PA Consulting Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2022

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PA Consulting CEO Ken Toombs
Ken Toombs
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Pros
  • "Great people and support network(in 92 reviews)

  • "work/life balance is really amazing(in 83 reviews)

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  • "Work/life balance can be a challenge(in 50 reviews)

  • "mostly focused on public sector(in 30 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fantastic Company

      Jun 28, 2022 - Talent Acquisition Lead in London, England
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      Pros

      - Work with some very impressive people, both within the Talent Acquisition team and the wider business. - The company is focussed on it's purpose of innovating to help improve the world. Some of the projects you recruit for are fantastic.

      Cons

      - It can take a while for meaningful changes to certain processes to be implemented.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Nice place

      Jun 25, 2022 - Industrial Placement Student in London, England
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      Pros

      The people are fantastic and the culture is good

      Cons

      Sometimes you have to work long hours

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Jun 17, 2022 - Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      - The people!! - Work / life balance - Promotional opportunities

      Cons

      - Diversity & inclusion (gender balance in senior levels)

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Typical Consulting Firm

      Jun 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - Flexible working - Good line manager - Great London Office Location

      Cons

      - Limited progression opportunities in support functions

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place and people

      Jun 14, 2022 - Security Analyst in Cambridge, England
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      Pros

      - Good understanding of what's required for the role - happy to teach tools and techniques - open to conversations about changes to current working environment and processes

      Cons

      - Progression can be limited at times

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Amazing! Make a difference.

      Jun 10, 2022 - Electronics Engineer in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent pay, empowered, trusted, valued, challenging work, focus on personal development and promotions. Our work makes a different to society. Varied work and client base. Growing business, lots of work and opportunities to make a difference. Flexibility to focus on what you like to do... You make it happen!

      Cons

      Those who do well embody want a consultant in engineering does. You have to have insight, recommendations, communicate with clients and support the business to win work (having great ideas and insights!!). Personally this enhances the fun but others just want "to do engineering".

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good WLB but not really consulting

      Jun 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - Far better WLB compared to other consultancies - Pretty good pay for hours worked

      Cons

      - Lots of resource augmentation work (not consulting)

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A mixed bag

      Jun 21, 2022 - Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      The work was pretty good fun. The company place a high degree of value on networking, and team members are very helpful (for the most part).

      Cons

      There are some serious diversity issues. I don't not say this lightly and it does pain me. There is diversity... but like a pint of Guinness - it is at the bottom. You are very unlikely to be promoted or feel at home unless your face fits (i.e. you have the right 'tone'), and furthermore, (I feel) there were incidents of HR actively screening applicants in a certain way. It can be argued they only seek the best candidates - but this is not the case, as there are plenty of unqualified people progressed purely because they are 'in' with seniors If this matters to you (let's face it, for many at PA, obviously this is not an issue), you are best to avoid the company.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company, with few perks.

      Jun 19, 2022 - Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      Flexibility to share your own professional career

      Cons

      Salary improvement only through promotion (annual review)

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      May 30, 2022 - Principal Consultant in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      True autonomy to select projects/activities which fit into your career goals with a supportive team to assist where necessary

      Cons

      Sometimes feels a little unclear how to reach next grade

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