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PA Consulting Group Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2019

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3.6
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PA Consulting Group CEO Alan Middleton
Alan Middleton
216 Ratings
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  • "Too much emphasis on utilisation for lower ranks(in 28 reviews)

  • "Got to get use to being off the clock if you are new to consultancy(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "a MC firm still stuck in the Moynihan era"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PA Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Interesting people, professional approach to client work, no partnerships with other companies, good in-house training

    Cons

    There is a management 'club' of MC's and Partners who run the show, very straight laced, not much socialising outside work, review process is very complicated and not always transparent, not much collaboration on projects, progression appears to be driven by who can stick it out the longest

    Advice to Management

    Be more interpersonal and engage with less senior employees, encourage collaboration, make the office environment more friendly

    PA Consulting Group2015-05-16
  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well and has a great client reach in the public sector.

    Cons

    Expected to be at client site for around 08:15/08:30 and work till 17:30/17:45

    PA Consulting Group2019-09-12
  3. "Can sometimes feel like a contractor but great or progression"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good pay, work life balance, good if you want to transition into industry, great progression

    Cons

    If you like pure consulting, then this may not work

    Advice to Management

    Clearer comms on share scheme

    PA Consulting Group2019-09-10
  4. "PA"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Copenhagen

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work life balance is really good

    Cons

    It is mostly it related projects

    PA Consulting Group2019-09-19
  5. "Great people and interesting projects"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PA Consulting Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bright people Broad range of projects

    Cons

    Not too many Sometimes long hours but that's to be expected

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

    PA Consulting Group2019-09-02
  6. "Going downhill..."

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work in the public sector

    Cons

    Ethos is changing from ‘family/team’ feel to ‘sell, sell, sell’... lots of people trying to ride the crest of the wave to the top... work life balance deteriorating

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your more junior employees or you won’t have anyone to do the work

    PA Consulting Group2019-09-12
  7. "On the rise"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Highly professional people - A helpful and collaborative culture - Good mix of seniority - Fantastic global PA community

    Cons

    - Needs to work on becoming a more known name in certain markets.

    PA Consulting Group2019-08-28
  8. "Capable of some great work but not the company it was"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely bright colleagues, large variety of clients, pockets of strong leadership.

    Cons

    Attitudes have changed since investment, long way to go on inclusion and diversity, some old school approaches remain at highest level.

    PA Consulting Group2019-08-10
  9. "Awesome company solving difficult client problems"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant 

    I have been working at PA Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great work and great mission

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours and lack of support

    PA Consulting Group2019-08-06
  10. "Highly innovative organisation with great people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Love the firm's Purpose "Bringing Ingenuity to Life" which increasingly permeates everything they do

    Cons

    Brand it not as well known as the Big 4 but this is changing

    PA Consulting Group2019-08-05
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