PA Consulting Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated 14 Jun 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people and interesting projects, great innovation labs

    Cons

    Assignment of off the clock working is varied and not always aligned to skill sets.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Consultancy to start a career"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  3. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Nice place to work at, great people, but has some issues"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and very innovative environment

    Cons

    Slow career growth at times, because of profit maximisation of company also resulting in less than fair rewards

  5. Helpful (6)

    "It's a sales machine..."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people. Some interesting work...

    Cons

    Pale, male, stale. Relentless focus on sales and utilisation.

  6. "(Cambridge office) Very good employer but evolution toward senior role is slow."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant Analyst in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PA Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good package. Amazing and creative people, some of the best engineers and scientists. Great people to learn from and work with. Projects are most of the time interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The progression towards roles with project management responsibilities is unnecessary slow. For Junior to Midweight people, there is a lot of midweight-senior staff in the queue of career progression and in my experience, you have to join it. Work can get repetitive on some of the big projects.

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  7. "Interesting and varied work, but very hierarchical and difficult to get promoted"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Melbourn, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of interesting work Get to work with great people

    Cons

    Rigid promotion procedure - can only apply for promotion once a year, and it feels like the bar to get promoted to a given rank is higher than it is for an external candidate to join at that rank. Salary for engineers probably below the market rate for Cambridge.

  8. "Awesome company solving difficult client problems"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant 

    I have been working at PA Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great work and great mission

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours and lack of support

  9. "Overall great company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great clients, great work, promising future

    Cons

    Promotion cycle, low integration across the firm, still run like an old boys club at exec level

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great people"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PA Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, interesting and challenging work

    Cons

    Work life balance varies across assignments. Need more diversity at all levels but particularly leadership

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