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North Highland CEO Dan Reardon
Dan Reardon
339 Ratings
Pros
  • "Positive environment with a great work life balance(in 98 reviews)

  • "Great people - dedicated to delivery high quality work to clients(in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • "Your title is Consultant, but in actuality you are just staff augmentation(in 26 reviews)

  • "All the power is held in Atlanta(in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at North Highland full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - great clients across a range of sectors - similar or better quality work to that of a big 4 consultancy - ability to move across sectors - not pigeon-holed to a particular industry unless that's what you really want - friendly, helpful people - not overly competitive - team spirit - quarterly all-office 'action' days followed by socials, Friday drinks, range of sponsored meet ups from curry to netball to bring different...

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    Cons

    - new changes can sometimes be announced in a slightly haphazard manner, but we're learning from it!

    Advice to Management

    - think about how you're landing changes within the organisation and use the managers to help with that

    North Highland2019-04-11
  2. "North Highland"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at North Highland full-time

    Pros

    very people orientated and a varied list of clients

    Cons

    Very homogeneous workforce. Most of work is delivery focused rather than strategic

    North Highland2019-04-29
  3. Helpful (5)

    "People are leaving the London office en masse... read on to find out why"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at North Highland full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Some really good people Fantastic central London location Some good clients Good place to work whilst you are finding the right opportunity

    Cons

    *allegedly there is a strong focus on values and doing the right thing for the employees. On projects you will find yourself completely on your own and having to compete with your peers. *there is a strong focus on revenue regardless of employee experience or the types of work consultants are asked to do. *as an experienced hire I would have expected to be able to bring in my expertise. This was never the case, I felt...

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    Advice to Management

    1. If you are using your values and your different ways of doing things to pay below the market, make sure that there is indeed a focus on values. Put your money where your mouth is. 2. How many consultants are you willing to lose to keep on your Berkshire and your Cambridgeshire client? I would really listen to the feedback of the people on the ground. All clientes are tough in a way, what makes a difference is the...

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    North Highland2019-04-13
  4. "Service Transition & Design"

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

    I worked at North Highland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great People Great Offices Free Pick & Mix! Action Days are great fun!

    Cons

    Pick & Mix is popular

    Advice to Management

    Restock the Pick & Mix more often

    North Highland2019-02-16
  5. Helpful (15)

    "Should have been great but sadly one of the worst experiences of my professional life"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at North Highland full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Some great people work(ed) here and I made some really strong friendships Some of the clients will look great on your cv

    Cons

    - you will have to travel and travel a lot. - The travel will be excessive, in my case I was expected to travel for 5 hours a day, and then complete a full 8 hours work minimum. - They will not pay for hotels unless you fight for it, and when they do they want to do it on the cheap. For a client out of London one of the senior managers actually suggested that we share rooms to save money. - In addition if they send...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to the core group who keep telling you this is the most amazing place to work in the world they are just sucking up. I have never known a company when so many of the former employees actively despise them. Get real feedback and know what your staff are doing and what they have achieved. At one point on an action day I saw a senior manager pull a BA out of the auditorium to give them a dressing down for...

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    North Highland2018-11-29
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great Culture but that's the focus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North Highland full-time

    Pros

    - Young Workforce - Cool Open Office - People enjoy being around the office and collaborating - Impressive and Engaging Leadership Team - Good Social - Flexible leave, good work life balance

    Cons

    - A particular few managers who are good at their jobs but terrible at managing get to climb the ranks - There's a huge focus on culture, rather than selling good work - Mostly people & change or delivering IT solutions - Not much diversity to the work

    North Highland2018-10-02
  7. Helpful (2)

    "7 Years on and still a great place to work"

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

    I have been working at North Highland full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work with some of the biggest/best companies in the UK on their most critical projects. People focussed culture and supportive leadership encourage you to take ownership of your career and fosters a genuinely entrepreneurial spirit within the team. Broad range of capabilities and industries in which to specialise and multiple routes for progression (delivery, business development, advisory...

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    Cons

    The business has been through a lot of change in the past 12 months and some processes are still bedding in.

    North Highland2018-08-16
  8. "Recommended"

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

    I have been working at North Highland full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Culture, People, Office, Variety of Work

    Cons

    US Decision Makers, Average Salary

    North Highland2018-08-23
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Principal"

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

    I have been working at North Highland full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Amazing culture, smart people, great clients and interesting work.

    Cons

    We've been through a lot of change in the last year or so given our growth so there have been bumps in the road.

    North Highland2018-08-10
  10. "Great place to work with motivated people"

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

    I have been working at North Highland full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    North Highland is a great firm which is made up of bright and driven people. The firm empowers you to build your own career and provides interesting consulting and delivery work across a spectrum of great clients in London and the South East.

    Cons

    Like most consulting firms, there can be some travel involved with commuting an hour or so out of London. This tends not to be for too long a period of time, but a factor to consider.

    Advice to Management

    Remain open and transparent with sharing your vision for the firm.

    North Highland2018-08-10
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