PA Consulting Reviews

Updated 29 Jun 2020

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3.3
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PA Consulting CEO and Director Alan Middleton
Alan Middleton
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "good people"

    5.0
    Current Employee - IT Consultant 

    I have been working at PA Consulting full-time

    Pros

    good salary, good work. interesting and varied clients

    Cons

    sales targets pushed down to low grades

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Whole is less than the sum of the parts"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partner in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PA Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some strong practice areas - Project Management being one

    Cons

    Not a joined up business, more like a series of boutiques

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Consultancy to start a career"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people Challenging work Freedom to work on projects that interest you

    Cons

    Siloed Lacks identity and purpose Lack of leadership visibility

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to do an internship"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stagiair in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PA Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked on multiple cases, has a broad team and good salary structure for an intern.

    Cons

    IT department not every helpful, rest is great

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Not great right now"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally bright colleagues who are not afraid to roll their sleeves up and get stuck-in.

    Cons

    Nepotism, favouritism, borderline bullying. Don’t expect ANY transparency around grades, bonuses or career development. Lots of people have been quietly ‘moved on’ recently, adding to uncertainty. For a company that claims to be ‘IT’ for innovation, the internal systems are awful

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    Helpful (5)

    "Profitability over people!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PA Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some extremely smart individuals and pockets of incredible innovation.

    Cons

    Weak management. Solely focussed on maintaining profitability, at all costs. Partner egos and personal agendas detract from solid business logic and execution. The remuneration system is laughable and geared only to maintaining the current state.

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  7. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Administrator in Royston, East of England, England

    I have been working at PA Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and office location.

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful as project managers can be demanding, my commute is quite long and there is no expense compensation

  8. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at PA Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Nice people in the firm

    Cons

    Becoming like big 4 which is worrying

  9. "Great exposure and experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Industrial Placement Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PA Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Got stuck in straight away

    Cons

    Work-life balance at times is difficult on intense projects

  10. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to start your career"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at PA Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great client exposure, variety of projects, ability to learn quickly

    Cons

    Long hours in the strategy team, management not always aware of who top-performers are

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