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Nous Group Reviews

Updated 10 February 2019
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  1. "Outstanding place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nous Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Important and influential work
    Clever, humble and fun people
    A huge amount of flexibility and autonomy
    Continuing to grow and ambitious for the future
    Nous is an outstanding place to work and I get the distinct impression that most of my colleagues love working there.

    Cons

    I have nothing to add here

    Nous Group Response

    19 Dec 2018 – Chief People Officer

    What a lovely early Christmas present to read this review! When I think back to Friday night at our costume Nous night and the packed dance floor filled with Nousers of all ages, stages and offices... More


  2. "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nous Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible work patterns, ability to work on a wide variety of projects

    Cons

    Can be high stress, self managed culture can be hard to get used to, can be locked into a particular industry

    Advice to Management

    Ensure on-boarding is appropriate, provide opportunities for staff to move into different industries and projects more easily.

    Nous Group Response

    22 Jan 2019 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for reviewing Nous as a 'great company'. I am glad that you are enjoying the culture, including the flexibility and chance to work on a variety of projects. We are always striving to... More

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nous Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented team, supportive culture, meaningful work.

    Cons

    Below market salary; some radical activism.

    Nous Group Response

    11 Dec 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for your review. We do have a talented team, supportive culture and meaningful work and it's terrific that you had the opportunity to experience and enjoy this for more than three years... More


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Dodger HR practices"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They do impactful work for Australia.

    Cons

    HR broke laws, people can get really nasty. Don’t support staff who are learning, have seen staff in tears over it

    Nous Group Response

    24 Sep 2018 – Chief People Officer

    I am sorry that your experience at Nous has led to this review. The Nous People Team has not broken HR laws. We provide an enormous amount of support for those new to Nous and those who are... More


  5. "Great place to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nous Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy and development opportunities (e.g. exposure to senior clients) if you are proactive and capable
    Inclusive, non-hierarchical and collaborative culture with genuinely nice people
    Intense work, but better work-life balance than other consultancies
    Good diversity of projects and company actively tries to skew towards 'interesting' work
    If you like interesting Public Sector work you'll love it

    Cons

    Doesn't have the local or global name recognition of its competitors
    Skews heavily public sector/not for profit which can limit your exposure to private sector clients
    Pay slightly under market rate

    Advice to Management

    Overall doing well. Good company to work for.

    Some Principals are much lower performing than others. Hold them to account.

    Make a bold call on private sector work. If you're committed then spend the cash required to attract the right Principals and make sure you're promoting staff who have the ability and inclination to work on these projects. If not embrace a role as a Government & NFP boutique that dabbles in the private sector.

    Nous Group Response

    2 Jul 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for your detailed review. It's valuable to receive the feedback and for others to be able to read about your experience.
    Nous is perhaps a quiet achiever! We do lots of fabulous work... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Don't get pigeon-holed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nous Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, bright and engaging office environment. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    The culture does not make up for the low remuneration and poor management of performance reviews. The company only recognises those who are 'friends' with senior levels, not those who consistently perform well.

    Nous Group Response

    4 Jun 2018 – Chief People Officer

    I am sorry that you felt that your remuneration was low. We have undertaken benchmarking via AON Hewitt, which confirmed we pay competitively in our chosen market.
    Having just completed our review... More


  7. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nous Group part-time

    Pros

    Great people, autonomy, rapid decision making, positive impact

    Cons

    There are no cons, it is a great place to work

    Nous Group Response

    21 May 2018 – Chief People Officer

    What a great start to the day to wake up and read this Glassdoor review! Thank you for sharing your positive experience. It thrills me to know that our employees enjoy the Nous work environment and... More

  8. "Fun, friendly and flexible workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nous Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Huge variety, interesting projects and wonderful level of responsibility for someone at my level. Very fun and friendly workplace. Great flexibility and autonomy.

    Cons

    You need to be pretty self-sufficient and resilient to thrive here, which may not suit everyone. Your experience can also vary depending on which principals you work with. Some principals are allowed to get away with very poor behaviour.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to see more ethnic diversity at the principal and functional lead level.

    Nous Group Response

    12 Mar 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thanks for your review and for embracing the responsibility that is available at Nous.
    I am disappointed to hear that you have experienced or observed poor behaviour from Principals. If you feel... More


  9. "A unique and vibrant cultural experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nous Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, vibrant, energised and wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Lean model, work very hard in certain roles for not great remuneration or progression

    Nous Group Response

    16 Oct 2017 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for your review. We do work very hard at Nous, to deliver great performance for our clients. Our Executive & Project Assistant roles are a key part of the team and integral to our success... More


  10. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Nous Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is everything. Collaborative and cohesive.

    Cons

    We are building our brand in Perth (successfully)

    Nous Group Response

    18 Sep 2017 – Chief People Officer

    It's so great to know that the culture we work hard to maintain and grow is one which makes work a rewarding experience. Thanks for your review and glad you are enjoying the culture, and the... More