Newton Europe Employee Reviews about "personal development"

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great job, probably not for everyone

      Mar 3, 2021 - Principal Consultant in Manchester, England
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      Pros

      Excellent personal development Fast rate of progression Collaborative business model - not base don individual competition/ sales targets Meaningful and real tangible work - not report writing

      Cons

      Need to be open and receptive to feedback - even down to colleagues being encouraged to share thoughts after every meeting/ encounter , rather than a fixed annual appraisal - can be alien compared, particularly if under confident Still a young company - both in staff age and how established it is - so get all the benefits and cons of that. Pre-covid expectation is full time away during week (pretty hard to improve the operations of dockyard or surgical theatre if you're never actually there), and has impact on personal life. This has changed during covid, and business open to how to get best balance in future.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      Oct 27, 2021 - Digital Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Lots to get involved in inside and outside of work - Industry changing work - Strong focus on personal development - Quick progression

      Cons

      - The travelling doesn't suit everyone - Compensation package isn't as competitive as it once was

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jan 12, 2021 - Senior Consultant in York, England
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      Pros

      - personal development - culture - early accountability

      Cons

      - travel - demand on developing others

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for!

      Nov 2, 2020 - Software Developer in Oxford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Rewarding work, Huge drive on personal development, High performing teams

      Cons

      Hours can vary from time to time

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      May 5, 2020 - Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Massive focus on personal development. Really fun. Values your opinions & recognises hard work.

      Cons

      Travelling constantly can take its toll, but it's to be expected in an on-site consultancy. Luckily the people and ethos really helps makes this the least bad it can be!!

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Learn a lot, fast paced, development focus - can be exhausting

      Feb 25, 2020 - Lead Consultant in Oxford, England
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      Pros

      Massive focus on personal development (you are the product) - people generally promoted every few years, and little room to sit still. Deliver real operational benefit - we are expensive, but we are great value for money based on tangible savings. The work we do is also the right work, focus on where data shows are the biggest barriers, and not short term cost cutting Newton puts a lot of effort into recruiting people who are likeable who you would generally want to work with Company gives you a platform to go and change what you want - you just need the evidence to support it and bring people on the journey Company has gotten far more decisive around emerging issues (not just well intended words)- e.g. dangerous driving, inclusiveness and diversity,

      Cons

      If you aren't focused on career progression (even as a side product of developing yourself) - then it's probably not the right job for you. If you have been doing a role longer than 2 years and not pushed for promotion, you will probably need to leave the business. Senior leadership has largely been grown within the business (they joined as one of the first grads e.g.) who are generally incredible at delivering amazing programmes with real benefit, but may not have the best management/ empathy skills with their internal team.

      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      The Best

      Aug 6, 2019 - Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      Personal Development Energy Growth Impact Teamwork No limit on the number of promotions - so no internal competition for places Fun No weekend working (really) Impressive clients Share options for senior team A great place to learn A career accelerator

      Cons

      All consuming - flat out from 5:30am on a Monday until 6pm on a Friday every week. This could obviously be seen as a strength too! A strong culture for people with previous experience to join - it definitely can and has worked, but it takes time (years) and commitment to see it through Diversity - although there’s been a recent recognition of this and is beginning to change

      13 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great people and an exciting time to be involved

      Apr 30, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic people make the job enjoyable Amazing benefits, both package and additional extras e.g. parties and weekends away Career progression and personal development are highly regarded

      Cons

      Work life balance can be testing at times Seemingly not as much differentiation in projects nowadays

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Pros

      The culture is amazing. Everyone is really, really bright and really passionate about Newton, their clients and their projects. Lots of people are friends out of work and as mentioned many times here, it's a very 'work-hard-play-hard' mindset, so it's a great place to both enjoy work and socialise. There are lots of social events which back this up, from fortnightly company get-togethers, activity days, summer and Christmas parties to a ski trip and four other weekends away, which are at least part company sponsored. The projects are varied, interesting, worthwhile and really make use of your brain. The focus on implementation of work means you actually get to see the results of the work you have done and see the lives of the customers, patients or staff change as a result of the work being done, which can be really rewarding. The depth of operational understanding you end up getting on projects (often you end up knowing more about how part of a company works than someone who has worked there for decades) and improvement skillset is also a rare skill in the wider consulting world, so is really valued by both other consultancies and industry. The personal development and feedback culture is really good at making sure you get rapid development, particularly earlier on in your career. You're constantly stretched and will be managing client relationships and more junior colleagues much earlier in your career than at other consultancies. Barring a small amount of needing to be operating consistently for a period of time (which they would benefit from being more open about), there is the closest thing I have seen to a meritocracy - you will be promoted when you are ready for the next step, without needing to wait for a position to become available. There is a lot of support available. You'll be given a development manager who supports your longer term development, your line manager and a more informal mentor, but outside of that it's easy to build a peer network from your induction and previous project teams and you are able (and expected) to call up and ask anyone advice about anything. There isn't really a 'face-time' culture around hours. Typically you'd work 8-6 on a client site Monday to Friday, with maybe a couple of hours work in the evening a couple of nights a week. There's no weekend work, but you are away during the week.

      Cons

      It can be hard work. Some projects get into bad habits of working long hours which can be unsustainable and usually takes a little time to be recognised and fixed, but even if you're not working long hours, it can get really intense and pressured. There is a definite 'Newton shape'. If you don't quite fit that, you have to work hard to get your other strengths valued. Some manage this more successfully than others. It can feel like a cult. Not necessarily an entirely bad thing, as you end up making friends with colleagues, but being away from home Monday to Friday, together with up to 6 weekends a year with work people, means it is very easy for it to crowd out your other social circles and relationships unless you make a concerted effort to stop that from happening. Whilst the development and feedback culture is great, lots can depend on who your current line manager is, how similar they are to you and their emotional intelligence in delivering feedback and helping you develop areas of improvement. Feedback and development delivered in the wrong way can, and does, affect consultants' self confidence when the overwhelming vibe is that everyone is doing amazingly well.

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      12 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing Experience

      Aug 24, 2017 - Business Consultant in Oxford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - great experience embedded with the clients - All colleagues are amazing, bright, intelligent, and nice - Company is transparent with their intentions for the business - You will develop quickly with feedback from peers, line manager, and a personal development manager

      Cons

      - Lifestyle isn't for everyone. You'll be gone Monday through Friday. But absolutely no work after 6 pm on Friday. They take that seriously. Unfortunately, that does mean late nights through the week. - Newton throws a good party, can get a bit wild at times - feedback is blunt. Sometimes you'll get conflicting feedback from multiple people. Learning to push back in a non-defensive constructive way is an important skill - your promotion will depend on the impression you give to the rest of the company. This means that the 95% that don't work with you have a large say in your growth

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      3 people found this review helpful
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