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PA Consulting Group CEO Alan Middleton
Alan Middleton
207 Ratings
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  • "Too much emphasis on utilisation for lower ranks(in 28 reviews)

  • "Got to get use to being off the clock if you are new to consultancy(in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Exciting opportunities and a great culture"

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    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time for more 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)...

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    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.

    PA Consulting Group2018-09-07
  2. "Consultant"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time

      Pros

      - variety of work on offer - good bonuses

      Cons

      - discrepancies in share ownership - international work limited

      PA Consulting Group2019-04-30
    • "Great place to work, which is continually growing."

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

        I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Good opportunity to move between industries and sectors.

        Cons

        Salary should allow for more perks (like MacBook devices and iPhones for a reduced salary).

        Advice to Management

        Copy some of the new start ups or tech companies workplace rewards to make PA a better place to work.

        PA Consulting Group2019-05-09
      • "Fantastic people, very corporate at times"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        - Amazing people, helpful and creative, high level of competence - Decent/good salary and bonus on junior levels, and work-life balance is not too bad for London if you are not trying to get promoted

        Cons

        - Senior mgmt is VERY corporate (probably due to PA being owned by Carlyle), big focus on numbers and unwilling to take risks on new technologies and ways of doing things despite being an innovation and technology firm - Expectation to provide 100 % time to client work, with significant internal contributions on top of that.

        Advice to Management

        Support creative and innovative initiatives, and focus on KPIs beyond ROI.

        PA Consulting Group2019-05-08
      • "Great company to work for"

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

        I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Interesting work with high profile client with a great bunch of colleagues

        Cons

        Work life balance can be challenging, but this is consulting

        PA Consulting Group2019-04-17
      • Helpful (3)

        "Hit and miss, and little real innovation"

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        Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        There are lots of great, smart, dedicated people in PA, and a handful of really interesting and truly innovative projects if you’re lucky enough to get on one.

        Cons

        The organisation is run like a number of separate businesses by some of the senior partners. If you’re in with a good partner in your specialism then you’re sorted, if not then you will be farmed out to whoever they can get to pay for you. Corporate leadership is not evident despite some nice comms paying lip service. CEO is uninspiring and allows the stale culture in upper management to persist. Remuneration is ok,...

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        Advice to Management

        Act as one organisation and stop the in fighting and background dealing between partners. If you want to be an innovation consultancy then actually focus on innovative work and stop selling as many bodies as possible to run PMO for public sector organisations. Improve bonuses in line with competitors.

        PA Consulting Group2019-03-31
      • "Decent Enough"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at PA Consulting Group part-time

        Pros

        Pleasant work environment when things were not too hectic.

        Cons

        Disorganisation in management, often caused conflicts and a lot of talking behind one another's backs.

        PA Consulting Group2019-04-03
      • "Fantastic ompany"

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        Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
        Recommends
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at PA Consulting Group full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        lots of room to move and grow career

        Cons

        Cannot think of any I had

        PA Consulting Group2019-03-15
      • "Could be great, but not quite managing it"

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

        I worked at PA Consulting Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Supportive of working mums Reasonable basic salary before bonuses

        Cons

        Can be cliquey You have to work hard at building your own internal network or you will be overlooked for assignments

        PA Consulting Group2019-03-28
      • "Great company and nice people"

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        Current Employee - Principal Consultant 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Challenging work with blue chip clients. Excellent people and good culture.

        Cons

        Sometimes too small minded in sales approach and some odd behaviours driven by partner model.

        PA Consulting Group2019-03-11
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