CIL Management Consultants Reviews

Updated 11 May 2020

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5 Ratings
  1. "Nice people. Good place to start career."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CIL Management Consultants full-time

    Pros

    People are lovely and there is a good learning curve to start with.

    Cons

    Work can become repetitive and culture is changing. Hours can be long.

    CIL Management Consultants2020-05-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "There are better places to work."

    3.0
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CIL Management Consultants full-time

    Pros

    There is concern taken by senior staff to limit working hours, which at times can be extremely brutal. It is unlike other consultancy firms in this regard. Some senior staff take a genuine interest in junior stuff, which helps you into feeling welcome.

    Cons

    Although pay has been increased slightly, it is still significantly below competitors operating in the same vertical. The lower salary is justified by the "great culture" at CIL, this culture has been somewhat eroded in recent years, this is in part due to a fairly high staff turnover, and a rather aggressive growth strategy. There is almost a constant stream of feedback (if you are on a project for a week or more, meaning it is not uncommon to receive more than 3 pieces of formally written feedback a month). Since significant importance is attached to these pieces of written feedback during your 6-month review, junior staff can be fearful of making any mistake, which are often written up in your feedback. Feedback is often contradictory and I have experienced and witnessed a blame culture, where more senior staff use the written feedback to frequently deflect responsibility downwards for bad output. This makes feedback very unhelpful for personal development. CIL has a good product which is respected by industry, this means that project managers often give the project team little freedom to deviate from established methods and templates. This rinse and repeat attitude means that whilst the sound of Strategy work for a Management Consultancy may sound appealing, the reality of it is that 90% of work is tedious and monotonous.

    CIL Management Consultants2020-04-20
  3. "Interesting work in a great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CIL Management Consultants full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - interesting, varied and challenging work - supportive culture - colleagues are all lovely and fun to work with - great training programme - lots of progression opportunities

    Cons

    - hours can be unpredictable and long, although there is a TOIL policy and people are encouraged to do stuff outside of work

    CIL Management Consultants2020-02-05
  4. "Amazing company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CIL Management Consultants full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    An amazingly caring senior management team, motivated high quality colleagues and good pay.

    Cons

    Long hours and intense projects.

    CIL Management Consultants2019-10-30
  5. "Great place to work, with exciting opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CIL Management Consultants full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to get involved in service and geographical expansion Working with a talented and engaged team Exciting and challenging internal and external demands / workload Good sociable and down to earth culture

    Cons

    Long hours at times and difficulties balancing work with home life

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    CIL Management Consultants2019-10-16
  6. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIL Management Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding environment to work in

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours given consulting work

    CIL Management Consultants2019-10-07
  7. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIL Management Consultants full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong culture Good training Great clients

    Cons

    Long hours at times Salary could be more competitive

    CIL Management Consultants2019-10-04
  8. "Great people and amazing culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Frome, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIL Management Consultants full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - The office is incredibly friendly and welcoming - everyone knows everyone. - (For the Frome office) a very unique opportunity to have a city-style job in the countryside. -Transparent pay and promotion structure. -Friday evening and weekends are protected. -Very minimal travel compared to other consultancies.

    Cons

    -Working hours can be long and unpredictable (but this is typical of consultancy).

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    CIL Management Consultants2019-10-03
  9. "Brilliant place to learn and grow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIL Management Consultants full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Frequently changing and varied project work in interesting industries Great people and socials Good training and development opportunities Responsibility from day 1 Company focus on organic growth and internal promotion Supportive culture

    Cons

    Hours can be unpredictable and long (but inline with the rest of this part of the consulting industry) Can be hard to dictate your working hours and maintain a social life towards the end of projects when very junior (to be expected and senior colleagues have said this gets more manageable with time) As an analyst you spend a lot of time doing cold calling programmes - it is a rite of passage and doesn't last forever though

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    CIL Management Consultants2019-09-24
  10. "Good work culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CIL Management Consultants full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High salary with less work.

    Cons

    Less work resulting growth limited.

    CIL Management Consultants2019-07-21
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