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Updated 7 September 2018
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  • "If you look for work -life balance, this is the place" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Great people and excellent work environment" (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Exciting opportunities and a great culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As someone who is new to consulting but experienced in software engineering, PA has been a breath of fresh air. I have had opportunities in my first months here that I never had after years elsewhere. Some of the unique pros for me are:
    - Collaborative culture
    - Ability to influence the working environment
    - Transparent career path
    - Management are hands on and approachable
    - Travel opportunities (depending on project)
    - Communication from senior management is frequent and transparent
    - Variable technology stack and ability for teams to decide on their own technologies to use

    Cons

    - Some projects can be a bit hectic
    - Some projects are not as exciting as others

    Advice to Management

    As Digital grows, try to preserve the current culture. In my experience, communication has been excellent and the collaborative culture across all of PA is something i've never come across before.


  2. "Great up and coming Digital venture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very flexible working environment
    - Challenging work
    - Very flat structure
    - Co-workers experts in their fields
    - Great opportunities to get involved in company development
    - Good opportunities to travel

    Cons

    - Workload can be stressful
    - Managers on projects can be unaware of day to day goings on
    - Team is relatively new so one or two growing pains

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on ensuring that workloads are manageable for the staff available
    - Ensure there is time allocated for the company development, as this eats into programming time

  3. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very people focused and you are in control of your own destiny in terms of assignments

    Cons

    Very utilisation focused which means you cant always shape your brand as much as you would like.


  4. "PA is a great place for graduates"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It gives you training and skills

    Cons

    You can not makes mistakes because the work is a deliverable for the client

    Advice to Management

    Keep a more close contact with the teams


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting company that is growing very fast
    Wide range of projects
    Strong on technology and innovation
    Good exposure to senior staff
    Reasonable working hours
    Challenging and satisfying career

    Cons

    Less recognisable brand compared to big 4 and strategy houses


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No london-based work for consultants"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation + travel allowance
    Friendly people
    beautiful new office (if you ever go in)

    Cons

    Very few London based clients so lots of travel
    Still very male dominated


  7. "Good place to work - however progression can be slow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  8. "PA Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  9. "Consultant Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult to find your "place""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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"