapid growth, that is what makes efficio unique


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  5. "Great benefits, difficult environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Projects are largely interesting and impactful, so are clients. Even for those that get bored by constant RFP processes and change management insights into client companies are a great learning experience and so is the Efficio project management approach.

    Perks and salary are quite competitive.

    Cons

    Company has a very thorough personality focused hiring approach. In the strong growing phases we've had this has led to a loss of the family feel. If you're not part of the cliques you're an outsider, no professionalism on that basis.

    The expansion has led to the family becoming a clique culture, sometimes quite toxic, especially in some other offices. The expansion has also brought in a quite a few superficially nice people who are not up to par skill-wise or who are actually very conceited without achieving or being able to work autonomously.

    Advice to Management

    Re-consider current hiring approach. Constant stream of referrals, especially from juniors, isn't maintaining the quality of our firm. More focus on quality over supposed personality.


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    "Great opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company that allows the individual to prosper

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of time away from home


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great workplace with impressive growth providing plenty of opportunities"

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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 Efficio full-time

    Pros

    17 years of continuous growth creates a very compelling workplace which is growing fast while managing to keep its entrepreneurial culture
    Constant sharing between "old" and "new" employees
    Very social with company-wide events every month

    Cons

    The usual cons of consulting : travelling most weeks, quality of management varies between individuals, some projects add limited value etc...

    Advice to Management

    Create more synergies between teams (between projects and between consultant and support staff)
    Involve more the staff in strategic decisions through working groups (new product / service offerings, improvements in back office processes etc...)


  8. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people, steep learning curve, high growth environment, entrepreneurial spirit retained.

    Cons

    no real complaints, but be prepared to work a lot in the beginning under, in some cases, limited guidance.

    Advice to Management

    keep a selective hiring practice


  9. "Efficio"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Efficio full-time

    Pros

    -Places an importance on hiring people with good personalities so colleagues are lots of fun and social events are good!
    -Approachable leadership team, far less of a hierarchy as with many companies
    -You are always busy, but projects tend to differ and so often the days do not feel long
    -Managers give you decision making positions from the start

    Cons

    -Lack of a formal training programe at start
    -Reluctance to invest money on sending employees on courses

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the rapid growth of the company change the community feel - it's what makes this company great.


  10. "Great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Efficio (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get exposure from day one. It's an exciting environment with lots of opportunities.
    The people make Efficio a great place.

    Cons

    There is a clear culture change that within Efficio over the past 2 years. There is a need to standardise internal policies and be clear about the promotions etc.

    Advice to Management

    You need to go back to the way you used to engage with the employees. Many are worried about the company's future and seem to think we are loosing the great atmosphere we once had.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great niche consultancy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people who work there, and a great company culture.
    CEO Jens and COO Alex are great people to work for. The culture is very progressive, multicultural and filled with lots of smart people.

    Cons

    Hours can be long - a risk / reward model was employed at time based on savings, that meant if there weren't as good as you wanted, you didn't get paid, which drove some bad behaviours.


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