PA Consulting Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated Nov 24, 2021

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  • "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
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to grow

      Nov 24, 2021 - Consultant 
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      Pros

      Great people, values, training. Fantastic career growth opportunities.

      Cons

      Hard to know which projects will be good/not so good - is a dice roll sometimes with consulting roles and the client dynamic.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great people…some amazing work but not loads

      Nov 22, 2021 - Principal Consultant 
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      Pros

      Great people and some very inspiring work

      Cons

      Like most consulting many projects very vacuous and feel like a complete waste of money. Diversity in management is non existent.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great people, interesting clients but inflexible internal structure

      Oct 10, 2021 - Principal Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      Great people Interesting and meaningful client challenges Positive working atmosphere Flexible working Ability to work across different capabilities and sectors

      Cons

      Sales attribution is complex and weighted towards sales rather than delivery. Transition from PC to MC can be difficult. High sales targets at MC and above. Uneven quality of line management. High turnover of staff Focus on Defence clients.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Fantastic company with great opportunities and culture.

      Jun 24, 2021 - Change Management Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      Good opportunities Strong sense of identity Great people Good training

      Cons

      Can be difficult to move between sectors Majority of training is internal Opportunity to do well can be luck based dependent on your assignments

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Glass Ceiling

      May 3, 2021 - Principal Consultant in Welwyn Garden City, England
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      Pros

      Interesting Work for varied clients Great People

      Cons

      No career prospects Static pay rises Sales commission goes to partners

      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      PA is going through a challenging time

      Apr 29, 2021 - Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      Not micro managed Great people to work with Career development in the business Opportunity to get involved in areas outside your own area of expertise Interesting project work making a real difference

      Cons

      Corporate staff treated very differently to consulting staff - often seen as ‘overheads’ by the corporate leadership team Lack of career development on the corporate side No ‘proper’ or ‘any’ leadership in corporate - good or otherwise No vision - it’s all about keeping costs down New structure doesn’t work Lack of diversity - they talk a good talk but not convinced corporate leadership truly believe or embrace it Having a PE firm on board creates its own unique challenges

      5 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      In spite of being a consultancy firm is ok

      Apr 15, 2021 - Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      Great people and benefits pack

      Cons

      Promotion over PC is quite hard

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Got it about right

      Apr 14, 2021 - Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      Good work/life balance, interesting projects, great people, firm is growing quickly, plenty of opportunities to progress

      Cons

      Too much focus on sales at lower grades, struggling to recruit quickly enough, senior leadership team seem very distant, lack of diversity in senior positions (though they are marking a strong effort to change this)

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      N/A

      Apr 13, 2021 - Marketing Manager in London, England
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      Pros

      Lots of growth opportunities and great people

      Cons

      No work-life balance as in any consulting firm.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great culture and supportive structure

      Mar 24, 2021 - Management Consultant in London, England
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      Pros

      Great people and culture. Trusted with responsibility from Day 1 and empowered to build personal brand.

      Cons

      Pay rises are in line with inflation, generally pretty low.

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