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PA Consulting Group Analyst Reviews

Updated 19 September 2017
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  1. "Good place to work - however progression can be slow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Development focused. Steep learning curve. Good support network

    Cons

    Promotion cycle can be quite slow with mid-year promotions being awarded by exception only. This means if your business area in under plan in terms of profitability it can be difficult to move up when you're ready.


  2. "PA Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in London, England

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, inspiring place to work

    Cons

    Career development could be better


  3. "Consultant Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    people, work, partners, access and advise from senior consultants

    Cons

    corporate, enjoyment and success depends on which sector/service you are in


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult to find your "place""

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    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Royston, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Royston, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some good benefits but these are at the expense of an average salary. Nice location and varied work if you can get exposure to it.

    Cons

    Long hours expected by some managers. Difficult to progress if in "wrong" department. Consultant style of work isn't right for some roles, and makes it difficult to obtain utilisation. Lack of a family feel, and more dog-eat-dog.

    Advice to Management

    Structure the salary and bonus more fairly. PC and above seem to take the majority of the salary pot. Partners need to learn the value of a verbal "thanks"


  6. "Good employer overall"

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    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice and talented people to work with. Good variety and interesting projects. Compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Career progression can be slow if not working with the right people.
    Teamwork is not always part of the mix, and few people will work longer than the majority to deliver on projects without any specific reward.


  7. "Overall good company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Royston, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Royston, East of England, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working time, variety of projects that you can work on

    Cons

    Looking for jobs, career progression in science


  8. "CA London"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy and responsibility, can get some interesting work where you learn lots but often have to seek this out yourself. Feel the company is much better suited to experienced hires who will be able to add value on client assignments from previous experience. The people are generally very nice and down to earth across the company.

    Cons

    Training and structured development for junior staff straight out of university is random or non-existent. Junior staff tend to do endless project management type work.

    Advice to Management

    Better, more structured development for more junior staff. Decide on what is premium consulting and what is not, our day rates end up meaning we sell average work at very high prices.


  9. "Okish but not great!"

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

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good when you start, depends who is your line manager and what partner you fall under.

    Cons

    Going down hill slowly, focus is lost

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the staff you already have and training, sort out the culture of senior management. They are driven by the wrong things!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work and develop"

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

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    - Can branch into areas that interest you
    - Get out what you put in
    - Good pay and flexibility

    Cons

    - Bi-yearly promotion process can be stifling


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good people but inflexible culture"

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    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, a lot of talent. Cambridge office can be a good place to work. Projects can be interesting and challenging. Can work on cutting-edge stuff.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation. Need to be in 'the club' to have access to decent opportunities. Often impossible to meet your targets if senior consultants/partners fail to bring in work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't penalise consultants for low utilisation if no work is available. Pay competitive salaries - it would make a big difference to the morale of the consulting staff.