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Cambridge Consultants Reviews

Updated 2 October 2018
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  • "Promotion is on merit but heavily influenced by who you know in middle management" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Poor pay, not a lot of room for career progression" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good culture"

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

    I worked at Cambridge Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, competitive compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Internal communications, limited opportunity for progression


  2. Helpful (1)

    "OK for some"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cambridge Consultants full-time

    Pros

    (1) Good work environment and benefits (2) exciting variety of projects (3) technically sharp and often helpful staff (4) good career progress if you can play the Balkanised political structures.

    Cons

    Dominated by cliquey political fiefdoms; great if you can fall under the penumbra of one of the corporate warlords. Not so great if you fall outside.

    Advice to Management

    More pastoral focus on individuals, less on fiefdom construction

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stay a few years, get out with your reputation and sanity intact"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cambridge Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, good springboard for later career prospects

    Cons

    Lot of pressure, unrealistic expectations from management, poor support


  4. "A stimulating place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different projects and clients. A new challenge every day across a wide range of market areas. Good benefits including lunch and breakfast. Opportunities for personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    Job satisfaction very dependent on the availability of project work and therefore on sales. Junior engineers have little influence on sales and so can have little control over the quality of work available for them.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to prioritise flexibility and adaptability over process. Provide a minimal framework that ensures things are done correctly and encourage staff to develop an appropriate process for each project to minimise waste and maximise speed of progress. Apply AGILE principles to each project and the business overall.


  5. "Cambridge Consultants"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Variety of work, flexible hours

    Cons

    Distance from centre of Cambridge


  6. "A nice place to start working with great people, but opportunities are limited"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A wide range of products to work on. The people are all very easy to get along with

    Cons

    Career progression is difficult and ambiguous
    It is hard to get credibility if you do not have a specific skills set you want to progress
    The rapid growth means staff working on projects have less to do, work is patchy


  7. "Love the Company. Not perfect, but the closest I've found"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Great culture of working together to get the job done.
    - No competitiveness or concept that X gets the promotion meaning that Y and Z miss out; it's a merit-based system
    - Great benefits (healthcare, free breakfast and lunch for all staff)

    Cons

    - Sometimes you need to put in more than your contractual hours (flip-side: the work is always interesting, so on the weeks I work more than 40 hours it's because I want to, not because I feel I have to)

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting and pushing the culture on which CC was founded; it's what's going to keep us being the same great place to work

  8. "Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at Cambridge Consultants full-time

    Pros

    Great team, good projects and decent offices

    Cons

    Poor pay, not a lot of room for career progression


  9. "EA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cambridge Consultants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great culture

    Cons

    Compensation, benefits and review process


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best place I've worked at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cambridge Consultants full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can really make a difference, get responsibility and loads of variety. I've stayed because of the empowerment and the great people I work with. The culture is strongly collaborative and supportive. At its best, the project work is amazing

    Cons

    You can't always choose your clients, the hours are sometimes long and thankless - a lot depends on the projects you can win. It's a performance culture which doesn't suit everyone

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the things which make CC great, and keep the growth ambitions sensible


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