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Pros
  • "You'll work with some really smart people who really care(in 253 reviews)

  • "Great place to work and good opportunities(in 159 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lots of travel, although some perks come with this(in 162 reviews)

  • "Poor lifestyle, no work life balance(in 61 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Company

      8 Jun 2021 - Consultant in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Good culture, high bar for talent

      Cons

      None I can think of

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Hardwork but fulfilling

      7 Jun 2021 - Engagement Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and amazing talent Amazing projects

      Cons

      High expectations at all times

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worst place I've ever worked

      12 May 2021 - Associate Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hotel points and air miles

      Cons

      The EMs are abusive, you spend 16 hrs a day adjusting random circles or squares on hundreds of PowerPoint slides, you are literally told to make the numbers fit. They have no integrity and complain about the clients and also make them cry in bathroom stalls. The worst place filled some good people and a lot of terrible human beings. Work life balance is of course non existent but did I learn anything? I learned that I need sleep, to eat more than once a day and 80hrs a week to create nonsense PowerPoint is not fulfilling.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      7 Jun 2021 - Partner in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working environment and inspiring

      Cons

      Set old school ways. Arrogant

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Go work in tech

      9 Feb 2021 - Senior Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - One of the most powerful brands for employability; instant interview/respect - High salary (at associate level upwards but discount for hours worked/career earnings vs opp cost of MBA/fast growing startup) - Problem solving toolkit - Travel if you're lucky in these times - Free food in some offices - Melting pot of diverse smart people

      Cons

      - Lies (Firm values are actually a load of rubbish, look to NYT and alumni) - Toxic environment (many receiving therapy, pretentious people) - Long, boring work to excruciating level of detail (200+ slide powerpoints) - Boring, insecure, overachievers who do not know how to enjoy themselves - Very American work culture; dominant despite local office championing own culture

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      6 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good

      12 May 2021 - Partner in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Good company to work for.

      Cons

      No cons about the company.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company with great people

      4 May 2021 - Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      grow fast, learn more and can work with talented people

      Cons

      Can be stressful sometimes. Project cycle is relatively long.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great opportunities, poor lifestyle

      28 May 2021 - Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great learning and development opportunities

      Cons

      Very poor lifestyle if you are a consultant

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place

      27 Apr 2021 - Senior Expert 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working in a true, one-firm culture

      Cons

      Travel is full-on ... this is the most challenging part of the job

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      27 Apr 2021 - Recruiter in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diversity, opportunities, relations, location, salary

      Cons

      Nothing major i love the opportunities it gives me!

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