Newton Europe Employee Reviews about "personal development"

Updated 5 May 2020

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Newton Europe Founding Directors  Andrew Hawes and Tom Wedgwood
Andrew Hawes and Tom Wedgwood
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time for more than a year

    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!!

  2. Helpful (2)

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

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time for more than 3 years

    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.


  3. Helpful (13)

    "The Best"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newton Europe part-time for more than 10 years

    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

  4. "Great people and an exciting time to be involved"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time for more than 3 years

    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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  5. Helpful (12)

    "An incredible journey and great company. Fantastic, fun, challenging, stretching and rewarding, but can be frustrating!"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Newton Europe for 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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    "Amazing Experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Oxford, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newton Europe full-time for more than a year

    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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  7. Helpful (2)

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

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time for 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.

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  8. "Incredible Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time for 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.

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  9. "Consultant"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible Development Journey"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newton Europe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Huge investment in personal development and the significant responsibility given early on allowing you to develop as fast as you can The company is a breath of fresh air to work for, constantly challenging you, each other and our clients People are not just colleagues but become close friends. The company culture fosters a fun atmosphere Great perks bespoke to Newton

    Cons

    We work on client-site, meaning we have to work hard and deliver value to the client. There is no room to coast along, but that is part of the excitement! The lifestyle, especially early in the career is away from home 4 nights a week, which may not be for everyone.

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