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Newton Europe Reviews

Updated 14 October 2017
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Pros
  • Huge focus on personal development, with excellent training opportunities (in 14 reviews)

  • The work itself is diverse and you can get great responsibility early on by proving you can handle it (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Working away from home during the week; can be quite tough with longer hours when projects get busy (in 32 reviews)

  • A lot of travel and at times need to put in some long hours (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Avoid like the plague"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Newton Europe full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, good development

    Cons

    Male dominated, anti female and lacks an open and transparent culture.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so arrogant and treat people better


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Really exciting future!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I feel like I've joined at a hugely exciting time for the company, as we look to kick on and grow at pace over the next couple of years.

    The team to deliver that growth is one of the best I've worked with and the vision set from the very top of the business is genuinely really inspiring.

    The company is set up to create a close-knit, supportive, and high performing culture, which is reflected in the effort made to bringing the company together frequently and encourage collaboration.

    Management is incredibly supportive and development is a big priority here.

    Cons

    It's not a typical 9-5 and the lines between work/life can be blurry, which some people may struggle with . Occasional travel is useful if you want to get the most out of the company, even if you're office based.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being ambitious about what we can achieve and maintain the focus on giving your people the best platform to make it happen.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Inspiring company with a brilliant work-hard-play-hard culture!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Huge focus on personal development, with excellent training opportunities
    - Promotion is purely on merit
    - Work is interesting, rewarding and challenging
    - The people are great and the social side (Newton weekends, parties and fortnightly review nights) is a lot of fun
    - High starting salary and package

    Cons

    Working away during the week means there is a lot of travel involved and the work-life balance doesn't suit everyone. However, you are guaranteed to be back home by 18.00 on a Friday evening to enjoy the weekend.

    Advice to Management

    - Ensure the current culture is sustained as the company grows.
    - Don't rush recruitment or let standards slide.
    - Improve brand awareness.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time

    Pros

    The people you get to work with are incredible - really interesting, nice, inspiring and so smart! Your peers will become your family here, which is a really lovely and special thing!

    Cons

    Pay isn't as competitive as a lot of the sector, working away from home monday-friday every week is longer than the rest of the sector. The hours are better than the rest of the sector though, you typically only work 0800-1830. You get given the worst laptops I've used to work on.

    Advice to Management

    Step back from managing the running of the business, and get back to (what you used to do so well) - leading the business. Inspire the people in your organisation, and start listening to your team who are "working on the ground" - otherwise you're at risk of becoming detached from the reality of what's going on.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Company in operational distress. Job security low"

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

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

    Pros

    They have just (01 April 2017) let go of over 30 employees, in one go, due to a downsizing of the business as a consequence of poor sales performance. If the current situation with their underdeveloped sales pipeline continues, further headcount reductions of a similar size are possible

    Cons

    Toxic work culture. No women in the upper 2 levels of management. Less than 10 people of a non Caucasian ethnic origin in the entire company (c. 220 people). Head office is based next to what appears to be a scrap metal dealer.


  7. Helpful (21)

    "Toxic Culture - avoid"

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    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Newton Europe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - The grads who fit into the culture genuinely seem to embrace and enjoy it.
    - Grads are given great structure to learn the 'Newton way' and taught about 'Being Newton' (there is actually a book). While it feels rigid and creates 'clones' they do learn some great skills particularly around structured thinking and problem solving.

    Cons

    - Elitist, male, engineering dominated mindset which is closed to new ideas
    - 'Cut throat' culture - there is a constant 'performance management' of people out of the business. Often due to a poor cultural fit (i.e. don't think exactly like others/not willing to conform). Extremely detrimental to the confidence of grads at the start of their career
    - As an experienced hire you are expected to spend the first year (or more) in a Business Consultant role. Essentially a delivery role. Managed by near grads (with low emotional intelligence) told to forget everything you know and learn how to 'be Newton'. There is no recognition (or even understanding) that this might feel uncomfortable or difficult.
    - A strong feedback culture. This could be a positive but unfortunately it is often delivered by people lacking the people skills or emotional intelligence to have the desired affect. Has the effect of promoting confident 'Newton types' (almost always male) and undermining any sort of diversity
    - The product that Newton delivers is essentially the same in every client. Develop KPIs and targets around throughput and then put meetings and structures in place to make people work faster and harder. While this delivers results in some cases the lack of empathy or change management understanding undermines the work they are doing
    - Does not embrace technology internally or in client solutions
    - Complete lack of diversity. There are no female directors or Associate Directors (top 20-25 people in the business) and only 3 to 5 in the top 50 (estimate)
    - Can feel like a cult

    Advice to Management

    - Evolution is essential to survive.
    - A review at BM/AD level is essential
    - You need to hire people who have empathy and people skills (as well as analytical problem solving skills). Feedback from clients is very mixed
    - Promote or hire diversity into the business
    - Might be too late now but... sell while your numbers look good


  8. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, testing environments are good for development, good remuneration and team events through the year.

    Cons

    As you'd expect for a consultancy role, living away due to working on client site etc. your line manager can make a huge difference to both happiness and career progress and whilst there are processes to develop line managers, some good project managers but bad people managers slip through.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on culture is good, but need to do more to increase positivity around feedback and make people feel more appreciated for what they bring.


  9. "Incredible Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge amount of responsibility from an early stage, real focus on personal development. Working on incredibly exciting and meaningful projects, surrounded by fun and supportive team

    Cons

    Lifestyle can be difficult but such is the nature of consulting. Newton do everything they can to support you and make it fun.

    Advice to Management

    Very flat structure so any advice to management can be given directly to them. They want to improve the company as much as anybody


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and culture, exciting work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Newton Europe full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    My colleagues were all incredibly talented people who were genuinely fun to work with. The recruitment process looks for strong social skills and that is clearly noticeable in the company culture.

    The work itself is diverse and you can get great responsibility early on by proving you can handle it. This isn't a job for people with just great chat or ideas, you actually need to be able to get results by working with people of all layers within the clients.

    Cons

    The lifestyle is full on. You are working away from home Monday to Friday, living in hotels. All is paid for and the company cars are great, but you will not be able to join social events at home during the week.


  11. "Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time

    Pros

    Interesting, varied and challenging work. Friendly, fun and very open culture. Strong emphasis on feedback and personal development.

    Cons

    Lots of travel and almost all evenings away from home during the week, but this is compensated for by not having an hours culture and always being at home from 6pm on a Friday to 6am on a Monday.


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